Vibration Monitoring

A number of projects now require ground vibration assessments to be submitted with a planning application as well as a noise assessment. This is particularly the case for residential applications adjacent to railway lines; mines and quarry developments where blasting will be carried out; and construction projects with impact piling or other vibration generating operations.

railwayFor planning applications, reference is made to the National Planning Policy Framework and the associated Technical Guidance. Detailed guidance is provided in a number of British Standards, BS 6472, BS 5228, and BS 7385.

Hepworth Acoustics has been involved in many vibration assessments for a wide variety of planning applications. Our expertise in this area allows us to provide a realistic assessment of what is acceptable for new developments and what mitigation measures are required to achieve this.

Hepworth Acoustics can provide the following services:

  • Vibration measurement surveys;
  • Consideration of vibration impact of development generated traffic;
  • Complaint investigation;
  • Vibration assessments to appropriate standards;
  • Recommendation of vibration control measures;
  • Vibration reports for planning applications;
  • Preparation of noise and vibration sections for Environmental Statements;
  • Representation at planning appeals.

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