Noise emissions from some new developments have the potential to cause a nuisance to people living nearby. If a Local Authority is concerned about a new development, they will usually request that a noise assessment - sometimes called a noise impact assessment - is carried out. ACA Acoustics are experienced…Find out more
Construction noise and vibration monitoring is a requirement at many building, demolition, and civil engineering sites to confirm emissions don't cause a nuisance to nearby residents. Where there are nearby residential properties it is important that contractors and developers consider the potential impact of noise and vibration from their site,…Find out more
At ACA Acoustics, we offer reliable sound insulation testing for new or conversion houses and flats to ensure compliance with Approved Document E of the Building Regulations. Sound insulation tests are required on most new-build houses or flats, or any dwellings formed by material change of use – the formal…Find out more
Poor acoustic design can blight a new development, resulting in complaints by occupiers, lack of productivity and extensive costs and delays while undertaking remedial works. Whether it is excessive echo within an open atrium, lack of privacy between cellular offices or meeting rooms, noise from building services equipment or high…Find out more
ACA Acoustics have provided acoustic consultancy for planning applications from large residential and mixed-use developments to the installation of a single new air conditioning condenser. We work with architects, planning consultants, developers, and contractors and as a result we understand how acoustic assessments fit into the planning process and will…Find out more
Mechanical ventilation and heating/cooling systems are a common feature in many buildings. From Air Handling Units, Fan Coil Units (FCU), or chillers serving commercial offices, kitchen extract fans to a restaurant, or heat recovery units (MVHR) serving modern residential apartments, all these building services systems have the potential to result…Find out more
Determining existing background sound levels for the assessment of mechanical services equipment, internal commissioning noise surveys, investigating noise complaints, or setting noise limiters for music entertainment venues, we undertake noise surveys on almost every project we are involved in. Surveys can vary from attended measurements conducted over a few minutes,…Find out more
The Building Research Establishment’s Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) provides a set of standards and best practices for sustainable design, construction, and operation of new or refurbished development. Within the current BREEAM technical manuals the credits relating to noise are Hea 05 and Pol 05. Hea 05 considers the acoustic performance…Find out more
Ground-borne vibration from external sources such as trains, structure-borne vibration from building services equipment, or activities within adjoining properties such as a bowling alley or weights being dropped in a fitness gym can cause significant disturbance to occupants and in extreme cases even result in structural damage to the building…Find out more
Computerised noise maps are a powerful tool which allows the impact of proposed development to be calculated over a wide area and to multiple receptors simultaneously. It is said that a picture paints a thousand words, and print-outs from noise mapping software can also be extremely useful in demonstrating to…Find out more
Sound insulation testing most commonly refers to pre-completion testing (PCT) between residential houses or flats, required to demonstrate compliance with Approved Document E of The Building Regulations for new-build dwellings or those formed by material change of use. We offer a complete service to clients and will review the initial…Find out more
"I want to share with you my appreciation for the honesty and sincerity you have shown throughout our work together.
It’s getting rarer these days that clients’ interests are put ahead of pressure to generate fees.
I would definitely recommend you to others."
"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.
I would not hesitate with recommending their services as they are my preferred company for acoustic consultancy."
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