Acoustic design for people and building control
Noise, sound and vibration effects are related to both people and buildings. That’s why we take an holistic view to each and every one of our projects, whatever its size.
By working in close partnership with clients, lead designers and contractors, our practical, cost-effective acoustic design solutions always:
- Optimise the acoustics of the building structure within its specific environment;
- Reduce the impact of noise, vibration and dust on those living in or using the building;
- Avoid acoustic issues from happening through the correct monitoring and management of noise and vibration;
- Comply with the relevant regulatory and local authority requirements, and any specific requirements set by the client.
Whatever the sector, whatever the brief, our advice and solutions are completely independent from any product or service provider.
Sector specific design standards
In addition to the local planning authority and/or client’s own acoustic requirements, some industry sectors have to adhere to specific building regulation design standards.
We are able to implement the requirements of these design standards and guidelines, including:
- Approved Document E for Residential Purposes, including Hotels
- Robust Details Handbook for Residential Developments
- Building Bulletin 93 Acoustic Design of Schools
- BS8233 ‘Sound insulation and noise reduction for buildings Code of Practice’ for Residential and Commercial Developments
- Health Technical Memorandum 08-01: Acoustics [HTM08-01] for Healthcare
- British Council of Offices Guides
These regulatory standards and guidelines are further enhanced by the importance of design and construction assessments, including BREEAM, Ecohomes, Code for Sustainable Homes, and considerate contractor schemes.