Soundproofer Hanley Staffordshire (ST1): If your home in Hanley is being adversely affected by noise, perhaps you should think about installing or upgrading your soundproofing to bring tranquillity to your bedroom, living room, studio or home office. In some instances you could be thinking about soundproofing so that you do not disturb others from a family room, music room or home cinema. No matter what soundproofing requirements are needed, it's essential for everybody's sanity and peace of mind.
Before we are able to find techniques for eliminating sound pollution, we need to understand precisely how sound travels and is transmitted.
There basically two ways by which sound can travel around a room:
1. By the vibration of air molecules.
2. Through the vibration of objects or materials.
As whale and dolphin song demonstrates, sound also travels long distances through water, however unless your intention is to soundproof a pool or aquarium we'll just look at the strategies for soundproofing rooms and structures.
SOUND THROUGH THE AIR
Any gaps around doors, ill fitted windows, heating ducts and even light fittings and electrical sockets can all be responsible for the transmission of sound outside or into a room. All noise and sounds will create movement and vibration of the air molecules, and this is what we pick up and hear. All sounds are moved through the air in the same way; it matters not if it's machinery, aeroplanes, music playing, children playing or busy traffic that creates the sound.
Any openings in a room can be considered to be a leak and will need to be plugged.
SOUND TRAVEL THROUGH OBJECTS AND STRUCTURES
We all know that sounds are just the vibrations of air being picked up by the ear, but those vibrations are also transferred to solid materials. Sound will cause vibrations in the floors, ceilings and walls of your rooms, and may lead to a resonating effect which is transmitted beyond the room itself. Even a solid concrete room, such as a basement, can generate a resonance path which transports sound waves, and even amplify them, to other rooms in a structure.
How do we stop these sounds having an impact on others? Soundproofing obviously.
BASIC SOUNDPROOFING STEPS
Think about covering bare floors, which reflect and resonate sound, with a rug or carpet. These soft coverings and rugs will help soak up noise but can also add a touch of elegance to an otherwise bare room. Curtains, particularly substantial blackout types, will also suppress any noises from invading or escaping a room, cost-effectively and without requiring professional soundproofing.
Another cost-effective and DIY solution is to plug any holes or gaps around electrical sockets, doors, windows and light fittings. There are unique acoustic sealants available on the market that suppress the sound waves, and do not transfer them to surrounding materials. Acoustic sealants can be a bit more pricey than regular sealant products, but the special design has far greater soundproofing performance and is worth the small extra cost.
For anyone redecorating a room or renovating a property, consider the soundproofing gains of adding an extra skin of soundboard or plasterboard, (also called gypsum board, drywall or sheet rock), whilst you are tackling this project. This is a relatively dense type of board which is a perfect and economic soundproofing material. It's great for areas like studios, movie rooms or studies being built within your home in Hanley. If you do decide on plasterboard to help with your soundproofing it is a good idea to use a specialist fitter in Hanley, to gain the maximum benefit from its installation.
The last do-it-yourself solution is to consider the doors within your home in Hanley. Hollow doors are reasonably cheap although their soundproofing qualities are a far cry from the best. If you're able to change to solid doors you will find it enhances your room's soundproofing more cheaply than some other alternatives.
PROFESSIONAL SOUNDPROOFING SOLUTIONS HANLEY
If your home is in a high noise pollution area, such as next to a busy road or near an airport, you'll need to be more imaginative in how to boost the quality of the soundproofing in your property. You will receive the best soundproofing outcome by hiring the expertise of a professional soundproofing specialist.
They will ask the four following questions during a basic appraisal of your requirements:
- What sort of room or area do you need to soundproof? Does it have a fully lined concrete wall, a stud partition wall or a brick wall etc.
- How large is the space requiring soundproofing?
- Where is most of the noise coming from? The walls, flooring, ceiling, doors or windows.
- What sounds or noise are you wanting to suppress? i.e. External things such as trains, road noise, next door neighbours etc, or internal sounds from a music room or home cinema.
A specialist soundproofing contractor in Hanley will take into consideration all of these points to offer solutions to your noise problems for various budgets. They'll provide you with different methods for soundproofing each of the problem areas within your room.
PROFESSIONAL SOUNDPROOFING OF CEILINGS, FLOORS and WALLS
2 key strategies are needed to soundproof any sort of space:
- Increase and update the level of sound absorption.
- Lessen the effect of sound vibration, reflection and amplification by solid surfaces.
This requires an on-site survey to see precisely what areas require developing from the present state.
A professional will consider the different methods for adding density and mass to the problem areas. Soundproofing can be improved by the application of acoustic foam and rubber which will absorb sound waves and enhance and the sound quality of a room.
Any uninsulated voids in the room may require some kind of deadening material to be installed between them to reduce sound resonation. Floor and ceiling voids and wall cavities can all be assimilated with a drum, where the space acts as an amplifying area for undesirable sounds.
Soundproofing is maximised if different densities and materials are used, as opposed to installing a single sort of material. This is because the different material densities react in different ways with varying frequencies and will provide a better acoustic resolution to your soundproofing exploits.
Any soundproofing company in Hanley will have to conform to the the Building Regulations (Part E), if dealing with a domestic property. Such requirements should be followed so as to protect yourself and neighbours from the harmful effects of sound pollution.
Trade associations in the soundproofing industry who offer qualifications, training and advice are the Association of Noise Consultants and the Institute of Acoustics. Any Hanley contractor showing ANC or IOA accreditation has been vetted to make certain they offer the highest standards, quality and reliability of work within the soundproofing industry.
Where is it Available?
Soundproofing services are available in Hanley and also nearby in: Shelton, Ash Bank, Baddeley Edge, Milton, Northwood, Cliffe Vale, Smallthorne, Stoke-on-Trent, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Sneyd Green, Bucknall, Basford, Abbey Hulton, Etruria, and in these postcodes ST1 1DE, ST1 1LY, ST1 1DA, ST1 1ND, ST1 2AT, ST1 1SB, ST1 2BU, ST1 1BS, ST1 1EG, ST1 2EZ. Locally based Hanley soundproofing specialists will probably have the postcode ST1 and the telephone dialling code 01782.
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Soundproofing Around Hanley
Property owners living in the following roads and areas have just recently requested soundproofing - Shackson Close, Jordan Street, Seaford Street, Cutts Street, Jasper Street, Pavilion Drive, Percy Street, Thorndyke Street, Josiah Wedgwood Street, Bethesda Street, St Mark's Street, Trinity Street, Havelock Place, Elgin Street, Charles Street, Meigh Street, Crowther Street, Bedford Road, Gilman Place, Gunnell Close, Warner Street, Brewery Street, Mersey Street, Watford Street, Birch Terrace, Twemlow Street, Downey Street, Foundry Street, Richmond Terrace, as well as the following Hanley area postcodes: ST1 1DE, ST1 1LY, ST1 1DA, ST1 1ND, ST1 2AT, ST1 1SB, ST1 2BU, ST1 1BS, ST1 1EG, ST1 2EZ.
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