LABC Acoustics operations during COVID-19 crisis

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Prior to the government’s announcement on limiting non-essential travel, LABC Acoustics had already taken the decision to stand down our survey engineers with immediate effect.

This decision was not taken lightly but we must consider our responsibility to proactively manage and do our part to control the spread of the coronavirus. At this time, as a company we have a duty of care to all and must prioritise the safety of our staff, their families and you, our customers.

Thank you for your understanding during these challenging times and our thoughts go to all those individuals who have been affected either by contracting the virus or the mountain of Key workers, putting themselves at risk to support us all.

However, all of our staff are now safely working from home and remain at your disposal for continuing project support.

Desktop study and SoundPLAN modelling

We are specialists in all forms of desktop study and SoundPLAN modelling work which includes:

Building acoustics

Acoustic design to client-specific requirements for:

  • Residential dwellings: both new build and change of use
  • Offices & commercial
  • Hospitals
  • Pubs & clubs
  • Cinemas
  • Hotels


The acoustic design of schools has been directly linked to the Building Regulations via Approved Document E (2003) Section 8.

This means that school design needs a more detailed approach where acoustics is concerned. We can offer advice on the following areas:

  • Sound insulation
  • Internal sound pressure level criteria
  • Reverberation time
  • Noise egress from schools (e.g. Music noise affecting neighbours)
  • Building envelope design
  • M&E noise
  • Planning & noise - National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF)

LABC Acoustics offer noise and vibration assessments together with advice and assistance in obtaining planning permission where noise and vibration are an issue and have represented clients at public inquiries and appeals.

Find out more

Perhaps now is the time to find out more about what we offer?

See more information about the benefits of engaging with us at the design stage.

Alternatively do not hesitate to contact us for a free initial consultation on 0121 270 3333.


Sound Testing and Assessment

Submitted 1 year 4 months ago

Hi there
I'm wanting information about testing a new build house that is 15 months old. I've spoken to various LABC people about the issues we are experiencing sometime ago.

I want to understand in our situation what can be fixed.

My neighbours have hard wood floors and the sound transfers into our property. It is like there is no wall between us some days. It is starting to affect my well being limiting my sleep and causing fatigue. It is a 3 bedroom terrace house.

I'm happy to talk to someone. This query is to explore the process, costs, remedy and understand any case studies you may have.

Teena Joyce

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