Professional acoustic testing and consultancy.
Our sound insulation testing service is offered nationwide, delivered by an extensive network of local technicians & consultants.
Our sound insulation testing service is offered in association with RMP, a consulting division of Edinburgh Napier University.
Our team of Institute of Acoustics member consultants provide independent acoustic design advice, research/development, compliance with Building Regulations and Code for Sustainable Homes requirements.
We can help you discharge noise-related planning conditions by carrying out environmental noise surveys, predicting internal noise levels and specifying acoustic performance solutions.
Part E of the Building Regulations requires that new attached homes are designed and constructed to provide reasonable resistance to the passage of sound and that, unless the homes are registered with Robust Details Limited, a sample of dwellings on every new development will have to be tested.
Our technicians and consultants have carried out over 20,000 sound insulation tests and have the experience to help you on any scheme. Using our pre-completion testing service gives you:
Section 5 of the Scottish Building Standards sets the performance standards and the requirements for post-completion testing of the separating walls and floors of attached new dwellings in Scotland.
Using our post-completion testing service gives you:
Achieving good acoustic performance in buildings is not always easy, especially if:
Our technicians and consultants can work with you to achieve the required level of performance, however complex the project. Using the NHBC team, you will benefit from:
Sites in noisy locations (e.g. near to roads or train lines) may be subject to noise-related planning conditions. We are experienced in providing environmental noise advice on a wide range of projects from small residential developments to large, multi-residential, mixed-use or commercial sites. Our team provides:.
*Scotland's PAN 01/2011 has similar requirements.