Building acoustics affect our every day lives, from bedrooms, to classrooms, to work spaces. We help at the detailed design stage to ensure that buildings achieve acceptable levels of sound insulation, reverberation, indoor ambient noise levels and speech intelligibility. Don’t let poor architectural acoustic design affect your health and well-being.
Building Acoustic Consultants and Architectural Acoustic Designers
Our main area of expertise, ParkerJones Acoustics are adept at providing architectural and building acoustic consultancy to a wide range of clients in architecture, construction, and building services engineering.
From RIBA Stage 2 at planning, through detailed design, through construction, and all the way through to completion. New build or refurbishment, education, residential, healthcare, commercial… and anywhere in between.
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What are the main areas of Building Acoustic design?
Sound Insulation (Soundproofing)
Keeping the noise from our neighbours, colleagues, and classmates to a minimum.
Internal Noise Levels
Keeping external noise intrusion and building services noise under control and undisturbing.
Room Acoustics (Reverberation)
Controlling reverberation and echoes, limiting the build up of noise, and achieving good levels of speech intelligibility and speech privacy.
Building Acoustics Services
Sound Insulation (Soundproofing)
Sound insulation is critical in tackling noise disturbance from adjacent rooms and buildings. As experts in soundproofing, we work carefully to refine wall/floor constructions, whilst honing down construction details to minimise flanking sound. Whether it’s a new build, refurbishment, or retrospective soundproofing to drown out a noisy neighbour, our acoustic experts can help.
Room Acoustics (Reverberation)
Room acoustics are exceptionally important to achieving the right balance of sound energy, resulting in good levels of speech intelligibility, speech privacy, and internal noise. In performance spaces or multipurpose rooms, a varying room acoustics can be necessary, where different activities can have vastly different acoustic requirements. Our acoustic consultants can survey, model, and design your room.
Facade Noise Ingress (Internal Noise)
Mitigating against external noise into a building is important in ensuring a good night sleep, and a working/learning environment free of noise distractions. Our external noise surveys, followed by noise map modelling and a detailed facade assessment, aims to specify the right constructions for the facade, and find unique ways of naturally ventilating whilst retaining acoustic performance.
How can our Building Acoustic Consultants help?
We can provide acoustic design advice for new builds or refurbishments/fit-outs. Our acoustic engineers can visit your site to figure out exactly what's going wrong, or conduct a noise survey at a greenfield site to assess the impact of the noise climate on the proposed building.
Sound Insulation Reviews
We can review all architectural drawings and specifications to minimise the flanking risks posed by raised floors, suspended ceilings, curtain walling, and mechanical ventilation systems.
We produce 3D acoustic models of complex spaces in order to properly assess reverberation time, background noise levels and speech privacy. This helps us communicate visually with our design team by producing rendered images showing what our proposals will actually look like.
Hire a Building Acoustic Specialist
ParkerJones Acoustics consultants are experienced in providing acoustic consultancy support to all types of built environment projects across the UK, from our offices in London and Bristol.
We regularly work on large residential or educational developments, down to small offices or specialist spaces such as recording studios, from design and build to retrospective actions for existing fit-outs.
We go the extra mile to achieve a design which is aesthetically pleasing, but importantly, sounds good. We create rendered images to demonstrate how acoustic treatment and screening products might look in the finished development. We understand that the aesthetic of the space is a critical part of the interior design and that acoustic solutions must fit seamlessly into this. This includes liasing with acoustic treatment suppliers/installers to gauge the practical and cost implications of our proposed acoustic design solutions.
What's our approach to Building Acoustic Design?
Our approach is honest and proactive. We don’t keep timesheets or cap hours spent on a project. Our work is done when our client is satisfied. And importantly, our building acoustic consultants focus on adding value, and not just ticking a box.
As a small independent acoustic consultancy, our building acoustic experts are able to dedicate more time to projects and deliver our service at a competitive price. We’re always on hand to answer queries, aiming to respond within 24 hours. No question is too small.
We work on projects across the nation, including cities such as London, Birmingham, Manchester, Bristol, Nottingham, Newcastle, Plymouth, Exeter, Edinburgh, Cardiff, and Swansea. Even if you’re based outside the UK, get in touch, we may be able to help.
Give ParkerJones Acoustics a call, where you’ll get a fair and honest evaluation for your building acoustics project at a competitive price, wherever you’re based.
Building Acoustic Sectors
Houses, flats, and student residential to Part E and the Code for Sustainable Homes
Schools, colleges, and universities to BB93 and BREEAM
Hospitals, care homes, and medical centres to HTM 08-01
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
Public ServicesBuilding Acoustics
Police stations, fire stations, law courts, libraries, transport depots
Factories, workshops, depots, recycling centres, power stations
An Architectural Acoustic Consultant you can rely on
"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!"
"We approached ParkerJones Acoustics for advice regarding a Noise Impact Assessment for a planning application. We cannot thank him enough for the prompt replies we received, the professional manner of his approach and the knowledge and expertise he had of the technical and planning issues. We would use Chris (director) of ParkerJones Acoustics) again and highly recommend him and his company."
"We sourced ParkerJones Acoustics consultants to help us with our planning application for a wedding venue. We found Chris (director) to be incredibly helpful, knowledgeable and professional in helping to produce a fully comprehensive noise assessment which resulted in a positive planning application. Communication was second to none and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend his service."
"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"
"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!"
"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."
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%!"
"Chris was most helpful, responding quickly and professionally to our request for a noise survey. He sent the results to us within a day which was much appreciated. I would definately recommend his service, and would also use his company again Thank you"
"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 contacted ParkerJones Acoustics after moving into a noisy 1st floor flat. I had no idea about what solutions were a available and after doing my own research I had become very confused. Chris responded to my email almost immediately, and clearly explained about the available products and offered his professional advice about my best course of action. Because of the information Chris gave me, 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."
"I received an excellent, well informed and quick service. Chris has the expertise expected and is a true professional. Thank you."
"Chris (director) is fantastic. Lovely guy. Friendly efficient and honest. My new music room is superb and I couldn't have got the result I did without his help. I would refer and definitely use again."
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