Acoustic Consultants Hull

Our expert team of acoustic consultants have years of experience in undertaking projects of all shapes and sizes; whether it’s an acoustic survey to assess road noise affecting a proposed residential development, a noise impact assessment of a plant installation at a restaurant or building acoustic design advice.

  • Fast turnaround on all projects
  • Practical & cost-effective advice
  • Assessment at a time that suits you

01482 765 017    hull@novaacoustics.co.uk

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Noise & Vibration Assessments

Environmental noise and vibration is a critical issue in most countries, this can be fr...

Residential Noise Surveys

Noise surveys are required to ensure that you protect the amenity of the occupants in y...

Construction Noise Surveys

We have years of experience providing construction noise assessments for projects and n...

Building & Room Acoustics

NOVA Acoustics Ltd is one of the industry’s leading specialists in acoustic room design...

Industrial Noise Surveys

If you’re installing a new AC condenser or extraction system, your local authority will...

Noise Impact Assessment

If you are planning a development or applying for change of use, you may require a nois...

Entertainment Noise Surveys

If you are planning a festival, proposing a new entertainment premises or holding relig...

BREEAM Noise Surveys

The Building and Research Establishment’s Environmental Assessment Method (or BRE...

Noise, Vibration and Dust Monitoring

Major construction projects and developments or any process or activity that generates...

Vibration Surveys

Ground borne vibration can be an issue in many industrial, residential and construction...

Environmental Noise Surveys

Environmental noise surveys may be required during the approval of a wide variety proje...

Construction Noise Management Plan

Our team of acoustic consultants can assess the noise impact and suitability of your pr...

Noise Mapping and Modelling

We have years of experience providing noise mapping and noise modelling using the lates...

Environmental Monitoring

Major construction projects and developments or any process or activity that generates...

Environmental Permit Noise Impact Assessment

The purpose of a noise impact assessment is to determine whether the development will h...

Acoustic Consultants Hull

Acoustic Consultancy Services Hull

Our expert team of acoustic consultants have years of experience in undertaking projects of all shapes and sizes; whether it’s an acoustic survey to assess road noise affecting a proposed residential development, a noise impact assessment of a plant installation at a restaurant or building acoustic design advice.  We have friendly and knowledgeable acoustic consultants and engineers based throughout the United Kingdom. We have years of experience in tackling a diverse range of projects and can provide bespoke acoustic surveys to ensure your specific requirements are achieved.

Our acoustic consultants and technical team are eager to help you through your project and provide a professional, top quality service that will guarantee a hassle-free result. Through our network of engineers and acoustic consultants, we can provide highly competitive pricing and an unrivalled quality of service. We understand the challenges involved with gaining planning permission and our acoustic consultants aim to help you achieve this with the minimum of stress.

What is Acoustic Consultancy?

Environmental noise is a critical issue in most countries, this can be from sources of noise such as industrial noise, transport noise, entertainment noise or construction noise. These noise sources can cause an effect on the amenity of people living in the vicinity and also adverse effects on health and wellbeing.

At NOVA Acoustics we assess the level of impact expected from various noise sources by providing acoustic consultancy services. This could be assessing the noise emissions from a road, as a client is wanting to develop residential dwellings on land adjacent to the road. Or it could be consulting with an industrial premises to ensure the expansion of their facility will not cause undue harm (in terms of noise) to the neighbouring houses.

We would provide acoustic consultancy services to firstly ascertain the level of noise and then assess the noise against the relevant standard, such as BS8233:2014 or BS4142:2014. Once the level of noise impact is assessed we would provide recommendations to mitigate the noise and ensure compliance with the relevant standard or local authority criteria.

Acoustic Consultancy and Planning Permission?

The most common type of acoustic consultancy service we provide is for planning permission. When developing a residential house or flat, schools, healthcare facilities or hotels, if the development site is near to a transport noise source such as a road or railway then it is likely that during the planning permission process the Local Authority will request a BS8233 noise survey to be undertaken to ensure that appropriate internal and external noise levels can be achieved to guarantee the amenity of the future occupants.

Or if the development is going to generate noise then a BS4142 noise surveys are conducted to assess the likely impact of industrial and commercial noise sources at noise sensitive premises. So, if you are installing external plant equipment, including air conditioning units, extractions systems or generators at your commercial premises. The Local Authority will request a BS4142 noise assessment to be undertaken to ensure the noise impact at the closest sensitive premises is kept to a minimum.

