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Why you should consider architectural acoustics when designing your new building

March 21, 2022

Building acoustics is a vital element of the design or refurbishment of many buildings. Sometimes, effective architectural acoustics are necessary to promote optimum levels of productivity in commercial premises, aid communication between individuals, or safeguard people’s health and wellbeing. Also, the way sound is transmitted is important in buildings that have a specific function, where […]

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Why is sound insulation an essential consideration when developing houses and flats?

February 22, 2022

It is essential that sound insulation is carefully considered when developing houses or flats.  Complaints about excessive noise and nuisance is the most common cause of dispute between residents.

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5 Ways an acoustic consultant can help to get your business booming

February 15, 2022

Noise is an increasingly problematic issue in modern society, particularly in densely populated urban areas where the negative effects can be magnified.  If your business activities are causing a noise nuisance, people’s everyday lives, and even their health, could be affected.

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What to consider when conducting a noise risk assessment

September 24, 2021

The requirement for businesses to reduce employees’ exposure to noise is enshrined in law. The Control of Noise at Work Regulations (2005) make it mandatory for employers to take positive action, by providing staff with the appropriate equipment and training. Employers have a legal duty to monitor noise levels by carrying out a workplace noise […]

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What Is An Acoustic Consultant?

September 16, 2021

The control of noise is extremely important in new build developments and the renovation or change of use of existing properties, as Local Authority planning departments will often require professional noise assessments before granting permission for work to go ahead.

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ACA Acoustics Are Now A SITMA Registered Testing Company – Book Your Sound Insulation Testing Today

September 2, 2021

  We are delighted to inform readers that ACA Acoustics are now SITMA registered, making us fully accredited for sound insulation testing.

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Why Is Expert Acoustic Design Important In Health Settings?

August 5, 2021

As anyone who has been unlucky enough to endure an overnight hospital stay will agree, hospitals are rarely peaceful places. In fact, at most times of day and night, in-patient wards are perpetually busy, with equipment, staff, and patients combining to increase noise levels. However, noise is also exacerbated by poor acoustic design, such as […]

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How An Acoustic Consultant Can Help Your Bar Or Restaurant Resolve A Noise Complaint Or Achieve Planning Consent

June 20, 2021

Restaurants, bars, and pubs are usually hives of activity, and from 21st June 2021 will hopefully become so again! In a busy hospitality venue it’s unsurprising – and inevitable – that noise is produced, particularly at times of the evening, and at weekends, when local residents are more likely to be at home. The problem […]

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How an expert noise assessment will help you comply with BREEAM credits Hea 05 and Pol 05

How An Expert Noise Assessment Will Help You To Comply With BREEAM Credits HEA 05 And POL 05

June 11, 2021

BREEAM – the Building and Research Establishment’s Environmental Assessment Method – is an important strategy for achieving sustainable design, construction, and operation of building projects in the UK. The international scheme awards credits according to the environmental performance of buildings.

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How Acoustic Consultants Can Get Your Planning Permission Approved First Time

How Acoustic Consultants Can Get Your Planning Permission Approved First Time

May 12, 2021

When the development of residential properties, hotels, schools, or hospitals is planned, Local Authorities often request a noise assessment as part of the pre-application stage of planning permission. This is most likely if the site is in proximity to existing noise sources, such as transport hubs or industrial units. A noise survey may also be […]

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How Can An Acoustic Consultant Help You To Meet The Planning Department’s Deadlines?

How Can An Acoustic Consultant Help You To Meet The Planning Department’s Deadlines?

May 5, 2021

Noise surveys are frequently required by Local Authorities as part of the planning application process for new projects of residential, commercial, industrial, or mixed-use developments. They are important when a proposed development:

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