Sound Insulation Testing

Commerical and Residential Acoustic Testing

At Amplitude Acoustics, we specialise in providing high-quality sound insulation testing services throughout Ireland. Our experienced team uses state-of-the-art equipment and methodologies to deliver precise and reliable results, ensuring your buildings meet and exceed regulatory standards.

What is Sound Insulation Testing?

Sound insulation testing, also known as acoustic testing, measures the effectiveness of building elements in preventing the transmission of sound from one area to another. It is crucial for ensuring acoustic comfort and compliance with building regulations, especially in residential and commercial properties.

Key Aspects of Sound Insulation Testing

  1. Airborne Sound Insulation Testing:
    • Purpose: Measures the ability of walls, floors, and ceilings to block sound transmitted through the air, such as voices, music, or television noise.
    • Procedure: A loudspeaker generates sound on one side of the partition, and microphones measure the sound levels on both sides to determine the reduction in sound.
  2. Impact Sound Insulation Testing:
    • Purpose: Assesses the performance of floor constructions in reducing noise from impacts, such as footsteps or furniture movement.
    • Procedure: A tapping machine creates impact noise on the floor, and the sound levels are measured in the room below to evaluate the floor’s insulation properties.

Why Sound Insulation Testing is Essential

Sound insulation testing is crucial for maintaining comfort and privacy in residential, commercial, and industrial buildings. Whether you are a developer, architect, or property owner, our testing services help you:

  • Meet Building Regulations: Ensure compliance with Part E of the Building Regulations.
  • Enhance Occupant Comfort: Sound Insulation testing can provide insight into the performance of existing spaces and buildings, and support upgrade design process to minimize noise transmission between rooms and units.
  • Sustainability Credits: Sustainabliity standards such as LEED, BREEAM, Well and the IGBC Home Performance Index all have credits for acoustic performance, including sound insulation testing.
An Amplitude Acoustics engineer conducting sound insulation testing in an apartment

Services We Offer

  • Airborne Sound Insulation Testing: Measure the ability of walls, floors, and ceilings to prevent sound transmission.
  • Impact Sound Insulation Testing: Assess the performance of floor constructions in reducing noise from footsteps and other impacts.
  • Pre-Completion Testing: Ensure your building meets required sound insulation standards before project completion.
  • Consultation and Remediation: Expert advice and solutions to address any sound insulation issues.

Why Choose Amplitude Acoustic?

  • Certified and Experienced Team: Amplitude are registered testers with the Sound Insulation Testing Register of Ireland and have completed 100s of sound insulation tests throughout Ireland.
  • Advanced Technology: We utilize the latest testing equipment and techniques to ensure accurate and reliable results.
  • Nationwide Service: We provide sound insulation testing services across Ireland, including Dublin, Cork, Galway, and beyond.
  • Customer-Focused Approach: We prioritize your needs and work closely with you to deliver tailored solutions that meet your specific requirements.

Example Projects include:

No.12 Dawson Street

Bunratty Road – DCC Modular Build

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