Noise is becoming an increasingly important issue in planning requirements for urban developments, particularly those in high density locations; Acoustic testing is a requirement of Building Regulations Part E and can also be used to demonstrate compliance with Code for Sustainable Homes and BREEAM requirements, and a noise assessment report can help to reassure the relevant local authority.
We’ll work with you to assess noise issues, through our UKAS-accredited sound testing service carried out to EN ISO 140-4 and BS EN 140-7 standards, as well as BS 8233:2014 and BS 12354-3:2000 noise impact assessments giving guidance for the planning stage of developments. This includes advice on issues such as design, sound insulation, building acoustics and external noise sources. Our detailed noise assessment reports will help you address both the requirements of local authorities and the relevant planning bodies. They can also be useful alongside our other specialist services, such as the assessment on thermal efficiency, overheating and daylighting, to help you make sure that you’re effectively balancing these often competing demands and creating a truly high quality development.