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New residential developments require planning consent and dependant on the location of the development, the approval of planning permission may require an acoustic assessment to evidence that suitable internal and external noise levels can be achieved.

Obtaining quality acoustics in schools and other educational settings is a pressing issue encountered by contractors, architects and school management alike. Having high quality acoustics within the education sector is crucial to provide students and learners with the most conducive environment to work.

Properly designed buildings, classrooms and offices often allow the best possible chance for concentration and communication. This facilitates high-quality teaching and enables learners to focus on the important information that is being taught, instead of spending mental effort trying to interpret what has been said. NOVA Acoustics Ltd have years of experience providing the highest quality acoustic consultancy to areas including the educational sector.


We’re able to provide expert information according to Building Bulletin 93 (BB93), enabling our clients to reach the recommended performance standards for quality acoustics in educational settings. New schools in the United Kingdom are now required to comply with Part E of the Building Regulations (Approved Document D); this also includes new educational premises that are being created through changing the function of an existing building.

Our expert acoustic consultants have helped clients in the education sector by providing advice to designers and assessing existing school facilities to achieve the optimal acoustic conditions for learners to flourish. Our expert team can provide easy to understand, practical advice for achieving these conditions. This could entail improving the acoustics of a classroom through surface treatments, or providing sound insulation advice for rooms where the function has been modified or changed. We encourage clients within the education sector to contact us as early as possible; we can assist with advice in many aspects of the design and planning of educational environments, allowing educational institutes to realise even the most ambitious of ideas with the minimum hassle.

Our friendly and knowledgeable team can offer advice on an array of topics within the education sector. This may include early feasibility checks to assess the suitability of a proposed site as an acoustically sound learning environment. It could also include simple, practical tips regarding positioning and room adjacencies, to minimise the need to spend unnecessary money on sound insulation, improving budget management and project expenditure efficiency. Larger scale projects are also possible. This could include fully specified sound design advice, construction site sound testing, or testing of educational environments after completion to ensure that they comply with guidance and recommendations. For more information regarding what we can offer members of the education sector, contact our expert team via the form, email or call 0113 322 7977 to discuss your acoustic consultancy requirements.


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