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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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]