Local Building Regulations demand that new domestic buildings have a minimum level of sound insulation, as detailed in Technical Standard E "Resistance to the passage of sound".
Where properties are attached, sound insulation is very important for the comfort of occupants. Building Regulations require minimum insulation standards for separating elements such as walls and floors; Technical Standard E gives details of these acceptable levels and approved testing methods. AFM can offer a fully compliant testing service using Institute of Acoustics qualified technicians (AMIOA).
Acoustics & Environmental Noise Control Consultancy
Before any external noise generating equipment is installed such as a/c condensers, heat pumps or extract fans, there’s usually a need for planning approval. This often requires details of sound levels and proposed methods of noise attenuation. As part of any assessment, AFM can undertake environmental noise measurements to identify existing background levels as well as actual noise generated after installation.
AFM also carry out Occupational noise assessments complete with noise measurements in buildings.
With all our testing, our aim is to help clients achieve the required standards with an efficient, cost effective and easy to use service.