Precisely what is tested?
The quantity of separating walls and floors that will be tested in your development is dependent upon the quantity & types of dwellings, and also means of construction of each and every partition. 1 standard set of sound tests comprises of if the method of construction of each separating partition is similar and there is under 10 dwellings:
2 Airborne Wall Tests
2 Airborne Floor Tests
2 Impact Floor Tests
The amount of testing is reduced or increased depending on the type and quantity of dwellings. For example, a development of 4 identical terraced houses will require 1 set of sound tests comprising of 2 Airborne Wall tests. Understand more about Sound testing building regs
Is your development ready to be tested?
The following criteria should be followed to provide you with the best chance of passing the sound test:
• Windows & external doors must be installed, glazed and closed
• Ventilation systems should be installed and closed
• Internal doors should be hung
• Walls, floors and ceilings must be completed
• To test Impact sound transmission, there must be no cosmetic floorings fitted
• Rooms in which testing is to be carried out should be empty and tidy
• No trades should be working in the dwelling during the test
• Access to the properties on both sides of the separating partition is required
• 240v (50Hz) mains power is required within the dwellings etc.