Building Compliance Pre Test Checklists

What you need to do before we can complete a building compliance test.

Sound Tightness Test Checklist

Please check and ensure the following where possible before requesting a Sound Tightness Test:

  • A 240 Volt power supply must be available within the building.
  • No trades should be working in the building during the test.
  • No noisy operations/work being carried out in the vicinity.
  • Access to adjoining buildings is required.
  • Tested areas must be clean and tidy.
  • All walls, floors and ceilings must be completed.
  • All windows and external doors must be fitted, glazed and closed.
  • All internal doors must be fitted.
  • Skirting, wall sockets and switches must be fitted.
  • All trickle vents and ventilation systems must be installed and closed.
  • When testing separated floors for Impact Transmission, no cosmetic floor coverings should be fitted.

Air Pressure Test Checklist

Pre Air Tightness Test Checklist

  • Ensure the building envelope is complete. All glazing, external doors and cladding to be complete.
  • Light fixtures to be fitted.
  • All sockets to be fitted.
  • Any penetrations made through the external envelope to be sealed.
  • Any loft/storage doors, hatches, to be finished and in place with a draft excluder.
  • SVP and any waste pipes passing through the external walls and ceilings to be sealed.
  • If applicable all boxing in housing a soil pipe, to be sealed if exiting through the ceiling or external wall.
  • Plumbing installed and all traps to have water in.
  • Skirting board to be in fixed and sealed top and bottom.
  • If you have a chimney please make sure this has already been sealed prior to our visit, everything else we seal, including extractor fans and trickle vents.
  • All temporary sealing and wedging open of internal doors is to be undertaken by the client prior to the test team arriving. This is to include all external roller shutter doors
  • The client is responsible for providing 240 volt power with 13 amp sockets.
  • The client is responsible for all forms of access to height e.g. steps, scaffold, scissor lifts.
  • In the event of a test fail all remedial work required is to be carried out by the client.
  • The client must provide adequate dimensioned floor plans and sections, so that envelope area calculations can be done prior to our arrival on site.

It is the client’s responsibility to confirm, reschedule or cancel any air test date with adequate notice or charges will apply.

ACD’s (Accredited Construction Details) Checklist

Please click on the link for the details, these details will direct you to the planning portal.

Steel frame details: Steel Frame Illustrations

Timber frame details: Timber Frame Illustrations

Masonry Cavity wall details: Masonry Cavity Wall Insulation Illustrations

Masonry External Wall details: Masonry External Wall Insulation Illustrations

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WW Martin

"We have worked closely with Tom & Kevin on many commercial and residential projects for both SBEM & SAP’s and onsite air and sound test and find their approach practical in meeting our objectives."

David Barker

Red Key Concepts

"We have been delighted with the wide range and highly professional services that SEA Building Compliance have offered to us in a selection of our development projects. Specifically they have provided us with a high quality SAP, SBEM, air and sound testing solutions within our residential and commercial builds and at every stage of the build to ensure that we achieve compliance."

Charley Gremo-Gilham

Kudos Surveying

"I just wanted to thank you and your team for the excellent service we and our clients have received from SEA Building Compliance Limited.    We particularly appreciate all the hard work you all put in to meet our sometimes ridiculous deadlines and of course all of the solutions you put forward to assist the projects. This is a tribute to the quality of your team and the services provided, we have    enjoyed working with you all and the opportunity that has presented to use your    extensive range of professional services to provide solutions to our technical problems.    Once again, thank you and all of the team that have worked on our    projects    and we hope to continue working closely together in the future. "

Matthew Gerlack

BBS Construction Ltd

"We have appointed SEA Building Compliance on several housing and commercial projects and have always found them to be professional and very knowledgeable in building compliance testing, consultation and certification. We have no hesitation in recommending them to others and continue to utilise their expertise on our own developments. "

Matt Brickland
Managing Surveyor

Ashford Borough Council

"We are proud to have had a long association with S.E.A Building Compliance Ltd who we use for thermal calculations as well as sound and air testing. This supplements the building consultancy and building regulation services we offer making a much more complete ‘one stop shop’ for our clients. As such S.E.A are considered to be part of our team. We find the service to be extremely professional and approachable and at a value that results in no need for us to look elsewhere."

David Harrison
Building Control & Quality Place Making Manager

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