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About Us

About NOVA Acoustics Ltd

We have years of experience working with a wide range of clients that span both the public and private sectors. Clients from all sectors have benefited from our wealth of knowledge and the friendly, practical service that our acoustic consultants have been able to provide.

Who We Are

NOVA Acoustics Ltd has years of experience delivering acoustic consultancy services to clients from all sectors. Founded in Leeds, but now active throughout the United Kingdom, we pride ourselves on being able to deliver efficient and effective acoustic consultancy services for projects of all sizes. We provide a friendly, professional service for all our clients. This combination of qualities has meant a high return-client base. Our nationwide network of acoustic consultants ensures that clients can obtain the services they need for their project in a timely manner. We have years of experience helping clients meet planning proposal and construction deadlines, with a proven track record of keeping standards and quality at the highest levels.

During our time working as independent acoustic consultants across a wide variety of sectors, we have gained insight into the workings and preferences of many of our interdisciplinary colleagues, enabling us to offer crucial insights into their projects, as well as efficient delivery of reports, whether it is the construction, retail or residential sectors. We pride ourselves on being industry-leading experts in providing noise surveys, noise impact assessments for planning permission, sound insulation testing and noise at work surveys.

Simply use the contact form on this page, or call our offices, to chat about your acoustic consultant requirements with our friendly and knowledgeable team of expert acoustic consultants.

Our Values

Your Independent Specialists for Acoustic Testing and Consultancy; Committed to a Client Focused, Transparent and Technically Robust Approach to Your Project.


  • Driven
  • Responsive
  • Effective

Who We Work With

We have years of experience working with a wide range of clients that span both the public and private sectors. Clients from all sectors have benefited from our wealth of knowledge and the friendly, practical service that our acoustic consultants have been able to provide. Previous clients have included:

We have one of the highest return-client rates of any acoustic consultancy service within the United Kingdom. This is due to the unique service that we can provide thanks to our nationwide network of highly trained experts, who possess not only the necessary qualifications to ensure a successful outcome, but also a hard-earned understanding of how to achieve the results for our clients in the most efficient and robust manner possible.

We listen to our clients’ needs and present them with practical, cost-effective solutions. This means that we offer a truly bespoke acoustic consultancy service for prices that are considered among the most competitive in the industry. NOVA Acoustics Ltd places a team of highly skilled, qualified and experienced acoustic consultants at our client’s full disposable; this is combined with the latest equipment, technological insights and expert guidance and recommendation, to ensure that clients are getting a guaranteed quality service every time they decide to get in touch.

We would love to hear from you …. So get in touch now!

Careers

NOVA Acoustics is on the lookout for talented, experienced and like minded people to help grow our close knit team of Acoustic Technicians and Consultants. If you are seeking a career in acoustic testing or consultancy then we would love to hear from you. 

We are always searching for dedicated individuals who want to have a successful, driven and fun career in Acoustics. If you are new to acoustics or have been working in the industry for a number of years, we would be very interested to hear from you. 

At NOVA Acoustics the employees come first and we are flexible to meet your career prospects...no matter what stage of your career… or what locality…we are always wanting to optimise our skills sets and service areas.  


If you are interested in joining our team then send your CV and cover letter to: info@novaacoustics.co.uk


Strictly No Recruitment Agents!


Our Team



Adam Martin

Adam Martin

MSc, MIOA, MIET, MInstSCE

Acoustic Consultant & Director

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Jamie Barratt Gibson

Jamie Barratt Gibson

MSc, AMIOA

Technical Manager

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Matthew Horsewood

Matthew Horsewood

Sales & Operations Manager

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Sebastian Chesney

Sebastian Chesney

MSc, AMIOA

Acoustic Consultant

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Pablo Soler

Pablo Soler

BEng

Graduate Acoustic Consultant

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MIchael Caley

MIchael Caley

PGDip, AMIOA

Acoustic Consultant

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Jaime Miralles

Jaime Miralles

BEng

Graduate Acoustic Consultant

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Jose Andreu Medina

Jose Andreu Medina

MSc (x3), MIOA

Acoustic Consultant

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Service Areas

We provide our services nationwide through our in-house network of local engineers... call to book now!

Service Map - NOVA Acoustics

Accreditations & Memberships

  • ISO-9001
  •  Institute Of Acoustics
  • Construction Line
  • LABC
  • IEMA
  • HAS

testimonials

- Paul Hastings

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

30th May, 2017

I engaged Nova at the outset of my project (which I recommend you do) to assist with providing a detailed material specification and installation guidance. There was always someone available to help with practical enquiries and advice...

- C.G. Henry

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

29th Nov, 2017

I had Adam come round to a property which i thought was beyond repair. He gave sound advice with exact details of what needed to be carried out in the most cost effective manner. Once the works were carried out he returned, tested it...

- Andrew Youngson

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

6th Dec, 2017

I have worked with the team at nova on a number of projects and have always been very helpful and competitively priced. Highly recommend this company for any sound test and report.

- Carol Chaplin

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

14th Jun, 2017

Excellent service, engineer was very informative and helpful.  Good customer service being able to speak to knowledgeable people on the telephone when making inquires about the procedure involved for the sound testing of our property...

- Bun Bar

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

2nd Dec, 2015

Good efficient service. Recommend it to all.

