Soundproofer Stowmarket Suffolk (IP14): If your home in Stowmarket is being adversely affected by noise, maybe you should think about installing or upgrading your soundproofing to bring tranquillity to your home office, living room, studio or bedroom. Conversely you may want to soundproof an individual room to keep noise in, such as in a family room or home cinema, so that others aren't disturbed. Whatever your needs, soundproofing will provide you with peace of mind and sanity.
It's crucial for us to understand how sound travels and is transmitted around a building before it's possible to identify 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 objects by the vibration of the material.
As whale and dolphin songs can show, sound also penetrates long distance through water, however unless you wish to soundproof an aquarium or pool we will look only at the techniques of soundproofing rooms and buildings.
SOUND TRAVELLING THROUGH THE AIR
Any open air-ducting, ill fitted windows, gaps around doors and even electrical switches and sockets can all be methods of transmission of sound into or outside a room. All noise and sounds will create movement and vibration of the molecules in the air, and this is what we identify and hear. All sounds are transferred through the air in the same manner; it doesn't matter if it's music playing, children playing, aircraft, road traffic or machinery that produces the sound.
Any openings in the room can be regarded as a leak and will have to be blocked.
SOUND THROUGH STRUCTURES AND OBJECTS
If sound travels through the air by vibrations, then it stands to reason that those vibrations can be absorbed by, transferred to or reflected by different materials. Sound can be moved around a property from its original source by the vibration of walls, ceilings and floors. Even in a room that's built from a dense material which is somewhat resistant to sound, such as a concrete lined cellar, the sound can sometimes be reflected and even amplified to other parts of the building.
So, how can we stop this sound transmission from affecting others? Soundproofing of course.
BASIC SOUNDPROOFING STEPS
Think about covering a bare floor surface, which reflects and resonates sound, with a carpet or rug. Not only will such a simple solution reduce your problem with noise, it can also perk up the room. Curtains, particularly heavy blackout styles, will also stifle any sounds from escaping or invading the area, cost-effectively and without the need for specialist soundproofing.
Search for areas in the room where sound can come in or escape from; door frames, windows, sockets and light fittings, and seal any gaps or holes. It is possible to buy specialist acoustic sealants in many building supply stores that suppress the transfer of sound by absorbing the sound waves. Acoustic sealants are inclined to be a touch more expensive than normal plaster or other sealant products, however the special design has far greater soundproofing performance and is certainly worth the small extra cost.
If the room you are working on is an empty canvas and you're soundproofing while you renovate or decorate, consider installing another layer of plasterboard or soundboard, (also called drywall, gypsum board or sheet rock). This is an efficient and economical soundproofing material because of its dense nature. It is excellent if you are putting in a movie room, home office or games room in your house in Stowmarket. It's preferable to hire an experienced Stowmarket tradesman to put up the plasterboard unless you are experienced in this task.
One last easy soundproofing treatment is to check the materials your doors are made of. If you've got hollow doors installed in your rooms you will find that they can resonate and vibrate with any sound that they experience. Solid doors, whilst a little bit more expensive, can have a sizeable effect on the soundproofing qualities of a room.
PROFESSIONAL SOUNDPROOFING SOLUTIONS STOWMARKET
If you happen to live in a high sound pollution location, such as near an airport or next to busy roads, you'll need to be more imaginative in your efforts to increase the soundproofing qualities of your house. The best way to resolve these issues is to get hold of a specialist acoustic and soundproofing firm from your local area.
The first questions you will be asked are:
- Is it internal noise or external sounds that you wish to target? i.e. To lessen passing trains, street noise or neighbours playing loud music, or is it from internally generated sounds from a family room or teenagers bedroom for example.
- What kind of room or area would you like to soundproof? Does it have a plasterboarded partition wall, a brick wall or a fully lined concrete wall etc.
- Which is the main point where the noise causes the most issues? i.e. Is it emanating up through the floors, through doors, down from overhead or from the walls, or is it a mix of all these things.
