we can assess your site for traffic noise using ppg24 or other guidance and give sound insulation advice and practical acoustic solutions to meet your planning conditions

Advice AND sound testing

Not only do we perform traffic, rail and aircraft surveys to help you get planning permission but we can also advise on internal acoustics and offer an accredited sound insulation testing service. We can check your design, review your drawings and provide sound insulation recommendations to help you pass the sound insulation tests first time round. We aim to provide you with cost-effective sound advice and practical acoustic solutions. We aim to give you the best prices for sound testing and traffic, rail and aircraft noise surveys. We do not sub-contract sound testing or noise surveys to other companies. This way we can be certain of the quality of service you will receive. We are members of the IOA, the ANC and we are ANC registered sound testers. See our sound testing page for more information.

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Noise Surveys and Assessments by Sound Acoustics Ltd

Sound Acoustics Ltd is a member of the Association of Noise Consultants and is suitably qualified to carry out your noise surveys and assessments. We can review your plans, tailor a survey to satisfy your proposals and the Local Authority criteria (you should determine this before asking for a quote) and then provide recommendations and ongoing advice to enable the project to be capable of satisfying the criteria. We will provide sound advice and practical acoustic solutions to help achieve your project goals.

Withdrawal of Planning Policy Guidance 24: Planning and Noise (PPG24)

Recent changes in planning have seen the withdrawal of Planning Policy Guidance 24: Planning and Noise (PPG24). This was a document widely used in the planning process for deciding the suitability of locations for proposed housing developments as well as giving guidance on other types of development. Local Authorities should now have their own criteria for determining the suitability for development (these may be based on PPG24).

Types of Noise Assessment

The most frequent assessments we carry out are as follows:

Schools - Building Bulletin 93: Ensuring our youngsters have excellent acoustics in schools.

Industrial Noise near Residential - BS4142 : Assessing the likelihood of complaints due to proposed industrial noise near dwellings.

Industrial Noise in the Workplace - Noise at Work 2005 : Noise surveys and monitoring in the workplace to protect the hearing of employees.

Noise surveys and assessments in the following areas:

We are able to carry out noise surveys and assessments in the following areas:

English Counties: Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, London, Middlesex, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Suffolk, Surrey, Sussex.

English Regions: East Anglia, South-east, London, Home Counties, Midlands.