Ultimately, the purpose of the BS8233 and BS4142 noise survey is to ensure that the development is compliant with the National Planning and Policy Framework and Noise Policy Statement for England.

What Do Our Acoustic Consultants Do?

Our Acoustic Consultants can provide acoustic design services to manage and control sound in the built environment. They provide Acoustic Consultancy for the design and assessment of acoustics in homes, workplaces, leisure facilities, schools and offices. The day to day of an Acoustic Consultant is particularly varied, our acoustic consultancy can be conducted noise monitoring for construction sites on one day to carrying out sound insulation testing on a residential development the next to preparing technical concise reports for clients to help them achieve planning permission.

Why Choose Our Acoustic Consultants?

Our clients always come first. Our acoustic consultants provide a bespoke, friendly and technically robust service to all. Don’t believe us? Check out a handful of our reviews below.

“ Having used a few different companies for sound testing before and receiving very mixed levels of service, I always use Nova Acoustics now. I always get good value for money and they spend
the time to give good advice. The latest testing was done by Pablo who was very professional.”

“ Nova Acoustics have provided an efficient and clear service both at the inquiry stage and then with the actual testing. The certificate was sent to me very quickly so that I can complete the
Buildings Final Inspection process. Pricing is competitive and their staff are polite and helpful.”

“ We have tried various acoustic consultants over the last couple of years but found Nova to be the most proactive. As a result of this, we have used them on our last two schemes and will be using
them again.”

“ 100% recommend Nova Acoustics. They’re responsive and professional and the Engineer was friendly when dealing the neighbors (who were part of the testing). I would have no hesitation in
using them again!”

Is Your Acoustic Consultant Suitably Qualified?

The Acoustic Consultant you select for your project must suitably qualified and have recognized qualifications and professional membership to the institute of acoustics. At NOVA Acoustics Ltd all our consultants are Corporate Members or Associate Members of the Insitute of Acoustics and are deemed as suitably qualified to conduct acoustic consultancy work. NOVA Acoustics Ltd also holds IS0 9001 accreditation for quality and UKAS Accreditation for Sound Insulation Testing.

Where do We Provide Acoustic Consultancy Service?

Whether you have a school in Yorkshire or London, student accommodation in Birmingham or Nottingham, an industrial premises in Cambridge or Manchester, a function room opening up in the North West or a manufacturing facility in Leicester or Newcastle.......NOVA Acoustics Ltd are very well located throughout the UK to provide a cost-effective solution for your project. Give our acoustic consultants a call for an open and honest discussion about your project with at the most competitive price.... wherever you are based.

Our Team of Acoustic Consultants are strategically placed across the UK meaning we typically have an Acoustic Consultant within an hour's drive of your project. Our Acoustic Consultants regularly travel for noise surveying and assessments, sound insulation testing and acoustic design projects, including major cities such as London, Birmingham, Nottingham, Newcastle, Cambridge, Manchester, Sheffield, Leeds, Hull and Liverpool.

How Can We Help?

NOVA Acoustics is one of the UK’s leading independent acoustic consultancies. We offer a dedicated, professional service to a wide range of private and commercial clients through a network of accredited engineers. We have extensive experience of conducting any type of noise survey or assessment and can usually offer a fast turnaround on urgent projects. Our expert advice is highly valued.

Clients we’ve worked with

  • barnfield
  • bedford
  • barnfield
  • continental
  • essex
  • hobson
  • interserve
  • kfc
  • leicester
  • persimmon
  • puregym
  • snap
  • starbucks
  • tacobell
  • tower hamlets
  • 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

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- Paul Hastings

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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

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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

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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

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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

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Good efficient service. Recommend it to all.

Bright Construction UK Ltd

- Gavin Boby

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Friendly efficient and cost effective service, without complication

- Hepple Property Care Ltd

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Very quick service, would recommend to others

- Ian Fairbairn

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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

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Fast turn around and great service, recommended

- Allan Proctor

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

- Carol Richards

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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

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

- Steph Openshaw

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Fantastic service very quick and punctual highly recommended.

- Chris Bullerwell

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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

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

- Siying Lid

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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

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

- Stewart Greenhalgh

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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

- Frank Kenny

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

- Kelly Freakley

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

- Robert Myers

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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

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

- Rick Parsons

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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

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

- Gary Oliver

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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

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

- David Hope

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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