Carbon Smart
Acoustic Noise Consultants
Chartered Engineer
Expert Witness

Winchester Head Office

5 Charlecote Mews, Staple Gardens
Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8SR

01962 85 88 00

London Office

Arthur's Mission, 30 Snowsfields, London,

SE1 3SU

0207 596 6635

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What People Say

Here are just a few highlights of what our current clients say about us and the service we provide:

“Peter and his team are undisputed leaders in their field. The quality of their work is unrivaled. Peter is always my first choice as an expert witness: his resilience under cross-examination is a vital asset”

Sarah Clover​

Barrister, Kings Chambers 

Email: SClover@kingschambers.com

Clerks: Gary Smith 0330 058 0820 | Jake Brooke 0121 200 3573

"It has been a real pleasure to work with Peter and Louise at Sustainable Acoustics on the Lighthouse refurbishment project. Their realistic and pragmatic approach to an unseen but vital aspect of our venue has ensured that we now have function rooms that are a joy to be in for meetings and rehearsals, dressing rooms that are inviting places for artists, effective sound separation between rooms, and acoustically comfortable public areas, which are palpably better to be in. They absolutely got it – and gently ensured, by working collaboratively with us, that we did too.’

Elspeth McBain

CEO

Lighthouse, Poole

“My client was faced with an application for a Noise Abatement Notice which was heard in the Magistrates Court and, if successful, would have almost certainly closed their business and resulted in the loss of numerous jobs. Peter was recommended by a colleague and he was excellent from start to finish. He promptly carried out an assessment of the site and thereafter prepared a comprehensive report in readiness for the trial. However, it was his presence in Court which was even more impressive as he was able to clearly explain why it was that the applicant was incorrect in her assertion that my client was responsible for creating the amount of noise alleged! Highly recommended and would definitely instruct again." 

- Dan McNally, Freeths 

 

"VIP Motocross would like to say a huge thank you to the team at sustainable acoustics for all their help and expert services during our battle with the local authority to prove the noise wasn't an issue at our motocross practice track. With your help we have managed to achieve full planning.  Through the whole process you have acted very professionally and proved a great level of knowledge in this field.  We will be happy to use your services again in the future". 

- Andy Parr, VIP Motorcross

"Sustainable Acoustics were engaged to make suitable recommendations to discharge a planning condition, to enable us to convert a commercial premises into residential flats. They clearly won the tendering process with the most competitive price structure and have supported this delivering a comprehensive report in a professional, friendly and informative manner. It has been a pleasure working with them and we would have no hesitation to re-appoint them or to recommending their services".

- Martin Appleton. MD. Seco Engineering

"Sustainable Acoustics have helped us to negotiate the difficult waters of controlling noise from the premises to the adjoining sensitive surrounding neighbourhood, giving us the chance to introduce our business to the area. They also then worked with us to create an acoustic environment inside the restaurant which supports conversation, and enhances the quality of the experience which is so important to our customers. We are delighted with the result, which helped us to deliver our vision for quality."

- Juan Cruz, Owner, Casa Cruz

"It was on the trial day when Peter came into his own whether providing helpful advice to me when cross examining the applicant’s expert or when giving live evidence. When questioned by a litigant in person who has been seriously aggrieved by the alleged statutory nuisance Peter remained calm but firm. His evidence was undoubtedly of great assistance to the trial judge because it was so obviously fair, comprehensive, balanced and decisive. I would not hesitate to recommend Peter or to have him instructed in the future; he is a first class expert witness.”

- Tom Day, Barrister - Chambers of Jonathan Laidlaw

"The assessment of reverberation time and advice on acoustic panels has enabled a discrete installation in a sensitive manner. It has proved to have immediate acoustic benefits and allayed the fears of a number of members of the congregation about too much deadening of the sound. Speech is now much more intelligible and the qualities of the choir are more discernible. A fantastic improvement".

- Bruce Blaine, St George The Martyr, Newbury

"Sustainable Acoustics provided us with an excellent business package - professional in depth knowledge, a compelling and comprehensive noise survey with expert witness status. The holistic approach used by Peter and his team to understand the challenges and opportunities, provided us with the best possible chance of business success. We certainly intend to use their services again."

- Paul Donlevey, McDonald's Regional Security & Licensing Manager

"The English Cogger Partnership (now Sustainable Acoustics) assisted us with the acoustic design for the multiple award-winning Clocktower Court building, which we designed for Radley College. The English Cogger Partnership (now Sustainable Acoustics) assisted us with the acoustic design for the multiple award-winning Clocktower Court building, which we designed for Radley College.  The English Cogger Partnership (now Sustainable Acoustics) rose to the challenge of this complex project, crafting a range acoustically tempered spaces in this multi-functional building and has created superb results throughout. The client has been particularly taken by the acoustics within the main forum and has unexpectedly found a new space within the college perfect for lunchtime piano and harp recitals".

- Rod Graham, Founder Director, Design Engine

"Sustainable Acoustics have been an invaluable part of our team. The time and effort they have put in to assist us in producing the best level of sound possible within a venue restricted by residential tenants has enabled us to create a hugely successful event space with minimum negative impact on our business and landlord relationship. The friendly and professional service they offer is very much appreciated".

 - Allison Girling, OXO2

"Having worked with Sustainable Acoustics over a number of years, they have always provided us with both an excellent service and ongoing support on a number of challenging projects. Working alongside us, they have helped us develop improved guest experiences which is key to our business".

 - Paul Shelley, Account Director, The Concerto Group

"Coin Street have been impressed with the experience, knowledge and skills of the team at Sustainable Acoustics. They have led a very delicate project involving lifts engineers, residents and commercial tenants with great care. Great stakeholder management as well as great technical skill has led to a great outcome for all, which is the outcome we wanted".

 

- Ed Jordan, Chief Operating Officer, Coin Street Community Builders