Sound proofing an industrial estate solves noise
A company that owns an industrial estate was refurbishing each
business unit on the industrial estate in turn. This involved replacing
the asbestos cladding with lightweight steel cladding. When a company
moved its business into the first refurbished unit on the industrial
estate, noise nuisance complaints were immediately received from
residents of an adjacent house.
An Environmental Health Officer was called in, and served an Abatement
Notice stating the amount of noise reduction that was required within
a given time scale, otherwise the company would face a large fine
or be prohibited from using their machines.
A dust extract fan and a CNC router were the cause of the noise
nuisance. These were the two main machines used by the business.
We recommended noise reduction measures to suppress the machine
noise at source. We also designed an industrial sound proofing scheme
for the building to reduce the transmission of noise to the adjacent
house. The industrial sound proofing was necessary because a very
large reduction in router noise was needed to prevent further nuisance
and because the refurbished buildings were far from sound proof.
The effect of the noise reduction solution was assessed in conjunction
with the Environmental Health Officer. He declared that the industrial
sound proofing and the “at source” noise control treatment
had successfully abated the noise nuisance, and that the requirements
of his Noise Abatement notice had been successfully achieved.
We also carried out a noise survey for other companies on the industrial
estate, to assess their noise levels and to predict likely levels
of noise transmission to the houses following refurbishment and
relocation to a different unit on the industrial estate. This data
was then used to recommend additional soundproofing or other noise
control measures necessary to prevent noise nuisance complaints
following refurbishment of all the other units on the industrial
More examples of noise control solution for industrial noise nuisance
are shown on the Industrial Noise
Control - Noise Nuisance page of this web site.
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or other types of noise control solution for noise nuisance problems
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