Noise Surveys & Assessments Manchester


Our acoustic consultants work throughout Greater Manchester and the UK, with a team of fully qualified acoustic specialists at your disposal. Our clients include blue-chip manufacturers, the NHS, local councils, schools and universities, major planners and developers, as well as the general public.

Whether your project involves a large scale development or a simple conversion, you can rely on our expertise.

Noise assessments for planning applications

Our acoustic consultants have extensive experience in noise assessments for planning. We have longstanding relationships with local authorities and will liaise with them on your behalf to overcome any noise related issues to satisfy planning conditions.

We carry out noise surveys for residential, commercial and industrial developments, as well as educational and leisure facility planning applications.

BS4142 industrial & commercial noise assessments

Whether you are planning a new industrial or commercial venture, installing new machinery at your existing site, or you may have received a noise complaint, the local authority may request a BS4142 noise assessment.

Industrial noise has the potential to cause adverse noise impacts on the local environment. Our consultants can assess your noise source and can recommend cost-effective acoustic solutions to mitigate the impact.

Noise impact assessments

Noise impact assessments are typically requested when a development or project is likely to affect the surrounding area. This could be due to construction or demolition, a new commercial operation or change of use, increased traffic and so on.

We can carry out an environmental impact assessment for the analysis of noise in the area, and provide appropriate noise mitigation advice to satisfy local authority requirements.

Noise at work surveys

Excessive noise in the workplace can be a concern for employers. In line with The Control of Noise at Work Regulations (2005), employers are obliged to comply with Noise at Work regulations to protect their employees from excessive noise exposure which can lead to noise-induced hearing loss. It is recommended that a noise risk assessment should be carried out every two years.

Our consultants are experienced in carrying out noise at work surveys and will ensure that your company is compliant with relevant noise at work standards and guidelines.

Event noise assessments

Getting a licence or planning consent for public events such as a music festival, wedding venue or concert often requires a noise management plan for monitoring of noise levels for the event. Effective event noise monitoring and keeping the event within the set limits ensures that your event can be repeated for years to come.

We are highly experienced when it comes to music festivals and live events. We will liaise with the local Environmental Health Officer on your behalf to make sure you are compliant with guidelines.

Sound testing for building regulations ('Part E')

In accordance with Building Regulations Approved Document E, sound insulation tests are required for new developments and conversions to demonstrate acoustic compliance.

Our consultants can also carry out sound testing of existing buildings to confirm sound insulation levels and to allow for any remedial measures needed to improve performance, as necessary.

noise impact assessment
noise at work survey manchester
noise impact assessment manchester
event noise assessment manchester
Our noise assessment services cover:

  • Planning Applications – BS8233 noise assessments for houses, apartments, new builds, conversions and change of use.
  • Environmental – noise impact assessments, including traffic noise, railway noise, industrial and commercial noise.
  • Industrial Premises – workplace noise assessments for employees, BS4142 noise impact surveys for noisy plant and machinery, extractor fans, air conditioning units.
  • Schools and Educational Facilities – noise surveys, acoustic feasibility, BB93 compliance.
  • Retail Premises – shops, restaurants & fast food outlets (planning permission for air conditioning and extraction units).
  • Night Clubs, Pubs & Bars – noise assessments for noise impact, planning approval and change of use, noise management plans.
  • Public Events – noise surveys and noise management plans for live music venues, music festivals & concerts, wedding venues and sporting events.
  • Sound testing for building regulations – consultancy and sound insulation testing for 'Part E' building regulations compliance.

Frequently Asked Questions - Noise Surveys

What is a BS8233 noise survey?
The local authority may request a noise survey carried out to BS8233 standards for your planning application. BS8233 is a British standard which identifies appropriate internal and external noise levels for bedrooms, living spaces and gardens for day time and night time. It also provides guidance on sound insulation design.
What is a BS4142 noise survey?
BS4142 is a method of rating of industrial noise, required to investigate the impact of a noise source that is located or is proposed to be located close to any residential dwellings. You may be required to carry out a day time or a night time BS4142 noise assessment by the local authority.
How much does a noise survey cost?
We carry out a number of different types of noise survey on projects of varying size so costs can vary. However, we pride ourselves on being competitive and providing you with cost-effective solutions. Our noise surveys are based on a flat fee with no hidden extra charges. Get in touch to discuss your requirements and get a fast quotation.
How long does it take to carry out a noise survey?
Dependent on the project and the type of noise survey, but we aim to carry out your noise survey and produce your report within two weeks of instruction. However, if you have a specific tight deadline, we will endeavour to meet it!
Why choose NoiseAir?
  • Family business with over 35 years experience in the field
  • Professional service with fast turnaround times
  • Our consultants are members of the Institute of Acoustics and have SITMA accreditation
  • Cost-effective solutions and advice
Coverage across Greater Manchester
Our acoustic consultants offer noise surveys across Greater Manchester including Stockport, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Prestwich, Whitefield, Swinton, Eccles, Walkden, Worsley, Urmston, Stretford, Trafford, Wythenshawe, Gatley, Didsbury, Withington, Rushholme, Cheadle, Longsight, Reddish, Levenshulme, Denton, Audenshaw, Ashton-Under-Lyne, Hyde, Bredbury, Heaton Moor, Heaton Mersey, Hulme, Audenshaw, Openshaw, Middleton, Whitegate.

Contact us today for a competitive quotation.

We are always prepared to give you sound, jargon-free advice.

If you are not quite sure what you need give us a call, or complete the form and we will get back to you.


    Clients We've Worked With


    Request Consultation