Soundproofer Rayleigh Essex (SS6): If you're worried by the amount of noise that is infiltrating your Rayleigh home, be it in a studio, bedroom, lounge or home office, you might want to contemplate installing or upgrading the soundproofing. You might also be concerned about any noise from a home cinema or family room escaping and causing a disturbance to others. Either way, soundproofing is crucial for peace of mind.
It's crucial to realise how sound travels around a structure before it's possible to find solutions to prevent it from occurring.
Sound is able to move in a couple of ways:
1. In open spaces by movement of air.
2. Through the vibration of objects or materials.
Sound also travels through water, but unless you are thinking about soundproofing an aquarium or pool we'll simply concentrate on its isolation through air and materials.
SOUND THROUGH THE AIR
Substantial levels of sound can be transmitted into and out of a room through gaps around doors, single glazed windows, heating ducts and even light fittings and electrical sockets. All noise vibrates the molecules in the air and these vibrations are what we pick up and hear as sound. All sounds are transmitted through the air in the same way; it doesn't matter if it's nearby traffic, music playing, aeroplanes, machinery or children playing that creates the sound.
If you try and think of your room as if it were a bucket, and you are attempting to identify any leaks which need sealing before you fill it with water.
SOUND TRAVELLING THROUGH STRUCTURES AND OBJECTS
If sound travels through the air by vibrations, then it seems reasonable to assume that those vibrations can be absorbed by, transferred to or reflected by various materials. The floors, ceilings and walls will all have an impact on how sound travels around an area, and may even transmit that vibration to other parts of a building. Even a room made of solid concrete, such as a basement, can generate a path of resonance which transmits sound waves, and sometimes amplify them, to other areas of a property.
So, how can we stop this sound transmission having a detrimental impact on other people? Soundproofing of course.
BASIC SOUNDPROOFING STEPS
A bare floor resonates more than one covered by a rug or carpet. The rugs or other soft coverings will help soak up noise but can also add a touch of style to an otherwise bare room. Curtains, in particular substantial blackout ones, can also subdue any noises from invading or escaping the area, economically and without requiring professional installation.
Finding and stopping up any gaps or holes around the rooms, think door frames, light fittings, windows and electrical sockets, is also a straightforward task for a competent DIY enthusiast. There are some special acoustic sealants available to buy which suppress the sound waves, and do not transfer them to surrounding materials. Acoustic sealants are inclined to be a touch more pricey than regular sealant products, however the special design has far greater soundproofing performance and is worth the extra cost.
If you're luckily enough to be renovating or redecorating while dealing with your soundproofing, then look into the possibility of putting up an extra skin of plasterboard (also referred to as drywall, gypsum board or sheet rock). This is a relatively dense type of boarding which is an economic and useful soundproofing material. If you are putting in a study, music studio or movie room then plasterboard can help reduce sound pollution for that room, and can be decorated easily after completion. It is better to hire a competent contractor near you to install plasterboard unless you are experienced in this task.
Lastly you should inspect all doors in the area you're looking to soundproof. If you have hollow doors in your rooms you'll find they can vibrate and will resonate any sound that is aimed at them. If you're able to change to solid wooden doors you will find it enhances your soundproofing at minimal extra cost.
PROFESSIONAL SOUNDPROOFING SOLUTIONS RAYLEIGH
Some homes, for example those beside busy roads or on aircraft flight paths, naturally have more sound problems and will require other ways to deal with the situation. You will obtain the best possible soundproofing results by employing the services of a skilled soundproofing company.
They will ask the four following questions during the initial appraisal of your needs:
- What sort of room or area do you wish to soundproof? Does it have a stud partition wall, a fully lined concrete wall or a brick wall etc.
- Which is the main area where the sound creates the most problems? i.e. Is it emanating from the walls, up through the floors, through doors or down from overhead, or is it a combination of all things.
- What are the specific noises that need to soundproofed? i.e. Is it outside noises such as noisy neighbours, trains, road noise etc, or is it from inside your house such as a teenagers bedroom or family room.
- How big is the space that needs soundproofing?
With answers to these queries a professional soundproofing company in Rayleigh will be able to supply you with solutions for your circumstances, and just as important, your budget. They will offer different strategies to soundproof each of the trouble spots within your home.
PROFESSIONAL SOUNDPROOFING OF CEILINGS, FLOORS and WALLS
Two key approaches are required to soundproof any kind of space or room:
- Sound absorption will need to be improved.
- Cut down on the effects on the way sound is reflected off and transmitted through hard surfaces.
To precisely assess the elements that require improvement, a site survey needs to be completed by a soundproofing specialist.
A specialist will look at the different ways to add density and mass to the troublesome areas. The use of acoustic rubbers and foams of different density and mass will help to absorb sounds and reduce reflections and transmission sources.
