Building acoustics and vibration

At ISVR Consulting, we offer a wide range of services in building acoustics and vibration to support our clients’ projects. These can include on-site measurements, laboratory testing, computer modelling and design work. We work in accordance with applicable British, European or International Standards, or relevant industry guidance and regulations. We can also advise on, and work to, alternative design criteria if appropriate.

Some of the services we offer include:

Hemi-anechoic chamber at Saint-Gobain

ISVR Consulting assisted Saint-Gobain with the specification and design of their hemi-anechoic chamber at Bristol
Photo courtesy of Saint-Gobain

External view of Saint-Gobain's hemi-anechoic chamber

External view of Saint-Gobain's hemi-anechoic chamber
Photo courtesy of Saint-Gobain

A car door undergoing noise tests in the hemi-anechoic chamber at Saint-Gobain

A car door undergoing noise tests in the hemi-anechoic chamber at Saint-Gobain
Photo courtesy of Saint-Gobain

We are also experienced in collaborating with industry professionals such as architects, builders, engineers and environmental health officers.

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Some of the applicable standards and regulations we work to include:

  • BS 8233 - Guidance on sound insulation and noise reduction for buildings
  • BS 4142 - Methods for rating and assessing industrial and commercial sound
  • Part E (Approved Document E ) of the Building Regulations for England and Wales
  • BS 6472 - Guide to evaluation of human exposure to vibration in buildings
  • BB93 - Acoustic design of schools - performance standards
  • HTM 08-01  - Acoustic requirements and design of health care facilities published by the Department of Health
  • BREEAM acoustic performance  and sustainability assessment schemes
  • BS EN ISO 10140 - Laboratory measurement of sound insulation in buildings and of building elements
  • BS EN ISO 16283 - Field measurement of sound insulation in buildings and of building elements

For further information, see our page on the Built environment