Private Rented Schemes (PRS) & Mixed-Use Developments
The lack of affordable homes, particularly for younger people, has seen a growth in built for rent or private rented scheme (PRS). So where does acoustics come into PRS developments? Unlike ‘built for sale’ a PRS developments may have sound insulation targets beyond the requirements of ADE. Larger developments may include items such as a gymnasium, communal work areas and roof terraces etc. These lifestyle additions attract younger clients and encourages them to remain renting. Consequently, there needs to be adequate privacy between social, study and exercise spaces so sound insulation performance targets are needed. We undertake sound insulation testing that will be needed for walls and floors separating the various spaces.
PRS developments are often in urban environments with some aspect of public realm. There may be other built spaces needing careful ‘acoustic’ consideration such as schools and leisure, possibly as part of a future phased masterplan. Environoise Consulting has completed numerous residential projects of all sizes and has established an impressive reputation in this area.
Listed & Historic Developments
Protecting the historical character of a residential building is important and sometimes a mandatory requirement if listed or deemed ‘protected’ by the Conservation Officer. Therefore, controlling external noise ingress whilst retaining existing windows or enhancing the sound insulation of a separating floor without affecting its depth can be an acoustics challenge. Environoise Consulting is an experienced acoustic consultancy who can help. We understand the design constraints but have the technical creativity to help deliver your project.