Client Name: Fairtree Homes Ltd
Services: Environmental Noise Survey, Vibration Survey, Document E Acoustic Design Advice, Sound Insulation Testing and Air Leakage Testing
Sector: Various residential developments
Build Cost: £5M

Soundtesting have been working with Fairtree Homes since 2009 to ensure their residential properties meet Building Regulations. In this time, Soundtesting have completed nine projects with Fairtree Homes. Craig McKibbin, the managing director for Fairtree Homes, said:

“Initially we contacted Soundtesting after receiving a recommendation. We quickly established a good working relationship, and we have continued to involve Soundtesting throughout all of our projects from design stage to handover.

“Our latest development, a new development of 21 houses in Halewood, was handed over in four phases. Building close to a railway line did initially cause some concerns regarding noise. However, we involved Soundtesting from the planning stage, and they were able ensure the acoustic glazing and ventilation specification would minimise the potential of future noise issues.”

For this project, we went through a thorough process to ensure that the residential properties would meet building regulations. We completed environmental noise and vibration surveys for assessing the risk from the nearby railway line, provided acoustic design advice for between flats and carried out sound and air testing in all of the houses and flats.

Craig said:

“Soundtesting are great to work with. They always deliver on time and offer great value. Nothing’s too much trouble – they’re available by phone to answer any questions and are flexible when we need them to be. 

“They beat their competition on service – the professional way they dealt with everything really meant that I didn’t need to worry. 

“We’ll be using Soundtesting for our future projects because we know their flexible, professional results means that our sound testing gets done to a high standard.”

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