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Acoustics matters…cradle to grave!
We can’t afford not to consider acoustics when designing healthcare facilities.
Susan Witterick named one of 2022’s most inspiring female founders
Susan Witterick, founder of Manchester head-quartered acoustic consultancy dBx Acoustics has been named as one of the UK’s most inspirational and dynamic female entrepreneurs by the f:Entrepreneur ‘#ialso100’ campaign.
Make Some Noise – Can Protests Be Silenced?
You’d be forgiven if, at the moment, you’re trying to avoid the news. It’s all pretty grim reading. But today’s headlines include things such as “Government defends plans for noise limits at protests”, and “Silencing Black Lives Matter”, and that feels like a good...
dBx Acoustics – The Best in UK Acoustic Design Consultancy
Jargon buster – BS8233 noise impact assessments
The Planning (Agent of Change) Bill – What it means for acoustics
Acoustic Design and the WELL Building Standard
“Various environmental characteristics can have direct impacts on mental health and well-being, such as housing, crowding, noise, indoor air quality, and light” The WELL Building Standard, originally introduced in the US, is steadily gaining importance in the design of UK office buildings. The intent of this performance-based standard is to produce workplaces which have a positive impact […]
3 Things We Should Put Right in Residential Acoustic Design
Sounding Off – Acoustics in Residential Design At first glance, it seems as though residential development is one of the few area where there is a clear, documented requirement for acoustic design. From planning noise impact, through to design and pre-completion testing in accordance with Approved Document E of the Building Regulations. There’s a standard […]
What Is An Acoustic Consultant, Anyway?
All of the technical staff at dBx Acoustics, and at other consultancies, would describe themselves as acoustic consultants. Broadly speaking, we would define an acoustic consultant as a qualified specialist. They may work with a range of clients on the control of acoustic conditions in buildings and in the environment. That may seem vague, but as we […]