What we do

At NOVA Acoustics Ltd we pride ourselves on delivering a wide range of acoustic services, through our specialist and diverse group of acoustic consultants. We provide a professional and friendly service, specialising in noise and vibration assessment, noise impact assessments for planning permission, sound insulation testing and noise at work surveys.

NOVA Acoustics Ltd is the official United Kingdom distributor of CESVA acoustic equipment. Cesva offer a comprehensive range of products, such as sound level meters & analysers, vibration meters, calibrators, noise-sources & tapping machines, sound limiters and much more.

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Why choose us

We take pride in our acoustic services. Just one phone call and you’ll know you’re in good hands, but here are a few reasons to pick up the phone:

  • Nationwide coverage – no job is too far
  • Fast turnaround time – we have been known to complete noise surveys within 3 days of enquiry
  • Transparent service – there are no hidden costs
  • Honest assessment of your project – we’ll keep it simple and to the point
  • Highly experienced consultants – guiding you through your requirements
  • We are dedicated to our job – we will always strive to ensure your expectations are exceeded every time

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Acoustic Equipment Range

Acoustic Advice Hub

Acoustic Consultants UK

Sound Testing Advisors

Sound testing and acoustic consultancy companies carry out sound and acoustic testing on residential developments for both new builds and conversions. Sound testing companies carry out acoustic testing in compliance with Part E of the Building Regulations. This regulation ensures that new build and converted properties have an appropriate amount of sound insulation or sound proofing between them. Sound testing on flats is carried out to ensure airborne sound and impact sound does not transmit between the separating floors between the two dwellings. Floor sound testing requires both airborne and impact testing to be carried out and take approximately 1 hour per floor tested. Sound testing on houses is carried out to ensure airborne sound does not transmit between the party wall. Party Wall sound tests require access to both properties and will take approximately 30 – 40 minutes per test.

Part E of the building regulations requires sound testing companies to be accredited to carry out testing, sound testing companies can ONLY be accredited by UKAS or the ANC. UKAS accredited sound testing companies will have a UKAS testing logo and UKAS testing accreditation, they will also have to state the accreditation number on the reports they provide. If they are not UKAS or ANC accredited then your building control officer will not accept the certificate and you will have to get your property re-tested. Sound testing for building regulations is carried out in compliance with Part E and thus refer section 0.4 to ensure you are using an appropriate company.

Many sound and acoustic testing companies operate nationwide, NOVA Acoustics has three offices in Leeds, Manchester and London to ensure we can carry out acoustic tests at short notice in any location across the UK. NOVA Acoustics will always endeavour to carry out your sound test as fast as possible and as quick as possible to ensure your property is signed off in time. Our Leeds office operates as far as Middlesbrough, Hull, Nottingham and Sheffield and we can provide fixed rate testing so you don’t have to pay for travel time or diesel. Our Manchester office is able to cover North Wales and the North West including Lancashire, Blackburn, Burnley, Stoke, Birmingham and the West Midlands. Our London office primarily carries out sound testing in London, however we can travel further afield to Bristol, Milton Keynes, Cambridge and Oxford.

Sound testing costs can vary significantly on the number of properties. the layout of the dwellings and the type of construction details used. All these factors affect the quantity of sound tests that is required and thus the sound test cost will vary dependent on the site. We are committed to providing low cost sound testing nationwide with our prices starting at £275 + VAT. NOVA Acoustics can also offer acoustic design advice and acoustic consultancy on your project.

If you are looking for a low cost, friendly and fast service then call NOVA Acoustics.