Construction noise and vibration impacts can have a debilitating effect on noise sensitive receptors in the vicinity of an active site, ranging from noise nuisance to health effects and structural damage to buildings. Dragonfly Consulting has operated on a number of varying sites over the years, working alongside construction teams and local authorities to provide an agreed monitoring methodology, risk assessment and suitable action levels within a wider Construction Environmental Management Plan (CEMP) in order to satisfy the noise and vibration requirements or planning conditions imposed upon the site.
The generation and deposition of environmental dust may be an inevitable consequence of some industries such as quarrying, mining and mineral processing. Other operations such as landfill, demolition and agriculture can also lead to dust generation. This dust can fall a short distance from its origin or, dependent on prevailing weather conditions, can be carried a long distance from the site. This can result in dust becoming an issue for nearby residential properties (e.g. soiling of clothes hung on a washing line, deposition on cars and dirtying residential windows).
Nuisance dust assessments normally take the form of a baseline survey followed by monitoring both during a project, and after completion, in order to indicate whether on-site activities result in an increase in the levels of nuisance dust.
Our Consultancy Team offers a construction review service to assist in the acoustic design of buildings from inception through to construction. During the design phase, potential issues such as room acoustics, speech privacy and reducing the impact of external noise sources are all taken into account.
Our team has worked on projects as diverse as medical facilities, hotels, university lecture theatres, residential houses and flats, music rooms and interview suites. In all instances we ensure that acoustic separation between rooms meets both the regulatory requirements and the standards of the client.
When applying for planning permission for a residential development, it’s likely that a Noise Impact Assessment will be required to ensure noise from external sources is kept within suitable limits. Such assessments are generally formed under the guidance within British Standard 8233:2014.
Dragonfly Consulting has been involved in the development of over 200 wind turbine sites and has considerable experience liaising with local authorities to establish their requirements for assessment of applications. We have also been involved in the type approval of new wind turbines coming into the UK.
When applying for planning permission it’s likely that a Planning Noise Assessment will be required. For this you will need an Acoustic Consultant. Dragonfly Consulting can help with your project from single dwellings to developments of 100 properties.
The Control of Noise at Work Regulations came into force in Great Britain on April 6th 2006. To comply with the regulations every employer must take steps to protect their employees, initially by undertaking a workplace noise assessment.
In order to offer our clients Air Tightness Testing and Ventilation Testing; Dragonfly Consulting have formed a partnership with Northern Air Tightness Testing Services, ensuring our projects comply with Part L1 and Part L2 of Building Regulations.
Chris Chittock, Managing Director of Dragonfly Consulting, has extensive experience in the preparation of expert witness services and providing technical evidence for planning enquiries, local authority licensing hearings and the civil courts.
Good lighting design enhances safety and improves security, it encourages movement, and encourages people to participate in outdoor working and sports activities. Good lighting design improves opportunities giving us a higher quality of life.
Ecological appraisals are often required to support planning applications to ensure compliance with the Habitats and Species Regulations 2010, and to ensure the client has regard to conserving biodiversity in the exercise of their functions.
In order to offer our clients Heritage Assessment and Consultancy services; Dragonfly Consulting have formed a partnership with Humble Heritage. Headed by Senior Heritage Consultant Liz Humble, the team at Humble Heritage allow us to offer to our clients an extensive range of heritage consultancy on all aspects of the historic environment.
Dragonfly Consulting in partnership with Kairus Ltd has extensive experience in providing monitoring, modelling and impact assessment services across a wide range of projects within the Air Quality sector. With extensive experience with the provision of air quality elements for Environmental Impact Assessments as well as stand-alone air quality projects.