“Improving the health and wellbeing of thousands of people across the UK by installing noise lowering measures”


About National Highways

National Highways manages and improves 4,500 miles of England’s motorways and roads. They also ensure roads work in harmony with communities and the environment.


Noise pollution from roads is a big problem. For those living close-by there can be serious health implications as well the environmental impact.


The challenge

To reduce noise levels, the government funds the Noise Insulation Scheme (NIS). The NIS provides acoustic glazing and ventilation to qualifying properties. Homes are assessed before new glazing and ventilation is considered.

How we helped

A £39m fund was granted to the ‘Highways England Noise Insulation Scheme’. We supported the main contractor Evander with national home assessments including:

  • Energy Performance Certificates – This helped understand the environmental impact of measures on each property.
  • Gas Safe inspections – Inspections ensured improving property air tightness would not negatively impact appliance performance or manufacturers instructions.
  • HETAS assessments – Assessments ensured solid fuel burning appliances would not be negatively affected by increased air tightness. It also ensured they were in a safe working condition before any work started.
  • Installations and Replacements – Defective appliances were removed and replaced with a like for like under the contract.
  • Electrical Safety inspections – Our Inspections ensured sufficient earthing within the property before alterations were considered.
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“The service is second to none and their national coverage lets you to fulfil what you committed to in the contract negotiations. My experiences working with Eco Approach continue to be excellent. I am pleased to have found a company whom I know I can count on for our projects and contracts”
Graham Pye, Environmental Director, Evander


Over 1,000 homes had noise reduction mea­sures, improving the health and well-being of 2,300 peo­ple. The work was recognised by the Noise Abate­ment Soci­ety for contributing to reducing traf­fic noise.