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Approved Document O

What are the noise limits of Approved Document O?

May 27, 2022

What is The Building Regulations 2010 Approved Document O? Approved Document O (“ADO”) was published on 15th December 2021.  It aims to improve the health and wellbeing of occupants in dwellings and other rooms for residential purposes (other than a hotel) by controlling solar gains and improving the removal of excess heat.  This will reduce […]

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Front cover of BS 4142;2014 and other standards

What is a BS 4142 noise assessment – and why you might not need one?

April 22, 2022

When applying to your Local Authority for planning consent for a pub, restaurant, factory or any other type of industrial and commercial development, it is common for the Environmental Health Officer (EHO) to request that a BS 4142 noise impact assessment report is submitted with the application.  So, what is a BS 4142 assessment?

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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 you need vibration monitoring on your next construction project

March 4, 2022

Unfortunately, it is an unavoidable fact that there will often be people living or working in the vicinity of your construction sites.  This is particularly true in dense urban areas where space is at a premium, so it’s important that disruption is kept to a minimum.  While dust and noise pollution from construction sites is […]

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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 is ProPG: Planning & Noise and why it is important at an early stage of your residential development?

October 13, 2021

Getting things right from the earliest stages of your residential development can increase the likelihood of achieving planning consent for your development and reduce costs.  Not considering noise from the outset may seem innocuous, but getting it wrong can result in project delays, bureaucratic headaches, and lower returns.  Here’s how complying with ProPG Planning & […]

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4 Ways To Minimise Demolition and Construction Environmental Impact

October 7, 2021

Environmental monitoring describes how we regularly review the quality of an environment. During activities such as demolition or construction, where there is the potential for significant adverse impacts on the local environment, monitoring can help to reduce adverse effects to health, stress, and quality of life. Here are four things you can do to keep […]

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How Much Does A Noise Survey Cost?

September 28, 2021

The cost of a noise survey depends on many factors, the most important being what you need to achieve from the survey.  Let’s take a look at each of the factors that contributes to the cost of a high-quality survey.

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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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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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Noise Assessments To Comply With The National Planning Policy Framework

July 20, 2021

Noise assessments are key components of planning applications for new developments, yet the path to achieving planning consent is often not simple.

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