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Sound Insulation Testing & Pre-Completion Testing (PCT) Airborne & Impact Tests In Norfolk
(Norwich, King's Lynn, Downham Market, Dereham, Cromer, Great Yarmouth and beyond!)

Dynamic Response are able to undertake sound insulation testing in Norfolk to determine the sound insulation performance of separating party walls and party floors to be assessed against the ‘Building Regulations Approved Document E’ requirements for airborne and impact sound insulation.

Sound insulation testing also known as PCT testing has been introduced to raise the standard of sound insulation between dwellings to reduce the rising level of complaints received about noise transmission. It has been seen that complaints due to noisy neighbours tolerated over a period of time usually result in possible statutory noise nuisance complaints or proceedings.


Sound insulation testing also known as PCT testing has been introduced to raise the standard of sound insulation between dwellings to reduce the rising level of complaints received about noise transmission. It has been seen that complaints due to noisy neighbours tolerated over a period of time usually result in possible statutory noise nuisance complaints or proceedings.

Due to guidance within the 'Approved Document E', a minimum standard of sound insulation must be achieved for party walls and party floors separating residential dwellings. It should be remembered that failure of a test will result in the sound insulation needing to be improved. Therefore, the newly formed construction type will require re-testing accordingly.

The term ‘Sound Insulation Testing’ has been elaborated over time and is sometimes referred to as:

• Sound Insulation Testing
• Pre-completion Testing
• Party Wall Sound Testing
• Party Floor Sound Testing
• Sound Test Or Sound testing
• Noise Test Or Noise Testing
• Noise Measurement
• And Other Acronyms

Sound insulation testing is separated into two main categories including airborne and impact sound insulation. Airborne sound insulation testing is focused on protection against noise generating sources such as televisions, music and conversations etc, whilst impact sound insulation testing is focused on footsteps or other impactive elements.

As a basic overview, an airborne sound insulation test is carried out by introducing a given noise source into a room, measuring the generated noise in that room, and then measuring the noise as a result of noise transmission in the receiving room due to the sound reduction parameters of the separating party wall or floor. In addition, an impact sound insulation test is carried out by introducing a calibrated tapping hammer into the source room, and again measuring the noise transmission in the receiving room due to the sound reduction parameters of the separating party floor. The procedure just described above is undertaken and assessed in conjunction with the relevant standards such as BS EN ISO 140-4 etc, and the results including certification issued within a technical report.

Other than the physical testing aspect of sound insulation, the design element can ultimately determine what the acoustic performance is likely to be. Using state of the art software and our experience in the industry, we are able to calculate how a given construction is likely to perform during a sound insulation test. Knowing this, we are able to provide specifications for new build and conversion projects prior to completion to help prevent further building and/or construction activities, and therefore wasted time and money as a result of remedial works due to a sound insulation test failure. Similarly, if an upgraded level of acoustic performance is required, for example, separating party walls or floors between industrial and residential properties, we aim to calculate the required construction to achieve a target figure specified by the client or Local Authority etc.

We aim to provide our sound insulation design advice and sound insulation testing services for any building acoustics or architectural acoustic projects in Norfolk. Whatever your requirements relating to building acoustics from sound insulation testing (PCT), building design, noise control, noise mitigation or otherwise, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Norfolk Sound Insulation Testing

Norfolk Sound Insulation Design Advice

Norfolk Airborne & Impact Sound Insulation Testing

Norfolk PCT Testing

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Please browse through our site for more information on the acoustic consultancy services that we provide. The list of services that we as noise consultants provide is extensive, and as such we aim to provide comprehensive noise assessments for almost every aspect of noise in today's society. Whether you're an individual or a company, we aim to accommodate your requirements for noise and acoustic testing.

For a no obligation quotation or to discuss your requirements, please telephone: 01603 850484, email norwich@dynamic-res.co.uk, or use the contact form provided.

Dynamic Response
Unit 17 Mahoney Green,
Rackheath, Norwich
NR13 6JY

Tel: 01603 850484
E-mail: norwich@dynamic-res.co.uk

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