Noise Monitoring

Noise monitoring surveys are central to most of the work that is carried out by Hepworth Acoustics. To investigate complaints about noise pollution it is necessary to carry out a noise measurement survey. Also, having an understanding of the existing noise climate is vital in assessing any proposed noise generating development. Noise monitoring is often required to check compliance with noise limits specified in planning conditions.

Aircraft noise monitoring and prediction.The company owns a number of noise (and vibration) meters to provide monitoring capabilities. We have the capability to measure 'A-weighted' levels, octave and third octave levels as well as carrying out narrow band frequency analysis. This allows noise surveys to be carried out to standards such as BS 4142, BS 5228, BS 6472, BS 7445, BS 8223, BB93, ETSU-R-97.

Noise surveys can be carried out over time periods varying from a few minutes to a number of days, depending on the type of noise source. If the survey is of an item of mechanical services plant that generates a continual steady noise, the necessary data can be obtained within a few minutes. For developments such as windfarms, it can be necessary to obtain noise data under different wind conditions, and this can require monitoring over a number of days or weeks.

Hepworth Acoustics has been involved in a number of large scale noise monitoring exercises over the years. This has included work for Defra on identifying noise levels from equipment used at mines, quarries and construction sites. This data has been incorporated into the latest version of BS 5228.

Hepworth Acoustics can provide the following services:

  • Background noise surveys;
  • Vibration surveys;
  • Noise surveys to investigate complaints;
  • Surveys to investigate sources of tonal noise;
  • Sound insulation testing and surveys;
  • Representation at legal hearings.

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