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Sound Insulation Testing / Pre Completion Acoustic Testing

dBx Acoustics is UKAS accredited (laboratory number 9473) to carry out sound insulation testing to demonstrate compliance with Approved Document E (ADE) of the Building Regulations.

You can let us know about your project and get a quote using the contact button below or learn more about these services by downloading our e-book.

Pre-completion acoustic testing

Pre-completion acoustic testing is recommended for projects where acoustic performance is critical to the overall functionality and success of the scheme. Our pre-completion testing service includes measurements of internal ambient noise levels, verification measurements of noise from building services both internally and externally, and reverberation time measurements.

Post-construction acoustic testing

Post-construction acoustic testing is a requirement when seeking BREEAM or WELL accreditation, as well as for the discharge of planning or Building Control requirements for a scheme.

Our fully trained consultants are available to attend sites nationwide, and testing can be conducted out of hours so that it doesn’t affect activity on site. Get in touch to discuss your project requirements.

Here’s our recent work

dBx helps boost productivity in co-working space

As the workplace evolves, more and more people are working flexibly – whether that be late at night, from a sun terrace in Italy, or in a specially designed co-working space.

Clockwise provide the latter – contemporary private offices and shared workspace with flexible membership plans. With sites in Belfast, Edinburgh and Glasgow, we were delighted to be asked to work on their “new kid on the dock” at the iconic Edward Pavilion on Liverpool’s world-famous Albert Dock.

Appointed by international construction company Ardmac in 2018 and working alongside architects 74, we were asked to help with specifying partitions between the workspaces. Sound insulation is very important for bustling co-working spaces, helping to provide settings that support different activities, such as having private conversations, focused/individual work and collaborative sessions.

We assisted the partition specification and detailing to maintain sound insulation between different workspaces while ensuring we didn’t impact the fabric of the building, which is a 19th century warehouse with preserved original features, including cast iron columns, Victorian brickwork and barrel vaulted ceilings.

We also worked on building services noise control, particularly on the upper floor, which features air handling units sitting on plant decks suspended within the open plan office space.

A historic building on a historic site, we’re proud to have worked on this challenging and exciting project.

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