ACA Acoustics carry out noise surveys throughout the UK and further afield. Surveys are conducted for a variety of reasons and durations.
What is a noise survey?
At the basic level, a noise survey involves using a sound level meter to measure sound pressure levels in decibels (dB).
Noise surveys – or sound level surveys – are required for many different reasons. These can include:
- Determining background sound levels for the assessment of mechanical services equipment in accordance with BS 4142
- To support a planning application for a residential development to comply with ProPG and BS 8233
- Investigative sound level surveys to explore noise complaints.
- Internal noise surveys are used to commission mechanical plant
- Setting noise limiters for music entertainment venues
Surveys can vary from attended measurements conducted over a few minutes, for example when commissioning noise from mechanical equipment to inside new offices, over a few hours, or alternatively automated monitoring equipment can be used to log background sound levels over a period of 24-hours or more; usually required when assessing noise in support of planning applications.
We have even undertaken surveys with a sound level meter on site monitoring continuously for over a year, with the ability for both us and the client to view results real-time via a webpage portal. This is particularly useful when monitoring noise (and vibration) from construction sites to nearby noise-sensitive properties where automated email and text alerts can be sent when pre-set limits are exceeded.
We provide a high-quality service, straight-forward advice, fast turn-around, and competitive prices. To discuss your project in detail please call or email on the links above.