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Acoustics laboratory and field testing

The BRE acoustics team undertakes testing programmes to help manufacturers with product development, to establish compliance with standards and to inform design teams key decisions or product certification under the Construction Products Regulation (CPR). 

We carry out our testing to the most recent British (BS) and International (ISO) standards (for more info go to British Standards Institute and International Standards Organization). The test report you will receive can be written to include your product or system information, making it easier to cross-reference with other tests that have been completed.

BRE undertakes a wide variety of acoustic testing both within our purpose-built acoustics laboratory and remotely on-site to suit our clients’ needs. All the work we perform is to high standards of performance and quality. Our Acoustics laboratory is a UKAS accredited test laboratory No. 0578.

Whether you are interested in having your products, systems or building components tested within our laboratories or having on-site testing for commissioning or Building Regulations compliance purposes please contact us at acoustics@bre.co.uk

If the acoustic test standard you are interested in is not listed below, then please get in touch as we may identify an equivalent Standard or develop a bespoke test procedure to suit. Our large anechoic chamber (pictured above, and also in this video) is available for hire. Quotations are tailored to individual projects.  If you would like to discuss a testing quotation please contact us on +44(0)1923 664000.

Available Tests:

UKAS Accreditation 0578

 

See the complete BRE UKAS Accreditation Schedule (on the UKAS website)

Test Standard Standard Details/Tests
Acoustic Standards
BS EN ISO 140-3 Airborne sound insulation of building elements such as internal and external walls, doors, windows and ventilators
BS EN ISO 140-3
BS EN ISO 140-6
Airborne and impact sound insulation of timber and steel joist floors and roofs. Robust Details Limited Appendix C, E and F tests
BS EN ISO 140-18

Rain Noise tests

BS EN ISO 140-8 Improvement of impact sound insulation due to floor coverings
BS EN ISO 140-4
BS EN ISO 140-7
Airborne and impact sound insulation of walls and floors in the flanking laboratory. This facility is used to get sound insulation performance data for comparison with building regulations.
BS EN ISO 140-5 Airborne sound insulation measurement of façade elements and façades such as windows, doors and curtain walling
BS EN ISO 29052-1
BS EN ISO 29053

Dynamic stiffness and airflow resistivity of resilient materials used under floating floors. Dynamic stiffness of wall ties.

Our large anechoic chamber (pictured above, and also in this video) is available for hire, clients have used this for a wide variety of projects in the past.

Sound power and sound intensity measurements (in our anechoic chamber if necessary), or in situ if the machine being measured can not be moved.

For our clients BRE has provided testing programs to aid product development and the design of whole building systems.  The UKAS report you will receive can be written to include your product or system information, making it easier to cross-reference with other tests that have been done.

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