Welcome to dBx Acoustics

Sound Advice for Your Environment

Who We Are

dBx Acoustics is an award winning acoustic consultant and acoustic designer with offices in Manchester, working nationwide.


Our Services

A friendly team based in Manchester and working across the UK. Find out more about the many services we offer.

dBx Helps Boost Productivity in Co-Working Space

Co-working acoustics to boost productivity  As the workplace evolves, more and more people are working flexibly – whether that be late at night, from a sun terrace in Italy, or in a specially designed co-working space. Clockwise provide the latter – contemporary...

Getting your acoustics shipshape…!

Visualisation of the MV Swift on Windermere We are thrilled to have a played a role in helping Windermere Lake Cruises Ltd secure permission from South Lakeland District Council to complete the assembly of its brand new 300 seater cruise ship on the shore of Lake...

Tamar Bridge Crossing

dBx Acoustics worked with architects Poynton Bradbury Wynter Cole Architects on this project which was funded by the Heritage Lottery. The work consisted of replacement offices and public interface facilities as well as a new control room, replacing the original 1961...

When Is A Car Park Not A Car Park?

We helped The North Face secure a temporary event licence for their Pinnacle Project event on the roof of a multi-storey car park in the heart of Manchester. In any urban setting like this, an event has the potential to cause noise disturbance to residents and...

Derian House – Fit for the Future

dBx Acoustics Ltd is delighted to have been appointed as acoustic consultant for Derian House Children's Hospice's 'Fit For The Future' refurbishment scheme. We are working with 10Architect and Scott Hughes Design to produce a cost effective acoustic design which...

Confetti Building – Nottingham Trent University

dBx Acoustics is delighted to be working with Stepnell Construction and Allan Joyce Architects on the Confetti Digital Media Hub at Nottingham Trent University. Construction is now underway on the £9.1m higher education building, which includes critical listening...

Castle Cinema, Hackney

dBx Acoustics were the acoustic consultants for the resurrection of Hackney's Castle Cinema. Originally opened in 1913, the cinema operated until 1958 since when it has been a bingo hall, a snooker hall, and a warehouse. Our involvement began in 2014 when we visited...

Caernarfon Station

dBx Acoustics worked with architects Purcell on the design of the new station at Caernarfon. The Client is the Welsh Highland Railway Society.  The building includes a cafe and exhibition and educational space, as well as the station platform for the WHR's beautiful...

Blossom Street – Ancoats

dBx Acoustics is working with Mulbury City and Tim Groom Architects on the £30m, 143 apartment Blossom Street development in Ancoats, Manchester. Our involvement with the scheme began at the planning stage, working carefully with the architects on the detailed design...

Audrey Street – City of London Academy

dBx Acoustics worked with Reds 10 and HPA Architecture on planning and acoustic design for the City of London Academy at Audrey Street, Shoreditch. Located on a very constrained site in an urban area, key acoustic concerns included protecting neighbouring residential...

Sound Insulation Testing for Approved Document E From £350 + VAT

If you are building new flats, apartments, or attached houses, or if you are converting a building into flats, Building Control requires both airborne and impact sound insulation testing to show compliance with Approved Document E of the Building Regulations.

dBx Acoustics Ltd is accredited by UKAS (testing laboratory number 9473) to carry out sound insulation testing for Building Control compliance. Our professional technical team carries out testing throughout the UK and can also offer you advice on designing and selecting partitions before you start work on site, if you are unsure how to proceed.

Susan provided acoustic design services for a new build project requiring very specific acoustic capabilities. Susan was enthusiastic from the outset and diligent in her approach. Provision of design information was timely and follow up to queries and design detailing were dealt with immediately. It was a pleasure to have Susan as part of the design team, and the acoustic capabilities of the finished building exceeded expectation.

David Massingham MBA

Director, Massingham Associates Limited

Susan Witterick of dBx Acoustics was commissioned by John Sisk Major Projects to provide pre-tender and post tender acoustic services on a £40m high rise residential scheme in Manchester City centre.
Susan has provided a very professional and equally important team friendly service.

Kevin Hargreaves

Regional Design Manager (North), John Sisk & Son Ltd

dBx have provided a service which met the brief and their response to post-service communications has been excellent.

Chetwoods would recommend dBx Acoustics to any potential client and we would be happy to work together again on future opportunities and projects.

Robert Newton

Architect, Chetwoods Architects

I have worked with Susan on a number of projects and the acoustic advice given is always excellent and relevant. I would recommend dBx to any other Contractor who is looking for sensible advice on acoustics.

Paul Ruddick

Managing Director, Reds 10

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