Soundproofer East Grinstead West Sussex (RH19): If you are concerned about the amount of noise that's invading your East Grinstead home, be it in a bedroom, home office, studio or living room, you need to think about installing some soundproofing. You may also be aware of noise from a family room or home cinema room seeping out and causing a disturbance to other inhabitants. No matter which soundproofing needs are required, it will be vital for everybody's sanity and peace of mind.
Before we are able to discover methods for eliminating sound pollution, it would be advantageous to understand how sound travels and is transmitted.
Sound can move in a couple of ways:
1. By vibration of solid materials and objects.
2. In open spaces by movement of air.
Although sound also travels through liquids, unless you're eager to reduce sounds from a swimming pool or aquarium, we will just be interested in how to reduce sound levels in the rooms of a property.
SOUND TRAVELLING THROUGH THE AIR
If you look around your area to be soundproofed and detect ill fitting windows, gaps around doors, heating ducts and even electrical sockets and light fittings, these are all causes of sound transmission. All noise and sound will create the vibration and movement of the molecules in the air, and it is this that we hear and identify. All sounds travel through the air in this same manner; it doesn't matter if it's music playing, passing aircraft, machinery, nearby traffic or children playing that produces the sound.
Any openings in the room can be looked at as a leak and will have to be plugged.
SOUND TRAVELLING THROUGH OBJECTS AND STRUCTURES
If sound travels through the air by vibrations, then it seems reasonable to assume that such vibrations can be absorbed by, transferred to or reflected by different materials. Sound will vibrate the ceilings, floors and walls of your rooms, and can result in a resonation effect that's transmitted outside the room itself. Even a solid concrete room, such as a basement, can create a resonance path which transmits sound waves, and sometimes amplify them, to other areas of a property.
But, how can these effects be stopped from creating an issue? The solution is obviously, soundproofing!
BASIC SOUNDPROOFING STEPS
Give some thought to covering bare floors, which reflect and resonate sound, with a carpet or rug. These soft coverings and rugs will help soak up noises but can also add a touch of elegance to an otherwise bare room. Curtains, particularly substantial blackout ones, can also suppress any sounds from invading or escaping a room, cost-effectively and without the need for specialist soundproofing.
Track down areas in the rooms where noise can come in or escape from; light fittings, windows, doors and electrical sockets, and stop up any gaps. Stopping up the holes and gaps with a special acoustic sealant that can be purchased in some DIY centres and builders merchants, can make a big difference to sound transmission in a room. There may be a little difference in price in comparison with a normal sealant, however the soundproofing capabilities are a lot better and can make an enormous difference to a room's level of soundproofing.
For those of you who are renovating a property or redecorating a room, look at the soundproofing gains of adding a supplementary skin of soundboard or plasterboard, (also known as sheet rock, drywall or gyproc), while you are tackling this project. Plasterboard is a fairly dense material that is both effective and economical for soundproofing a room. If you're putting in a studio, cinema room or home office then plasterboard can help reduce sound pollution for that room, and can be decorated easily after completion. If you are not experienced in fitting plasterboard and studding, it is wise to hire a specialist East Grinstead contractor to guarantee the optimum soundproofing benefits from its use.
Lastly you need to examine all doors in the room that you're soundproofing. Hollow doors are reasonably cheap but their soundproofing capabilities are a far cry from perfect. Solid core doors, whilst a little more pricey, can have a sizeable effect on the soundproofing qualities of a room.
PROFESSIONAL SOUNDPROOFING EAST GRINSTEAD
If the sound pollution is extreme in your area, on account of aircraft flying over, or traffic noise from a nearby road for instance, then more serious ways to combat the excess noise may need to be investigated. The best solution for resolving these problems is to call in a reliable acoustic and soundproofing company from your local region.
Be ready to answer the following four questions during an initial analysis of your specific soundproofing requirements:
- What is the area you wish to soundproof constructed from? (i.e. a fully lined concrete wall, a stud partition wall or a brick wall).
- How large is the space you need to have soundproofed?
- Is it internal sounds or external noise that you need to target? i.e. To reduce neighbours playing loud music, traffic or passing trains, or is it from internally produced sounds from a music studio or home cinema for example.