- How large is the room requiring soundproofing?
Your answers to these queries will enable you to receive price quotes for the different solutions available to suit your needs. The parts of your room that are responsible for the biggest noise issues may each need different remedies.
PROFESSIONAL SOUNDPROOFING OF CEILINGS, WALLS and FLOORS
To soundproof any sort of room requires two key strategies:
- Update and increase the amount of sound absorption.
- Lessen the effect of sound amplification, vibration and reflection by hard surfaces.
To accurately determine the aspects that require improvement, a site survey must be performed by a soundproofing specialist.
Conclusions from the survey will include the addition of materials with different densities to help maximise the soundproofing qualities of the area. Soundproofing can be boosted by the addition of acoustic foam and rubber which absorbs soundwaves and improves and the sound quality of a room.
The insulation between any voids will be upgraded to lessen the sound resonation and amplification of these "sound boxes". If you visualise such spaces as similar to a drum then you will see that by leaving floor or ceiling joist spaces and wall cavities empty, you're effectively creating a noise amplification area.
It's better to use combined layers of different density materials to soak up undesired noises than a solitary layer made from one soundproofing material. This is due to the fact that the various frequencies are absorbed differently by different kinds of materials, therefore a diversity of shapes, densities and layers within your soundproofing armoury are necessary for the best results.
All soundproofing providers in Stowmarket have to follow the guidelines for residential properties laid out in Part E of the Building Regulations. This set of regulations is a requirement in law to protect yourself and neighbours from the negative effects of sound pollution in an area where people work and live.
The Association of Noise Consultants (ANC) and the Institute of Acoustics (IOA) are recognised trade bodies who provide training, qualifications and represent the best in contractors and companies which offer soundproofing services. A reputable soundproofing company in Stowmarket will have been subject to a vetting procedure for the quality and professionalism of their work to have been certified as a member of these trade bodies.
Where is Soundproofing Available?
Soundproofing services are available in Stowmarket and also nearby in: Old Newton, Rattlesden, Ringshall, Forward Green, Haughley, Wetherden, Battisford, Onehouse, Buxhall, Stowupland, Great Finborough, Barking, Mendlesham Green, Needham Market, and in these postcodes IP14 1JH, IP14 1QR, IP14 1JS, IP14 1NX, IP14 1DY, IP14 1PE, IP14 1DN, IP14 1NW, IP14 1QW, IP14 1FA. Locally based Stowmarket soundproofing specialists will likely have the dialling code 01449 and the postcode IP14. Simply click the "quote" form or banner to get information on soundproofing in your area.
Grants for Soundproofing
There have been Government grants available in the past for assistance with soundproofing in areas of excessive noise pollution. Grants were recently offered by the Highways Agency for locations close to busy roads and highways where houses were adversely affected by traffic noise. I suggest you seek advice from the Government portal for current compensation schemes and grants to see if you are eligible for any help with the costs of your soundproofing in Stowmarket. (Tags: Grants for Stowmarket Soundproofing, Stowmarket Soundproofing Grants, Government Grants)
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Soundproofing Around Stowmarket
In the last twelve months soundproofing projects were completed in the following Stowmarket streets: Turner Road, Creeting Rise, Hartest Way, Wright Close, Kingfisher Way, Fox Court, Chilton Way, Skylark Way, Stowupland Street, Creeting Road, Spencer Way, Wagtail Drive, Spring Row, Lockington Close, Britten Avenue, Hoxne Close, Eider Close, Bluetail Close, Kestrel Drive, Robin Close, Eastward Place, Downside, Felsham Court, Woodfield Drive, Semer Close, Ipswich Road, Melford Road, Bury Street, and in these Suffolk postcodes: IP14 1JH, IP14 1QR, IP14 1JS, IP14 1NX, IP14 1DY, IP14 1PE, IP14 1DN, IP14 1NW, IP14 1QW, IP14 1FA.
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