Construction & Demolition

Noise and vibration from construction and demolition activity is a temporary impact of a development, but has the potential to cause significant disturbance, partly because of the open air nature of much of the work.  Redevelopment is often carried out in close proximity to existing premises, exacerbating the problems.

Construction noise.Much useful information on noise levels, prediction methods and assessment methodologies is contained in BS 5228 and BS 6472.  We use specialist software to carry out the noise predictions to BS 5228, and noise and vibration meters to assess compliance with BS 6472.

Hepworth Acoustics has carried out many noise and vibration assessments for construction activities ranging in size from small residential developments to overground sections of Crossrail. This has dealt with all aspects from initial planning applications, through detailing construction details to carrying out compliance measurements and investigating noise complaints.  In addition, we have caried out research work for Defra to document noise levels produced by current construction and demolition equipment. This data has been used in the latest version of BS 5228.

Our noise and vibration services are provided to all forms of commercial developers and operators and include:

  • Noise and vibration surveys for planning applications;
  • Predicting the potential noise impact of the construction works using noise mapping software;
  • Detailing noise mitigation measures;
  • Provision of comprehensive noise reports to support planning applications;
  • Expert witness services for planning appeals;
  • Assessment of noise complaints and recommendations for remedial measures.

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