Pre completion sound testing, otherwise known as sound insulation testing, is a requirement under building regulations Part E for all new flats and houses, as well as conversions to dwellings where a material change of use has occurred. Here is what you need to know about pre completion sound testing:
BS4142 Noise Survey & Assessment: A Practical Guide to BS4142 Noise Assessments and Planning Permission
What is BS4142? The British Standard BS 4142: 2014 - Methods for rating and assessing industrial and commercial sound is used for the assessment of noise of a commercial and industrial nature. It provides methods for rating and assessing sound of an industrial and/or commercial nature, including:
BS8233 Noise Survey & Assessment: A Practical Guide to BS8233 Noise Assessments and Planning Permission
What is BS8233? The British Standard BS 8233: 2014, Guidance on Sound insulation and noise reduction for buildings provides guidance on internal noise levels from steady state “anonymous” noise sources, such as road or rail noise.
The most recent publication in 2014 has seen the most comprehensive revision of the standard.
Many factors contribute to the expansion of cities, including access to work as well as social and cultural amenities.
When considering the installation of sound insulation in new buildings, one factor that must be taken into account is structure-borne sound.
There's no denying that the general public is becoming more and more aware of noise in the environment. Although only 8% of land in the UK is taken up by cities, 54% of the population lives, and 60% works, in a city.
From workplaces to domestic and industrial properties, the noise in buildings often needs to be controlled diligently - and that's where an acoustic consultant comes in. A professional acoustics consultant is a master in the art of controlling noise and minimising the transmission of noise where necessary.
For many of us, more hours are spent in the office than in our own homes. For this reason, it is imperative that intelligent design incorporates the key considerations of office acoustics, and in this blog we will go into some of the important factors when it comes to getting noise exactly right in a professional work environment.
Taking into account how noise and its associated problems can affect communities is an essential aspect of the planning process and one that many planning professionals - on both the local authority side and the development side - are wholeheartedly committed to.