Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Code of Construction Practice (CoCP)

As one of the busiest councils in the country with regard to building and development, RBKC are keen to control noise from building works due to extensions, basement excavations and new building works. Since April 2016 the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea [RBKC] have implemented their new policy, the Code of Construction Practice to better control noise in the Borough.

This will usually involve providing a supporting document at the planning stage of the works providing information on the Site Categorisation and the required level of information for the category.  

Generally, Category 3 sites cover internal refurbishment and cosmetic external works, and do not need to have a full Section 61 Noise and Vibration assessment. However, all other works, including basement extensions, will require a detailed assessment of noise and vibration levels to be provided as well as a construction management plan to minimise impact on nearby houses. 

Venta Acoustics considerable experience of demolition and construction projects allows us to undertake an in depth analysis of likely noise levels on site. Advice is provided as to methods by which noise levels can be controlled under Best Practicable Mean [BPM] as highlighted in BS5228, which the council requires.

 A construction noise management plan would be prepared summarising the predicted noise levels, BPM and methods for minimising noise, advice as to neighbour liaison and all other elements the council would require to support your application. Contact us today to discuss your requirements and how we can help you at an early stage to ensure your works can progress smoothly and without delay. 

Some sites will also require noise and vibration monitoring to be undertaken during the works with records kept of levels recorded for the council if required. Should this be necessary, please see our Construction Noise & Vibration page, which gives more information on the services we can offer.