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Environmental Noise Survey

The environmental assessment and environmental noise surveys undertaken by Sound Advice Acoustics Ltd can vary from a single existing or proposed air conditioning plant, inner city residential developments and large out of town developments. This can also include the measurement, assessment and evaluation of rail, road and aircraft noise.

All noise surveys are carried out to meet the latest standards and confirm the requirements set out by the local governing department, be it Environmental Health, Planning or Building Control.

We'll work for you along side the local authority to ensure your noise issues are discharged accordingly and that a suitable solution is achieved that satisfies all interested parties.

Existing Regulations

British Standard 8233 : 2014 'Guidance on sound insulation and noise reduction for buildings'.

This standard is used to ensure that specific internal noise levels are achieved for either existing or proposed residential developments. The standard gives guidance to the maximum permitted internal levels that are be being achieved.

British Standard 4142 : 2014 'Methods for rating and assessing industrial and commercial sound'.

This standard is widely used throughout the country, all local and county councils regard this standard as an appropriate standard for assessing the impact of a potential noise complaint from industrial noise affecting existing or proposed residential premises. The standard has been designed with an annoyance factor built in known as the 'Correction Factor' which adds 5dB to the evaluated specific noise level.

NPPF 'Planning and Policy Guidance — Planning and Noise'.

This standard gives indications into time daytime and night time and parameters and gives procedural guidance for evaluating individual NEC categories.

British Standard 7445 : 'Description and Measurement of Environmental Noise'.

This standard relates to the procedure and methodology that should be adopted and implemented in order for a qualified acoustic engineer to carry out an accurate and traceable noise survey of an external environmental noise source.

NOTE
The above standards are often used in conjunction with each other in order to compile and complete a full external environmental noise survey depending on the individual circumstances of the project.