Noise Surveys Bristol and Bath
Bristol based noise consultants conducting noise surveys for planning, for any type of development. Specialising in residential baseline noise surveys for planning applications and operational noise surveys to assess plant noise emissions. Noise (and vibration) surveys and noise assessments are our core service as a noise consultant.
Bristol based Experts in Noise Surveys
As noise consultants we specialise in noise surveying. We have years of experience conducting noise surveys and noise impact assessments for a wide range of projects around Bristol and the South West.
Our noise consultants conduct noise surveys across South West England, from Plymouth to Swindon, from Exeter to Bath, from Cornwall to Gloucestershire, from our head office in Bristol.
We conduct all types of noise surveys and noise impact assessments, including noise surveys to support initial planning applications, discharging planning conditions, environmental permits, occupational noise at work assessments, or noise investigations post-occupancy.
As a small independent acoustic consultancy, we pride ourselves in providing a noise survey and noise impact assessment which is comprehensive, competitively price, and clearly communicated, cutting back on the jargon.
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Types of Noise Surveys in Bristol and Bath
Residential Noise Surveys in Bristol
Residential developments require a baseline noise survey and noise impact assessment is required to ensure adequate living and sleeping conditions for the future occupants, achieved by designing the facade and ventilation strategy to limit external noise ingress. We specialise in offering a robust and comprehensive noise survey and assessment to support your planning application.
Industrial Plant Noise Surveys in Bristol
A plant/industrial noise assessment is regularly required for any new industrial development, to limit the impact on nearby noise-sensitive receptors in accordance with BS 4142:2014. Further noise monitoring is often conducted once operational, as part of discharging planning conditions and obtaining an environmental permit, as well as achieving credits under BREEAM.
Construction Noise Monitoring in Bristol
Construction noise assessments are an important aspect of creating a noise and vibration management plan. This is often required under a planning condition, or under a Section 61 application, gaining prior consent for construction works and demonstrating that noise emissions will be controlled using best available techniques.
Education Noise Surveys/Assessments in Bristol
A noise impact assessment for a school must consider two aspects. Firstly, the impact of noise ingress on students ability to concentrate and learn, meeting BB93 internal noise targets. Secondly, noise emissions from the school impacting on existing local residents, including plant noise, activity noise, and playground/MUGA/sports pitch noise. A noise survey is nearly always necessary.
Healthcare Noise Assessments in Bristol
Internal noise conditions are important for patient well-being, therefore an external noise survey aids in ensuring the facade is designed appropriately to mitigate against external noise intrusion. Healthcare facilities also generate a lot of noise through mechanical plant and ambulance sirens, hence a baseline noise survey is needed to assess noise pollution.
Traffic Noise/Vibration Surveys around Bristol
The noise impact of any new proposed infrastructure should be assessed, with the support of a transportation noise assessment. Whether it be road, rail, or aviation, a noise (and/or vibration) survey is likely to be necessary to protect the amenities of local residents. We’re able to conduct long term monitoring of noise, vibration and weather conditions to investigate traffic noise complaints.
Noise at Work Surveys (Occupational Noise) in Bristol
A noise at work survey is regularly required by law for employees subject to long periods of sustained exposure to high noise levels. Employers must follow the Control of Noise at Work Regulations set by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), taking action to reduce the noise exposure to workers. An occupational noise assessment is a legal requirement.
Wind Farm/Turbine Noise Assessments in the South West
A wind turbine noise assessment in accordance with ETSU-R-97 is a legal requirement before the development of any new wind turbine/farm, from single turbine to large scale Section 36 farms. Our robust approach stands up to scrutiny from the Local Planning Authority. We offer site specific turbine surveys and desktop noise assessments.
Entertainment Noise Surveys at Bristol Venues
For developments such as pubs, clubs, bars, music venues, festivals, places of worship, or other entertainment/leisure premises which produce high noise levels, through music or amplified speech, you may require an entertainment noise survey. Our noise assessments support planning, licencing, and noise abatement appeals.
BREEAM Noise Assessments for Bristol Developments
Noise surveys and assessments to achieve acoustic related credits under Hea 05 and Pol 05 of BREEAM. Our noise assessments can support any type of building in demonstrating compliance with BREEAM acoustic performance standards. We are ‘suitably qualified acousticians’, able to comply with Hea 05 and Pol 05 of BREEAM.
Vibration Surveys in Bristol
A vibration survey is commonly required to assess the risk of human exposure to vibration in buildings which sit close to roads, railways, and industrial facilities. Our vibration surveys and assessments in accordance with BS 6472 are designed to support new developments which are to be constructed close to vibration sources, or existing properties with vibration complaints.
