Soundproofer Bideford Devon (EX39): If you are worried by the amount of noise in your Bideford home, be it in a studio, bedroom, living room or home office, you should look into installing or upgrading the soundproofing. You could also be aware of noise from a home cinema or family room seeping out and causing a disturbance to others in the house. Either way, soundproofing is vital for your sanity and peace of mind.
First of all it will help if we learn just how is transmitted and travels before we are able to find ways to combat any excessive noise escaping from or intruding into your home.
Sound is able to move in a couple of ways:
1. Around and within a solid object by reflection and vibration.
2. In open spaces by movement of air.
Although sound also travels through water, unless you are looking to isolate sounds from a pool or aquarium, we'll just be concerned with how to reduce sound levels in the rooms of a building.
SOUND TRAVEL THROUGH THE AIR
Sounds can be transferred out of and into a room through heating ducts, gaps around doors, ill fitted windows and even light fittings and electrical sockets. All noise and sound will initiate movement and vibration of the air molecules, and this is what we pick up and hear. It does not matter whether it's music playing, passing aircraft, heavy machinery, children playing or nearby traffic, they all produce and transfer sound in the same manner.
It is helpful to imagine a room as a boat and inspect it carefully for leaks before sailing off into the sunset.
SOUND TRAVELLING THROUGH STRUCTURES AND OBJECTS
Sound waves can also be absorbed by, reflected by or transferred to solid materials and structures. Sound can be transported around a property from its source via the vibration of ceilings, walls and floors. Care must be taken with solid concrete or brick walls, such as in cellars, because sound can be transmitted and sometimes even amplified to other areas of your home.
So, how can we stop these vibrations affecting others? Soundproofing obviously.
SIMPLE STEPS IN SOUNDPROOFING
If you have bare floorboards or floor surfaces, think about laying a few rugs or cover with a carpet to help in reducing any vibrations and sound reflections. These soft coverings will help absorb noises but can also add a touch of style to an otherwise bare room. Hanging wall coverings and curtains can also damp down sound vibrations and reflections through windows and walls without the need to bring in a team of professional soundproofing specialists.
Another cost-effective and DIY solution is to plug any gaps around light fittings, door frames, windows and sockets. There are some unique acoustic sealants available to buy that suppress the sound waves, and don't transmit them to surrounding materials. Acoustic sealants can be a little more pricey than regular sealant products, however their unique soundproofing qualities far outweigh the additional cost.
For anyone redecorating a room or renovating a property, evaluate the soundproofing gains of adding an extra layer of plasterboard or soundboard, (also known as gypsum board, drywall or sheet rock), while you are tackling this project. This is an efficient and economical soundproofing material due to its dense nature. It is excellent if you're setting up a study, studio or cinema room in your property in Bideford. If you do decide on plasterboard to aid your soundproofing it is better to employ a professional fitter in Bideford, to get the maximum benefit from its installment.
One final easy soundproofing treatment is to check the materials your doors are made of. While hollow doors are lightweight and comparatively inexpensive, their soundproofing qualities are not the best. Exchanging hollow doors for solid ones will improve the soundproofing of a room with only a minimal extra cost.
PROFESSIONAL SOUNDPROOFING BIDEFORD
If you happen to live in a high noise pollution area, such as near an airport or next to busy roads, you will have to be more imaginative in your attempts to enhance the soundproofing qualities of your property. You will get the very best soundproofing results by employing the expertise of an experienced soundproofing company.
They will ask the four following questions during a basic appraisal of your needs:
- What room needs to be soundproofed? i.e. Is it an attic conversion, a stud partitioned room, a concrete lined basement or a brick walled room.
- What noise or sounds are you wanting to reduce? i.e. External issues such as next door neighbours, road noise, passing trains etc, or internal sounds from a teenagers bedroom or family room.
- What is the main spot where the noise creates the most issues? i.e. Is it emanating down from overhead, through windows/doors, up through the flooring or from the walls, or is it a combination of all things.
- What are the dimensions of the room or area that needs to be soundproofed?
With honest answers to these questions a trustworthy soundproofing firm in Bideford will come up with solutions for your circumstances, and just as importantly, your budget. Solutions will vary in line with the different materials needed for each of the problem areas within your property.
PROFESSIONAL SOUNDPROOFING OF FLOORS, CEILINGS and WALLS
To soundproof any kind of room requires 2 key strategies:
- Reduce sound the reverberation and amplification of sound.
- The absorption of sound will need to be enhanced.
An on-site survey is going to be required to look at the aspects that need to be improved.
The installer will look at ways to add materials that have different masses and densities to increase the sound absorption of the room. The use of acoustic foams and rubbers of varying density and mass will help to absorb sounds and reduce transmission and reflection sources.
Insulation between any existing voids will be upgraded or improved to reduce the sound amplification and resonation of these "sound boxes". If you visualise such spaces like a drum then you'll see that by leaving wall cavities and floor or ceiling joist spaces empty, you are creating a noise amplifying area.
Soundproofing is enhanced if multiple layers of varying density materials are used, as opposed to installing a single type of material. This is because the various different materials react better with varying frequencies and will deliver a much better acoustic solution to your soundproofing.
Part E of the Building Regulations focus on the soundproofing of domestic properties, and will need to be applied by any soundproofing service in Bideford. These regulations have the purpose of protecting neighbours in the area from the impact and effect of sound pollution.
Look for contractors displaying the logos of the Association of Noise Consultants or the Institute of Acoustics to make certain you are dealing with a business that is knowledgable and fully qualified in the soundproofing industry. An experienced soundproofing firm in Bideford will have been subject to a vetting procedure for the quality and professionalism of their workmanship to have become a member of these trade organisations.
Where is Soundproofing Available?
Soundproofing is available in Bideford and also in nearby places like: Westward Ho!, Littleham, Monkleigh, Westleigh, Fairy Cross, Eastleigh, Northam, Weare Gifford, East-the-Water, Instow, Tapeley, Landcross, Abbotsham, Handy Cross, Appledore, Barnstaple, and in these postcodes EX39 1WY, EX39 3AN, EX39 2NQ, EX39 1ZX, EX39 2RZ, EX39 2QT, EX39 3BB, EX39 2EE, EX39 2DU, EX39 2DH. Locally based Bideford soundproofing specialists will likely have the dialling code 01237 and the postcode EX39.
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Soundproofing Around Bideford
In the last 12 months soundproofing projects were successfully completed in the following Bideford streets: Richard Close, Bevil Close, Park Lane, Restarick Close, Mines Road, Watkins Way, Marlen Court, Silver Street, Ethelwynne Brown Close, Catshole Lane, Churchill Road, Cliveden Road, Short Close, Old Town, Trent Close, Bridgeland Street, Lane Field Road, Coronation Road, Slade, Harlseywood, Grenville Street, Little Meadow Way, Brennacott Place, High Park Close, Market Place, Torrington Lane, North View Avenue, Lower Meddon Street, and in these Devon postcodes: EX39 1WY, EX39 3AN, EX39 2NQ, EX39 1ZX, EX39 2RZ, EX39 2QT, EX39 3BB, EX39 2EE, EX39 2DU, EX39 2DH.
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Soundproofing in EX39 area, telephone code 01237.