Richard Housley

Richard is a Director of NoiseAssess Ltd working out of the Midlands office.

Having gained a degree in geology Richard briefly worked as a seismologist before moving to one of the major UK construction companies where he joined a small team providing dynamic and pile integrity testing services to clients throughout the UK and occasionally overseas.  While still working as a pile testing engineer he set up the company’s noise and vibration monitoring and instrumentation hire business.  As the business grew he passed the IOA’s Diploma in Acoustics and Noise Control.  Contracts included the routine monitoring of noise and vibration at construction sites with the occasional high profile project including: noise and vibration monitoring on the A34 Newbury bypass and Channel Tunnel Rail Link, vibration monitoring in railway tunnels near Edinburgh’s Haymarket Station and underwater vibration monitoring during piling for the Jamuna River Bridge in Bangladesh.

Seeking a change he moved into traditional acoustic consultancy first working as a senior consultant for a company based in Suffolk for 8 years then as a principal consultant for a company based in Warrington for 4 years.  He opened offices in the Midlands for both company’s and worked on a wide range of residential, industrial, infrastructure and commercial projects.  He was an ANC registered sound insulation tester with both companies.

In the summer of 2010 Richard joined forces with Matthew to set up NoiseAssess Ltd with the aim of providing first class acoustic consultancy services from two centrally based UK offices.

When not working, he likes riding motorbikes, reading crime novels and hill walking.

Key Experience:

  • Supermarkets – assessment and control of noise from new supermarket developments.
  • BB93 noise assessments and compliance testing for new schools.
  • Noise and vibration assessments (including IPPC applications) and noise management for large industrial premises including a chipboard manufacturer in Northumberland and Scotland, a food chemical processing plant in Humberside and a cement manufacturer in Northamptonshire.
  • Building acoustics advice and sound insulation testing on a wide range of projects including student accommodation, hotels, domestic properties and commercial properties.
  • The assessment and control of noise break-out from pubs, clubs and live music venues.
  • Long term noise and vibration monitoring schemes for construction projects.

Richard Housley BSc MIOA
0115 9305298
07976 313237
richard@noiseassess.co.uk