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Filling in the short form below will instantly give you a set of contact details for people who could carry out an acoustic sound survey at your property. You will be provided with their contact details, all within less than a second and you will then be able to contact them directly to discuss your requirements in more detail.

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Short Summary of Terms & Conditions

This website will help you find suppliers who provide property services.  When you enter your details and press submit, the system will immediately give you the contact details of the suppliers covering your local area.  Where appropriate, initial estimates will also be instantly provided. You can then contact any of the suppliers directly. In addition, your details will be sent to each of the suppliers listed, so they will also be able to contact you. Your details will not be forwarded to any other third parties. Your email address is required but if you do not want to provide your telephone number, please enter 0000. Using this website will not commit you to placing any orders or paying any money. If you do place an order with one of the suppliers, you will be dealing directly with them.  In most cases there is no middle man. Suppliers on this website pay advertising fees to be listed, they do not pay any commission to Local Surveyors Direct. Before placing an order you should ensure that your chosen supplier has satisfactory qualifications, accreditation, experience and insurance. You will receive an email from us requesting feedback a few weeks later. After that we will not use your details again.

Detailed Summary of Terms and Conditions

This agreement describes the terms and conditions of your use, as a Client, of our services provided under the domain and sub-domains of our websites.

For the purposes of this agreement these websites are all refered to as 'The Website'

By using these websites you are agreeing to be bound by this agreement and by our Privacy Policy

The Website

The Website is a tool to facilitate surveyors, engineers and the like (Members) to promote their services to Clients. Members provide information about themselves, their services and their fees (Members Information) which is stored on the Website.  Selected parts of Members' Information may be displayed on the Website and emailed to you in response to your enquires so that you can contact them.  Members will be informed by email whenever any of their information is displayed and/or emailed to you, along with your details so that they can contact you.  We are not involved in any discussions, negotiations or agreements between Members and Clients.

Member's Information

We do not review or check the accuracy or legality of Member's Information.  You are responsible for checking that any Member's Information which you may rely upon is correct.  In particular before placing an order with a member it is your responsibility to ensure that the member has satisfactory qualifications, accreditations, experience and insurance suitable for your requirement.

In the event that any incorrect or misleading Member's Information comes to your attention you must inform us immediately, by email, so that we can request the Member to correct or remove it.

Member's Services and Estimates

Members must only offer to carry out work for which they are sufficiently knowledgeable, experienced, competent and able to carry out, taking into account all relevant factors, including the type of work, the age and type of the property concerned, and its geographical location.  The offer of a Service or the provision of an estimate for a Service through the Website is based on limited information and does not constitute a contract or binding offer.

Client Information

Any information which you provide about yourself to the Website is known as Client Information, and you warrant that this is genuine and correct.  You agree that any Client Information may be passed to Members to allow them to promote their Services to you.  Client Information will be treated with full confidentiality and will not be passed to any other third party.

Continuous Operation

We will use our reasonable endeavors to ensure that the Website and Members Information is always available to Clients.  However, we cannot and do not guarantee a continuous, uninterrupted operation as this could be affected by many factors beyond our control as well as our need to maintain and further develop the Website. 

Improper Use

You must use the Website only for the purpose of obtaining information about Members and their Services, and Estimates for their Services in respect of genuine enquiries.  You must not use the Website in any improper manner or for any fraudulent purpose, nor with the intention of doing so.

Computer Viruses

You must ensure that you do not upload any computer viruses, macro viruses, trojan horses, worms or anything which could interfere with the normal operation of the Website or any other computer, or which could intercept, access, gather or export data from the Website.


In the event that you have any grievance, complaint or claim against a Member, you agree to pursue this directly with the Member, without involving us. We would request that you do inform us of any such event so that we can take any other actions that we feel appropriate.

Limitation of Liability

Nothing in this agreement shall limit or exclude our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation, or for death or personal injury resulting from our negligence. Subject to this, we will not be held liable for any loss or damages arising out of this agreement or the operation or non operation of the Website.


