What are the requirements for Sound Insulation Testing
Sample testing must be carried out of the walls and floors of the development to ensure that the above standards are met. A minimum of one test must be undertaken between the floors and walls of one bedroom and one living area. If the dwellings do not have party floors, then only party walls must be tested.
One set of test consists of the below;
- 2x Airborne wall tests
- 2x Airborne floor tests
- 2x Impact floor tests
Building Regulations Part E states that a minimum of one set of tests should be carried out for every 10 dwellings, therefore 10 dwellings would require one set of tests, 20 dwellings two sets of test and so forth.