Goodhand Acoustics is an environmental consultancy firm that has delivered environmental modelling, assessments, and monitoring services since 2012. Goodhand Acoustics has provided expert advice on projects across a wide range of disciplines from major UK infrastructure projects to industrial developments to residential developments. We provide a personal service with first class technical advice helping clients over the lifespan of project. We have helped many clients navigate through challenging situations to find the win-win outcomes.
We believe in giving back to the community as well as helping improve the industries we work in. Our employees spend part of their time to volunteering in the local community as well as being encouraged to sit on committees responsible for shaping our industry. Goodhand Acoustics is a member of the Association of Noise Consultants and our consultants are members of the Institute of Acoustics.
Improving Living Spaces
From Environmental Statements to reports to accompany planning applications. We have a wealth of experience assessing noise sensitive developments.
We have supported a wide range of businesses with noise control. We can identify the noise/ vibration problem, undertake a noise assessment and help you develop a mitigation strategy.
Schools, churches and Hospitals
Delivering Outstanding Acoustics
We can assist with either new build, extensions or to improve the acoustic environment. This may be at the outset of the project to achieve good acoustics or we can assist in remedial work if an already built space suffers from poor acoustics or is affected by noise.
Construction noise, vibration and dust
We can provide you with all the technical support to produce Section 61s, Noise and Vibration Management Plans, Air Quality Management Plans and fulfil all the environmental monitoring requirements.
Sound Insulation Testing
Cost Efficient Testing
Sound insulation testing to meet the requirements of Approved Document E for housing, BB93 for schools, HTM 08-01 for hospitals, the Court Service Design Guide or BS 8233.
Rail, road or aircraft - we offer comprehensive noise modelling services and produce environmental impact assessments for infrastructure projects. This might include screening/scoping assessments, Environmental Statement chapters, Land Compensation Act assessments and Noise Insulation Regulations assessments.
Protecting the Local Community
We can provide support to get a licence, develop a noise management plan, undertake sound propagation tests before the event, and sound level monitoring/management during the event.
Sustainable developments are a key aim for many projects. We can help achieve the chosen BREEAM rating target by providing advice and assessments to achieve Health and Wellbeing credits and Pollution Credits.
Who we've worked with
for Aria Acoustcs
They did an excellent job and helped us through some very challenging work. Daniel has a wealth of experience in working with Local Authorities and partnering towards WIN situations for all involved. He is also technically brilliant in his subject and I enjoyed working with him a lot. I would work with him again in a heartbeat.
John Dunlop, Environmental Manager,
Daniel was incredibly helpful, guided us with expert advice and we were delighted with the outcome - I wouldn't hesitate to use again and would highly recommend!
Daniel provided excellent noise control, amplification and acoustical consultancy advice. Working across 2 venues that required continual work, support and advice. Daniel is both professional and highly competent with a can do attitude and willing to go the extra mile to get results.
Naomi White, Buildings Manager, Clarendon Centre
Daniel is responsible for delivering and managing both weather and noise reports alongside approval of consents as of when needed. I find Daniel to be very helpful and forward-thinking in dealing with obstacles that are out our control and always presenting alternatives in which one can deal with the current disruptions.
Cristiano dos Santos,
QS for Fusion JV
Meet the Team
Our team brings together professionals with decades of experience of providing expert and focussed acoustics consultancy advice.
Owner and Principal Consultant
Daniel has over 20 years’ experience as an acoustic consultant and has been elected to the governing body for the Institute of Acoustics (IoA).
Daniel is an experienced project manager and has been responsible for managing a wide range of projects, some requiring input from different disciplines. Daniel has provided evidence for planning appeals and has provided expert witness evidence for a public inquiry and other hearings.
Stephen has over 25 years’ experience as an acoustic consultant within the UK and international markets.
His experience spans a diverse range of disciplines of acoustic consultancy, from planning through to detailed mitigation design, with a specific focus on environmental acoustics. He has expert witness experience for public inquiries and in dispute resolution.
Karen has over 15 years experience as an acoustic consultant and has worked in the UK, Australia and Singapore.
She is an experienced site engineer and specialises in construction, environment and events.
She has worked on some of the largest rail infrastructure projects in the UK and also some of the most challenging music events which both require excellent interpersonal communication skills.