Bright Construction UK Ltd

- Gavin Boby

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

9th Nov, 2015

Very attentive and friendly service, keen to serve the client, and absolutely not about dragging the case out for fees - will work to save the client fees, and understand the practicalities of the case and the opposition that applications...

- Ejaz Shah

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

9th Nov, 2016

Adam was very attentive and very professional answered all my questions and returned all calls the engineer arrived at the time agreed and again explained everything before carrying out the test , and we received our report within couple...

- Charles OKell

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

23rd Feb, 2017

Its a tricky area and you need the right support, Paul Robinson  brought Adam's team to the table and we'll be working together again in future for sure.

- Ainsley Black

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

14th Dec, 2016

Although we had followed the building reg, in terms of sound insulation the property conversion still failed the sound Test. Adam was very helpful and professional and guided us to the point that when it was retested again we passed. Would...

- Robert Buchanan

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

19th Jun, 2017

Friendly efficient and cost effective service, without complication

- Hepple Property Care Ltd

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

26th Oct, 2017

Very quick service, would recommend to others

- Ian Fairbairn

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

20th Dec, 2016

Excellent service and communication with all the members of staff we had dealings with.  A very professional approach and attitude by all.  An experience that is refreshing within the building sector and a company I could recommend...

- Daniel Cogdon

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

2nd Oct, 2017

Fast turn around and great service, recommended

- Allan Proctor

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

21st Sep, 2016

Excellent service by Adam and the team at Nova. The service they delivered was efficient, competitive and I would highly recommend them!

- Carol Richards

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

20th Jul, 2016

Having selected Nova Accoustics to perform a sound test on my latest project, I found the whole process completely professional, prompt & efficient .

The phone contact to set up the appointment was extremely  helpful...

- Michael Dickinson

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

1st Mar, 2017

Having used Nova Acoustics on several projects, I would not hesitate in recommending this company.

- Steph Openshaw

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

7th Sep, 2017

Fantastic service very quick and punctual highly recommended.

- Chris Bullerwell

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

22nd Nov, 2016

Used Nova Acoustics to sound test a property we'd converted in the Newcastle area.

Excellent service from start to finish. Professional, helpful & reliable throughout...highly recommended.

- Andrew Holmes

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

23rd Mar, 2017

Really helpful team of people and very quick service, which was greatly appreciated.

- Siying Lid

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

17th Aug, 2016

We are a small design firm and NOVA Acoustics provided very sufficient services to our clients with reasonable price. And they are quick to respond too.  Highly recommended.

- Floors By Design Leicester

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

24th Apr, 2017

Very good company, communicated all the way through.  Competitive pricing, I will be using them again in the near future.

- Stewart Greenhalgh

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

6th Jul, 2017

First Class, prompt professional service. I will recommend to other clients.

- Frank Kenny

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

5th Oct, 2017

Excellent  service so far and will be contacting them again for their services.

- Kelly Freakley

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

26th Jul, 2017

Fantastic service from this company at a very reasonable price, would definitely recomend....

- Robert Myers

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

27th Apr, 2017

I used Nova acoustics to sound test my basement flat conversion for the building control certificate

And found them to be professional and friendly. The test was done mid afternoon and I had received by six o'clock the same...

- Stephen Shaw

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

13th Jul, 2017

Excellent service. Would recommend to anyone needing assistance with matters arising from acoustics and noise.

- Rick Parsons

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

29th Jun, 2017

iKoustic have worked with Nova Acoustics for some time now and they are constantly thorough, professional and super helpful in everything they do ... They are certainly our partner of choice ... Rick

- Carl Smoult

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

10th Aug, 2017

Prompt, friendly, efficient, professional... would recommend and use again.

- Gary Oliver

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

20th Mar, 2017

As most of you reading this message are now probably aware  the difficulty of finding guidance and compliance of the part E building regulations is an arduous task. Well search no more! Adam at Nova Acoustics not only talked me through...

- Kate Whitehead

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

27th Jul, 2017

Speedy quote, arranging the testing & report! Seb was really friendly & efficient onsite. Highly recommend!

- David Hope

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

26th Sep, 2017

Came promptly at the requested time. Did the work professionally and in good time and provided the required reports so no issues or problems to report.

- Mark Girdham

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

27th Jul, 2017

NOVA provided a fast and efficient service. They came to carry out the sound tests on my 8 Bed HMO, which was a change of use from 4 flats. Very friendly and professional service. Mark (Hull)

- Simon Phillips

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

4th Oct, 2017

Excellent company, providing a professional service at a competitive price and a quick, hassle free  experience. I would recommend them to anyone.

Simon Phillips  Salisbury Poultry Ltd

- Peter Phillips

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

31st Aug, 2017

Excellent service from start to finish.

Highly professional team who where very accommodating to the team on site and worked exceptional well with everyone.

Having worked with other companies within the same...

- Claire Gannon

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

31st Oct, 2017

Excellent speedy service, Luigi was very proficient and professional at carrying out his job, a real asset to the company. Thank you Luigi. Kind Regards, Ant Mason

Clients we’ve worked with

  • ITV
  • Unilever
  • Sig
  • Leeds University
  • Morrisons
  • Taylor Wimpey
  • City of Stoke On Trent
  • Hambleton District
  • Calvert Trust
  • Aldi
  • Arnold Laver
  • Broadley
  • Engie
  • Gardiner Theo
  • Iggesund
  • Oxford University
  • PepsiCo
  • Richmonshire
  • Savills