'Sound' advice in simple terms
Breaking down complex acoustic terms and concepts in a simplistic and straightforward fashion, our articles are aimed at giving our clients a sound understanding of noise and vibration.
Managing Noise from Wedding Venues
A noise consultants guide to managing noise from wedding and entertainment venues. A noise assessment/noise management plan is critical for a succesful planning application.
Open Plan Office Acoustic Design
How do we achieve good acoustics and speech privacy in an open plan office without any walls?! A guide to open plan office acoustic design, by an acoustic consultant.
Sound Testing Explained
Sound insulation testing and acoustic design are essential for new build/change of use residential developments, to comply with Part E of the Building Regs.
Bad office acoustics – enhancing speech privacy
Why are the acoustics in offices often so bad? We look at the restraints on acoustic design and how to design around them. Keep your meeting rooms private!
Making sense of Noise Surveys
When do I need a noise survey, why do we do them, and how do I make sense of all this jargon in my noise survey report? Noise assessments explained.
SPL vs SWL – Sound Pressure Level and Sound Power Level
Acoustic jargon busting – why are there different ways of expressing sound levels? Sound pressure and sound power explained.