The Building Regulations Part E
resistant to the passage of sound requirements came into affect in
2003. However many years later it is still a challenging and
complex legislation to get right. A Pre-Completion
Sound Insulation Test (PCT) is required for all New Build flats
and attached houses which have not been registered and built using
the Robust Details scheme.
In addition, any project where houses or flats for residential
use have been created via a Material Change of Use (MCOU), (like a
former office building converted into residential flats) will
require mandatory testing. Regardless of whether the project is new
build or MCOU, if Rooms for Residential Purposes (RFRP) have been
created, such as hotels or student halls of residence, testing is
compulsory. Testing is also required between residential and
A fail on the acoustics could lead to costly remedial solutions
and delays in the sign off.
So what's the solution?
Build Aviator has partnered with
LABC Acoustics to offer an acoustic service that provides just
Our team can work with your designer to ensure acoustic
solutions are designed in from the beginning, reducing the risk of
failure due to issues such as flanking sound. In addition we can
audit a building for sound to assess the performance and work with
the design team to find the most effective solutions to ensure you
pass the final test.
Follow the link to request more information Acoustic
Testing, or for additional
information please contact our Self Build team on 0800 032 8968
alternative via email on