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.
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