Soundproofer Tiverton Devon (EX16): If the level of noise is an issue in your home in Tiverton then it is time to look into some soundproofing to make your home office, bedroom, living room or studio a haven of peace and quiet from the outside world. Conversely you may want to soundproof a room to keep noise in, for example in a family room or home cinema, to avoid disturbing others. In any event, soundproofing is crucial for peace of mind.
Before we can identify strategies for countering sound pollution, it might help if we understand how sound travels and is transmitted.
Sound basically travels in two ways throughout your home:
1. By vibration of solid materials and structures.
2. Through the air by vibration of air molecules.
Sound can also travel through water, however unless you are planning to soundproof a swimming pool or aquarium we'll simply deal with the isolation through materials and air.
SOUND TRAVEL THROUGH THE AIR
If you take a good look at the area or room to be soundproofed and notice gaps around doors, heating ducts, ill fitted windows and even light fittings and electrical sockets, these are all aspects that can cause the transmission of sound. Any noise vibrates the air molecules and these vibrations are what we identify and hear as sound. All sounds are transferred through the air in the same manner; it matters not if it's aircraft, kids playing, machinery, music playing or road traffic that produces the sound.
If you try to think of your room as a bucket, you're attempting to identify any leaks which need sealing before you can fill it with liquid.
SOUND THROUGH STRUCTURES AND OBJECTS
Sound waves can also be reflected by, absorbed by or transferred to solid objects and structures. Sound can be moved around a property from its source through the vibration of floors, walls and ceilings. Care must be taken with solid concrete or brick walls, such as a cellar or basement, since sound can be transmitted and amplified to other rooms in your home.
How should we stop these sounds and vibrations affecting other folks? Soundproofing is the remedy.
BASIC STEPS IN SOUNDPROOFING
A bare floor is more resonant than one covered with a rug or carpet. Not only will such a simple solution help to reduce your problem with noise, it can also jazz up the room. Window drapes and wall coverings can also be employed to boost soundproofing and are simple to install.
Another cost-effective and do-it-yourself resolution is to plug any holes or gaps around windows, light fittings, door frames and sockets. There are some special acoustic sealants available to buy that absorb the sound waves, and do not transmit them to surrounding materials. They may be somewhat more expensive than normal sealants or plaster, but are worthwhile for their soundproofing efficiency.
If your room is an empty canvas and you're soundproofing as you renovate or decorate, consider installing a layer of plasterboard or soundboard, (also known as drywall, sheet rock or gyproc). This is a dense type of boarding that is a perfect and economic soundproofing material. If you are fitting a study, home cinema or music studio then plasterboard will help to minimise sound transmission to and from that room, and can be readily decorated after installation. If you do decide on plasterboard to help with your soundproofing exploits it is advisable to employ a professional fitter in Tiverton, to gain the maximum benefit from its installation.
The last do-it-yourself solution is to check out the doors in your property in Tiverton. While hollow doors are lightweight and comparatively inexpensive, their soundproofing attributes are not all that brilliant. If you're able to change to solid wood doors you'll discover that it enhances your soundproofing more cheaply than some other solutions.
PROFESSIONAL SOUNDPROOFING TIVERTON
If the sound levels are extreme in your location, because of traffic noise from a busy road nearby, or aircraft flying over for example, then more severe ways to deal with the excess noise will have to be investigated. This is when appointing the services of an experienced soundproofing installer will deliver the best results.
Be prepared to answer the following four questions during an investigation of your soundproofing requirements:
- What are the specific noises that need to soundproofed? i.e. Is it sounds from inside your home such as a teenagers bedroom or home cinema, or outside noises such as aircraft, noisy neighbours, traffic noise, etc.
- What type of room or area would you like to soundproof? Does it have a stud partition wall, a lined concrete wall or a brick wall etc.
- Where is the main source of the noise coming from? i.e. Above, through the flooring, ceiling, doors, walls or windows, or a combination.
- How big is the space that needs soundproofing?
With answers to these queries a good soundproofing specialist in Tiverton will offer you solutions for your situation, and just as important, your allotted budget. There will be different solutions for each of the main key areas of the room that you want to soundproof.
PROFESSIONAL SOUNDPROOFING OF WALLS, FLOORS and CEILINGS
There are two areas that must be addressed to soundproof any space:
- Update and improve the amount of sound absorption.
