Why do I need noise testing carrying out pre installation?
A question that many people ask!
The height of an effective acoustic fence is critical
Installing acoustic fencing without conducting a site survey and noise testing prior will be non conclusive, you cannot ‘guess’ what the fence will achieve.
An acoustic survey can save you a lot money, why would you want to install a fence that isn’t going to work!
We do not base our recommendations on simple ‘guess work’ we will take real time noise readings surrounding your property and we will calculate the projected results to be expected from any noise mitigation measures.
After visiting site we will issue you will a written report showing results along with our recommendations to whether an acoustic fence will be suitable, and if so, to what degree of noise reduction you are likely to achieve.
Points to consider
As already mentioned, the height of an acoustic fence is critical! Working out how effective an acoustic fence will be is not straight forward and depends upon various criteria. Generally the further away the noise source is from the receiver the higher the fence needs to be.
Acoustic fencing can and in some cases will give a noise reduction of up to 30dB, however this will entirely depend on the geographical location of your fence boundary in relation to the noise source. There are many different scenarios affecting results, for example, the distance from your boundary fence from that busy motorway?, is the motorway within or outside of the acoustic shadow in relation to your property? Our readings and calculations may show that you be more likely to achieve a noise reduction of 10-15dB, still a pretty good result but important for you to know what to expect!
We are honest! In some cases any amount of acoustic fencing will achieve nothing and we would tell you! There would be nothing worse than installing an acoustic fence and being drastically disappointed with the results.
Contrary to popular belief, foliage or dense hedging is pretty ineffective as a noise reducer.
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