Sound Insulation Testing

Changes to the Building Regulations for England and Wales that were introduced in 2003, mean that new and converted residential developments must comply with stringent sound insulation requirements.  The changes introduced a requirement for approved test bodies to carry out pre-completion testing (PCT) of actual sound insulation performance between dwellings in some new build developments and and in all converted buildings.

Sound insulation testing.Approved Document E of the Building Regulations contains the required sound insulation standards with reference to noise indices such as DnT,w + Ctr and L'nT. Fortunately, our clients do not need to understand the complexities of these indices, as Hepworth Acoustics will deal with all of the technicalities of the Building Regulations requirements.

The company provides a full service which can include checking the initial design for compliance with the Regulations and inspecting the construction to ensure that the sound insulation will be achieved in practice. This service will ensure that there are no surprises arising shortly before completion and handover of the property.

Finally, we are approved under the Association of Noise Consultants Registration Scheme for carrying out sound insulation testing, so our reports and ANC certificates will keep the Building Control Officer happy and demonstrate compliance with the standards.

Since 2003, we have carried out over 5,000 sound insulation tests, and on the rare occasion when we have not been involved at the design stage, and a construction has failed to meet the requirements, we have been able to recommend successful remedial works.

Check out our Case Studies to see how we have helped other clients.

Contact Your Nearest Regional Office


If you would like to discuss our services get in touch with one of our regional offices directly, which are listed below, or email us at 
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Manchester 

Hepworth Acoustics Ltd (Head Office)
21 Little Peter Street
Manchester
M15 4PS

 

Tel: 0161 242 7900
Fax: 0161 235 8407

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Birmingham

Hepworth Acoustics Ltd
1310 Solihull Parkway
Birmingham Business Park
Birmingham
B37 7YB

Tel: 0121 635 5565
Fax: 0161 235 8407

London

Hepworth Acoustics Ltd
Hamilton House
Mabledon Place
London
WC1H 9BB
 

Tel: 0207 554 8712
Fax: 0161 235 8407

Liverpool

Hepworth Acoustics Ltd
Bulloch House
10, Rumford Place
Liverpool
L3 9DG
 

Tel: 0151 515 0741
Fax: 0161 235 8407

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Sheffield

Hepworth Acoustics Ltd
The Innovation Centre
217 Portobello
Sheffield
S1 4DP
 

Tel: 0114 224 2428
Fax: 0161 235 8407

Bristol

Hepworth Acoustics Ltd
1st Floor, Aztec Centre
Aztec West
Almondsbury
Bristol
BS32 4TD

Tel: 01454 203533
Fax: 0161 235 8407