Acoustic Consultants

Bars, Clubs & Restaurants

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 these developments typically include matters such as music noise breakout, noise from building services plant (e.g. kitchen extract fans and condensers), as well as customer noise from external areas, dispersion at closing time, and from associated activities such as deliveries and customer vehicles. We can also work with your architect or interior designer to ensure the internal acoustic climate is fit for purpose. For example, this could include controlling noise levels and potential for excessive reverberation times – echo – in a restaurant.

At ACA Acoustics we are highly experienced in assessing noise from entertainment venues, including from very sensitive sites such as night clubs with flats directly above or the conversion of listed barns to new wedding or function venues in very quiet countryside locations. We have also worked on mixed-use buildings incorporating residential apartments or hotel bedrooms above bars and night club areas. These types of development require a very high level of experience in acoustic design to achieve particularly stringent noise criteria.

Assessments are typically carried out for planning applications or appeals, licensing renewals, or to investigate existing complaints.

To discuss your project in detail and how we can help you, please give us a call or fill in the contact form and we will get back to you.

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Philip Catterall

"I have had the pleasure of using ACA Acoustics’ services on a high-end residential project in Vauxhall, London.

The commitment and proactiveness received from Rob Cant and his team was greatly appreciated on an extremely challenging and short time-framed project. This resulted in ACA Acoustics providing acoustic consultancy services on the current 51-storey commercial fit out project in Central London.

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Joe Wu – T Clarke PLC

"I have been using ACA Acoustics during my employment at different companies since Rob set the business up in 2012. Rob and his team offer an excellent service and very competitive costs for carrying out acoustic sound surveys and reports. In the fast pace nature of the hospitality client field their fast turnaround is greatly valued and helps me to build a robust offering to my clients."

Craig Ballantyne – Spiritus Technical Services Limited

"We used Rob from ACA Acoustics and would highly recommend their services. The work was carried out to an extremely high standard, these guys obviously know their business.

There was some opposition to our project and those opposing employed an independent acoustic agent to try and discredit the report Rob had produced. However, the other report was thrown out and deemed totally inadequate and the Local Authority praised the report submitted by ACA Acoustics.

As I say, these guys know their stuff and are extremely competent and most professional."

Sanchia Ascroft – The Thatch Barn, Yelling

"ACA Acoustics’ practical understanding of the HVAC industry and professional yet common sense approach to finding the right solution for each project is the reason why I’d always choose to use them on my projects and recommend them to my clients."

Ed Fellerman – Chapman Ventilation Limited

"I’ve worked with Rob and ACA for a number of years on numerous projects, and their proactive approach and negotiation skills have helped my clients and I overcome various difficult challenging noise issues to secure tricky planning consents.

As a planning consultancy we have worked with various noise consultants and I have found ACA to be the most pragmatic and adept, going beyond simply undertaking noise calculations to help find solutions and fight our corner when needed."

Mark Shearman – Firstplan

"I use ACA Acoustics to assist with all our projects which require an acoustic assessment. They also provide the acoustic design for separating walls and floors to comply with The Building Regulations Approved Document E.

Their straightforward and practical advice complements the service I can offer to my clients and I highly recommend their service."

Ian Hubbarde – Link Architecture