Soundproofer Hove East Sussex (BN3): If your Hove home is being affected by noise, perhaps you should look into installing some soundproofing to bring a new sense of tranquility to your studio, home office, bedroom or living room. In some circumstances you could be thinking about soundproofing so that you don't disturb others in the house from a home cinema, kid's room or music studio. Whichever soundproofing needs are required, it will be essential for you and your neighbour's sanity and peace of mind.
First of all it might help if we appreciate precisely how sound moves and can be transmitted before we are able to find ways to reduce any sound intrusion or escape from your property.
Sound basically moves in two ways around a room:
1. Through the vibration of objects or materials.
2. In open spaces by movement of air.
Sound also travels through water, but unless you are planning to soundproof a pool or aquarium we will only concentrate on its isolation via materials and air.
SOUND TRAVEL THROUGH THE AIR
If you check out your area to be soundproofed and detect open ducting, gaps around doors, single glazed windows and even electrical switches and sockets, these are all aspects that can cause the transmission of sound. All noise vibrates the air molecules and this vibration is what we identify and hear as sound. No matter the source of the noise; kids playing, music playing, passing aircraft, machinery or nearby traffic, all sounds are produced and transmitted in exactly the same fashion.
It is helpful to imagine your room as a boat and carefully inspect it for leaks before sailing off into the sunset.
SOUND TRAVEL THROUGH STRUCTURES AND OBJECTS
If sound moves through the air by vibrations, then it seems reasonable to assume that such vibrations can be absorbed by, reflected by or transferred to various solid materials. The walls, ceilings and floors will all have an effect on how sound moves around an area, and can even transmit that vibration to other parts of a dwelling. Even a room made from solid concrete, such as a basement, can produce a resonance path which transports sound waves, and even amplify them, to other areas of a dwelling.
How should we stop these vibrations and sounds from having an adverse effect on other folks? Soundproofing is the remedy.
SIMPLE STEPS IN SOUNDPROOFING
Give some thought to covering a bare floor surface, which resonates and reflects sound, with a carpet or rug. The rugs or other soft coverings will help absorb noise and can also add a bit of elegance to an otherwise bare room. Curtains, in particular substantial blackout types, can also suppress any sounds from escaping or invading the area, economically and without requiring specialist soundproofing.
Another cost-effective and DIY resolution is to plug any holes or gaps around light fittings, electrical sockets, windows and door frames. There are some special acoustic sealants available on the market that suppress the sound waves, and do not transfer them to the surrounding materials. Acoustic sealants can be slightly more pricey than normal plaster or other sealant products, however their impressive soundproofing qualities far outweigh the small additional cost.
If you are fortunate enough to be redecorating or renovating while dealing with your soundproofing requirements, then look into the possibility of installing an extra layer of plasterboard (also known as drywall, sheet rock or gypsum board). Plasterboard is a very dense material that's both effective and economical for soundproofing purposes. It is terrific for spaces such as home offices, movie rooms or studios that are being built within a property. If you are not experienced in fitting framing and plasterboard, it's wise to hire a professional Hove contractor to guarantee you the optimum soundproofing gains from its use.
Lastly you need to inspect all doors in the rooms that you're soundproofing. Hollow doors are fairly cheap although their soundproofing qualities are a far cry from the best. If you're able to change to solid core doors you'll discover that it improves your soundproofing at little extra cost.
PROFESSIONAL SOUNDPROOFING SOLUTIONS HOVE
If you happen to live in a high sound pollution location, such as near an airport or next to busy roads, you will have to be more innovative in how to boost the soundproofing qualities of your property. The best way to resolve these issues is to contact an established acoustic and soundproofing firm from your local region.
They should ask the following four questions during a basic analysis of your needs:
- What sounds or noise are you seeking to suppress? i.e. External things such as traffic noise, passing trains, neighbours playing loud music etc, or internal sounds from a music room or home cinema.
- What are the dimensions of the room or space that needs to be soundproofed?
- Where is most of the noise emanating from? The ceiling, flooring, walls, windows or doors.
- What kind of room or area do you wish to soundproof? Does it have a lined concrete wall, a stud partition wall or a brick wall etc.
With accurate answers to these queries a good soundproofing company in Hove will offer you solutions to suit your circumstances, and just as importantly, your budget. The parts of your room that are causing the biggest problems will each require different remedies.
PROFESSIONAL SOUNDPROOFING OF WALLS, CEILINGS and FLOORS
Two key strategies are needed to soundproof any kind of space:
- Increase and maximise the amount of sound absorption.
- Reduce the effects on the way sound is transmitted through and reflected by hard surfaces.
Doing this requires a site survey to find out which areas require enhancing from the current condition.
Conclusions from the survey will probably include adding some materials with different masses and densities to help enhance the soundproofing attributes of the area. The use of acoustic rubbers and foams of varying density and mass will help to absorb noises and reduce transmission and reflection sources.
Any uninsulated voids in the room might need some sort of muffling material to be installed between them to reduce sound resonation. If you imagine such spaces as similar to a drum or wooden cajon then you'll see that by leaving floor or ceiling joist spaces and wall cavities open, you're creating a noise amplifying area.
Mixed layers of differing density and mass materials work better at absorbing sound than a solitary layer of one material type. This is because different materials react better with different frequencies and will deliver a better resolution to your soundproofing project.
All soundproofing technicians in Hove have to follow the legislation for residential properties set down in the Building Regulations (Part E). These regulations have the objective of protecting neighbours and other residents in the area from the effects of noise pollution.
Look out for companies showing the logos of the Association of Noise Consultants (ANC) or the Institute of Acoustics (IOA) to be sure you're dealing with a business which is knowledgable and fully qualified in the soundproofing sector. Only those Hove companies that have been vetted and approved by these trade organisations for professionalism, quality and reliability are allowed to bear the logo.
Where is it Available?
Soundproofing services are available in Hove and also nearby in: Falmer, Mile Oak, West Hove, Shoreham-by-Sea, Fishergate, Aldrington, Brighton, Denmark Villas, Hangleton, Fulking, Upper Beeding, Poynings, Preston, Portslade-by-the-Sea, Cliveden Close, Portslade, Southwick, Small Dole, Pyecombe, Stanmer, Patcham, and in these postcodes BN1 3AF, BN3 1AG, BN3 1NL, BN3 1AT, BN3 1AA, BN3 1DH, BN1 2PY, BN3 1GE, BN3 1HF, BN3 1GS. Local Hove soundproofing specialists will probably have the phone code 01273 and the postcode BN3. Simply click the "quote" banner to get specifics of soundproofing in your location.
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Soundproofing Around Hove
Homeowners living in the following areas have recently inquired about soundproofing - Sylvester Way, The Spinney, St Peters Close, The Martlet, Deanway, Dyke Road, Benett Drive, Seaford Road, Bolsover Road, Downland Drive, Dudley Mews, Shirley Avenue, Chalfont Drive, Sheridan Terrace, Third Avenue, The Green, St Aubyns, Dale View, Chanctonbury Road, Downsview, Saxon Road, Somerhill Avenue, The Parade, Aldrington Avenue, Brunswick Terrace, The Paddock, Sussex Road, Titian Road, Clayton Way, as well as these local Hove postcodes: BN1 3AF, BN3 1AG, BN3 1NL, BN3 1AT, BN3 1AA, BN3 1DH, BN1 2PY, BN3 1GE, BN3 1HF, BN3 1GS.
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