Bacton Low Rise, Camden

Vibration and structureborne noise from passing passenger and freight trains can cause both perceivable vibration and audible noise within dwellings that radiates from the structure. Careful design of the foundations and structure enable adequate controls to be put in place that avoid problems once occupied.  Sometimes structural isolation is necessary to meet appropriate standards and expectations, which can be a costly risk to a project. 

Cross Laminated Timber is a sustainable and fast way to build, made from compressed FSC timber layers, and this project is one of its first for it to be used for a residential project of this scale. The constrained site is very close to the East Coast Main Line, and the close working with structural engineers and the frame providers ERBAN was required to predict the noise and vibration levels in this light weight structure and provide confidence that the planning conditions would be met and residents provided with a comfortable place to live. The project is on site but early measurements indicate that we are close to what is expected.   


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Vibration Control:

Vibration Control:

Vibration can affect people, buildings or machines and often more than one of these receptors will be affected.

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Architectural & Building Acoustics:

Architectural & Building Acoustics:

The acoustics of a space is as important as a soundscape that can assist navigation, function, and the aesthetics of a space and the way it is used.

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Sustainable Acoustics deliver solutions for a sound future that protect people from our noisy world, enhance our environments using sound and connect people with nature, each other and with good design.

The English Cogger Partnership has been trading for 13 years, and has an established reputation. We have begun a transformation in the way that we deliver our business in response to the changing needs of our clients and urgency in delivering sustainable development.

We believe in providing a service based on excellent acoustic advice and high standards, and doing so in a way that values our staff, rises to the challenges of our clients but does not undermine the chances of future generations.