The Acoustic Camera – used in cases where there is a particularly complex environmental noise generator. As you can see from our photographs the Acoustic Camera was able to pin-point and prove exactly where the noise source was most concentrated, shown on the photo in red, giving us not only precise noise levels but also an exact point of investigation and mitigation noise control measures as required.
It is Tinnitus awareness week 8th – 14th February 2016 http://www.tinnitus.org.uk/TAW2016
Along with our manufacturing partners we are pleased to have been awarded the contract to supply and install new studio premises in Central London… photos to follow.
Happy new year from Noiseair!
January was a busy month again for us… conducting acoustic surveys for different applications including sound insulation testing Building Regulations Part E and noise assessments again to accompany various planning applications.
Along with our associate manufacturing partners we supplied and installed a number of industrial acoustic enclosures for a large processing plant.
Along with more noise assessments to accompany planning applications for residential building conversions our Audiology Booths were in popular demand, both for occupational hearing testing and GP clinics.
The above photo is a before… an old dilapidated city centre public house being renovated to include a select bar/restaurant on the ground floor with apartment conversions on the upper floors. Update photos to follow upon completion.
We were busy again conducting noise surveys for various projects from apartment conversions to BS4142 assessments for large Midlands waste disposal company.
Environmental noise survey conducted at busy processing plant… noise logging carried out over several days. can you spot the microphone?
From town centre bars to funeral parlours… we did it all! First off was a noise assessment at a city centre pub being converted to a tapas bar on the ground floor with additional conversion on the upper floors to new dwelling flats. Next was a noise assessment regarding the conversion of retail premises on the ground floor with offices above to a funeral parlour on the ground floor with living accommodation on the upper floors. The noise assessments were carried out in conjunction with BS8233 for the local planning authority.
During October along with our manufacturing partners we completed a project for Bangor University when we designed and installed a suite of 7 music practice rooms… the music practice rooms are of an isolated ‘Room in a Room’ design and were installed easily with minimal disruption. Completed on time and on budget.
In August we were busy with industrial noise control projects as well as conducting several noise investigations and surveys. Along with our manufacturing partners we supplied Audiolology booths to occupational hearing screening, two large acoustic enclosures for heavy plant machinery and not forgetting the large acoustic screen we installed right in the heart of London… just alongside the banks of the Thames for demolition company Cantillon. www.cantillon.co.uk
We also carried out several noise assessments… including noise at work risk assessments which are increasingly becoming paramount as part of any workplace noise management plan. We always provide a detailed report which includes not only highlighting excessive noise levels but mitigation measures which help our clients to overcome any noise problems… we can offer a turn-key operation from the noise assessment to any remedial work i.e. an acoustic enclosure or a screen. We always work on the best engineering practices which will not only offer cost savings but treating noise at source first.
Noise report required as part of planning application – Farm buildings to dwelling homes and offices
As part of our clients planning application one of the requirements was to carry out a series of noise assessments for change of use from a large working farm to both dwelling homes and light business usage. Again we delivered on time and met our clients requirements for this project. We worked in close liaison with the Planning Department, Architects and the Property Developer.
Our client required a noise impact assessment to accompany a planning application to redevelop an old disused building into a modern fitness gym. We carried out a noise survey over several days, gathering data and applying it to the relevant British standard. We remained in liaison throughout with both the Local Planning Department and the architect whilst of course also keeping our client fully informed.
We carried out a noise at work risk assessment in general accordance with The Noise at Work Regulations Act 2006 to survey and advise noise levels within a busy mail house facility. A full report concluded outlining mitigation measures where noise levels exceeded satisfactory levels.
We were commissioned recently to carry out a noise assessment as a requirement and condition of the local planning department. The premises being originally a large dwelling house had in recent years been used for office use and the purpose of the project was to apply for a change of use to develop a number of residential flats. We are delighted to say that the planning application was passed for approval and redevelopment is now under way. We are pleased to have been associated with this project.
New Music Practice Rooms for Bangor University
Noiseair & partners are pleased to have been commissioned to design, manufacture & install 6 purpose built music practice rooms for Bangor University. Manufacture now is well under way and installation will commence shortly… project updates and photographs and to follow soon.
New Audiology Room – Redgrave Childrens Centre
Noiseair and partners were commissioned to manufacture and install a new Audiology Room for The Redgrave Childrens Centre in Luton, Bedfordshire. The new Audiology Room was manufactured using modular acoustic panels incorporating a two-way observation window into the design along with aesthetic lighting and wall cover finish to create an ambient relaxing atmosphere. The room was constructed on site with minimal fuss or disruption. Pre completion noise testing was carried out in order to confirm that noise insulation targets had been met.
Noise at Work Risk Assessment – Leicestershire Joinery Worksop
We were commissioned to carry out a noise at work risk assessment for a joinery workshop employing around 25 employees. Noise generators went from small hand held machinery to a large spray booth using high pressure air equipment. We identified problem areas within the factory and issued a detailed report outlining noise levels to specific machinery and processes along with mitigation measures and recommendations to bring excessive noise levels to within the acceptable levels in order to comply to current Noise at Work Regulations.
Our client commissioned us to carry out noise testing & monitoring with reference to a change of use for a disused building to light storage & distribution required for local planning consent. Noise report and all investigations are completed and have been submitted to LPA for planning approval. Update July 2015: Full planning permission granted.
Exeter Hearing Centre
Noiseair & Partners are happy to have been a part of the Exeter Hearing Centre’s recent relocation supplying a new Audiology Booth for their new modern premises. Exeter Hearing Centre are one of our valued clients and we were delighted to have furnished them with their requirements once again. Our Standard Audiology Booth (S100) is a popular choice for hearing screening and has disabled access.