Soundproofer Andover Hampshire (SP10): If noise is causing problems in your Andover home then it may be time to look at installing soundproofing to make your living room, home office, bedroom or studio a peaceful haven from your neighbours and the outside world. You could also be concerned about noise from a home cinema or family room escaping and disturbing others in the house. Whatever your needs are, soundproofing will give you sanity and peace of mind.
Firstly it would be advantageous to get our heads around exactly how sound travels and is transmitted before we can find ways to eliminate any excessive noise intruding into or escaping from your home.
Sound basically moves in two ways throughout your home:
1. By vibration of solid materials and objects.
2. By the vibration of air molecules.
Sound also travels through water, however unless you are planning to soundproof an aquarium or pool we'll only deal with the isolation through materials and air.
SOUND TRAVEL THROUGH THE AIR
Sound can be transferred out of and into a room through ill fitted windows, open air-ducting, gaps around doors and even light fittings and electrical sockets. All noise and sound will create movement and vibration of the air molecules, and this is what we pick up and hear. All sounds travel through the air in this same fashion; it does not matter if it's busy traffic, children playing, machinery, passing aircraft or music that creates the sound.
Any gaps within a room can be viewed as a leak and will need to be blocked.
SOUND THROUGH STRUCTURES AND OBJECTS
Sound waves can also be transferred to, reflected by or absorbed by solid materials and structures. Sound will vibrate the ceilings, walls and floors of your rooms, and can cause a resonating effect that is transferred beyond the room itself. Even a room made from solid concrete, such as a basement, can produce a path of resonance which transports any sound waves, and even amplify them, to other areas of a property.
But, how can these sound transmitting effects be stopped from causing a problem? The answer is naturally, soundproofing!
SIMPLE SOUNDPROOFING STEPS
If you've got bare floorboards or floor surfaces, think about covering them with carpet or laying a few rugs to help in reducing any vibrations and sound reflections. Such a simple solution can help to damp down any noise and enhance the room at the same time. Hanging wall coverings and curtains can also dampen sound vibrations and reflections through walls and windows without the need to bring in a professional team of soundproofing specialists.
Another inexpensive and do-it-yourself resolution is to plug any gaps around windows, door frames, light fittings and electrical sockets. Stopping up the holes and gaps with a special acoustic sealant that can be purchased in many DIY and building material shops, will make a big difference to how your room sounds. Acoustic sealants are inclined to be a bit more pricey than regular sealant products, however their outstanding soundproofing qualities far outweigh the additional cost.
If you are fortunate enough to be redecorating or renovating while considering your soundproofing requirements, then think about installing an extra layer of plasterboard (also referred to as drywall, sheet rock or gyproc). This is a dense type of boarding that is an economic and useful soundproofing material. It is terrific for spaces like movie rooms, home offices or studios being built within your home in Andover. It is preferable to hire a specialist Andover tradesman to put up the plasterboard unless you are experienced in this task.
The last solution for DIY enthusiasts is to consider the doors within your property in Andover. If you've got hollow doors fitted to rooms you will find they can vibrate and will resonate any sound that is aimed at them. If you are able to change to solid wood doors you will find it improves your soundproofing more cheaply than some other alternatives.
PROFESSIONAL SOUNDPROOFING ANDOVER
If the level of sound is excessive in your area, because of heavy traffic on a busy road nearby, or aircraft flying over for example, then more substantial methods to deal with the excess noise may have to be investigated. This is an instance when the services of a specialist soundproofing contractor will bring the most effective results.
Expect to answer the four following questions during an assessment of your particular soundproofing needs:
- What are the dimensions of the room or area that needs to be soundproofed?
- Where exactly is the main source of noise coming from? i.e. Overhead, through the ceiling, doors, windows, floor or walls, or a combination of all sorts of things.
- What are the particular noises that need to soundproofed? i.e. Is it sounds from within your home such as a teenagers bedroom or home cinema, or outside noises such as aircraft, street noise, noisy neighbours, etc.
- What area needs to be soundproofed? i.e. Is it a concrete lined cellar, a brick walled room, a stud partitioned room or a loft conversion.
An established soundproofing installation company in Andover will look into all these aspects to provide solutions to your sound problems for various budgets. The areas of your room that are causing the biggest problems may each need different solutions.
PROFESSIONAL SOUNDPROOFING OF CEILINGS, FLOORS and WALLS
There are two areas that must be addressed to soundproof any space or room:
- Minimise sound resonating and amplifying.
- The absorption of sound needs to be maximised.
Doing this requires an on-site survey to ascertain which areas require improving from the present condition.
A specialist will investigate the different methods for adding mass and density to the problem areas. The use of acoustic rubbers and foams of different mass and density will help in absorbing noises and reduce transmission and reflection sources.
Any noticeable voids in the room might require some form of muffling material to be placed between them to lower noise resonation. Floor and ceiling voids and wall cavities can all be likened to a drum, where the space acts like an amplification source for undesirable noise.
Soundproofing is enhanced if multiple layers of different density materials are used, rather than installing a single type of material. The diverse materials will reduce different noise frequencies and offer a more harmonious auditory experience and feeling to a room.
The Building Regulations (Part E) cover the soundproofing of residential properties, and must be followed by any installation company in Andover. This set of regulations is a legally binding requirement to protect your neighbours and yourself from the effects of noise pollution in an environment where folks live and work.
The Association of Noise Consultants (ANC) and the Institute of Acoustics (IOA) are recognised trade associations who provide training, qualifications and are representative of the very best in contractors and companies that offer soundproofing services. A credible soundproofing company in Andover will have been verified for the quality and professionalism of their work to have been accepted as a member of these organisations.
Where is Soundproofing Available?
Soundproofing is available in Andover and also in nearby places like: Kingsway Gardens, Picket Piece, Hatherdean, Goodworth Clatford, Charlton, Knights Enham, Upper Clatford, East Anton, Andover Down, Abbotts Ann, Anna Valley, Weyhill, Enham Alamein, and in these postcodes SP10 1LZ, SP10 1LQ, SP10 1PU, SP10 1DL, SP10 2AQ, SP10 1PD, SP10 1EJ, SP10 2AU, SP10 1JJ, SP10 2BW. Locally based Andover soundproofing specialists will probably have the phone code 01264 and the postcode SP10. Click on the "quote" banner or form to get info on soundproofing in your area.
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Soundproofing Around Andover
People living in the following streets have recently inquired about soundproofing - The Withies, Collis Terrace, School Close, Deacon Road, Downsview Way, Church Gate, Abbotts Close, Spring Mews, Trajan Walk, St Hubert Road, The Crescent, The Dene, Sladen Corner, Clatford Lodge, Criswick Close, Brackenbury, Dunmow Road, Dines Cottages, Tate Square, St Nicholas Close, Blake Court, St Thomas Close, Trenchard Road, Barncroft, Chaucer Avenue, Crown Lane, Byron Close, Coachways, Tobruk Close, as well as these Andover area postcodes: SP10 1LZ, SP10 1LQ, SP10 1PU, SP10 1DL, SP10 2AQ, SP10 1PD, SP10 1EJ, SP10 2AU, SP10 1JJ, SP10 2BW.
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