Our Work

Here you can view several examples of the services we provide.

Noise & Vibration Monitoring

    We provide both attended and unattended noise & vibration monitoring for several construction sites in London and the south east. We have a range of Class 1 Sound Level meters and tri-axial vibration monitors to provide you with the measurements you require.

    We are also able to provide equipment for long term hire for on-going projects. These can be fitted with GSM modems for remote data access, and can also be set up to send SMS alerts when any trigger levels have been exceeded. Please contact us for more details.

    • Sound Level Meter Hire
    • Vibration Monitoring
    • Noise Monitoring
    • Remote Access & SMS alerts

Industrial Noise Assessments

We undertake assessments of the significance of impact from industrial and commercial sound sources. This can be done by comparing the level of the source with the background level at the nearest noise sensitive property. A local planning authority will usually request a detailed assessment (undertaken by a competent person) before any new plant can be operated. We can also predict the level of sound based on either field measurements or manufacturer's data prior to installation through computer software modelling as well as advising you on the suitability of any mitigation options such as enclosures & screening.

  • Noise Measurement
  • Computer Noise Modelling
  • Noise Predictions

Entertainment Noise

We help manage noise control at live music events. Typically we engage with both the Promoter & Local Authority to agree limits beforehand. Sound Propagation tests can be carried prior to the event so that any levels can be set at the mixer and controlled at the Front of House position during the event.

We can also assist with licence applications for any premises wishing to provide regulated entertainment or seeking to extend their opening hours and to satisfy any licence conditions. We can also help when licences are called in for review.

  • Sound Propagation Tests
  • Event Monitoring
  • Sound Management & Control
  • Licence Applications

Noise at Work

We carry out Noise at Work Assessments for a variety of business types. To understand whether your business needs us to carry out an assessment The Health and Safety Executive have published a hazard checklist with a list of questions to ask yourself?

  • "Do you work in a noisy industry, eg construction, demolition or road repair; woodworking; plastics processing; engineering; textile manufacture; general fabrication; forging, pressing or stamping; paper or board making; canning or bottling plant; foundries?
  • Do your employees use noisy powered tools or machinery for more than half an hour each day in total?
  • Are there noises due to impacts (such as hammering, drop forging, pneumatic impact tools etc), explosive sources such as cartridge-operated tools or detonators, or guns?
  • Are there areas of the workplace where noise levels could interfere with warning or danger signals?
  • There are also some 'Listening checks' you can do.

  • Are employees exposed to noise which makes it necessary to shout to talk to someone 1 metre away, for more than about half an hour per day in total? The noise level here is probably 90 dB or more.
  • Are employees exposed to noise which makes it necessary to shout to talk to someone 2 metres away, for more than about 2 hours per day in total? The noise level here is probably 85 dB or more.
  • Is conversation at 2 metres possible, but noise is intrusive – comparable to a busy street, a typical vacuum cleaner or a crowded restaurant – for more than about six hours per day in total? The noise level here is probably 80 dB or more."
  • If the answer to any of the above questions is yes, then you may require a Noise Risk Assessment

    Further details on Noise at Work can be found on the HSE website by clicking here.

    We will:

    • Identify Levels of Exposure
    • Suggest methods of reducing noise
    • Advise on managing exposure
    • Advise on Hearing Protection

    Building Acoustics

    We were recently approached by a client who wished to carry out a conversion to an old farm stables for use as luxury apartments in the countryside in Bedfordshire. The client wished to retain a large part of the original construction and wanted to ensure that not only would it exceed the requirements of Approved Document E of the building regulations, but that noise from the adjoining apartments would be subjectively inaudible not only between the apartments but also from outside to inside. We worked with the architects to provide a suitable specification for the design of the partitions as well as the glazing specification for the windows.

    By working with the architects from the start of the design and using specialist software, the apartments were able to retain many of the existing features while still achieving the clients brief.

    • Building design
    • Sound Transmission predictions
    • Glazing specification caclulations
    • Sound insulation testing

    Noise Impact Assessment

    In order to reclaim bio-ethanol as a road fuel, a proposal was made by our client to expand their facility in the east of England.
    The proposed location of the plant is in relatively close proximity to nearby residential properties our consultants were required to undertake a detailed noise impact assessment to assess the potential noise impacts and if necessary provide advice on mitigation measures.
    To do this we conducted attended noise monitoring surveys as well as measurements of the same plant at a similar location, this data was then collated and input in to a noise model to identify any increased noise levels.
    The results of our findings showed that the comparison of the predicted noise levels against measured baseline noise levels indicated that both the construction and operational noise levels provided various mitigation measures were put in place.

    • Environmental Impact Assessment
    • Noise Modelling