An energy statement is a report to show a specified reduction in carbon dioxide emissions beyond the standard requirements of building regulations. The specified reduction will vary based on the stipulations set out by the Local Planning Authority and will generally be required on any new build property.Read more
Sound Insulation Testing
Sound insulation testing, also known as ‘acoustic testing’ or ‘pre-completion testing’ measures the total output of sound from adjacent and neighbouring properties. All new build properties and developments in the UK are required by law to undergo sound testing as instructed by Approved Document E of Building Regulations.
Qualifying buildings and developments must have their sound insulation levels measured in order to demonstrate levels of noise between adjacent walls, ceilings and floors.Read more
Air Tightness Testing
Air tightness testing, also known as an air leakage, air infiltration or air permeability testing is a test to indicate the cubic metres of air leakage per hour per square metre of external area of the building – (m3/hr.m2) – as per Part L of Building Regulations.
Air leakage can occur through gaps and cracks in the fabric of the building envelope, allowing heat to escape, thus driving up heating bills and C02 production.Read more
Ventilation Testing and Commissioning
Part F of the Building Regulations (2010) introduced the requirement to test the practical performance of ventilation systems in new dwellings.
Since RJ Acoustics also offers air tightness and sound insulation testing, we are well placed to carry out ventilation testing whilst on site.Read more
Water Efficiency Calculations
According to the Building Regulations update from April 2010, requirement G2 states that any new build or conversion dwellings must have a water efficiency calculation completed on them. It states that ‘Reasonable provision must be made by the installation of fittings and fixed appliances that use water efficiently for the prevention of undue consumption of water.’
The regulations allow for a maximum of 125 litres of potable water per person per day.Read more
SAP Calculations & EPCs
SAP Calculations are an energy efficiency calculation, required by the Building Regulations on all new build dwellings, converted dwellings and some extensions. SAP stands for Standard Assessment Procedure. A SAP rating is given on a calculation – this is a figure between 1 and 100+.Read more
Energy Saving & Noisy Neighbours
As well as being able to perform building regulations testing, we can also provide services to home-owners in existing properties.
We can provide air leakage testing for residents looking for a cost-effective way to reduce their heating bills and sound insulation solutions for ‘noisy neighbour’ complaints.
An air leakage test costs a fraction of the price of most energy saving solutions.The test will point out exactly where air (and therefore heating) is leaking out of your house,Read more