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Whether you are working on a conversion or a new build, if there will be a mix of residential and commercial spaces in a development, it is likely you will have to consider sound insulation between these two areas in order to meet planning requirements. Here, we explain the types of issues you may encounter […]
The Soundtesting team joined in the nationwide Macmillan Coffee Morning on Friday 29th September, to help raise money for the Macmillan Cancer Charity. Along with our neighbours Base Energy, The Code Store, Power Pipe and Hush Acoustics we raised £90 for the charity by baking and selling an assortment of cakes and biscuits.
When working on projects which require sound tests (such as HMOs, semi-detatched houses or blocks of flats), it can be hard to know what you need to do. Firstly whether your project even actually needs sound testing, and also how many sound tests you’ll need to do. That’s before you even try to work out […]
Put simply, getting an Acoustic Consultant to help with design is the process of evaluating your project for potential noise problems and then mitigating these problems with the most effective solution.
Get a Pass Air Test Result First Time As one of the last steps to be carried out before building control sign off on your project, air leakage testing is often a bit of an afterthought, especially if you’re under pressure to hand over. But getting an air test result that doesn’t meet your DAP will […]
Customer Survey So we can provide you with an even better experience we are collecting feedback on how we performed in our last engagement. We actively use feedback to constantly improve our delivery and provide you with the best possible service. Typically it takes 3 minutes to complete.
Will Wright, one of our team of acoustic consultants, has been accepted as an Associated Member of the Institute of Acoustics. Will’s achievement means that he is the sixth member of the Soundtesting team to join the Institute of Acoustics, and our second associated member alongside Ben Belicki. Associated Membership of the Institute of Acoustics […]
Since 2013, office to residential conversions have been covered by permitted development rights, meaning that converting office buildings to residential dwellings without seeking planning permission. Instead, applicants are required only to make a ‘prior approval’ application. Planning and Converting Office Buildings This is a shorter planning process, where only transport and highways impacts, contamination risks and flooding […]
You probably already know that you need to factor noise insulation into your project, particularly if it is located close to a busy road, railway or in an industrial area. You might even have worked on a project or two that had planning conditions for noise, meaning you had alter the project design or specifications. […]
We are pleased to announce the appointment of two new team members after experiencing a period of significant growth. The appointments come after a bumper twelve months for us – we’ve doubled the size of our workforce to 15 and expanded our regional network by opening offices in Bristol and the Midlands. Our new team […]