Excessive noise can be detrimental to the health and wellbeing of building occupants – that’s why building regulations require sound testing for new-build and conversion projects.
At Darren Evans, we can carry out acoustic testing to ensure compliance with local requirements, and we can also provide advice and guidance to help you build better, more comfortable buildings for end-users.
Across the UK, the devolved building regulations all address the importance of minimising sound transmission between adjoining dwellings and in schools.
These regulations require that buildings be constructed in a way to limit the transmission of source noise between different areas of the building – particularly through walls and floors. This is to ensure the health and safety of building occupants, and testing must be carried out to confirm that these requirements have been met.
Depending on the local area, additional requirements may also be in place to further reduce noise from commercial premises and dwellings.
Darren Evans consultants are SITMA accredited to carry out comprehensive acoustic testing to confirm compliance with national building regulations and local authority requirements.
The forms of testing to be carried out should be confirmed by building control, and we will provide support to ensure these requirements are met.
Our fully qualified team of consultants will work with the project team from the early stages to include good acoustic design from the start. This can help a building to not only meet the building requirements, but to exceed them where desired, ensuring a more comfortable and healthier interior environment for building users.
We can also work with Robust Details, an alternative to pre-completion sound testing that helps to avoid uncertainty and ensures the best acoustic solutions are specified.
Early acoustic consultation is important for achieving compliance and can save time and money during the project. We can also work with clients who are dealing with sound test failures, providing advice and guidance to set things right. You can see examples of the work we’ve done by viewing our case studies.