Residential noise and vibration surveying assess the level of noise in a residential development. If you’re planning a development in a residential area, you will need to conduct a noise survey to comply with the National Planning Policy Framework and British Standards and Good Practice Documents.
Your local authority will usually request a residential noise and vibration survey at planning stage. This is particularly the case for any development that is highlighted as having potential to significantly increase noise level, causing disruption to existing residents.
Noise and vibration surveys will simultaneously investigate all possible noise sources, whether they’re related to transport, building services or people. Furthermore, we break down the data into a timeline, to measure the potential daytime and night-time average noise levels. This is so we can better understand the acoustic footprint of the proposed development.