We offer UKAS-accredited laboratory based acoustic testing for a wide variety of construction elements to BS EN ISO 10140 (previously BS EN ISO 140-3) including:
- Doorsets (timber, composite, steel and PVC-u)
- Windows (timber, composite, steel and PVC-u)
- Glazing systems
- Penetration and linear joint seals
- Door seals
- Single leaf partition systems
- Twin leaf partition systems
We can test products seeking to demonstrate sound insulation performance up to 58 dB (Rw) or 73 dB (R'w).
Our testing service is supported by Associate Members of the Institute of Acoustics.
Why have your products tested for acoustic performance?
Noise is on the increase in our society, causing irritation or stress for many people. If loud enough, it can even damage peoples' hearing.
As a result, Regulations, Codes and Initiatives have been introduced to set the levels of acceptable noise in different buildings. In addition, specific projects may require heightened levels of sound insulation to ensure privacy or provide quiet areas for study.
Building products that make up walls or floors need to demonstrate their acoustic performance to prove that they will meet the overall requirement for these separating elements. This is done by testing the products in an accredited laboratory where the level of sound that passes through the product from one room (Source Room) to another (Receiving Room) is measured to calculate sound insulation performance in decibels.
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