Noise Impact Assessments & Acoustic Enclosures

Sound Planning provides a comprehensive range of noise and vibration consultancy and engineering services in the United Kingdom. We specialise in the design and supply of sound enclosures and noise control products; to absorb noise, blocking it from entering or leaving the premises.

Why Do We Need to Reduce Noise?

Noise in the workplace, neighbourhood, school or any other community can be distracting: it can limit communication, reduce performance and hinder productivity.

Noise pollution is prevalent in most factories and on construction sites: commonly caused by vehicles, air conditioners, high-powered equipment, people, etc.

Acoustic Enclosures

As a closed engineering structure that is designed to reduce, minimise or attenuate noise from different types of equipment or machinery including air conditioners, refrigeration units, generators, compressors, pumps or even gear boxes, acoustic enclosures provide four main functions: sound isolation, sound absorption, vibration isolation and vibration absorption.

Acoustic enclosures have separate control solutions for different kinds of noise. These include acoustic walls, doors, louvres, barriers and screens – each component is designed for an exact application.

Constructed with high performing acoustic panels, acoustic louvres and air exhaust duct attenuators, our enclosures are designed to reduce noise of up to 30 dB (insertion loss) and can be powder coated to any BS (British Standard) or RAL colour.

Different Types of Acoustic Enclosure from Sound Planning

  • Air Source Heat Pump (ASHP) Enclosures (Vertical Exhaust)
  • Air Source Heat Pump (ASHP) Enclosures (Horizontal Exhaust)
  • Air Conditioning Unit Enclosures
  • Condenser Enclosures
  • AC Enclosures
  • Compressor Enclosures
  • Heat Pump Enclosures
  • Generator Enclosures
  • Chiller Enclosures
  • Industrial Enclosures
  • Fan Enclosures
  • Bespoke Acoustic Enclosure Design (90 Degree Exhaust Attenuator)
  • Air Compressor Acoustic Housing - Acoustic Plant Room
Acoustic Consultancy Services

With a consultancy team that is comprised of members of the Institute of Acoustics, Sound Planning uses UKAS – Type 1 Sound Level Meters and Accelerometers for all noise assessments: this is standard for environmental noise monitoring and vibration measurements.

Our acoustic consultants also perform different types of noise assessment and monitoring services:

  • BS 4142
    Rating industrial noise that affects mixed residential and industrial areas
  • BS 8233
    Guidance on sound insulation and noise reduction for buildings
  • BS 5228
    Noise and vibration control on construction and open sites
  • BS 6472
    Guide to evaluation of human exposure to vibration in buildings
  • Noise at Work
    The control of noise in compliance with work regulations
  • Entertainment Noise
    Noise from pubs, clubs and events
  • Sound Insulation Noise Tests
    Internal noise testing for building control ADE (Approved Document E) 2000
About Us

Founded in October 2007, Sound Planning has been providing effective solutions to the most common industrial, architectural and commercial noise problems ever since.

Fully equipped with the right resources and products to address all of your concerns, our specialist team is extensively experienced and qualified to determine the perfect noise control solution for any structure – large or small, indoor or outdoor.

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Our Head Office is located in Farnham, Surrey Greater London. Please call us on 01252 711972 or e-mail us at for more details.