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Residential Noise Surveys

Noise has the potential to affect quality of life. Understanding noise levels is particularly important when considering residential areas where people live and sleep. It is vital to ensure that communities can thrive without the disturbance of harmful noise levels.

Noise Surveys are often required as part of planning permission on a variety of residential projects. Anything from a single-storey extension to a large-scale residential development has the potential to affect or be affected by noise levels in the area. Our Acoustic Consultants undertake residential noise surveys to ensure that correct measures can be put it place to keep noise at an acceptable level. This improves the quality of life for current and future occupants.

How We Conduct Residential Noise Surveys

Prior to conducting the noise survey, our consultants will establish if the proposed development is near to a source of noise, such as roads, train lines or industrial noise. The on-site survey consists of measuring the baseline sound levels of an area over a pre-determined period of time using a sound-level meter. This data is then analysed to the relevant British Standard and our consultants will produce a technical report and recommend any mitigation measures that may be needed.

Mitigation measures can include the creation of an acoustic bund, the use of a specific type of window glazing on the affected residential dwellings, or redesigning parts of the development plan. Our consultants understand the importance of balancing the cost of these mitigation measures with the need to create peaceful residential developments.

Noise Surveys are often required as part of planning permission on a variety of residential projects. Anything from a single-storey extension to a large-scale residential development has the potential to affect or be affected by noise levels in the area. Our Acoustic Consultants undertake residential noise surveys to ensure that correct measures can be put it place to keep noise at an acceptable level. This improves the quality of life for current and future occupants.

How We Conduct Residential Noise Surveys

Prior to conducting the noise survey, our consultants will establish if the proposed development is near to a source of noise, such as roads, train lines or industrial noise. The on-site survey consists of measuring the baseline sound levels of an area over a pre-determined period of time using a sound-level meter. This data is then analysed to the relevant British Standard and our consultants will produce a technical report and recommend any mitigation measures that may be needed.

Mitigation measures can include the creation of an acoustic bund, the use of a specific type of window glazing on the affected residential dwellings, or redesigning parts of the development plan. Our consultants understand the importance of balancing the cost of these mitigation measures with the need to create peaceful residential developments.

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Acoustic Services

Noise Impact Assessments

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