We help clients to achieve and demonstrate compliance with building regulations and standards. Below is a summary of regulations and standards relating to the acoustic services we provide.

Building Bulletin 93 (BB93)


Building Bulletin 93 (BB93) is a document within Approved Document E of the Building Regulations 2000. BB93 gives the performance targets for compliance with Requirement E4 from Part E of Schedule 1 of The Building Regulations 2000. BB93 provides a comprehensive guide for architects, building control bodies, building services engineers, and others involved in the design of new school buildings.  

Anyone involved in the design of new school buildings need to know about BB93, including architects and engineers.


  • Acoustic design consultancy for BB93 compliance
  • Accredited sound insulation testing
  • STI testing

Approved Document E of The Building Regulations

2004. Approved Document E (2004) is part of The Building Regulations, 2000.

Approved Document E of The Building Regulations gives guidance on how to achieve compliancy with Building Regulation requirements.

Building architects, engineers and constructors need to know about this Regulation.


  • Acoustic design consultancy for compliance
  • Accredited sound insulation testing
  • Sound insulation advice

Planning Policy Guidance 24 (PPG24): Planning and Noise.

Published 3 October 1994 but dated September 1994

Available to download free from the Communities and Government website.

Planning Policy Guidance 24 (PPG24) guides local authorities in England on the use of their planning powers to minimise the adverse impact of noise. It outlines the considerations to be taken into account in determining planning applications both for noise-sensitive developments and for those activities which generate noise.

Local authority planning departments in England along with architects, developers, engineers, and constructors of PPG24


  • Planning applications – acoustic reports / noise surveys
  • Noise measurement
  • Noise monitoring
  • Noise testing
  • Air conditioning system noise impact study

BS 5839-8:2013

May 2013

BS5839 is published by the British Standards Institute (BSI) and is available from the BSI website.

BS5839-8 is the code of practice for the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of voice alarm systems.

Voice alarm system (voice evacuation system) designers, installers, commissioners, and maintainers should know about BS5839-8.

(The fire detection and fire alarm systems themselves are covered by BS 5839-1)


  • Voice alarm system design (voice evacuation system design)
  • Verification of voice alarm system designs
  • Acoustic modelling – PC based
  • Reverberation time and post installation testing
  • Advice on re-engineering PA systems for voice alarm (voice evacuation)