Housing and Residential

Noise is often a major consideration for new residential developments.  Planning noise assessments are required for many residential sites to ensure that residential amenity is protected for future residents, and adequate sound insulation between dwellings is an important design requirement, particularly in apartment developments.

 Noise assessments for housing developments.Mechanical services plant and servicing vehicles often need to be assessed to determine that noise and vibration will not cause significant noise impact on existing noise sensitive premises.  Hotel developments need noise assessments to ensure that environmental noise levels are reduced to acceptable levels and adequate sound insulation is provided between rooms.

Hepworth Acoustics has a long history of assessing noise and vibration for all sizes of residential developer. Planning assessments have been carried out for all types of noise impact, and design and testing of sound insulation measures to Approved Document E has been carried out for new build and conversions.

Our noise and vibration services are provided at all stages of residential development and include:

  • Noise and vibration surveys for planning applications;
  • Assessing sound insulation between dwellings;
  • Predicting the potential noise impact of the proposed development;
  • Detailing mitigation measures to attenuate environmental noise;
  • Provision of comprehensive noise reports to support planning applications;
  • Expert witness services for planning appeals;
  • Sound insulation testing;
  • 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