Acoustic Design Guidance

We can provide acoustic design guidance on a wide range of projects and applications to ensure the specification and design will meet requirements contained in appropriate regulations and guidance documents available.

Typical requests for acoustic design guidance include:

– Complying with various design guides and briefs such as Approved Document E and BB93

– Suitable partition types and builds to suit required performance levels between areas

– Reverberation issues and suitable solutions

– Resolving and treating noisy machinery or plant

Acoustic design guidance may be required on a single space or area, such as a village hall, or on a major project such as the construction of a new school and AEI Acoustics can assist regardless of the project size or type.

Consultations and advice

To provide the best advice and guidance we first need to understand the scope of work required.  We can then start to look at what your acoustic requirements may be and the levels they are expected to perform to.

We use guidance that has been published by the Government and other professional bodies that have identified a need for a better acoustic environment. Such publications and guidelines include:

Approved Document E: Resistance to the passage of sound

BB93: Acoustic Design of Schools

HTM08-01: Health Technical Memorandum 08-01: Acoustics

Once we have taken the information and applied the relevant guidance requirements the final acoustic design advice is presented in a report format that can then be used to form your own specification and acoustic design requirements for your project. The final report may also include acoustic modelling or noise mapping, if required, to support the findings within the report.

Commissioning acoustic design guidance at the early stages of a project, or as part of planned refurbishment works, also reduces the risk of not complying with The National Planning Policy Framework and planning authorities.

Typical Sectors 

Guidance can be provided in all sectors with acoustic requirements particularly education, residential, healthcare and industrial among many others.

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