Soundproofing Floors and Ceilings

Soundproofing Floors and Ceilings

Soundproofing Floors and Ceilings

APT provides acoustic testing and consultancy to help architects and developers achieve the minimum requirements of Part E of the Building Regulations for new build and/or conversion projects. We also carry out our specialist Lease Condition sound testing where specific sound reduction requirements are required unique to each residential building.

The most common question clients ask is “How do I soundproof my party floors and ceilings to pass my Part E sound insulation test?” this article tries to answer this.


Soundproofing Floors and Ceilings
We have helped thousands of clients achieve compliance with Building Regulations Part E, so you can rest assured you have come to the right place. We can propose various designs accounting for:

  • Above and below joist solutions
  • Above joist solution only
  • Below joist solution only

Where possible we try to propose an off the shelf acoustic solution, which is often the cheapest option. Many other companies will try to push a bespoke ‘specialist’ solution that is often much more expensive and more difficult to install.

Using our vast knowledge of soundproofing design for party walls and ceilings, we can provide a more simple soundproofing solution for our clients requirements, from the smallest to the largest developments which can often save tens of thousands of pounds.

Firstly, we will sit down with you to try and ascertain your sound insulation requirements you need from the party floor. We then design the party floor and ceiling to either pass Part E for sound test; or, we can design the soundproofing for your floors and ceilings to achieve an excellent level of sound insulation compared to Part E’s minimum requirements by designing party floors to achieve plus 5 to 10dB – this upgrade is often a required by clients where their flats sit directly above ground floor commercial units and excess noise must be taken into account.


Let us help you pass your sound testing via good acoustic design

Soundproofing to achieve compliance with Part E, should not be just about ‘just passing’ as this means that the chance of noise complaints will be much greater due to the poorer soundproofing. This may also have a detrimental effect for the new resident renting the property and/or the new owner feeling angry that they have rented/purchased their dream home, only find that the property is too noisy.

If you need help with the acoustics on your project, make sure you get your soundproofed floors and ceilings designed by APT Sound Testing – the experts! For more information please contact us on 01525 303905 or, or for more information please visit our website at or download our sound test checklist.

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