Soundproofer Ely Cambridgeshire (CB7): If you are worried by the level of noise that is infiltrating your Ely property, be it in a bedroom, home office, studio or living room, you ought to consider installing or upgrading the soundproofing. In some circumstances you may be investigating soundproofing so that you do not disturb other inhabitants from a children's room, music room or home cinema. Whatever your needs, soundproofing will offer you sanity and peace of mind.
Before we can find methods for eliminating sound pollution, we need to understand exactly how sound travels and is transmitted.
Basically, sound travels in two ways around a home:
1. Around and within a solid object by reflection and vibration.
2. In open spaces by movement of air.
Sound can also be transmitted through water, however unless you're thinking about soundproofing a pool or aquarium we'll only focus on the isolation via materials and air.
SOUND THROUGH THE AIR
If you check around the space to be soundproofed and detect gaps around doors, open ducting, single glazed windows and even electrical sockets and switches, these are all aspects that can cause the transmission of sound. Any noise vibrates the air molecules and these vibrations are what we hear and identify as sound. All sounds are moved through the air in this same manner; it matters not if it's traffic, kids playing, music, passing aircraft or heavy machinery that generates the sound.
You should therefore imagine a room as a boat and inspect it carefully for leaks that need sealing before you can sail it.
SOUND TRAVELLING THROUGH OBJECTS AND STRUCTURES
Sound waves can also be transferred to, reflected by or absorbed by solid objects and structures. Sound can be moved around a building from its source via the vibration of walls, floors and ceilings. Even if a room is encased in a dense material that's proofed against sound, such as a concrete cellar, the sound can be transmitted and possibly even amplified to other areas of the structure.
How do we stop these vibrations from affecting others? Soundproofing of course.
SIMPLE STEPS IN SOUNDPROOFING
A bare floor surface resonates more than one covered with a rug or carpet. The rugs or other soft coverings will help soak up noise but can also add a touch of elegance to a previously bare room. Curtains, and especially substantial blackout types, will also suppress any sounds from invading or escaping the area, cost-effectively and without requiring professional installation.
Locating and plugging any gaps around the room, think light fittings, windows, sockets and doors, is also an easy job for a capable DIY enthusiast. There are unique acoustic sealants available on the market which absorb the sound waves, and don't transfer them to surrounding materials. They may be a bit more pricey than standard plaster or sealants, but are very useful for their soundproofing efficiency.
For anybody redecorating a room or renovating a property, consider the soundproofing properties of adding an extra skin of soundboard or plasterboard, (also known as drywall, gyproc or sheet rock), whilst you are carrying out the project. Plasterboard is a fairly dense material that is both effective and economical for soundproofing purposes. It's effective for spaces like home offices, home cinemas or music studios being built within your house in Ely. It is best to hire a reliable contractor near you to fit the plasterboard unless you've got experience in its application.
The final do-it-yourself solution is to think about the doors in your property in Ely. If you've got hollow doors fitted to rooms you will discover that they can resonate and vibrate with any sound that they experience. Exchanging hollow core doors for solid core will improve the soundproofing of an area with only a little more cost.
PROFESSIONAL SOUNDPROOFING ELY
If the sound pollution is extreme in your location, due to aircraft passing overhead, or traffic noise from a nearby road for example, then more substantial methods to reduce the excess noise may need to be explored. You will get the best soundproofing results by hiring the services of a certified soundproofing specialist.
The first questions you should be asked are:
- From what direction does the sound seem to be coming? i.e. Through the walls, floor, doors, ceiling or windows or a mixture of all.
- What are the dimensions of the room or area that has to be soundproofed?
- What type of property or room do you want to soundproof? Does it have a plasterboarded partition wall, a brick wall or a fully lined concrete wall etc.
- What are the particular noises that need to soundproofed? i.e. Is it sounds from inside your house such as a teenagers bedroom or family room, or external noises such as traffic noise, neighbours, overflying aircraft, etc.
With accurate answers to these questions a good soundproofing installer in Ely will be able to supply you with solutions for your circumstances, and just as importantly, your budget. They'll offer different strategies to soundproof each of the troublesome areas within your home.
PROFESSIONAL SOUNDPROOFING OF WALLS, FLOORS and CEILINGS
There are 2 key areas that need to be addressed to soundproof any space:
- Lessen the effect of sound vibration, amplification and reflection by hard surfaces.
