Healthcare Acoustic Consultants - HTM 08-01 Acoustic Design Reports
Acoustic design in critical to the quality of health sector developments. New healthcare facilities should be designed to meet the acoustic requirements outlined in the Health Technical Memorandum 08-01: Acoustics (HTM 08-01)
Acoustic Design for the Health Sector
A HTM 08-01 Healthcare Acoustic Report is an essential part of ensuring any new medical facility is fit for helping patients heal and to support the wellbeing of NHS staff.
Good acoustic conditions are fundamental to the quality of healthcare buildings.
Unwanted noise and poor acoustics can increase patients heart rate, blood pressure, respiration rate and anxiety levels. Better acoustic conditions can relax tense patients, improve patient privacy and dignity, and promote essential sleep patterns, which are key to healing. Staff are also benefited, in terms of their own physical and mental health, and their ability to communicate effectively and work efficiently.
But unfortunately, healthcare spaces are often one of the more common spaces to have acoustic issues.
Why is Acoustic Design important in Medical Facilities?
Noisy environments with beeping equipments, TVs, people talking, beds being moved around.... can clearly have a negative effect on a patients comfort levels.
Care of Patients
A good acoustic environment lends itself to a better quality of care provided by doctors and nurses by allowing staff to communicate effectively, and not become unnecessarily stressed themselves.
Hospitals often lack acoustically absorbent materials, causing a build up of sound and the blurring of syllables in speech, quickly causing it to become unintelligible over distance. Sound absorption is important for staff communication and hospital announcements over the PA.
Hospitals always have a large amount of mechanical plant, hence it's important to control noise generated by building services from impacting on other developments in the area.
How can our Acoustic Consultants help?
Our surveyors can get to potential healthcare facilities all over the UK and can conduct HTM 08-01 noise surveys spanning between a couple of hours to several weeks. Call now and we could be at your site in 2-3 days.
Internal Acoustic Design
To use one word to describe our approach to building/architectural acoustic reports, they are 'comprehensive'. Our attention to detail leads to a robust HTM 08-01 Acoustic Report which covers all bases. But we also take the time to explore value engineering opportunities for our clients.
HTM 08-01 Acoustic Design Reports
Our acoustic reports leave no stone unturned. But they are also structured in a way which is easy to follow.
What is HTM 08-01?
Health Technical Memorandum 08-01: Acoustics (HTM 08-01) is the go-to guidance for acoustic performance standards for new build and refurbished healthcare buildings. Whilst they may not be a requirement for compliance with the Building Regulations? But they are necessary to achieve credits under section Hea 05 of BREEAM.
HTM 08-01 covers acoustic performance criteria sound insulation between rooms, internal ambient noise levels in rooms, external noise levels, acoustic absorption to control reverberation, and advice for the design of audio systems, vibration levels and audiology facilities.
ParkerJones Acoustic consultants are amongst the best at providing acoustic design advice all the way from planning to completion in supporting the successful development of healthcare facilities across the UK.
We work on all sizes of medical facility development, from a single GP’s office, to larger local medical centres, through to large multi campus hospitals. This includes refurbishments/change of use as well as new build.
Chris (Director of ParkerJones Acoustics) has 10 years of experience working on HTM 08-01 projects with large contractors such as Kier Construction.
We’re able to turn around top quality HTM 08-01 acoustic reports within a matter of days.
So if you have a hospital, a doctors surgery, or even a vetinary practice… give ParkerJones Acoustics a call. Our acoustic experts are always on hand to help.
Medical sector Acoustic Design throughout the UK
ParkerJones Acoustics offer HTM 08-01 acoustic reports across the nation, including areas such as London, Birmingham, Manchester, Bristol, Cardiff and Swansea, throughout the UK.
Give ParkerJones Acoustics a call. We’ll always give you a fair and honest evaluation at a good price, wherever you’re based.
Noise survey reports, acoustic surveys and noise assessments at a competitive price, to the highest quality. Noise surveys to BS8233, BS4142, BB93, BS5528, ProPG, BS7445, NPPF…
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Top Rated HTM 08-01 Acoustic Consultants
"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."
"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%!"
"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 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"
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