- Guy Davies, Senior Associate - Building Consultancy Group, RAPLEYS LLP
- Sisu Berhane, Archway, London
- Iain Jee, Head of Operations, Neptune Investment Management
- Liam N, Bromley
David attended speedily, understood the requirement and carried out the assessment to a high standard. He subsequently produced a report that was very well presented and easy to understand. We would certainly use dBA again for similar projects "
- Tony Jackman, Head of Technical Services, Jaguar Building Services
always been a problem, especially with patient confidentiality; we even had
to limit the number of patients in the building such that nothing could be
overheard. I consulted Mr Fernleigh; he covered all aspects of building
acoustics, outlining the structural "leaks". Everything was clearly
explained, even to a layman such as I. I received a detailed report and
was able to instruct my builder accordingly. The sound-proofing measures
have been excellent. I will most definitely be using Mr Fernleigh again on our next
surgery project; I cannot recommend him highly enough "
- Dr Simon Crawley, Rosewood Clinic, Surrey
- Alison Kan, Architect, London
- Amir, Resident, Richmond upon Thames
- Jonathan and Kaye, Residents, Blackheath, London
- Michael Magdo, Resident, Maida Vale, London
- Perhaps the commercial condensers shown below are too close to the adjacent 1st floor residential windows? In fact the condensers pre existed the 1st floor residential development that proceeded under permitted development without going through the scrutiny a full planning application would require, leading to a considerable mitigation problem for the ground floor commercial tenant who is responsible the equipment. The Developer did not take the potential for condenser noise into consideration as the commercial unit was vacant at the time of the residential development:
- Double sets of security gates at a project at a Police facility, there was no leaving/arriving this location in a hurry:
- Using a impact hammer to help quantify the transfer function from a double height basement to the residential dwellings located on the floors above:
- A very good pre-completion sound insulation test result at a Taylor Wimpey development. Substantially better than the minimum requirements for Building Regulations.
- An Atlas material handler in the process of manoeuvring a car to be crushed or "baled" (as seen in the James Bond movie Goldfinger and also Vincent and Jules's car in Pulp Fiction. After 30 years in business this scrap metal industrial unit is now required to apply for planning permission every 5 years, which seems somewhat draconian to me:
-The ghost of a tapping machine, or rather the effects of its previous presence. The machine incorporates a line of five hammers that drop in a calibrated and continuous sequential cycle onto the floor surface. The vibrations from the repeated impacts of the hammers cause the dust to displace leaving five neatly dust free mini craters.
- Night time view of London from the roof of Queen Marys Hospital, Roehampton where the building services plant serving a modular operating theatre installation is having acoustic attenuation installed.
Measuring internal ambient noise levels in a classroom at a private school ready for an inspection. Apparently the single storey classrooms, including science labs, IT classroom and dance studio were built with no material consideration of acoustics. Amazingly, and with a fair amount of luck, virtually all the test results are "approximately" compliant with the requirements of BB93. Any exceedances were of negligible magnitude!