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Health Technical Memorandum 08-01: Acoustics (HTM 08-01) is a Department of Health document setting out acoustic design criteria for healthcare buildings. The document recommends a set of design criteria to control noise levels and reverberation in spaces; sound insulation between spaces; speech intelligibility and vibration.

The requirements of HTM 08-01, whilst not a part of the Building Regulations, do form the basis of the acoustic requirements for Healthcare buildings in the context of BREEAM. We can assist in meeting demanding end-user requirements with cost-effective solutions.

Our services for healthcare projects include:

  • Noise surveys for planning applications and the design of building envelope sound insulation;
  • Specifying appropriate sound insulation between spaces;
  • Advice on building services noise control;
  • Design of internal room acoustics using acoustic modelling software; and
  • Supervision of acoustic works in progress and acoustic commissioning testing.

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