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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. […]
It is common within the planning process to be asked for a noise survey to be carried out to assess the noise impact of proposed external plant. What is meant by External Plant? Examples of External Plant Include: Air Handling Unit Air Source Heat Pump External Vents and ducting External Vents and Air Handling Unit The […]
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 […]