construction Views

BS 4142

Kitchen extract fan with duct-mounted attenuator

How to control noise from kitchen extract fans

October 14, 2022

Noise from kitchen extract fans can cause a nuisance to people living near restaurants and other licensed premises.  Planning permission for HVAC equipment will often include a noise condition to be achieved.  Even where there is no planning condition then noisy equipment could be considered a statutory nuisance and need to be controlled.  This guide […]

Posted By: Rob Cant


Read More


Front cover of BS 4142;2014 and other standards

What is a BS 4142 noise assessment – and why you might not need one?

April 22, 2022

When applying to your Local Authority for planning consent for a pub, restaurant, factory or any other type of industrial and commercial development, it is common for the Environmental Health Officer (EHO) to request that a BS 4142 noise impact assessment report is submitted with the application.  So, what is a BS 4142 assessment?

Posted By: Rob Cant


Read More