Document E – Sound insulation

Our acoustic team can offer you a comprehensive sound insulation testing service, undertaken in strict accordance with current national and international standards and current Building Regulations. We can provide a quick and efficient sound insulation testing service for all types of developments.

We pride ourselves in offering competitive, quick and flexible service to accommodate variety of customers’ needs. Our acoustic consultants offer good value and a friendly service and provide you with the necessary technical support throughout your project. We have substantial experience within sound insulation testing field, having completed hundreds of projects for commercial and residential developments. Our acoustic technicians provide a professional service advising architects, contractors, housing associations and property developers on all technical aspects of sound insulation testing.

Sound insulation testing is the final stage in the process which normally begins with undertaking the acoustic design of separating walls and floors to comply with the numerical requirements of the Building Regulations Approved Document E. This document sets out the standards of sound insulation for separating walls and floors that must be met by both new build and ‘change of use’ (conversion) residential developments and tested during pre-completion testing. Approved Document E also sets out requirements for internal walls and floors and the control of reverberation. The requirements of the Approved Document E apply to houses and flats as well as “rooms for residential purposes”, which includes hotels, residential homes and halls of residence.


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