Member Focus – Wight Noise
Wight Noise Ltd is a small, independent, multidisciplinary consultancy based on the Isle of Wight, but offering “Sound Advice in Simple Terms” both nationally and internationally.
Specialist areas include: sound insulation in dwellings, with particular emphasis on designing and specifying treatments for conversions; environmental noise; and entertainment noise, but also range into product design, mechanical services and the acoustics of teaching and community spaces.
Principal consultant Jonty Stewart holds a senior lectureship with Southampton Solent University and also works closely with their consultancy arm, Solent Acoustics, in the design and delivery of IOA-accredited and bespoke acoustics training courses. With his background in sound engineering, he also teaches a range of audio engineering modules, as well as the theory and practical application of acoustics.
Jonty has been a member of the ANC Certification Committee, or Registration Scheme Committee as it was previously known, for the past five years, and has chaired the Committee for the past two. He is also Chief Examiner for the IOA Certificate of Competence in Building Acoustics Measurement (CCBAM) and the newest IOA-approved Certificate of Competence course, the Certificate of Competence in Irish Building Acoustics Measurement (CCIBAM)
In September Jonty completed the design and debut delivery of the CCIBAM, which is aimed specifically at those individuals who wish to carry out sound insulation testing under the new Building Regulations in Ireland, and is specified as the minimum entry requirement for application to SITRI (the Sound Insulation Testing Register, Ireland). SITRI is the Tester quality management scheme, recognised by DECLG in Ireland, and owned and operated by the ANC, which he also helped to set up.
Other recent developments in the company include long-serving Acoustic Technician, Will Beckingham, starting on his IOA Diploma course; studying one day a week at Solent University, Will is expecting to graduate in July of next year, after which he is looking forward to getting his teeth into some more advanced acoustics projects.
Wight Noise recently completed successful post-design commissioning on the Charterhouse Hotel, a 3-storey listed building which was being converted into a boutique hotel with restaurant on the ground floor; the developer wanted to keep the ground-floor decorative steel stanchions on view, which meant some interesting challenges to be overcome in the upper rooms.
We are currently working on another commercial/residential conversion project next to a nightclub in Salisbury, which was initially refused planning permission due to noise ingress; advice on redesigning the layout to provide better acoustic buffering has facilitated the sound insulation, along with ongoing bespoke design of wall, floor and ceiling constructions to reduce the low frequencies to an acceptable level.
Most recently, we have been appointed to provide advice and testing services to assist with achieving BREEAM credits at the new SKSS Temple in Plumstead, due for completion in July 2017.
Please call Jonty Stewart on 07966 456 913, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.