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Utilities Barriers

Reducing street works noise to cut complaints

Our temporary acoustic barriers are quick and easy to install around noisy street works. They help utilities companies and their contractors cut noise pollution by up to 97%, so you can undertake jobs any time of day or night with minimal complaints.

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Consultancy & advice

Echo Barrier’s award-winning sound control solutions include products that are ideal for reducing noise, dust and debris from street works. Our industry experts will work with you to find the right solution for your site—whether it’s an acoustic barrier you can hang on standard fencing, pedestrian or Safegate barriers, or an acoustic enclosure you can easily move as works progress along a stretch of road.


With the right products, you can drastically reduce complaints, improve community relations, and enhance on-site working conditions. This extends site operating hours, which ensures you get the job done during the day or night, on time and on budget.

Urban Planners

Utility maintenance usually happens in residential areas, and often at very short notice. Our advisors can help you extend working hours, to minimize disruption to the local community. Deploy our safety and noise control solutions at any time of day or night for emergency repairs.


Echo Barriers multi-purpose uses of controlling noise, dust and debris pollution makes them ideal for utility works, in the event of emergency night works Echo Barrier will also help control light pollution.

Health & Safety Specialists

Our consultants understand the specific risks associated with utility works.


The use of Echo Barrier products to manage noise, dust, debris and light pollution in one simple and easy application makes it the perfect tool for Health and Safety specialists overseeing utility works whether they be maintenance or new utility installations. They can provide solutions that protect the health of workers, residents and pedestrians.

Reducing street works noise to cut complaints

Case study

Maintenance works, Bristol Water, Bristol UK

"We tested several barrier products for noise attenuation and leakage. Echo Barrier came out best"
Ian Kilgour, Health, Safety, Quality and Environmental Manager, Murphy Group

Bristol Water used our temporary acoustic barriers to reduce noise pollution during water pipe maintenance in a busy high street. As a digger broke up tarmac, Bristol Water measured noise levels at 97dB(A) inside the work area. At the pedestrian side of the barrier, noise levels were just 82dB(A).


“This shows a significant reduction in noise levels" said Philippa Burgess, Safety Adviser at Bristol Water.

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Key Details
The noise problem
With thousands of pedestrians passing by the site each day, the utility company had a duty to keep noise to a strict minimum—to comply with the local authority’s noise restrictions.
Our solution
Bristol Water’s workers were able to quickly and easily hang our barriers around the site to reduce noise pollution—and to shield passers-by from the dust and debris created on-site.
The results
As a digger broke up tarmac, Bristol Water recorded noise levels at 97dB(A) inside the work area. At the pedestrian side of the barrier, noise levels were reduced to 82dB(A). “Our measurements showed a significant reduction in noise levels,” said Philippa Burgess, safety adviser at Bristol Water. “The barriers made a considerable difference.”
Our construction sound barriers will reduce noise complaints, improve worker safety, and let you keep work sites open longer, increasing efficiency and reducing costs. Learn more about our acoustic construction barriers.
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Construction
Construction
Our quick-to-deploy noise barriers give maintenance contractors more hours in the day to work with, helping them complete rail improvement projects faster.
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Rail
Rail
Both indoor and outdoor events can create major crowd noise problems for local communities. Our noise management systems help organizers keep their responsibilities to the community.
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Events
Events
Echo Barrier products minimize the effects of noise and dust on local communities, businesses, and passers by. It's why we're the first choice for numerous highway contractors.
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Highway
Highway
Noise pollution from roadwork can be a thing of the past; our specially designed acoustic barriers help utility companies and contractors cut noise pollution by up to 99%.
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Utilities
Utilities
Excessive noise can pose a threat to the health and happiness of workers and local communities alike. Our temporary noise control solutions help gas and oil companies protect work crews and local neighborhoods.
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Oil & Gas
Oil & Gas
Mines require easy-to-deploy, durable noise control solutions. Our acoustic barriers are highly portable and last up to five times longer than our competitors.
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Mining
Mining
Demolition projects can be a noise nightmare for workers and local communities, especially in noise-reflective zones. But our temporary sound control solutions cut down on noise and protect workers and local communities.
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Demolition
Demolition

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