About S B Consulting (Engineering & Acoustics) Ltd

Noise and vibration specialists in Plymouth provide professional and cost-effective services for businesses and individuals throughout the South West of England.

About Us:
Situated in Plymouth, we conveniently cover Torquay, Exeter, Taunton, Ivybridge, Truro, Bodmin, and Newquay. Our comprehensive services cater to a diverse range of clients, including property developers, architects, building contractors, high-volume manufacturing facilities, industrial sites, retail outlets, performing arts venues, sporting and leisure industries, and the general public.

Noise Consultants:
Our acoustic (noise and vibration) consultants operate in Plymouth, Exeter, Torquay, Taunton, Ivybridge, Truro, Bodmin, Newquay, and beyond. Founded in 2005 by Sean Bruce, a Chartered Engineer and full member of the Institute of Acoustics and Institute of Mechanical Engineers, S B Consulting offers friendly, professional, and cost-effective services to businesses and individuals in the South West of England.

S B Consulting is a member of The Association of Noise Consultants (ANC) and is third-party accredited to conduct Pre-Completion Testing under the ANC Registered Scheme.

S B Consulting (Engineering & Acoustics) Ltd is an independent acoustics consultancy specializing in:

– Sound Insulation Testing / Pre-Completion Testing (ANC Registered) in accordance with Part E of the Building Regulations (ADE).
– Acoustic design services for residential, commercial, educational, healthcare, and industrial buildings following ADE, BB93, and BS8233, ProPG, BREEAM, and other relevant standards.
– Air Leakage Testing (iATS Accredited) of new dwellings in compliance with Part L of the Building Regulations.
– Noise Impact Assessments according to BS4142 for planning applications.
– Construction site noise control and monitoring following BS5228.
– Occupational noise and vibration assessments (Health and Safety) in accordance with The Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005 and The Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005.
– Noise control solutions, including engineering modifications, silencers, enclosures, acoustic screens, acoustic absorbers, etc.
– Nuisance noise investigations.
– Assessment of Wind Farm Noise in compliance with ETSU-R-97 and current best practice. Sound Insulation and Consultancy Services.

Sound Insulation Testing and Design:
We are ANC-accredited to test new build and converted dwellings, ranging from studio flats to tower blocks, ensuring full compliance with Part E of the Building Regulations.

Industrial Noise Surveys:
Our surveys adhere to the latest standards, including BS4142 and BS8233. We have expertise in surveying both small industrial sites and leading manufacturing sites in the UK.

Environmental Noise:
We conduct noise impact assessments for commercial and residential sites to support planning applications for new and existing developments.

Noise Control:
We offer customized solutions to control existing noise problems.

Room Acoustics:
We provide reverberation control for halls, restaurants, and offices, particularly beneficial for spaces with high ambient noise levels that hinder speech and listening.

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