This agreement may revised at any time, without notice, by displaying the revised agreement on the Website.


Notices to us must be delivered to our registered office, The Stables, Rear of 60 The Avenue, Southampton SO17 1XS.

Notices to you will be sent to the email address or postal address which you have provided.

Governing Law

This agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law. If any provisions of this agreement are held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be struck out and the remaining provisions shall remain. 

The above are the terms and conditions for Clients using the website.  For the terms and conditions for members listed on the website please click here.

Filling in the short form above will instantly give you a set of contact details for people who could carry out an acoustic sound survey at your property. You will be provided with their contact details, all within less than a second and you will then be able to contact them directly to discuss your requirements in more detail.

Acoustic Reports

An acoustic report or noise survey will provide analysis of levels of sound and vibration and identify possible solutions if the levels are not as low as required or desired.  Noise pollution can have harmful effects, whether it is at work, in a public place or in a domestic environment.

Noise surveys, testing and reporting can be required in a number of situations.

If you are building new residential dwellings or converting residential properties, where there are shared walls or floors, you are legally required to conform to sound insulation standards set out in Approved Document E (2003) of the building regulations (2000).  Typically, at least 10% of any construction type must be tested to ensure these standards are met, however, Building Control ultimately have the say on what testing is required.  If the site has been registered with Robust Details Ltd and a commitment made to build one of the approved constructions, then testing is not required.

If you are applying for planning permission for a residential development, council planning officers normally require noise surveys to show that the site is suitable (or can be made suitable) for development.  An environmental noise assessment is carried out at the site and proposals can be made to achieve solutions if an external noise problem has been identified.   Since a change to planning in 2012, it is now up to the local authority to set acoustic policy under the overarching guidance of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and Noise Policy Statement for England (NPSE).

If a new plant installation is required, the local authorities may require a noise impact assessment or acoustic survey.  Some examples of installations that emit a noise are air conditioning units (in an office or public building), kitchen extractor fans (in a restaurant) and factory step lifts.  The local authority may want an assessment of the impact of the proposed installation, possibly against the existing background noise levels.

Commercial acoustic surveys can be undertaken and reports produced in conjunction with architectural consultants and building engineers to design offices, factories, garages, etc. to achieve the optimum sound environment.

Noise impact assessments may be required to address a real or potential noise issue.  If a public building or facility (such as places of worship, bars, restaurants, leisure facilities, clay pigeon shooting, motocross sites, etc.) is undergoing changes to the usage times or areas, an extension or a new installation is planned, then an acoustic report may be required.  If preventative measures are necessary, they will be detailed in the report.

Employees’ hearing in the workplace must be protected and conditions must satisfy Health and Safety Officers.  Employers are required to take steps to minimise the risk of hearing damage for their employees, particularly those working in noisy environments, such as warehouses, factories, music venues, etc.  Using the services of an acoustic consultant or engineer will aid compliance as required in the work environment.


Do you carry out acoustic surveys?

If you are an acoustic engineer and you would like your contact details to be listed on our website please click here to apply for a no obligation trial.

Customer Feedback

Please see below for some feedback from customers of our website:

The surveyor provided a good verbal summary of his findings followed by a comprehensive written report and highlighted potential risks associated with the property. The surveyor was professional at each stage of the process.
Gerry, Brighton
They gave me clear and concise information about price and appointment time to suit me. A very personable and professional approach and arrived at the time stated. I would recommend this firm. Quality of commitment to provide a service.
Linda, Oldham
Replied very quickly to my enquiry very professional. had all the required equipment. very professional Excellent value for money. very knowledgeable. delivered report/findings within a few days Very professional. explained all findings and offered advice
Simon, Bristol
Efficient throughout the process. Very fair. Adhered to standards
Heather, Worcester
Really quick, survey completed within a week of contacting them Excellent, could not have been more helpful.
Eleanor, Hemel Hempstead

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