Soundproofer Houghton-le-Spring Tyne and Wear (DH4): If your property in Houghton-le-Spring is being affected by noise, maybe you should think about putting in some soundproofing to bring a new sense of tranquility to your bedroom, home office, studio or living room. Conversely you may wish to soundproof a single room to keep load noises in, such as in a family room or home cinema, to avoid disturbing others. Either way, soundproofing is vital for your peace of mind and sanity.
Firstly we should understand exactly how sound travels and is transmitted before we are able to find ways to combat any excessive noise escaping from or intruding into your home.
There are only two ways by which sound can travel around a room:
1. In open spaces by movement of air.
2. Through objects by the vibration of the material.
As dolphin and whale songs can show, sound also penetrates long distance through water, however unless your intention is to soundproof a pool or aquarium we'll look only at the strategies for soundproofing rooms and buildings.
SOUND TRAVEL THROUGH THE AIR
Any open air-ducting, ill fitted windows, gaps around doors and even electrical sockets and light fittings can all be responsible for the transmission of sound outside or into a room. Any noise vibrates the air molecules and this vibration is what we pick up and hear as sound. All sounds travel through the air in this same manner; it matters not if it's busy traffic, music playing, aircraft, kids playing or machinery that generates the sound.
If you try and think of your room as if it were a bucket, and you are trying to identify any leaks to seal before you can fill it up with water.
SOUND TRAVELLING THROUGH OBJECTS AND STRUCTURES
If sound travels through the air by vibrations, then it makes perfect sense that those vibrations can be absorbed by, reflected by or transferred to various solid materials. The floors, ceilings and walls will all have an effect on how sound travels around an area, and can even transfer those vibrations to other rooms in a property. Even in a room that's built from a dense material that is somewhat resistant to vibrations, such as a concrete cellar, the sound can sometimes be transmitted and maybe even amplified to other rooms in the structure.
How should we prevent these sounds and vibrations affecting other people? Soundproofing is the answer.
BASIC SOUNDPROOFING STEPS
If you have bare floorboards or floors, consider covering them with carpet or putting down a few rugs to help in reducing any sound reflections and vibrations. Not only can such a simple solution reduce your problem with noise, it can also spruce up the room. Window drapes and wall coverings can also be employed to enhance soundproofing and are easy to install and maintain.
Locating and sealing any gaps or holes in your room, think sockets, doors, light fittings and windows, is also an easy task for a skilled do-it-yourselfer. There are special acoustic sealants available on the market which absorb the sound waves, and don't transfer them to the surrounding materials. Acoustic sealants can be slightly more expensive than regular sealant products, however their unique soundproofing qualities far outweigh the additional cost.
For those of you renovating a property or redecorating a room, look at the soundproofing properties of adding another layer of plasterboard or soundboard, (also known as drywall, gypsum board or sheet rock), while you are carrying out this project. Plasterboard is a dense material which is both effective and economical for soundproofing purposes. It is perfect for spaces like home offices, movie rooms or music studios that are being built within a property. It's better to hire a specialist contractor near you to put up the plasterboard unless you've experience in its application.
One last easy soundproofing option is to look at the materials your doors are made of. If you have hollow doors fitted to rooms you will find they can resonate and vibrate with any sound that is aimed at them. Solid wood doors, while a little more expensive, can do wonders for sound isolation in a room.
PROFESSIONAL SOUNDPROOFING HOUGHTON-LE-SPRING
If you live in a high sound pollution area, such as next to a busy road or near an airport, you'll have to be more ingenius in how to increase the soundproofing in your home. This is an instance when using the services of a professional soundproofing service will bring the greatest results.
The initial questions you should be asked are:
- How large is the space requiring soundproofing?
- Is it internal sounds or external noise that you want to tackle? i.e. To lessen road noise, noisy neighbours or overflying aircraft, or is it from internally generated sounds from a family room or music studio for instance.
- What sort of area or room would you like to soundproof? Is it a fully lined concrete wall, a brick wall or a plasterboarded partition wall etc.
- From what direction does the sound appear to be coming from? i.e. Through the ceiling, floor, walls, windows or doors or a combination of all of these.
With honest answers to these questions a professional soundproofing installer in Houghton-le-Spring will work out solutions for your situation, and just as important, your spending budget. They will provide different methods for soundproofing each of the problem areas within your home.
PROFESSIONAL SOUNDPROOFING OF CEILINGS, WALLS and FLOORS
To soundproof any kind of room requires 2 key strategies:
- The absorption of sound will need to be improved.
- Lessen the effect of sound amplification, vibration and reflection by hard surfaces.
An on-site survey will be necessary to pinpoint the aspects to be improved.
The installer will figure out ways of adding materials that have different densities and masses to maximise the sound quality of the area. This additional mass will help to increase the absorption of noises by means of acoustic rubber or foam to gain the maximum impact of noise reduction.
Any noticeable voids in the room may need some form of muffling material to be inserted between them to lower sound resonation. If you visualise such spaces as similar to a drum then you will see that by leaving wall cavities and floor or ceiling joist spaces empty, you are effectively creating a sound amplification area.
Combined layers of differing density and mass materials do a better job of absorbing noise than a solitary layer of one material type. This is because different frequencies are affected by different types of materials, therefore a variety of densities, shapes and layers within your soundproofing panels are required.
Any soundproofing specialist in Houghton-le-Spring must comply with the the Building Regulations (Part E), if your property is residential in nature. These regulations have the aim of protecting other residents in the area from the effects of sound pollution.
The Institute of Acoustics (IOA) and the Association of Noise Consultants (ANC) are recognised trade organisations who offer qualifications and training, and are representative of the best in contractors and companies which offer soundproofing services. A credible soundproofing company in Houghton-le-Spring will have been through a vetting procedure for the quality and professionalism of their work to have been certified as a member of these organisations.
Where is it Available?
Soundproofing is available in Houghton-le-Spring and also in nearby places like: Middle Rainton, Easington Lane, Philadelphia, Chilton Moor, Fence Houses, Hetton Downs, Great Eppleton, East Rainton, Grasswell, Newbottle, New Town, Colliery Row, Hetton-le-Hole, and in these postcodes DH4 4DZ, DH4 4PL, DH4 4ST, DH4 4JT, DH4 4QZ, DH4 4HU, DH4 4GB, DH4 4JB, DH4 4AU, DH4 4PD. Local Houghton-le-Spring soundproofing specialists will most likely have the postcode DH4 and the telephone dialling code 0191.
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People living in the following streets have recently enquired about soundproofing - Model Terrace, Thrunton Court, Winson Green, Wordsworth Avenue West, Greta Avenue, Durham Road, Dene Gardens, Dubmire Cottages, Teesdale Avenue, Stanley Terrace, Wensleydale Avenue, Tesla Street, Spring Drive, Moorsburn Drive, Lambton Terrace, The Harbour, Clydesdale Avenue, Elfordleigh, Outram Street, Grangewood Close, Stanley Street, The Cove, Beaumaris, John Street, Cragside Court, Bellflower Close, Coaley Lane, Primrose Lane, Milton Avenue, East Bridge Street, as well as these Houghton-le-Spring area postcodes: DH4 4DZ, DH4 4PL, DH4 4ST, DH4 4JT, DH4 4QZ, DH4 4HU, DH4 4GB, DH4 4JB, DH4 4AU, DH4 4PD.
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