- Maximise sound absorption.
A site survey will be needed to pinpoint the elements that need improving.
Conclusions from the survey will probably include the addition of materials of different densities to help enhance the soundproofing capabilities of the space. The addition of acoustic rubbers and foams of different density and mass will help in absorbing noise and reduce reflections and transmission sources.
Any noticeable voids in the area may require some form of deadening material to be inserted between them to lessen sound resonation. Floor and ceiling voids and cavities in walls can all be assimilated with a drum, where the space acts as an amplifying area for any undesirable noise.
Soundproofing qualities are maximised if multiple layers of different density materials are used, rather than installing a single form of material. The various materials will isolate different noise frequencies and offer a more harmonious feeling and auditory experience to a room.
Any soundproofing specialist in Ely must abide by the the Building Regulations (Part E), if dealing with a residential property. Such requirements must be followed so as to protect yourself and neighbours from the harmful effects of sound pollution.
The Association of Noise Consultants and the Institute of Acoustics are trade associations who provide training, qualifications and are representative of the very best in contractors and companies which offer soundproofing services. A reliable soundproofing firm in Ely will have been vetted for the quality and professionalism of their work to have become a member of these trade organisations.
Where is Soundproofing Available?
Soundproofing is available in Ely and also in: Witcham, Little Downham, Mepal, Witchford, Stretham, Littleport, Queen Adelaide, Burnt Fen, Coveney, Kennyhill, Chettisham, Soham, Little Thetford, Isleham, Haddenham, Prickwillow, and in these postcodes CB6 3AB, CB6 1DW, CB6 1FF, CB6 2FG, CB6 1AS, CB6 1BD, CB6 1FX, CB6 3DU, CB6 3DR, CB6 2FE. Locally based Ely soundproofing specialists will likely have the telephone dialling code 01353 and the postcode CB7. Simply click on the "quote" banner or form to get details about soundproofing in your location.
Government Grants for Soundproofing
In the past there have been Government grants available for assistance with soundproofing in areas of excess noise. Until March 2020, the Highways Agency was offering grants for the soundproofing of residential properties if they were in specific areas that are impacted by traffic noise. Check the Government portal website for the latest compensation schemes and grants that may be available to help with combating noise pollution and soundproofing of property in Ely. (Tags: Grants for Ely Soundproofing, Ely Soundproofing Grants, Government Grants)
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Cambridgeshire Soundproofing Enquiries
Recent Cambridgeshire soundproofing projects: Precious and Vincent Longhurst recently asked for an estimate for soundproofing the ceilings of a property in Downham. Gwen and Kylan Sanchez recently enquired about getting a price for soundproofing a converted loft space in a terraced house in Westwick, Cambridgeshire. Deacon Burford and Dottie Burford recently enquired about soundproofing a kid's play room in a semi-detached house in Benwick, Cambridgeshire. Kaden Hepburn and Rowan Hepburn recently enquired about the possibility of soundproofing the interior walls of a flat in Sawston. Mr and Mrs London recently requested a quote for soundproofing a wooden floor in Wyton, Cambridgeshire. Martin Matthews recently requested a quote for soundproofing a bungalow in Coates. Kareem Rice recently asked for a price quote for reducing the levels of sound transmission in a property in Soham. Aubrey Dickens and Fraser Dickens recently asked for an estimate for installing secondary acoustic glazing in a bungalow in Alconbury, Cambridgeshire.
Soundproofing Information and Advice
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Soundproofing Around Ely
People who live in the following streets and roads have recently requested soundproofing - Bury Road, Stewards Lane, Barton Road, Steeple Row, Ash Place, Cedar Court, Bedwell Park, The Warren, Stewards Close, Cambridge Road, Chequer Lane, School Lane, Camping Close, Ten Mile Bank, Butchers Row, Burnt Chimney Drove, Duck Lane, Stuntney Causeway, Berry Green, Back Hill, The Dock, Crossways, Cowslip Drive, The Pits, Crown Lane, Castlehythe, Cathedral View Park, Temple Road, Campion Close, as well as the following Ely area postcodes: CB6 3AB, CB6 1DW, CB6 1FF, CB6 2FG, CB6 1AS, CB6 1BD, CB6 1FX, CB6 3DU, CB6 3DR, CB6 2FE.
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