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Test Requirements 

The following are the test requirements. If the conditions are not met it may result in an abortive site visit and additional fees will apply. These fees will be based on our time and expenses rate (including travel time) noted below.

  • The tests make a significant amount of noise however the testing will need to be carried out when there is no significant construction noise on site. 
  • The testing is on the basis that all plots are ready during the tests with quiet conditions outside and inside the plots to be tested. If a phased approach is required which would require additional visits, the fee will need to be adjusted accordingly.
  • The rooms tested need to be fully constructed with sealed fitted doors, sealed windows, skirting and without carpet or other floor finishes unless a Type 1 floor.  All service openings should have been made good. The rooms tested should ideally have a room volume of at least 25 metres cubed.
  • We require access to all properties and with unoccupied spaces (people and pets).
  • A stable power supply is required with a safe, easy and secure access with adequate lighting (without trailing leads) into all rooms tested. Our fees are on the basis of 240V in the rooms being tested is provided. If this is not the case and 110 Volts is to be used, the time to complete the tests is longer and as such, the fee will rise accordingly.
  • A set of floor plans is provided before the tests.

Time Scales 

In terms of timescales, we would:

  • Aim to complete all site work within 2 weeks of a formal appointment, subject to access.
  • Upon completion of the site work, the results report will be issued within 3 days.
  • Where it is necessary to work to a shorter timescale, we aim to meet all reasonable requests.

Personnel

The primary contact for Building Regulation Part E tests will be James Curtis. James is an Associate Member of the Institute of Acoustics (AMIOA) and our Consultant in charge of testing.

Testing will be completed by one our ANC accredited consultants. All consultants at Acoustic Consultants Limited have a minimum of Technical Member of the Institute of Acoustics (TechIOA) and are ANC accredited testers.

Fee Requests and Bookings

Test dates and fee proposals can be requested by phone (0117 9862956) or email to mail@acoustic-ltd.co.uk.

Terms of Business

Our terms of business are based on a contract and fee in accordance with the Association of Consulting Engineers Short Form Agreement 2002 (revised 2004) for reports and advisory work. 

Almost all tests are completed on a Pro Forma Basis. For repeat customers we can complete the work under a contract, or Purchase Order from a company, or Official Appointment from a company email or letter. We reserve the right to request payment from all customers before release of results.

Additional Work 

Any additional work (including aborted site visits due to client/site contact’s mistakes) not stated within this fee proposal will be charged at the following rate: 

  • Directors £ 100 per hour plus expenses.
  • Consultants £ 70.00 per hour plus expenses.
  • Graduates £ 50.00 per hour plus expenses