Is my build at a stage ready for sound testing?

It is important that your build is at the appropriate stage for sound testing. Where unfinished detailing may be present then this will affect the sound insulation performance of your build. To ensure an appropriate test and maximum chance of achieving the minimium sound testing standards please use the checklist below:

  • Windows are fitted and closable
  • Window trickle vents are in place or temporarily blocked during testing
  • All doors (external & internal) are fitted with seals, reveals and closable
  • Power, TV.Satellite, telephone & power sockets on separating partitions are fitted
  • All wall surfaces in rooms to be tested are complete
  • Floors & ceiling surfaces are complete with no grill holes, ducts or downlighters
  • Cornice and skirting boards are in place
  • Soft coverings (carpets, foam backed laminates etc) have NOT been laid
  • Rooms must be unfurnished and free of builders materials
  • The immediate site must be kept as quiet as possible during testing
  • No other tradesmen can be present in the properties during sound testing