- What is the main place where the sound creates the most problems? i.e. Is it emanating from the walls, through doors/windows, up through the floors or down from overhead, or is it a mix of all these factors.
With answers to these questions a good quality soundproofing specialist in East Grinstead will work out solutions to suit your circumstances, and just as important, your allotted budget. The areas of your room that are causing the biggest noise issues may each need different solutions.
PROFESSIONAL SOUNDPROOFING OF CEILINGS, FLOORS and WALLS
To soundproof any type of room requires 2 key approaches:
- Reduce the effect of sound reflection, vibration and amplification by solid surfaces.
- Update and improve the amount of sound absorption.
An on-site survey is going to be necessary to pinpoint the areas to be improved.
The team will look at ways of adding materials that have different masses and densities to increase the sound absorption of the area. The addition of acoustic rubbers and foams of varying mass and density will help in absorbing noise and reduce transmission and reflection sources.
Insulation between any voids will be upgraded to lessen the sound amplification and resonation of these sound boxes. If you imagine a drum for example, you're looking at a noise amplifying void surrounded by a resonating material; essentially what you may find inside floor and ceiling joists, or wall cavities.
Soundproofing is enhanced if different densities and materials are employed, rather than installing only one type of material. This is due to the fact that different materials react in different ways with varying frequencies and will deliver a better overall solution to your soundproofing.
Any soundproofing specialist in East Grinstead must conform to the Part E of the Building Regulations, if dealing with a domestic property. These regulations have to be followed so as to protect yourself and others from the harmful effects of noise pollution.
Look for companies bearing the logos of the Association of Noise Consultants or the Institute of Acoustics to guarantee that you are dealing with a business which is fully qualified and knowledgeable in the soundproofing industry. Any East Grinstead contractor displaying ANC or IOA accreditation will have been vetted to ensure they provide the highest reliability, quality and standards of workmanship within the industry.
Where is it Available?
Soundproofing is available in East Grinstead and also nearby in: Forest Row, Sunnyside, Turners Hill, Ashurstwood, Brockhurst, Blackwell, Upper Hartfield, Felcourt, Cowden, Newchapel, Rowfant, Felbridge, Crawley Down, St Hill Green, Lingfield, Kingscote, and in these postcodes RH19 1DB, RH19 1PU, RH19 1PW, RH19 1HP, RH18 5WZ, RH10 4QQ, RH19 1LG, RH19 1QQ, RH19 1AA, RH19 1HT. Local East Grinstead soundproofing specialists will likely have the telephone code 01342 and the postcode RH19. Click on the "quote" banner to get details about soundproofing in your area.
Government Grants for Soundproofing
There have been Government grants available in the past for help with soundproofing in areas with excessive amounts of noise. Grants were recently offered by the Highways Agency for areas close to busy roads and highways where households were adversely affected by traffic noise. Before you press ahead with any soundproofing work in East Grinstead it is recommended to check out the Government portal for grants and compensation schemes that may be available in the East Grinstead area. (Tags: Grants for East Grinstead Soundproofing, Government Grants, East Grinstead Soundproofing Grants)
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Soundproofing Around East Grinstead
Some East Grinstead roads and streets where soundproofing work has recently been undertaken - Smeeds Close, Sandringham Close, Cromwell Place, Butterfield, Chantlers Close, Rowplatt Lane, Brooklands Way, Christies, Halsford Park Road, Tudor Close, Glendyne Close, Felbridge Court, Hackenden Close, Stockwell Road, Stoneleigh Close, The Close, Wilderwick Road, Woodlands Road, Halsford Lane, Garden Close, Dexter Drive, Mill Way, Acorn Close, Langridge Drive, Oak Tree Close, Buckhurst Way, Furze Lane, Coronation Road, Bell Hammer, as well as the following East Grinstead area postcodes: RH19 1DB, RH19 1PU, RH19 1PW, RH19 1HP, RH18 5WZ, RH10 4QQ, RH19 1LG, RH19 1QQ, RH19 1AA, RH19 1HT.
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