Welcome to R P Compliance!

R P Compliance Testing LtdTM - a UKAS Accredited Field Test Laboratory for Sound Insulation Testing (Part E) & Building Air Leakage Testing (Part L - Commercial & Domestic) established January 2012. Based along the North Norfolk coast, a family-run business providing a complete range of testing and compliance services for the construction industry covering most of England & Wales. Click here to view our 'Schedule of Accreditation'

(See below for direct links to services)

R P Compliance has been in the industry for over 12 years, and with more that 50 years combined experience, we aim to offer advice and guidance when and wherever we can (often free of charge). Below is a brief overview of one of the newer building regulations and one that has been effective since 2003. As changes are made in our industry, we will provide short insights to our Clients, followers and anyone in the industry to help keeping them up-to-date with the latest regulations, legislation & standards for the services we provide - see below.

Keeping You Informed:

What is Building Regulation Part O?

The updates to Building Regulations Approved Document Part O came into effect in June 2022, to address overheating in new buildings. 'Overheating' is approached on a basis of prevention and remedy.

Prevention: by limiting the amount of direct sunlight through windows and glazing. R P Compliance have qualified assessors to produce the calculations for you and make recommendations on how to comply. For more information go to Energy Calculations

What is 'SOUND INSULATION TESTING?' - Part 1
Building regulation Part E requires new build dwellings and conversions to have physical testing of shared partitions between those dwellings and other adjacent buildings, i.e. party walls/floors, to ensure they comply (airborne & impact).
How do we do this?
Using the equipment in the photograph above. If you would like to know how the equipment is used, watch out for our next update here when we will show you how we test for 'airborne' sound insulation.
SOUND INSULATION TESTING - Part 2 Following on from Part 1, today we briefly explain how we perform party wall tests for airborne sound transfer. The equipment required for this is shown in the picture right. The meter measures and records the sound levels in decibels (dB) and reverberation time in seconds, the amplifier drives the dodecahedron loudspeaker, which has 10 individual speakers that emit 'pink noise'. The picture below shows the typical speaker and meter positions during the test. The loudspeaker emits a sound level of at least 100dB in one of the pairs of rooms, where the levels are measured at different positions and heights. The levels are then measured in the room on the other side of the party wall, together with background noise measurements and reverberation time to eliminate the effects from the single figure rating, which should be a minimum of 45dB noise loss through the wall of purpose-built dwellings, and 43dB for dwellings formed by material change of use of an existing property. Next time we will explain how we arrive at the single figure rating, but in the meantime, if you have any questions or would like more information, please get in touch.

Noise & Sound Insulation Testing 

Airtightness Testing

Ventilation Testing

SAP's, EPC's, SBEM's

Air Leakage Rating, Internal Structures

Noise Surveys

Water Efficiency & Overheating

Speech Intelligibility - STI

Energy Saving in the Home

We are here to help:

If you have an enquiry but can't see it listed above, then please don't worry. Just give us a call and we will do our best to help you. If we are not able to answer your questions or provide the service necessary to meet you needs, we will almost certainly be able to advise how you can resolve your issue by pointing you in the right direction.  We have a wide range of contacts in the industry who would be willing to help.

Telephone 01485 580018 or 07930 970649 (mobile number for outside office hours 9am - 5pm)

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We are located at:

72 Westgate (next to Sainsbury's)

Hunstanton

Norfolk

PE36 5EP

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If you have any queries or wish to make an appointment, please contact us:

 

Telephone: 01485 580018 or

01485 533777

Mobile/Whatsapp: 07930 970649 or 07990 552792

E-mail: admin@rp-compliance.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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