Sound Insulation Testing

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We provide sound insulation testing and consultancy advice on new and existing buildings. We accurately measure airborne and impact noise transfer between dwellings such as apartments, terraced houses and semi-detached housing. All tests will are carried out following guidance in the 2014 Irish Building Regulations Technical Guidance Document E (TGD-E).

As full members of the Institute of Acoustics (IoA) and the Association of Acoustic Consultants of Ireland (AACI), combined with extensive acoustic consultancy experience, we are well-positioned to provide competent and qualified technical advice on matters relating to building acoustics.

Office Acoustics

Diarmuid is an expert in office acoustics. He provided an excellent service to Storm Technology by evaluating our open plan office design and private office sound insulation design requirements (privacy/speech intelligibility/ambient noise). This included a review of sound insulation between spaces and reverberation design goals. He also proposed well-researched solutions to help us achieve a more comfortable office environment for our staff. I would recommend Diarmuid for any office acoustics work and related matters pertaining to private offices/meeting rooms/training rooms and open-plan office spaces.


-John Devlin, Director of Operations at Storm Technology

Danone Testimonial

Diarmuid is very professional towards his work and competent in the noise assessment area. I found Diarmuid also very friendly and not a clock watcher – he was more than helpful with any enquiries I had during his assessment.

Mr Christopher Rushe, Environmental Health and Safety Officer at Danone.

Woodfit Acoustics

Diarmuid’s knowledge of Architectural Acoustics is outstanding. He has assisted Woodfit with a number of challenging projects with excellent results. Diramuid works with diligence and integrity and can be considered an expert in his field.

-Fergal Costello – Woodfit Acoustics, Athlone, Co. Westmeath

PJ Bowes Limited

Diarmuid worked with us in a consultancy capacity and his knowledge, worth ethic and delivery found others wanting. We would highly recommend Diarmuid in any acoustic related capacity and look forward to work together in the future.

-Padraig Bowes, MD of P.J. Bowes Limited Facades and Glazing Systems.

Gordon White Consulting Engineers

We commissioned ICAN Acoustics on behalf of a client to provide an acoustic survey and report on short notice to accompany additional information for a residential housing development. Diarmuid pulled out the stops to get a very supportive report completed on time despite the short notice.

-Gordon White C.Eng, MD at Gordon White Consulting Engineers

The field of building acoustics consists of two disciplines:

  1. Room acoustics - sound generation within a room;
  2. Building acoustics - sound insulation between rooms.

Services offered:

  • Sound Insulation Testing for Apartment buildings and residential semi-detached and terraced housing;
  • Design advise to assist with compliance with Technical Guidance Document-E on sound;
  • Airborne tests between residential dwellings (floor and wall);
  • Impact floor tests between apartments (floor test);
  • Sound insulation tests for schools.
  • Office privacy tests, meeting rooms to private offices, office to office, and private offices to open-plan spaces.
  • Acoustic modelling, design and specification per SDG 02-05-03, Acoustic Performance in New Primary & Post Primary School Buildings for Schools in Ireland.

Irish Sound Insulation testers are members of the AACI-Sound Insulation Testing Scheme.


Clients: JJ Rhatigan & Company, Laing O'Rourke,  Sisk Contractors, McNamara Construction, BAM Construction, P.Eillott, L&M Keating, Irish Court Services, AECOM, City and County Councils Nationwide (housing sections).

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