Environmental Noise Solutions Limited (ENS) is an independent acoustic
consultancy offering a comprehensive service across all aspects of
noise measurement, assessment and control. With experienced staff,
the company specialises in the provision of high quality and practical
acoustic consultancy to both the public and private sectors; typically
working with residential and commercial developers, architects, planning
consultants, industry, local planning authorities and environmental
The company’s head office is located
in the Doncaster Business Innovation Centre, on the outskirts of Doncaster
Head office is central to our main geographical area of operation
and provides easy access to major transport infrastructure such as
the A1, M1 and M18. Further satellite offices are located in Sheffield
provides acoustic consultancy to a range of clients in many of the
major conurbations in the Midlands and North of England, including
Nottingham, Leicester, Birmingham, Sheffield, Leeds, Bradford, Wakefield,
Hull, Manchester and Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
We are, however, always looking to extend our main areas of operation
and therefore welcome the opportunity to provide a fixed price quotation
for projects anywhere in the UK
We believe that our service delivery is second
to none and that clients retain our expert services because
of our continuous commitment to providing high quality, cost
effective advice. Furthermore, we provide clients with a commitment
to complete all surveys within two weeks of being commissioned
– a responsiveness that our clients consider is unrivalled.
A key factor in this commitment is the maintenance
of continuous working relationships with a number of local planning
authorities and environmental protection services, ensuring
that we can quickly understand the regulators’ perspective
and anticipate the conditions likely to be imposed on an existing
noise source or on a proposed development.
We maintain our service delivery standards
through a mixture of internal quality assurance procedures and
a continuous process of investment in technology and training.
Our consultants deliver the highest level of service to you
through both expert technical competence and a clear and detailed
understanding of your requirements.
We actively encourage clients to seek our
services at the earliest opportunity since the integration of
acoustic issues into the overall design of a development should
remove the need for costly revisions should noise mitigation
schemes have to be implemented to meet regulatory requirements.
The earlier we are involved in a project the
easier it is find a cost effective solution which is mutually
acceptable to both our client and the local planning authority.
Clients have found this approach invaluable in ensuring that
initial designs for budgetary purposes encapsulate likely acoustic
measures and thus identify their associated costs.
For example, for proposed residential developments
potentially affected by external noise from sources such as
roads, railways, pubs and clubs, most local planning authorities
will set allowable internal noise levels by means of a planning
condition. Initial designs and budgets, however, are often set
by this time.
Depending on the scheme and the internal noise
levels required by the planning condition, it is possible that
the noise mitigation measures required could dictate significant
changes to external and internal layouts, or even dictate the
need for enhanced building services or assisted ventilation
In extreme cases where large areas of glazing
are to be constructed within a portal frame building, the weight
and thickness of the glass required to attenuate external noise
could dictate the need for a full review of the structural capabilities
of the building.
encourage clients to seek our services at the earliest opportunity
since the integration of acoustic issues into the overall design
of a development should remove the need for costly revisions..."