Soundproofer Amesbury Wiltshire (SP4): If noise is causing problems in your property in Amesbury then it might be time to consider some soundproofing to make your bedroom, home office, studio or living room a peaceful haven from your fellow occupants, neighbours and the outside world. You could also be concerned about any noise from a family room or home cinema room leaking out and causing a disturbance to others in the house. No matter what soundproofing needs are required, it's vital for everybody's peace of mind and sanity.
First it will help if we understand just how sound moves and can be transmitted before we are able to identify ways to combat any excessive noise intruding into or escaping from your property.
Sound can move in two different ways:
1. Through objects by the vibration of the material.
2. Through the air by vibration of air molecules.
Sound also travels through water, but unless you're thinking about soundproofing a pool or aquarium we'll simply deal with the isolation via materials and air.
SOUND TRAVELLING THROUGH THE AIR
Any ill fitting windows, gaps around doors, heating ducts and even electrical sockets and switches can all be responsible for the transmission of sound outside or into a room. What we hear and identify as sound is essentially air molucules being vibrated and reaching our ear drum. All sounds are transferred through the air in the same fashion; it does not matter if it's music playing, kids playing, aeroplanes, machinery or traffic that generates the sound.
Any gaps in a room can be looked at as leaks and will need to be plugged.
SOUND TRAVEL THROUGH STRUCTURES AND OBJECTS
We now know that sounds are simply the vibrations of air being picked up by the ear, however those vibrations are also absorbed by solid materials. Sound will vibrate the floors, walls and ceilings of your rooms, and may result in a resonation effect which is transmitted outside of the room itself. Care has to be taken with solid concrete or brick walls, such as in basements, as sound can be transmitted and sometimes even amplified to other parts of your house.
So, how can we stop this sound transference from affecting others? Soundproofing of course.
BASIC STEPS IN SOUNDPROOFING
A bare floor surface is more resonant than one covered by a carpet or rug. Not only will such a simple and straightforward solution help reduce your noise pollution problem, but it can also jazz up the room. Curtains, in particular substantial blackout ones, can also subdue any noises from escaping or invading the area, cost-effectively and without requiring professional installation.
Locating and stopping up any gaps or holes around the room, think light fittings, electrical sockets, windows and doors, is also a simple job for a capable DIY�er. Plugging the gaps and holes with a professional acoustic sealant that can be purchased in many DIY and building material shops, can make an enormous difference to sound transmission in your room. They might be a little more expensive than normal sealants or plaster, but they are worth the cost for their soundproofing efficiency.
If you are fortunate enough to be redecorating or renovating while considering your soundproofing, then look into the possibility of installing an extra layer of plasterboard (also called drywall, sheet rock or gypsum board). Plasterboard is a fairly dense material which is both economical and efficient in soundproofing a room. If you're putting in a games room, home office or cinema room then plasterboard will help to minimise sound transference to and from that room, and can be decorated easily after installment. If you're not familiar with putting up studding and plasterboard, it is advisable to employ a specialist team to guarantee the optimum soundproofing improvements from its installation.
Lastly you should examine all doors in the room you're seeking to soundproof. If you have hollow doors in your rooms you'll discover that they can vibrate with any sound that hits them. Solid core doors, while a tad more pricey, can do wonders for sound isolation in a room.
PROFESSIONAL SOUNDPROOFING AMESBURY
If you live in a high sound pollution area, such as near an airport or next to busy roads, you will have to be more imaginative in how to improve the quality of the soundproofing in your house. This is where the services of a specialist soundproofing installer will deliver the best results.
The first questions you should be asked are:
- How large is the room that needs soundproofing?
- Is it internal noise or external sounds that you need to tackle? i.e. To stop overflying aircraft, traffic or neighbours, or is it from internally created sounds from a family room or teenagers bedroom for instance.
- What is the area you wish to soundproof made from? (i.e. a brick wall, a lined concrete wall or a stud partition wall).
- From which direction does the sound appear to be coming from? i.e. Through the walls, ceiling, doors, flooring or windows or a combination of all of these.
Your answers to these queries will allow you to receive estimates for the various available solutions that match your situation. They'll offer different methods to soundproof each of the main trouble spots within your room.
PROFESSIONAL SOUNDPROOFING OF CEILINGS, FLOORS and WALLS
There are two areas that must be dealt with to soundproof any space:
- Minimise sound amplifying and resonating.
- The absorption of sound will need to be maximised.
An on-site survey will be needed to examine the areas to be improved.
A professional soundproofing company will evaluate the different methods for adding mass and density to the troublesome areas. Soundproofing will be enhanced by the addition of acoustic foam, rubber and other materials which will absorb soundwaves and enhance and the sound quality of an area.
The insulation between any existing voids will be upgraded or improved to lower the sound resonation and amplification of these sound boxes. If you picture these spaces as similar to a drum then you will see that by leaving floor or ceiling joist spaces and wall cavities open, you are creating a sound amplifying area.
It is best to use combined layers of different densities to soak up unwanted sounds than a single layer made from one material. This is due to the fact that different frequencies are affected by different materials, therefore a variety of densities, layers and shapes within your soundproofing armoury are needed for the best results.
All soundproofing companies in Amesbury will be needing to follow the regulations for residential properties as laid out in the Building Regulations (Part E). Part E of the Building Regulations is a requirement in law to protect yourself and neighbours from the effects of noise pollution in an area where folks live and work.
Look for contractors showing the logos of the Institute of Acoustics or the Association of Noise Consultants to make certain you are using a business that's knowledgable and fully qualified in the soundproofing sector. Any Amesbury company displaying ANC or IOA accreditation will have been vetted to make sure they provide the highest quality, standards and reliability of workmanship within the soundproofing industry.
Where is it Available?
Soundproofing is available in Amesbury and also nearby in: Durrington, Great Durnford, Porton, Salterton, Rollestone, Idmiston, Bulford, Upper Woodford, Countess, Larkhill, South Newton, Newton Tony, Salisbury, Figheldean, Netton, Ratfyn, and in these postcodes SP4 7AP, SP4 7JE, SP4 7FF, SP4 7AW, SP4 7HT, SP4 7AB, SP4 7NL, SP4 7LB, SP4 7EZ, SP4 0AL. Local Amesbury soundproofing specialists will most likely have the postcode SP4 and the telephone code 01980.
Government Grants for Soundproofing
Government grants have been made available for the purposes of tackling environmental noise over the last few years. Grants were recently offered by the Highways Agency for areas adjacent to busy roads and highways where houses were adversely impacted by traffic noise. Check the Government portal for the latest compensation schemes and grants that might be available to assist with tackling noise pollution and the soundproofing of homes in Amesbury. (Tags: Grants for Amesbury Soundproofing, Government Grants, Amesbury Soundproofing Grants)
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Soundproofing Around Amesbury
Soundproofing has recently been required in the following Amesbury streets - The Centre, Hillview Close, Stockport Road, Winchester Close, Tempest Road, Beyer Road, Aragon Close, Westland Close, Orford Road, South Mill Road, Lightning Road, Hamilton Close, Bawdsey Road, Javelin Close, Beacon Close, Nicolson Close, Orchard Way, Boscombe Road, Milton Road, Mckie Road, Archers Way, Barnard Mews, Haywain, The Drove, Holders Road, Allington Track, Ashley Walk, Tollgate Close, as well as these local Amesbury postcodes: SP4 7AP, SP4 7JE, SP4 7FF, SP4 7AW, SP4 7HT, SP4 7AB, SP4 7NL, SP4 7LB, SP4 7EZ, SP4 0AL.
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Soundproofing in SP4 area, and dialling code 01980.