Approved Document E (ADE)
For Pre-Completion Testing (PTC) of new residential accommodation, it is required to demonstrate compliance with performance standards such as Approved Document E (ADE) of the Building Regulations and other schemes such as BREEAM. Part E of the building regulations requires one set of tests (2 airborne wall sound tests, 2 airborne floor sound tests, and 2 impact sound tests) for every 10 dwellings. i.e. 10% of constructions.
Airborne sound insulation is measured across walls and floors by creating noise and measuring the difference in sound level on either side of the separating element. Impact sound insulation is measured for floors by using a British Standard tapping machine and measuring the resulting noise level in the room below. Both of these methods also require the measurement of reverberation time and background noise in the receiving room.
Results are processed in our office and any snags or remedial works are advised as a matter of urgency. The results are uploaded to the ANC ADvANCE web portal. We then issue a report suitable for submission to building control for approval.
Part E Testing, Noise Surveys, Acoustic Testing and Compliance Surveys
We are members of the Institute of Acoustics and the Association of Noise Consultants, with accreditation to carry out acoustic site testing to British and Building Regulation Standards.
Sound Testing For Building Regulations
We can provide guidance in line with many standards and regulations that need to be adhered to including British Standard BS 8233 (which provides guidance on noise control inside and around buildings), British Standard BS5228, and BS5228 Part 1 (which is the code of practice for noise and vibration control on construction and open sites), and any applicable standards specific to client requirements. We understand compliance standards and regulations when it comes to building acoustics. With a depth of experience, our acoustics consultants in London can assist in your project.
Noise & Vibration Surveys and Sound Insulation Testing
At GS Acoustic Design we provide a range of surveys, tests, and assessments in line with your requirements. From testing building services noise, sound testing for flats and residential properties to much larger scale sound insulation investigations we can assist with your project.
We conduct sound testing, acoustic testing, noise testing, acoustic surveys, noise assessments in the London area, nationally and internationally for our diverse array of clients. If you require any form of sound testing in London or further afield, contact us today.
Here’s a list of some of the surveys and assessments we have experience with:
•Residential Noise Surveys
•Industrial Noise Surveys
•Entertainment Noise Surveys
•Noise At Work Surveys
•Noise & Vibration Surveys
•Pre-construction Noise & Vibration Assessments
•Noise at Work Assessment
•Acoustic Testing and Compliance Surveys
•Construction Noise Assessments and Vibration Monitoring
•And many more…
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