- Minimise sound resonating and amplifying.
This requires an on-site survey to verify precisely what areas need enhancing from the present state.
A professional soundproofer will look at the different methods for adding mass and density to the main trouble spots. This additional mass will help to increase absorption of the sound energy by the use of acoustic foam or rubber to achieve the maximum sound reduction impacts.
Voids between joists may require insulation to remove resonation spaces between them. Wall cavities or flooring and ceiling voids can all be assimilated with a drum, where the space acts as an amplifying area for undesired noise.
Soundproofing capabilities are maximised if different densities and materials are utilised, rather than installing only one type of material. This is because the various different materials react better with varying frequencies and will deliver a much better acoustic solution to your soundproofing exploits.
All soundproofing specialists in Tiverton must follow the legislation for residential properties as laid out in Part E of the Building Regulations. These regulations have to be observed in order to protect yourself and others from being negatively impacted by sound pollution.
Trade bodies in the soundproofing sector that offer qualifications, training and advice are the Institute of Acoustics (IOA) and the Association of Noise Consultants (ANC). Only those Tiverton companies that have been appraised and authorised by these associations for reliability, professionalism and quality are permitted to bear the logo.
Where is Soundproofing Available?
Soundproofing is available in Tiverton and also nearby in: Butterleigh, Pennymoor, Huntsham, Ashley, Bolham, Collipriest, Chevithorne, Hensleigh, Bampton, Bickleigh, Stoodleigh, Halberton, Crazelowman, Chettiscombe, Uplowman, Cadeleigh, and in these postcodes EX16 4BD, EX16 0AR, EX16 4JN, EX16 0SX, EX16 4DN, EX16 4LP, EX16 4BT, EX16 4BE, EX16 0TA, EX16 0SS. Local Tiverton soundproofing specialists will likely have the postcode EX16 and the phone code 01884.
Grants for Soundproofing
In the past there have been Government grants available for help with soundproofing in areas with excess noise. If your house is in close proximity to a busy motorway or road you should get in touch with the Highways Agency who have previously offered grants for soundproofing houses in selected areas. Before you press ahead with any soundproofing work in Tiverton it would be prudent to check out the Government portal for grants and compensation schemes that might be available in the Tiverton area. (Tags: Tiverton Soundproofing Grants, Government Grants, Grants for Tiverton Soundproofing)
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Devon Soundproofing Enquiries
Recent Devon soundproofing customer enquiries: Ayesha Wormald recently asked for a quotation for soundproofing a converted loft in Culmstock. Kate Edge recently enquired about getting a price for soundproofing the internal walls of a flat in Ivybridge, Devon. Winnie Bain and Igor Bain recently enquired about soundproofing a music studio in Harpford. April and Ernie Guest recently requested a price quote for soundproofing a children's play room in a detached house in Woodbury. Mr and Mrs Roche recently asked for a price quote for improving the soundproofing on a wooden floor in Torbryan. Monty Henry recently asked for a quotation for reducing the level of footstep noise in a flat in Topsham. Asiya Fletcher and Colby Fletcher recently enquired about the possibility of reducing the levels of sound transmission in a flat in Woolfardisworthy, Devon. Kaleb and Freya Snell recently asked for an estimate for installing secondary acoustic glazing in a flat in Holsworthy.
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Soundproofing Around Tiverton
Householders who live in the following streets and roads have recently inquired about soundproofing - Newport Street, Cromwell Park, Alsa Brook Meadow, Temple Crescent, Maple Grove, Kennedy Way, Middlemead Road, Butterleigh Drive, Camfield Drive, Starkey Close, St Paul's Square, Blackmore Road, Tidcombe Walk, Kestrel Close, Catharine Close, Heather Close, West Manley Lane, Norwood Road, Holwell Lane, Fairway, Hawthorne Road, Cranmore View, Cottey Brook, Smallacombe Road, Ryder Close, Arnold Crescent, Wesley Close, Shapland Place, Peterclose Road, as well as the following local Tiverton postcodes: EX16 4BD, EX16 0AR, EX16 4JN, EX16 0SX, EX16 4DN, EX16 4LP, EX16 4BT, EX16 4BE, EX16 0TA, EX16 0SS.
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