Jacksons Fencing was chosen to provide acoustic fencing for a scheme described as Britain's most wildlife friendly housing development.
Working closely with the RSPB, Barratt Developments and David Wilson Homes built three villages and 2,450 houses with the view that new homes 'need not be at the expense of the natural world'.
The site is made up of 50% wildlife friendly green space, with plenty of ponds, parks, meadows, orchards, and a nature reserve, aimed at retaining as much green space as possible from the Greenfield land it was built on. Additionally, each village includes bat and swift boxes, hedgehog highways and sustainable urban drainage.
A noise assessment recommended that acoustic fencing was installed to provide a quieter environment for the residents and wildlife living in the community and to protect them from noise disruption.
The requirements for the fencing were stringent, specifying high quality timber with minimal knots, a thickness of 25mm, and a minimum mass of 10-15kg/m3. Exceeding the specification, 335 metres of our Jakoustic® Commercial and Highway reflective acoustic fencing was installed.
The acoustic barrier reflects noise away from the residential area, and with its 25-year guarantee, fits the sustainable goals of the development.
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