Soundproofer Burslem Staffordshire (ST5): If your Burslem home is being affected by noise, maybe you should look into installing some soundproofing to bring a new sense of tranquility to your studio, lounge, home office or bedroom. You could also be concerned about any noise from a home cinema or family room seeping out and disturbing others. Whatever your requirements are, soundproofing will offer you peace of mind and sanity.
First of all we need to get our heads around how sound travels before we are able to find ways to eliminate any sound intrusion or escape from your property.
Basically, sound moves in two ways around a room:
1. Through the vibration of objects or materials.
2. In open spaces by movement of air.
Although sound also travels through water, unless you're wanting to eliminate noises from an aquarium or pool, we will only be interested in how to reduce sound levels in rooms within a property.
SOUND TRAVEL THROUGH THE AIR
If you check out the room to be soundproofed and detect gaps around doors, ill fitting windows, heating ducts and even light fittings and electrical sockets, these are all causes of sound transmission. All noise and sound will initiate movement and vibration of the molecules in the air, and this is what we identify and hear. All sounds are moved through the air in this same fashion; it does not matter if it's aeroplanes, music playing, road traffic, heavy machinery or kids playing that creates the sound.
If you can visualise your room as a bucket, you are trying to find any leaks which need sealing before you can fill it with liquid.
SOUND TRAVEL THROUGH STRUCTURES AND OBJECTS
Sound waves can additionally be transferred to, absorbed by or reflected by solid objects and structures. Sound will vibrate the floors, ceilings and walls of your rooms, and can lead to a resonation effect that's transmitted beyond the room itself. Even in a room that's encased in a solid material that is somewhat resistant to sound, such as a concrete lined cellar, the sound can sometimes be reflected and possibly even amplified to other areas of the building.
How do we stop these sounds affecting others? Soundproofing obviously.
BASIC SOUNDPROOFING STEPS
Think about covering a bare floor surface, which reflects and resonates sound, with a rug or carpet. Such a simple and straightforward solution can help to damp down any noise and enhance the room to boot. Window drapes and wall coverings can also be employed to enhance soundproofing and are easy to install.
Another economical and DIY remedy is to plug any holes around windows, doors, light fittings and electrical sockets. It is possible to buy specialist acoustic sealants in many building supply stores that subdue the transfer of sound by suppressing it. Acoustic sealants are inclined to be a touch more expensive than regular sealant products, however their remarkable soundproofing qualities far outweigh the extra cost.
If the room you are working on is a blank canvas and you are doing the soundproofing while you renovate or decorate, consider installing a layer of soundboard or plasterboard, (also known as gypsum board, drywall or sheet rock). This is an economic and efficient soundproofing material because of its dense nature. If you are putting in a games room, study or cinema room then plasterboard can help to minimise sound pollution for that room, and can be decorated easily after installation. It is better to hire a professional contractor near you to install plasterboard unless you've experience in its application.
Lastly you need to check all doors in the space you're seeking to soundproof. Hollow doors are relatively cheap but their soundproofing capabilities are a far cry from perfect. Solid wood doors, while a little more pricey, can have a sizeable effect on the soundproofing qualities of a room.
PROFESSIONAL SOUNDPROOFING BURSLEM
If the level of sound is high in your area, because of traffic noise from a busy road nearby, or aircraft passing overhead for instance, then more serious ways to combat the excess noise may need to be explored. You will obtain the best possible soundproofing results by using the services of a skilled soundproofing company.
The first questions you should be asked are:
- Is it external noise or internal sounds that you need to address? i.e. To cut out neighbours playing loud music, traffic or trains, or is it from internally created sounds from a teenagers bedroom or family room for example.
- What exactly is the size of the room or space that has to be soundproofed?
- What sort of room or property do you need to soundproof? Is it a brick wall, a lined concrete wall or a plasterboarded partition wall etc.
- Precisely where is the principal source of sound coming from? i.e. Overhead, through the ceiling, doors, floors, windows or walls, or a combination.
A specialist soundproofing company in Burslem will take into consideration all these factors to offer solutions to your sound issues for various budgets. They'll offer different methods to soundproof each of the troublesome areas within your room.
PROFESSIONAL SOUNDPROOFING OF WALLS, FLOORS and CEILINGS
There are 2 areas that need to be dealt with to successfully soundproof any space or room:
- Minimise sound the amplification and reverberation of sound.
- Maximise the absorption of sound.
This requires an on-site survey to ascertain what areas require enhancing from the current condition.
A professional soundproofing company will evaluate the different methods for adding density and mass to the main trouble spots. The addition of acoustic rubbers and foams of varying density and mass will help in absorbing noise and reduce reflections and transmission sources.
Any uninsulated voids in the room may require some form of muffling material to be placed between them to reduce noise resonation. If you visualise a drum or wooden cajon, you're looking at a sound amplifying void enclosed within a resonating material; basically what you may encounter within ceiling and floor joists, or cavities in walls.
Soundproofing is improved if multiple layers of varying density materials are employed, rather than installing a single form of material. This is because the various frequencies are absorbed differently by different kinds of materials, therefore a range of layers, shapes and densities within your soundproofing armoury are necessary for the best results.
Any soundproofing firm in Burslem will need to conform to the Part E of the Building Regulations, if your property is residential in nature. Such regulations have to be observed so as to safeguard yourself and others from being negatively impacted by sound pollution.
Keep an eye out for contractors displaying the logos of the Association of Noise Consultants (ANC) or the Institute of Acoustics (IOA) to make sure you're dealing with a business that is knowledgable and fully qualified in the soundproofing sector. Any Burslem contractor displaying IOA or ANC accreditation will have been appraised to make sure they provide the highest quality, reliability and standards of workmanship within the soundproofing industry.
Where is Soundproofing Available?
Soundproofing is available in Burslem and also in: Bradwell, Wolstanton, Smallthorne, Porthill, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Longport, Chesterton, Longbridge Hayes, Talke Pits, Dimsdale, Stanfield, Hanley, Tunstall, Bradeley Village, Middleport, and in these postcodes ST6 4EN, ST6 1AF, ST6 3EW, ST6 4AQ, ST6 4JT, ST6 4GE, ST6 4AD, ST6 4EU, ST6 4AS, ST6 1DH. Local Burslem soundproofing specialists will probably have the postcode ST5 and the telephone dialling code 01782.
Grants for Soundproofing
There have been Government grants available in the past for assistance with soundproofing in areas of excess noise. If your home is close to a busy road or motorway you could contact the Highways Agency who have previously offered grants for soundproofing property in selected areas. Check the Government website for the latest compensation schemes and grants available to assist with combating noise pollution and the soundproofing of properties in Burslem. (Tags: Government Grants, Grants for Burslem Soundproofing, Burslem Soundproofing Grants)
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Soundproofing Around Burslem
Soundproofing was recently requested by householders living in Pitt Street East, Longshaw Street, Furlong Parade, Elers Grove, Bromley Street, Leek New Road, Cape Street, Wulstan Road, Wedgwood Place, Barnfield Road, Swan Square, Sylvester Street, Waterloo Road, Eldon Street, Elder Road, Kirby Street, Reginald Street, Barrett Crescent, Dickenson Road East, Woolrich Street, Walley Place, Wedgwood Street, Queen Street, Denbigh Street, Emerson Road, Prospect Street, Enoch Street, Heyburn Crescent, Wayte Street, Exmouth Grove and these Burslem postcodes: ST6 4EN, ST6 1AF, ST6 3EW, ST6 4AQ, ST6 4JT, ST6 4GE, ST6 4AD, ST6 4EU, ST6 4AS, ST6 1DH.
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