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New East laboratory sound insulation test suites

New East laboratory sound insulation test suites

SRL’s new (East Laboratory) Sound Insulation Test Suites

The new facility increases our capacity for sound insulation testing and also reduces our lead times for bookings.

The spacious area gives plenty of room to prepare samples for testing and there is a private client office/conference room with an observation window overlooking the test suites.

The facility comprises of five test rooms, arranged with three at ground level and two at first floor level either end.

The ground floor middle room is a source room which has a large sample test aperture to one side (walls, partitions, curtain walling, cladding systems, large windows/doors etc.) and a small sample test aperture to the other (doors, windows, panels etc.).  Access to the ground floor middle room is via a large wide opening door allowing easy access to the test apertures.  The ground floor rooms at either end are the receive rooms for these two test apertures.


Large Sample Test Aperture with Plasterboard Partition Installed



Small Sample Test Aperture



The two end rooms are also receive rooms for the two horizontal test apertures, one of which is an open aperture for testing floor and roof systems and the other has a 140mm thick concrete floor permanently installed which is used for impact improvement testing by floor coverings on concrete floors (BS EN ISO 10140-3:2010).  The concrete floor can also be built onto, as well as ceilings added below for airborne and impact sound insulation testing (BS EN ISO 10140-2 and BS EN ISO 10140-3 respectively).

Concrete floor as per the requirements(BS EN ISO 10140-5:2010 Annex C) for impact improvement testing of floor covering to BS EN ISO 10140-3:2010.


Hoist for lifting floor/roof samples into test aperture

To find out more about how we can test your products contact George 01787247595