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How do I prepare for a sound insulation test on site?

Updated: Nov 5, 2020

The following requirements are necessary to enable us to carry out the tests:

  • All windows & external doors must be installed, glazed and closed.

  • All trickle vents or other ventilation systems should be installed and closed.

  • All internal doors should be hung.

  • All walls/floors/ceilings must be completed.

  • All skirting boards, electrical sockets and light switches should be fitted.

  • In order to test separating floors for impact sound transmission, there must be no cosmetic floor coverings in the rooms to be tested (i.e. timber laminate/solid timber, carpet, vinyl, ceramics).

  • Rooms in which tests are to be carried out must be empty and tidy.

  • No trades should be working in the dwellings during the tests.

  • Access is required to the properties either side of the separating structure(s) under test.

  • There must be no noisy operations, or work, in or around the test properties during testing (e.g. drilling, cutting, groundwork).

  • A 240-volt (single-phase) supply is required with a safe easy secure access and adequate lighting (without trailing leads) into all rooms tested. Please inform us before our site visit if 110-volt power is to be used.

  • A set of floor plans is provided before the tests.

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