Acoustic Testing for Residential Properties

Acoustic Design and Testing for Residential Properties

Residential Development Acoustic Design and Testing

IEC provides design advice and approved Pre-Completion Testing (PCT) under Approved Document E of The Regulations. New build or material change of use (conversion) dwelling-houses, flats and rooms for residential purposes all require PCT in order to obtain certification required by Building Control Officers to sign-off the development on completion.

Approved Document E of the Building Regulations contains minimum performance standards for airborne and impact sound insulation.  Airborne sounds are from sources such as music, TV and speech.  Structure-borne sounds are generated by footsteps (footfall) and objects dropped on the floor surface.

We have many years of experience in assisting architects and developers design residential developments to meet sound insulation standards. We have provided sound insulation design advice and testing for all sizes of development from the material change of use (conversion) of a house into two flats through to large new build development sites for major house builders,  as well as hotel complexes at sports stadia.

Call us today on 01502 732733 or send us a message below to discuss your residential acoustic testing requirements.

Design of room acoustics
Design of airborne and impact sound insulation between rooms
Design of building envelope to mitigate noise ingress
Surveys of external noise sources
Road, Rail, Aircraft

Acoustic Testing for Residential Properties

Our consultancy and acoustic testing work will typically consider the following:

  • Surveys of external noise (e.g. road, rail, aircraft)
  • Design of building envelope to mitigate noise ingress
  • Design sound insulation between rooms (separating floors and walls)
  • Design of room acoustics to control reverberation times and enable good speech intelligibility
  • Ameliorate rain noise
  • Attenuation measures for noise and vibration from building services
  • Commissioning testing
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Get in touch with us today to discuss your next project. We can help you with all types of noise, acoustic, vibration and air quality testing to support the success of your next project. Call 01502 732733 or click the contact button to send a message.

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