Choose Charlie Fleming Associates?
If a consultant does not get the design information
to you on time, it can have cost implications
as a result of design and/or construction changes
later in the programme.
If you are allegedly causing a nuisance, you could
end up in court if you do not reduce the noise
within the timescale set down by the local authority
If you have a planning committee meeting to submit
information to, we fully appreciate the financial
implications of missing the deadline.
If we say we will get the information to you by
a certain date, we will.
Our fees are competitive and we offer discounts
for work on long term projects or retained commissions.
When we provide a quotation we stick to it. That
is what you pay, regardless of how long it actually
takes us to carry out the work.
Calculations performed by some other consultants,
whose work we have seen, use quick and relatively
simple equations, or “rules of thumb”,
which err on the side of caution. In this, they
tend to over-estimate the noise control measures
required. Charlie Fleming Associates uses complex
equations which work out noise levels very accurately,
and hence any control measures are more precisely
specified than they would perhaps be by some other
Examples of How
Using Charlie Fleming Associates Might Save You
In one year alone, we were commissioned 6 times
to carry out work which had been done badly by
other “acousticians”. In these cases
the first fee, paid to the other firm, was a waste
of money and accepting the cheaper quotation proved
to be a false economy. More importantly, in one
case, had the noise control measures suggested
by another firm been implemented, over £100,000
would have been spent. Our more detailed measurements
showed that the control measures were not necessary.
In another, the glazing specification, prepared
by the other consultant for a large housing development,
was reduced once we had measured the noise and
calculated the internal levels more carefully.
In the remaining cases, reports by other firms
had been rejected by planning officers, and developments
did not proceed until we dealt with them.
This continues, with at least two jobs coming
to us every year because other “acousticians”
have not managed to carry out the work satisfactorily.
We think, from what we have seen and heard, that
our service is better than that offered by many
of our competitors.