Soundproofer Caterham Surrey (CR3): If your Caterham home is being impacted by noise, perhaps you should consider installing or upgrading your soundproofing to bring a new sense of tranquility to your studio, bedroom, home office or living room. You might also be aware of noise from a family room or home cinema room escaping and causing a disturbance to others. Whatever your requirements, soundproofing will help to maintain your peace of mind.
It's crucial for us to understand how sound travels around a building before it's possible to discover strategies to stop it from occurring.
Sound can move in a couple of ways:
1. Through the vibration of objects or materials.
2. Through the air by vibration of air molecules.
As whale and dolphin song demonstrates, sound also travels through water, but unless your intention is to soundproof a swimming pool or aquarium we will look only at the methods of soundproofing buildings and rooms.
SOUND TRAVELLING THROUGH THE AIR
Sounds can be transferred into and out of a room through open air-ducting, ill fitted windows, gaps around doors and even electrical switches and sockets. All noise and sound will initiate the vibration and movement of the air molecules, and it is this that we hear. All sounds are transferred through the air in this same fashion; it doesn't matter if it's traffic, kids playing, machinery, passing aircraft or music playing that generates the sound.
It is helpful to imagine a room as a boat and carefully inspect it for leaks that need sealing before you can sail it.
SOUND THROUGH OBJECTS AND STRUCTURES
We all know that sounds are just the vibration of air reaching the ear, but that vibration is also reflected by or transferred to solid objects. Sound can be transported around a building from its original source by the vibration of ceilings, floors and walls. Care should be taken with solid concrete or brick walls, such as a cellar, since sound can be transmitted and amplified to other parts of your house.
So, how can we stop these vibrations having an impact on other people? Soundproofing obviously.
SIMPLE SOUNDPROOFING STEPS
Give some thought to covering a bare floor, which resonates and reflects sound, with a rug or carpet. Such a simple and straightforward solution can spruce up a room and help to dampen down any noise to boot. Hanging curtains and wall coverings can also damp down sound reflections and vibrations through walls and windows without the need to hire a team of professional soundproofing installers.
Search for areas in your room where noise can come in or escape from; windows, light fittings, electrical sockets and doors, and close off the gaps or holes. You can find professional acoustic sealants in many DIY shops that moderate the transmission of sound by absorbing it. There may be a considerable difference in price when compared to a normal sealant, but the soundproofing capabilities are much better and can make a huge difference to a room.
For anyone redecorating a room or renovating a property, evaluate the soundproofing properties of adding another layer of soundboard or plasterboard, (also called drywall, sheet rock or gypsum board), whilst you are tackling this work. Plasterboard is a very dense material that's both economical and efficient for soundproofing a room. If you are putting in a music studio, cinema room or study then plasterboard can help reduce sound transference to and from that room, and can be readily decorated after installment. If you do choose plasterboard to help with your soundproofing it is best to employ a specialist fitter in Caterham, to gain the maximum benefit from its installment.
Last but not least you need to check out all doors in the room that you're soundproofing. Although hollow doors are light and relatively cheap, their soundproofing capabilities are not all that brilliant. Solid core doors, while a bit more expensive, can do wonders for soundproofing a room.
PROFESSIONAL SOUNDPROOFING SOLUTIONS CATERHAM
Some areas, such as those on aircraft flight-paths or next to busy roads, naturally have more sound issues and will need other ways to resolve the predicament. This is an instance when appointing the services of an established soundproofing service will deliver the greatest results.
The first questions you should be asked are:
- What is the space you wish to soundproof made from? (i.e. a stud partition wall, a fully lined concrete wall or a brick wall).
- From what direction do the noises appear to be coming from? i.e. Through the ceiling, windows, doors, flooring or walls or a mix of all.
- How big is the area requiring soundproofing?
- What sounds or noise are you seeking to reduce? i.e. External factors such as passing trains, road noise, neighbours etc, or sounds within your house from a family room or music room.
A specialist soundproofing contractor in Caterham will look into all these factors to offer remedies for your sound problems over a range of budgets. The areas of your room that are responsible for the biggest noise issues will each require different solutions.
PROFESSIONAL SOUNDPROOFING OF WALLS, FLOORS and CEILINGS
To soundproof any kind of room requires two key strategies:
- The absorption of sound will need to be improved.
- Minimise sound amplifying and resonating.
A site survey is going to be necessary to assess the areas that need to be improved.
The team will work out ways to add materials with different masses and densities to maximise the sound quality of the room. Soundproofing can be enhanced by the application of acoustic rubber, foam and other materials which absorbs soundwaves and improves and a room's sound quality.
Any uninsulated voids in the room may require some sort of deadening material to be installed between them to lessen sound resonation. If you visualise a drum for instance, you are looking at a noise increasing void enclosed within a resonating material; essentially what you may encounter inside ceiling and floor joists, or wall cavities.
Combined layers of differing density and mass materials work better at absorbing noise than a single material layer of one kind. This is due to the fact that different frequencies are affected by different kinds of materials, therefore a diversity of shapes, layers and densities within your soundproofing armoury are required.
Any soundproofing specialist in Caterham will have to follow the Part E of the Building Regulations, if your property is residential in nature. These regulations have the objective of protecting other residents in the immediate area from the impact of noise pollution.
The Institute of Acoustics (IOA) and the Association of Noise Consultants (ANC) are recognised trade organisations who offer training, qualifications and are representative of the very best in contractors and companies which offer soundproofing solutions. Only those Caterham businesses that have been appraised and approved by these trade bodies for quality, professionalism and reliability are permitted to display the logo.
Where is it Available?
Soundproofing services are available in Caterham and also in: Merstham, Godstone, Sanderstead, Bletchingley, Kenley, Warlingham, Whyteleafe, South Croydon, Coulsdon, Tatsfield, Nutfield, Chipstead, Chaldon, Woldingham, Oxted, Old Coulsdon, and in these postcodes CR3 5NS, CR3 4BB, CR3 5NX, CR3, CR3 4BL, CR3 5NZ, CR3 5NP, CR3 4AZ, CR3 5QE, CR3 5GN. Local Caterham soundproofing specialists will probably have the postcode CR3 and the dialling code 01883. Click the "quote" banner to get details about soundproofing in your area.
Grants for Soundproofing
Government grants have been made available for the purposes of tackling sound pollution in recent years. Up until March 2020, grants were offered by the Highways Agency for soundproofing residential properties if they were in designated areas affected by traffic noise. It is recommended that you seek advice from the Government portal for current compensation schemes and grants to find out whether you're eligible for any assistance with the costs of your soundproofing in Caterham. (Tags: Grants for Caterham Soundproofing, Caterham Soundproofing Grants, Government Grants)
Surrey Soundproofing Enquiries
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Soundproofing Around Caterham
Soundproofing has recently been required in the following Caterham areas and streets - Tillingdown Hill, Fern Towers, Stafford Rise, Harestone Hill, Eothen Close, Windrushes, Greenwood Gardens, Harestone Lane, High Trees Close, War Coppice Road, Dome Hill, White Knobs Way, Gaist Avenue, Tupwood Lane, Milner Approach, Upper Harestone, Waltham Road, Deansfield, Burntwood Lane, Beechwood Road, Colburn Avenue, Beech Grove, Abbots Walk, Markville Gardens, Church Walk, as well as these Caterham area postcodes: CR3 5NS, CR3 4BB, CR3 5NX, CR3, CR3 4BL, CR3 5NZ, CR3 5NP, CR3 4AZ, CR3 5QE, CR3 5GN.
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