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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 as such, additional fees will apply.

  • 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 floor finishes.  All service openings should have been made good. The rooms tested should ideally have a room volume of at least 25 metres cubed.
  • The tests make a significant amount of noise, but we require access to all properties and very quiet noise conditions during the tests. 
  • The dwellings should be unoccupied during the tests.
  • A 240 Volt (single-phase) supply is required with a safe, easy and secure access with adequate lighting (without trailing leads) into all rooms tested. If 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 initial report will be issued within 3 days. 

Where it is necessary to work to a shorter timescale, we would aim to meet all reasonable requests.


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 full time consultants. All consultants at Acoustic Consultants Limited have a minimum of Technical Member of the Institute of Acoustics (TechIOA) and are ANC accredited testers.

Tests and fee proposals can be requested by email to

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. 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

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: 

Additional Work –  Directors £ 100.00 per hour plus expenses. Consultants £ 70.00 per hour plus expenses. Graduates £ 50.00 per hour plus expenses 

We thank you for your enquiry and trust that this is generally in accordance with your requirements and look forward to your response. Please contact us should you require any further information.