Sound Testing Newcastle

 

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Sound Testing Newcastle

Welcome to Sound Testing Newcastle

Sound Testing Newcastle offers the following through Apex Acoustics

  • FREE Acoustic design advice
  • Sound insulation testing – UKAS accredited
  • Air leakage testing – ATTMA accredited
  • Out of hours service
  • Noise and vibration surveys for Planning applications
  • Environmental noise assessments
  • Noise surveys for pubs and clubs, and entertainment licences
  • Noise assessments for BREEAM
  • Acoustic design for schools and other education buildings, offices and mixed use developments
  • Noise at work and workplace vibration risk assessments
  • Training seminars and briefings on legislation, best practice and practical acoustic design
 Sound Testing Newcastle

Sound Testing Newcastle Profile

Apex Acoustics is the only independent member of the Association of Noise Consultants, and the only independent firm with UKAS accreditation for sound testing to meet Building Regulations, based in the North East. We carry out sound testing and air testing across the North East, including Newcastle upon Tyne, Hexham, Alnwick, Berwick, Gateshead, Tynemouth, and across the North of England.

We are the first company nationwide with UKAS accreditation for the acoustic testing of schools. We offer practical advice on projects of all sizes from a single wall to PFI schemes, and pride ourselves on our personal and efficient service. We are pleased to undertake work throughout the UK offering free consultations for all enquiries, without obligation. Please contact us to find out how we can support your project.

Why FREE* acoustic design advice?
We keep abreast of all the major suppliers’ products and systems, so we can advise you on the most cost-effective and buildable systems for your development.

Our experience in acoustic design and testing gives us cast iron knowledge of what works and what doesn’t. Suitable solutions can be readily determined at the design stage, saving cost and avoiding risk.

Free design advice can include:
  • Where and how Building Regulations Part E applies
  • Where sound testing may be carried out
  • Compatible wall and floor types
  • Details for flanking constructions
  • Details for services penetrations
  • Different manufacturers’ products and systems
  • Remedial advice for test failures

All of these services are provided by Apex Acoustics.

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Sound Testing Newcastle Case Study

In-situ continuous concrete structure.
The former Co-op building in Park Street, Hartlepool, was to be converted to residential accommodation on three upper levels, with retail space on the ground floor. Sound insulation tests on the stripped-out building provided data for calculations of different floor and wall options, bringing the building up to required standards. This meant floating floors were avoided where not needed, saving both the cost of the products and the detailing required by the change in floor height.

Calculations also demonstrated that lowprofile plasterboard walls were the most cost-effective solution to maximise floor space.

Sound Testing Newcastle has broad acoustic design experience of:
  • Masonry, timber frame, steel frame, composite construction
  • In-situ and pre-cast concrete
  • Standard and bespoke partition specifications for walls, floors, and ceilings
  • Conversions of existing buildings
  • Integrating extensions into existing structures
  • Historically sensitive schemes
  • Multi-use buildings
  • Schools and other educational buildings
  • Healthcare and hospitals premises
  • Mixed use developments
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Air leakage testing

Apex Acoustics also offers accredited air leakage testing to comply with part L of the Building Regulations.