Building Acoustics, or Architectural Acoustics, is a key specialism of Part-e- Testing Consulting division. Building Acoustics is referred to as the design and testing of buildings to ensure a suitable acoustic standard is achieved for the building. This can be either in relation to sound transmission between rooms or the sound quality within rooms.
When submitting any new development for planning permission it's likely that a noise assessment will be a requirement to assess the noise impact of the proposed development, for this you will need an Acoustic Consultant. Part-e-testing has over 30 years of experience of dealing with local authorities on planning issues.
A vibration survey will provide all the necessary information on the vibration profile of any source (e.g. a railway line). All the data from the vibration survey will assist in defining any potential impact on a proposed development and assess any adverse effect on either the building's occupants or the building itself (structural or cosmetic damage).
At Part-e-testing.co.uk, we carry out nationwide competent Sound Insulation Testing and provide reports for submission to your building control officer. Part E of the Building Regulations for England and Wales, requires sound testing to be carried out in all new-build dwellings and conversions that create two adjoining dwellings with either separating walls or floors. We are here to help your project run smoothly, so call us now for a free no obligation quotation.
The Building Bulletin 93 (BB93) is the definitive guide for acoustic design of schools. The guidelines are self-described as representing a "significant tightening of the regulation of acoustic designs in schools, to reflect...that teaching and learning are acoustically demanding activities". Part-e testing is experienced in the design and testing of all types of educational buildings.
Industries where employees are exposed to excessive noise are increasing; compliance with the Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005 and the Health and Safety Executive is essential. As an employer, it is a legal requirement to ensure employee's exposure to noise is within the stipulated guidelines and that procedures are implemented to comply with the regulations. Part-etesting can help comply.
Often the London management agents and freeholders require pre & post completion sound testing upon the change in floor materials i.e carpet to wood or tiled surfaces. Parte- testing has fast experience within this sector and has built excellent report with agents such as Crown Estates, Grosvenor Estates plus many others.