Most Local Authorities request an environmental noise impact assessment report to support planning applications for new residential developments. A suitable assessment will consider guidance set out in the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), Noise Policy Statement for England (NPSE), Planning Practice Guidance – Noise (PPG-N), British Standards BS 8233:2014, BS…Find out more
Noise is an important consideration for developers and operators of entertainment premises such as bars, night clubs, and restaurants. Noise emissions from entertainment premises, often late at night, has the potential to disturb nearby residential occupants and Local Authorities often have stringent criteria to protect residential amenity. Acoustic assessments for…Find out more
Noise from commercial and retail businesses encompasses a large variety of sources. From bars and night clubs, air conditioning and ventilation serving offices or retail shops, delivery and servicing, to drive-thru lanes associated with coffee shops and takeaway restaurants, many commercial developments will require an acoustic assessment at the planning…Find out more
Health clubs and gyms are a current growth industry, with the number of gyms increasing year-on-year. These come with their own unique challenges; gyms often host classes with loud music, structure-borne impact noise from heavy weights being dropped, and the need for very high levels of ventilation and air conditioning.…Find out more
New schools, and new or refurbished buildings within existing schools must comply with Requirement E4 of Part E of The Building Regulations. All schools also need to comply with The School Premises Regulations and Independent School Standards. The normal way of complying with these requirements is to achieve the performance…Find out more
Industrial activities can produce significant levels of noise and vibration to residents living nearby, and to employees of the industrial company itself. Industrial development will usually require a detailed noise impact assessment and vibration assessment to be carried out in support of a planning application. Typically, these will be in…Find out more
Assessing noise from leisure and recreation activities in support of planning applications often presents a unique challenge; whereas industrial sources or those inside a building can incorporate purpose-designed noise control treatments, controlling noise from five-a-side football pitches or zip wires requires creative thinking and a high level of acoustic expertise.…Find out more
Most new healthcare buildings will be required to comply with acoustic criteria set out in Health Technical Memorandum 08-01: Acoustics (HTM 08-01). ACA Acoustics can undertake the necessary sound and vibration level surveys in support of planning applications, design of façade sound insulation, specify appropriate sound insulation between adjoining areas,…Find out more
Noise and vibration from construction activity has the potential to significantly disturb nearby occupants, from the largest to the smallest sites of sites. It is becoming common for Local Authorities to request an assessment of the noise and vibration impact of the construction phase of a development, either as part…Find out more
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