Insulation between any existing voids will be improved or upgraded to reduce the noise resonation and amplification of these "sound boxes". If you think of a drum for example, you are looking at a noise increasing void surrounded by a resonating material; in essence what you might encounter inside ceiling and floor joists, or wall cavities.
Soundproofing is maximised if multiple layers of varying density materials are utilised, as opposed to installing a single type of material. This is due to the fact that the various frequencies are absorbed differently by different materials, therefore a variety of densities, shapes and layers within your soundproofing armoury are required.
All soundproofing technicians in Rayleigh will be needing to follow the legislation for domestic buildings set down in the Building Regulations (Part E). These regulations have the purpose of protecting neighbours in the area from the impact of sound pollution.
Keep an eye out for companies displaying the logos of the Association of Noise Consultants (ANC) or the Institute of Acoustics (IOA) to ensure you are dealing with a business that is fully qualified and knowledgeable in the soundproofing industry. Only those Rayleigh companies that have been vetted and authorised by these trade associations for reliability, professionalism and quality are allowed to bear the logo.
Where is Soundproofing Available?
Soundproofing services are available in Rayleigh and also in nearby places like: Basildon, Eastwood, Hullbridge, Battlesbridge, Bowers Gifford, Pitsea, Leigh-on-Sea, Runwell, Hadleigh, Hockley, Wickford, Rochford, Rawreth, North Benfleet, Downham, South Woodham Ferrers, and in these postcodes SS6 7AX, SS6 7NY, SS6 7DL, SS6 7LF, SS6 7BD, SS6 0AX, SS5 4TG, SS6 7PE, SS6 7BX, SS6 0BD. Locally based Rayleigh soundproofing specialists will probably have the postcode SS6 and the telephone dialling code 01268. Click on the "quote" form or banner to get info on soundproofing in your area.
Soundproofing Advice and Guidance
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Essex Soundproofing Enquiries
Recent Essex soundproofing job requests: Preston Lopez recently enquired about getting a price for soundproofing a wooden floor in Wickham Bishops, Essex. Agnes Bower recently enquired about reducing the level of footstep noise in a cottage in Brightlingsea, Essex. Evie-Mae Hawtin recently asked for a price quote for soundproofing a bungalow in Aveley. Elias Armitage and Hallie Armitage recently requested an estimate for soundproofing a library room in a terraced house in Langham. Mahi Wiggins and Kian Wiggins recently enquired about installing secondary acoustic glazing in a detached house in Roydon. Lisa and Odin Carson recently asked for a quote for soundproofing the internal walls of a detached house in Elmstead Market, Essex. Carmen and Jaxon Mccabe recently enquired about the possibility of soundproofing the ceilings of a property in Takeley. Jago and Tegan Tanner recently enquired about reducing the levels of sound transmission in a property in Little Leighs.
Searching On the Internet
In this day and age most property owners in Rayleigh who are trying to find services and tradesmen of any kind tend to "Google it", in other words do a search for them on the web. On the spot and specific results are the advantage of using Google, Ask, Yahoo or Bing, which exist for this precise reason. The fact remains that the results shown on page 1 of the top search engines might not be the precise results you were looking for. Most property owners in Rayleigh, when hunting for soundproofing specialists will go to Google and enter "soundproofing near me", "Rayleigh soundproofing", "soundproofing in Rayleigh" or "soundproofing Rayleigh".
Just to enlighten you if you did not already know, you'll usually realise that the top and bottom 4 listings will be some type of "pay per click" advertisements, while most of the rest will often be directories such as Yell, Yelp, Hotfrog or ThreeBestRated, or listings for the top trade portals like My Hammer, Checkatrade, Quotatis, TrustaTrader, Rated People or Bidvine, which may or may not be helpful. The websites belonging to genuine soundproofing companies in Rayleigh will likely be languishing on page two or three of the search engine results, so you will need to delve much deeper if you wish to get hold of soundproofing companies direct.
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Soundproofing Around Rayleigh
Soundproofing work has recently been done in the following Rayleigh areas - Beech Avenue, Southend Arterial Road, Totman Crescent, Stile Lane, Chelmer Avenue, Church Street, Alexandra Road, The Terrace, Byford Close, Beke Hall Chase South, Trenders Avenue, Trinity Road, Birch Close, Talbot Avenue, The Knoll, Claydons Lane, Coniston Close, Bull Lane, Sir Walter Raleigh Drive, Dene Close, Cecil Way, Teignmouth Drive, The Croft, Brixham Close, Albert Road, as well as the following local Rayleigh postcodes: SS6 7AX, SS6 7NY, SS6 7DL, SS6 7LF, SS6 7BD, SS6 0AX, SS5 4TG, SS6 7PE, SS6 7BX, SS6 0BD.
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