Acoustic Consultants

Noise Assessments for Industrial Facilities

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 accordance with BS 4142:2014 and BS 6472:2008, although some specific industrial activities have their own unique British or International Standards or guidance documents.

Some regulated industrial activities will require an assessment to be submitted to and approved by the Environment Agency rather than the Local Authority. These assessments must be in accordance with the Environment Agency’s IPPC Horizontal Guidance Note.

Employees of industrial companies are also potentially at risk of noise induced hearing loss. The Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005 requires employers to assess the noise exposure of staff and implement appropriate mitigation schemes where noise levels exceed permitted levels.

ACA Acoustics will undertake the required sound and vibration level surveys and assessments to either support your planning application or to assess your employee’s exposure to noise. Our experience and innovative thinking means any required mitigation scheme will be practical and cost-effective, whilst achieving the desired result.

Please call us to discuss your next project and how we can help.

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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