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Workmanship, Workmanship, Workmanship – we can’t stress enough how important this is when achieving good sound insulation results. We recently tested a party floor that failed both the airborne and the impact sound testing and were tasked with finding a solution. Our investigation into the construction determined that the developers had installed a floating floor… Read more »

  Don’t I just fit a thick underlay and carpet? it’s a question we get asked a lot. But the short answer is no; the structural floor (without final floor finishes) is the part that needs to pass an Approved Document E Sound Test and in many situations the carpet is removed prior to testing. This… Read more »

Workplace Noise Risk Assessment

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The Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005 (CONAWR) is the current standard relating to the noise exposure of employees. We all know that manufacturing and engineering may be perceived as ‘noisy’ businesses but did you know that the workplace noise assessment requirements cover a wider range of industries such as the entertainment sector, call centres, food and… Read more »

Sound Testing in Devon

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Its been a week of local sound testing services with Approved Doc E sound test jobs in Ilfracombe, Bideford and Barnstaple. Approved Doc E requires that new builds and conversions meet a minimum requirement of sound insulation in order to demonstrate that a reasonable resistance to the passage of sound has been achieved by the construction… Read more »

Open plan offices & poor acoustics

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  One of the biggest trends in workplace design has been the rise on open-plan office layouts. In the January 2016 issue of SpecFinish magazine, John Newbury (British Gypsum’s senior project manager) stated that 54 per cent of the UK workplaces are now open plan. The trend is supportive to collaborative working but the lack… Read more »

Approved Doc E Sound Test in Cornwall

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  Sound Testing is an essential requirement at the completion of any new build or conversion project. Soundguard Acoustics Ltd is based in Bideford, Devon and is approved under the Association of Noise Consultants (ANC) registration scheme for carrying out Approved Doc E sound insulation testing for building control so that you can be sure… Read more »

  Sound Testing is an essential requirement at the completion of any new build or conversion project. Soundguard Acoustics Ltd is based in Bideford, Devon and is approved under the Association of Noise Consultants (ANC) registration scheme for carrying out Approved Doc E sound insulation testing for building control so that you can be sure… Read more »

  Sound Testing is an essential requirement at the completion of any new build or conversion project. Soundguard Acoustics Ltd is based in Bideford, Devon and is approved under the Association of Noise Consultants (ANC) registration scheme for carrying out Approved Doc E sound insulation testing for building control so that you can be sure… Read more »

  Sound Testing is an essential requirement at the completion of any new build or conversion project. Soundguard Acoustics Ltd is based in Bideford, Devon and is approved under the Association of Noise Consultants (ANC) registration scheme for carrying out Approved Doc E sound insulation testing for building control so that you can be sure… Read more »