Designing for Sound Testing
Design Review The first stage of our acoustic design services is to send through the design drawings – to include sections etc. we can review the design details to check that the construction details proposed are capable of passing the sound testing in-line with Part E of Building Regulations. This usually takes place straight after planning has been approved as increased cost savings can be realised at the earliest stage.
We can then evaluate the construction methods and materials specified to ensure that they are capable of meeting the acoustic requirements of Approved document E. The typical areas we check are:
> The walls and floors design are acoustically robust, to comply with Building Regulations Part E.
> There are no flanking points, where isolated partitions are wrongly mechanically fixed together to caused noise bridging.
> The acoustic treatments for Soil Pipes, Stair Cases Steel Beams etc. to ensure they are acoustically fit for purpose, as these are some of the many areas that get missed.
The Lighting specification to, ensure they are acoustically complaint to the overall design i.e. down lighter design etc. Acoustic floor treatments are compatible with the proposed floor finishes i.e. Carpets, Laminates, Floor Tiles and under floor heating systems.
Site Visits During early design and construction process, we can visit site to conduct a comprehensive acoustic design survey and review, we also take this opportunity to meet; where possible, the site/project manager, architects etc. as they often raise concerns about certain aspects of the build which can be very beneficial in locating potential problem area.
APT’s site survey assesses the most cost effective method of converting the property, to ensure it passes the sound test. Our proactive acoustic design service, takes into account the build-ability, programme time and material cost. We ensure the relevant parties are fully aware of the installation detail required, highlighting possible ‘onsite’ construction problems and their prevention to achieve a successful installation and building sign off.
Ongoing Site Support Once APT Sound Testing has completed the acoustic design report our services don’t finish there. We provide the site team with on-going design support. You will have direct contact with the allocated acoustician from the start of the process through to the successful completion of the project.
Once the part of the building is completed we can undertake sample sound testing to ensure the design and onsite construction methods are sufficient to achieve Part E sound testing compliance.
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