Our acoustic engineers work with clients every step of the way, expertly weaving sound acoustic design into the very fabric of a building. This helps secure planning permission, avoids expensive retrofitting, and ensures the creation of quality space.
We work on projects of all scales, from single dwellings to major developments, offering a full range of noise and vibration assessments.
Our acoustic engineering services include:
- Room acoustics
- Sound isolation
- Sustainable acoustic design
- Noise and vibration control
- Environmental noise
- Sound space.
Contact Ric Hampton to find out how we can help your business.
Agent of Change principle
As part of the revised NPPF (National Planning Policy Framework), the 'Agent of Change' principle considers how new developments integrate with existing businesses from a noise perspective.
It's brought tensions between the policy and residential housing objectives. The principle says that no unreasonable restrictions should be placed on existing businesses due to new developments. The mitigation requirements may affect the viability of new, vital, housing schemes.
Watch Ric Hampton, Hydrock's national lead for acoustics, look at the implications of the Agent of Change principle on nightclubs and proposed housing developments.