Choose Charlie Fleming Associates?
We can normally carry out sound tests at one or
two day’s notice, to fit in with your construction
programme. (We fully appreciate the pressure you
are under just before handover/completion). Results
are available on site, and can be faxed or emailed
to the site or head office later the same day.
A full report follows in a day or two.
We do not insist that all work on site stops while
the tests are carried out.
We work hard, within the Regulations, to try and
secure passes where other companies would not.
If a floor or wall fails, we will test another
in the hope that an average pass result can be
We can compete on price and offer 15% and 20%
discounts for retained commissions.
When we provide a quotation we stick to it. That
is what you pay, regardless of how long it actually
takes us to carry out the assessment.
Some of our competitors claim that they carry
out measurements in accordance with the appropriate
British Standards, when in fact they cut corners,
which leads to less accurate results. In turn,
this can mean that a construction appears to fail
when in fact it does not. This happened not too
long ago, when our methods secured a pass result
for a floor which had been failed by another firm,
purely because they did not conduct the measurements
properly. Not only was the fee paid to the first
firm of consultants a waste of money, but the
cost of implementing the, unnecessary, recommendations,
would have exceeded £100,000.
Certain other firms of acoustic consultants based
in Scotland have relationships with manufacturers
of building products, receiving payments for specifying
their materials. If a construction fails, they
will recommend these products. The advice is not
independent and the company may then benefit if
your floor/wall fails a sound transmission test.
Charlie Fleming and Peter Hubbard carry out the
tests. Both have a wealth of experience in this
field. There are other companies which send poorly
trained technicians to perform the sound test.
There are many pitfalls in the measurement of
sound transmission, and mistakes can be extremely
costly, as noted above, over £100,000.
Should a floor or wall fail, with our extensive
experience we can tell you what to do to make