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Whether you are working on a conversion or a new build, if there will be a mix of residential and commercial spaces in a development, it is likely you will have to consider sound insulation between these two areas in order to meet planning requirements. Here, we explain the types of issues you may encounter […]
Put simply, getting an Acoustic Consultant to help with design is the process of evaluating your project for potential noise problems and then mitigating these problems with the most effective solution.
Since 2013, office to residential conversions have been covered by permitted development rights, meaning that converting office buildings to residential dwellings without seeking planning permission. Instead, applicants are required only to make a ‘prior approval’ application. Planning and Converting Office Buildings This is a shorter planning process, where only transport and highways impacts, contamination risks and flooding […]
You probably already know that you need to factor noise insulation into your project, particularly if it is located close to a busy road, railway or in an industrial area. You might even have worked on a project or two that had planning conditions for noise, meaning you had alter the project design or specifications. […]
A summary of NPSE and NPPF Please see the following summary of NPSE and NPPF, which provide guidance for planning in relation to noise. Typically the guidance provided within these documents will result in noise surveys as an example working to the criteria detailed in documents such as BS8233:2014 and BS4142:2014. Noise Policy Statement for England […]
During the planning process for new residential properties, it is common to have a planning condition from the Local Planning Authority, to ensure the internal noise levels meet the requirements of BS8233:2014, meaning you will require a noise assessment. The external noise environment in the proximity of the proposed development is impacted on heavily by […]