Noise Nuisance Surveys for Bristol Residents
Noisy neighbours are a regular nuisance to homeowners across the UK. We can survey your property and recommend cost-effective noise mitigation measures to increase sound insulation between you and your neighbour. As a last resort, we can monitor noise to support official complaints to the council under the Environmental Protection Act 1990.
Noise Surveys across Bristol and Bath
Whether you have a school in Brislington, student accommodation in Frenchay, an energy from waste facility in Avonmouth, a wedding venue in the Mendips, a university in Clifton, a wind farm in Somerset… give ParkerJones Acoustics a call. One of our local noise consultants will give you a fair and honest evaluation at a competitive price, wherever you’re based around Bristol or Bath.
From our head office in Bristol, our acoustic experts are able to provide noise surveys and consult on all acoustic, noise and vibration issues across the south west and beyond.
What sectors do we conduct Noise Surveys for in Bristol and Bath?
Houses, flats, and student residential to the ProPG, BS 8233, WHO, and AVO guidelines
Schools, colleges, and universities to BB93 and BREEAM
Hospitals, care homes, and medical centres to HTM 08-01
Factories, workshops, depots, recycling centres, power stations in accordance with BS 4142
Cellular and open plan offices and retail in accordance with BREEAM and BCO
Theatres, auditoriums, music venues, cinemas, pubs, clubs, broadcast & recording studios
Leisure centres, sports pitches, MUGAs, skate parks, stadiums, zip lines, swimming pools
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Police stations, fire stations, law courts, libraries, transport depots
What our Clients say
"Within 48 hours of contacting ParkerJones Acoustics, they were on site and collecting the information he needed. Chris (director) took the time to understand our business proposal; and he was so easy to work with and very friendly and we had a very professional and detailed report in our inbox within a week. A fantastic service that we would not hesitate to recommend, thank you!"
"Chris (director) really is an expert & knows exactly what he is talking about which is a rarity these days. He replied promptly by email to my initial enquiry and followed up with a phone chat to discuss in greater detail the problem of the noise nuisance I have been experiencing from the flat above. Chris is a great listener and proposed a couple of solutions which he then sent on by email within an hour and which I am now following up. He also wants to know the outcome- a true professional and I would definitely recommend him. I cant thank him enough for his invaluable advice and insight."
"Chris at Parker Jones Acoustics has been faultless. We had a deadline to hit and he was very proactive around reaching that deadline, even in the current climate of COVID19. I've been very impressed and equally was my planning consultant very impressed"
We had ParkerJones Acoustics to assist us with a noise problem in a recently purchased residential flat. Chris provided a fantastic service. He was extremely responsive and the work that Chris did was a very high standard. His knowledge of the subject is amazing. I would not hesitate to recommend Chris and ParkerJones Acoustics
"Chris is very knowledgeable and works hard to get you the best result when it comes to soundproofing. Very professional and quick to come back to you - would recommend 100%!"
"I recently used ParkerJones Acoustics to investigate and advise on the soundproofing between my old victorian flat and the one above. We were looking at putting in a new kitchen with a ventilation system which we needed to ensure that noise and vibration would not be an issue and that the changes would constitute an improvement of sound insulation, as requested by the freeholder of the building. Chris really is an expert and is extremeley knowledgeable and resourceful, his report and emails were very comprehensive and he was even sending us information into the early hours of the morning, clearly a very hard worker!"
"Wow! I messaged Chris on the website at 11am, and by 2pm he'd emailed me with diagrams and examples and an amazing breakdown of solutions. I am so thoroughly impressed."
"I needed some guidance in a hurry and Chris was on the end of the line with a very clear no nonsense reply. Very much appreciated"
"I reached out for some support on an acoustic related issue that we see troubleshooting at our plant. The support I got was excellent and very thorough."
"I now feel much more reassured that there is a solution to my very annoying noise problem. I would not hesitate to recommend ParkerJones Acoustics to anybody who has a noise problem"
"We’ve had problems for years with our house in London suffering from noise and vibration from the railway station a matter of metres away and being on a busy road. Chris from ParkerJones Acoustics did a brilliant job of helping us soundproof the existing windows, he clearly is a very knowledgeable noise expert and explained everything to us really simply. I can now get a decent nights sleep!"
"ParkerJones Acoustics helped significantly reduce the echo in our office by recommending acoustic treatment and sound insulation fittings. We’re now finding it much easier to work without disturbance and are able to use our meeting spaces without worrying about confidential conversations being overheard."
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