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NEW ACOUSTIC LABORATORY OPENS IN CAMBRIDGE Cambridge Acoustic Laboratory Limited (CALL) provides a range of acoustic services, which includes a purpose-built sound transmission suite, offering laboratory sound insulation testing of building elements in accordance with the BS EN ISO 10140 series of standards. Recently established alongside parent company Cambridge Fire Research (CFR), our Pampisford site can cover the convenience of sound insulation testing andfifire resistance testing all “under one roof”. CALL also offers noise surveys such as: noise impact assessments, industrial and commercial noise, environmental noise surveys, and noise at work surveys. Why Choose Call? • Use of configurable blanking panels eliminates the need to build time consuming masonry support partitions, saving time and money on building materials and reducing waste. • More testing can be achieved in the time allocated, giving better value for money for the client. • Bespoke aperture sizes available on request. • CALL shares a site with parent company CFR, meaning acoustic and fire certication can be done “under one roof”. • Fast report turnaround time. • Assembly service and support available for modest extra fee. • Ample on-site parking in scenic and easily accessible Cambridge location. • UKAS Accredited in accordance with International Standard ISO/IEC 17025:2017

CALL also offers noise surveys such as: noise impact assessments, industrial and commercial noise, environmental noise surveys, and noise at work surveys.

Laboratory Our purpose-built sound transmission suite is complaint with BS EN ISO 10140-5:2010 and is accredited by UKAS to BS EN ISO 17025:2017. Opting for a UKAS accredited laboratory will ensure accurate and reliable results.

will have on the surrounding area. There are many reasons that developments require a noise impact assessment. This could be a new construction project or extension of business hours. In both examples, you will need to know the likely impact that the project would have on the surrounding area.

Windows & Glazing CALL offers pre-configurable openings for windows and glazing. Our team will help choose the best test opening and method of installation for your product(s) and will check the installation for leakage.

Industrial & Commercial Noise Surveys If you are planning to install new plant machinery, such as: air-conditioning unit or extraction systems, you will require an industrial noise survey to help ensure that you will not be adversely impacting on the local environment. Industrial noise surveys are undertaken to comply with BS 4142:2014. Our acoustic experts will ensure that your industrial noise survey includes everything necessary to ensure your project or development meets the required standards.

Airborne Sound Insulation Testing to the BS EN ISO 10140 series of standards on products including: Doorsets – single or double CALL offers three pre-configurable openings for doorsets. We have capability to test single and double leaf doorsets sequentially without the requirement to build a new partition. Our team will help choose the best test opening for your product and will check the installation for leakage.

Seals & Fittings CALL have a variety of reference doors which can be used for testing various seals and fittings. Please contact our team who will advise how best to proceed for you product(s).

Noise Surveys Our noise surveys involve the use of our sound measuring equipment to describe the sound environment of an area. CALL offers a wide range of noise surveys aim to assess different aspects of our sound environment, which include: Noise Impact Assessments A noise impact assessment is used to predict the impact that noise from your development

Environmental Noise Surveys Environmental noise surveys are required for new developments to ensure noise levels do not exceed specific noise levels for the local community. Your planning permission or environmental health officer will typically inform you of the specific standards that your need to fulfil. These surveys are performed in accordance with the latest regulations to ensure that you meet the environmental criteria set by your local authority. Noise at Work Surveys As an employer you are legally responsible for controlling the amount of noise that employees are exposed to during the working day. A noise at work surveys ensures that legal standards have been enforced, as well as ensuring that employees health and well-being is cared for. We follow the latest noise at work regulations and guidance to ensure that our clients fully comply with the necessary noise at work standards. Contact Us Tel: 01223 837007 Email: testing@camacousticlab.co.uk Website: www.camacousticlab.co.uk

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