An example of external plant to be tested for BS4142

Noise Assessments for External Plant; BS4142:2014

It is common within the planning process to be asked for a noise survey to be carried out to assess the noise impact of proposed external plant. What is meant by External Plant? Examples of External Plant Include: Air Handling Unit Air Source Heat Pump External Vents and ducting External Vents and Air Handling Unit The […]

Look out for these air leakage paths to pass air tightness testing

Pass Air Tightness Testing – Common Air Leakage Paths In Dwellings

Under Building Regulations Approved Document (AD) L1A there is a mandatory requirement for air tightness testing to be carried out on new residential dwellings (houses and flats). Why You need to Complete Air Tightness Testing AD L1A sets out the criteria regarding the sample of dwellings to be tested, which depends on the size of […]

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Acoustic Consultant Ben Bielicki Achieves Diploma

Ben Bielicki, a Soundtesting Acoustic Consultant, has passed his diploma in Acoustics and Noise Control with a merit. This achievement means that Ben is industry-qualified by the Institute of Acoustics, bringing current best practice and hands-on knowledge to the projects he is working on. We would like to wish a big congratulations to Ben, who has […]

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What You Should Do if Your Air Leakage Test Fails

It’s the result nobody wants – you’ve nearly completed your project, with decorators finished, doors hung and the lights on, and then your Air Leakage Test shows you aren’t meeting the targets set by your SAPs. At this late stage in the project, it can be a daunting prospect – you want to avoid delays […]

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How A Sound Testing Failure Can Cost You Thousands

Many developers and builders have been left facing excessive costs in remedial treatment by underestimating the requirements of Building Regulations Document E, leading to a Sound Testing failure. Our monthly blog provides information about how you can take the professional approach to sound insulating your developments to avoid the worry of facing unexpected costs and […]

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Pass Your Sound Test First Time – Some Simple Steps

Ever failed a sound insulation test? It’s a total hassle. Suddenly your nearly-complete building isn’t so close to the end. You have to get the experts in to work out why it failed, and by how much. You have to move around contractors, decorators and flooring fitters, complete extra tests, and maybe even knock holes […]

Soundtesting South West Office

New Soundtesting South West Office Opens in Bristol

Soundtesting South West is our latest office to serve the South West region, offering our comprehensive service range. This includes noise and vibration surveys, sound insulation testing and air tightness testing, as well as acoustic design advice. Bristol Office Our new premises are conveniently located in Bristol, and our team are providing our full range of […]

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Soundtesting Become LABC Partner for Standards and Knowledge

Soundtesting.co.uk Ltd has been approved for the LABC partnership scheme, meaning we have a relationship with a preferred local authority. The LABC partner status reflects our commitment to ensuring consistent standards and staying ahead of changes in Building Regulations. The LABC Partner Authority Scheme (PAS) is designed to help companies such as ours, who operate […]

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Acoustic Consultant Martin Hamer Achieves Applied Acoustics Masters

Our director and senior acoustic consultant Martin Hamer now has three well deserved letters after his name after completing his Masters in Applied Acoustics with a Distinction. We would like to wish a big congratulations to Martin, whose full title is now Martin Hamer MSc MIOA. Martin studied for 18 months with the University of […]

Seven crucial steps to get your project ready for an air leakage test (1)

7 crucial steps to get your project ready for an air leakage test

What You Need To Test As you probably know, an air leakage test needs to be carried out on new-built residential properties for Building Regulations (as per Approved Document L1A). Air leakage testing is also known as air testing, air pressure testing and air tightness testing. The Regulations However, the requirements of Building Regulations Approved […]

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