What Is ProPG: Planning & Noise and Why It Is Important at an Early Stage of Your Residential Development?
October 13, 2021
Getting things right from the earliest stages of residential development can increase the likelihood of achieving planning consent for your development and reduce costs. Not considering noise from the outset may seem innocuous, but getting it wrong can result in project delays, bureaucratic headaches, and lower returns. Here’s how ProPG Planning can help.
4 Ways To Minimise Demolition and Construction Environmental Impact
October 7, 2021
Environmental monitoring describes how we regularly review the quality of an environment. During activities such as demolition or construction, where there is the potential for significant adverse impacts on the local environment, monitoring can help to reduce adverse effects to health, stress, and quality of life. Here are four things you can do to keep […]
How Much Does A Noise Survey Cost?
September 28, 2021
The cost of a noise survey depends on many factors, the most important being what you need to achieve from the survey. Let’s take a look at each of the factors that contributes to the cost of a high-quality survey.
What To Consider When Conducting A Noise Risk Assessment
September 24, 2021
The requirement for businesses to reduce employees’ exposure to noise is enshrined in law. The Control of Noise at Work Regulations (2005) make it mandatory for employers to take positive action, by providing staff with the appropriate equipment and training. Employers have a legal duty to monitor noise levels by carrying out a workplace noise […]
What Is An Acoustic Consultant?
September 16, 2021
The control of noise is extremely important in new build developments and the renovation or change of use of existing properties, as Local Authority planning departments will often require professional noise assessments before granting permission for work to go ahead.
ACA Acoustics Are Now A SITMA Registered Testing Company – Book Your Sound Insulation Testing Today
September 2, 2021
We are delighted to inform readers that ACA Acoustics are now SITMA registered, making us fully accredited for sound insulation testing.
Why Is Expert Acoustic Design Important In Health Settings?
August 5, 2021
As anyone who has been unlucky enough to endure an overnight hospital stay will agree, hospitals are rarely peaceful places. In fact, at most times of day and night, in-patient wards are perpetually busy, with equipment, staff, and patients combining to increase noise levels. However, noise is also exacerbated by poor acoustic design, such as […]
Noise Assessments To Comply With The National Planning Policy Framework
July 20, 2021
Noise assessments are key components of planning applications for new developments, yet the path to achieving planning consent is often not simple. The planning system in England and Wales can be complicated, lengthy, and contradictory, with important decisions made by people, such as councillors, who may not easily understand the technical aspects of noise impact […]
How An Acoustic Consultant Can Help Your Bar Or Restaurant Resolve A Noise Complaint Or Achieve Planning Consent
June 20, 2021
Restaurants, bars, and pubs are usually hives of activity, and from 21st June 2021 will hopefully become so again! In a busy hospitality venue it’s unsurprising – and inevitable – that noise is produced, particularly at times of the evening, and at weekends, when local residents are more likely to be at home. The problem […]
How An Expert Noise Assessment Will Help You To Comply With BREEAM Credits HEA 05 And POL 05
June 11, 2021
BREEAM – the Building and Research Establishment’s Environmental Assessment Method – is an important strategy for achieving sustainable design, construction, and operation of building projects in the UK. The international scheme awards credits according to the environmental performance of buildings.