BREEAM

BREEAM is an environmental assessment method for rating and certifying the performance of a wide range of building types, that was first launched in 1990. The New Construction technical guide for non-domestic buildings was published in 2011.

Credits are achieved for meeting acoustic requirements.

Requirements for internal acoustics and performance of the building in noise terms are determined by the useage of the building.

Acoustic performance is contained within the Health and Well-being section (Hea 05) of the document, its purpose being to  "ensure the buildings' acoustic performance including sound insulation meet the appropriate standards for its purpose"

External sources of noise impacting the chosen site; site layout and zoning of the building for good acoustics; acoustic requirements for users with special hearing and communication needs; and aAcoustic treatment of different zones and facades should be considered at an early stage.

Courts, Data Centres, Pre-schools, schools and sixth form colleges, Healthcare, Industrial, Residential, Multi-residential, Offices, Prisons and Retail developments are all included.

Noise attenuation under the Pollution section (Pol 05) and aims to "reduce the likelihood of noise arising from fixed installations on the new development affecting nearby noise-sensitive buildings".

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