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A Simple Way To Determine How Many Sound Tests You Will Need

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 […]

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How An Acoustic Consultant Can Help with Design

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.

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Five Things To Know About Improving Your Air Test Result

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 […]

What You Should Know Before Converting Office Buildings

What You Should Know Before Converting Office Buildings

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 […]

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Meeting Planning Requirements for Noise in Different Regions

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. […]

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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 […]

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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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