Acoustic Design

Acoustic design is a fundamental part of almost every acoustic consultancy projects.  After a noise measurement survey has been carried out there is usually a need to design mitigation measures to solve a noise problem, or to prevent a future noise problem arising. For some types of buildings acoustic design of room finishes is necessary to enhance internal acoustics.  Getting acoustic design wrong can mean either expensive over provision, or costly remedial works, or ending up with rooms not fit for purpose. 

Acoustic Design

Examples of acoustic design are:

  • Specification of noise barriers for new transportation schemes;
  • Acoustic glazing and ventilation to control environmental noise in new residential developments;
  • Party wall and floor design in residential developments to minimise airborne and impact sound transmission;
  • Enhancement of building facades and attenuation of mechanical services plant to control impact from new commercial/industrial developments;
  • Control of reverberation times and room acoustics within education and performance spaces to enhance music and speech intelligibility.

At Hepworth Acoustics we achieve the correct design strategy by the following measures:

  • Very experienced senior staff reviewing all design reports;
  • Use of latest acoustic software to aid design work;
  • Knowledge of a wide range of materials and their acoustic properties;
  • Experience of design team meetings and incorporating acoustic requirements in with other design team requirements;
  • Practical experience of inspecting works and providing recommendations for remedial/alternative methods.

Our acoustic design experience covers highways, railways, airports, televison studios, schools, hotels, housing, apartment blocks, hospitals, factories, music venues, offices, waste disposal sites, mineral workings and retail.

Contact Your Nearest Regional Office


If you would like to discuss our services get in touch with one of our regional offices directly, which are listed below, or email us at 
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Manchester 

Hepworth Acoustics Ltd (Head Office)
21 Little Peter Street
Manchester
M15 4PS

 

Tel: 0161 242 7900
Fax: 0161 235 8407

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Birmingham

Hepworth Acoustics Ltd
1310 Solihull Parkway
Birmingham Business Park
Birmingham
B37 7YB

Tel: 0121 635 5565
Fax: 0161 235 8407

London

Hepworth Acoustics Ltd
Hamilton House
Mabledon Place
London
WC1H 9BB
 

Tel: 0207 554 8712
Fax: 0161 235 8407

Liverpool

Hepworth Acoustics Ltd
Bulloch House
10, Rumford Place
Liverpool
L3 9DG
 

Tel: 0151 515 0741
Fax: 0161 235 8407

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Sheffield

Hepworth Acoustics Ltd
The Innovation Centre
217 Portobello
Sheffield
S1 4DP
 

Tel: 0114 224 2428
Fax: 0161 235 8407

Bristol

Hepworth Acoustics Ltd
1st Floor, Aztec Centre
Aztec West
Almondsbury
Bristol
BS32 4TD

Tel: 01454 203533
Fax: 0161 235 8407