Soundproofer Waltham Abbey Essex (EN9): If your Waltham Abbey home is being affected by noise, maybe you should consider installing some soundproofing to bring a new sense of tranquility to your home office, studio, bedroom or lounge. In some cases you could be investigating soundproofing so that you do not disturb other inhabitants from a music studio, children's room or home cinema. Whichever soundproofing needs are required, it's essential for everybody's sanity and peace of mind.
Firstly we should get our heads around exactly how sound moves and can be transmitted before we are able to find ways to eliminate any excessive noise intruding into or escaping from your property.
There are only two ways in which sound can travel around a home:
1. Through the vibration of objects or materials.
2. By the vibration of air molecules.
Although sound also travels through water, unless you are looking to eliminate noises from an aquarium or pool, we'll only be interested in how to soundproof rooms within a building.
SOUND TRAVEL THROUGH THE AIR
Sound can be transmitted into and out of a room through gaps around doors, heating ducts, ill fitting windows and even electrical sockets and light fittings. Any sound vibrates the air molecules and these vibrations are what we pick up and hear as sound. Irrespective of the source of the sound; children playing, heavy machinery, music playing, nearby traffic or aircraft, all sound is created and transmitted in precisely the same manner.
You should therefore visualise a room as a boat and inspect it carefully for leaks that need sealing before you can sail it.
SOUND THROUGH STRUCTURES AND OBJECTS
Sound waves can also be absorbed by, reflected by or transferred to solid materials and structures. The floors, walls and ceilings will all affect how sound moves around a room, and can even transfer that vibration to other areas of a building. Even a solid concrete room, such as a basement, can generate a resonance path which transports any sound waves, and sometimes amplify them, to other parts of a dwelling.
How should we prevent these sounds and vibrations affecting other folks? Soundproofing is the remedy.
SIMPLE STEPS IN SOUNDPROOFING
A bare floor surface is more resonant than one covered with a carpet or rug. These soft coverings will help soak up noise but can also add a bit of elegance to an otherwise bare room. Wall coverings or window drapes can also be employed to improve soundproofing and are easy to install and maintain.
Finding and plugging any holes or gaps in your room, think windows, light fittings, electrical sockets and door frames, is also an easy job for a skilled DIY enthusiast. There are special acoustic sealants available on the market that suppress the sound waves, and don't transfer them to surrounding materials. They are somewhat more pricey than standard sealants or plaster, but they're worth every penny for their soundproofing qualities.
If you are luckily enough to be redecorating or renovating while dealing with your soundproofing, then look into putting up an additional layer of plasterboard (also referred to as sheet rock, drywall or gyproc). This is an efficient and economical soundproofing material due to its dense nature. If you are fitting a home office, games room or home cinema then plasterboard can help to minimise sound transmission to and from that room, and can be readily decorated after installation. If you do decide to use plasterboard to aid your soundproofing it is a good idea to hire a professional fitter in Waltham Abbey, to get the maximum benefit from its installment.
The last DIY solution is to think about the doors in your home in Waltham Abbey. Hollow doors are relatively cheap but their soundproofing capabilities are a far cry from the best. Solid doors, while a little more pricey, can have a considerable effect on the soundproofing capabilities of a room.
PROFESSIONAL SOUNDPROOFING WALTHAM ABBEY
If your home is in a high sound pollution location, such as near an airport or next to busy roads, you'll need to be more innovative in your attempts to boost the soundproofing in your property. You'll receive the most effective soundproofing results by using the services of a skilled soundproofing specialist.
The first questions you can expect to be asked are:
- What noise or sounds are you looking to subdue? i.e. External factors such as traffic noise, next door neighbours, overflying aircraft etc, or sounds inside your property from a music studio or family room.
- What area needs to be soundproofed? i.e. Is it a concrete lined cellar, a stud partitioned room, a loft conversion or a brick walled room.
- How big is the room that needs soundproofing?
- Where is most of the noise pollution emanating from? The walls, doors, floor, ceiling or windows.
Your answers to these questions will allow you to receive quotes for the various available solutions to suit your needs. The parts of your room that are responsible for the biggest problems will each require different solutions.
PROFESSIONAL SOUNDPROOFING OF FLOORS, CEILINGS and WALLS
There are 2 areas that need to be dealt with to soundproof any room:
- Lower the effect of sound amplification, vibration and reflection by hard surfaces.
- Update and increase the level of sound absorption.
A site survey will be necessary to pinpoint the elements that need to be improved.
The installer will work out ways of adding materials with different densities and masses to increase the sound absorption capabilities of the room. The use of acoustic foams and rubbers of different mass and density will help to absorb noises and reduce transmission and reflection sources.
The insulation between any existing voids will be improved or upgraded to reduce the sound resonation and amplification of these sound boxes. If you visualise these spaces as similar to a drum then you'll see that by leaving wall cavities and floor or ceiling joist spaces empty, you're creating a sound amplification area.
It's better to use combined layers of different densities to soak up undesired sounds than a solitary layer made of one material. This is due to the fact that the various frequencies are absorbed differently by different kinds of materials, therefore a range of densities, layers and shapes within your soundproofing panels are needed.
Any soundproofing firm in Waltham Abbey will have to abide by the Part E of the Building Regulations, if your property is residential in nature. This regulation has the objective of protecting neighbours in the immediate area from the impact of sound pollution.
Watch out for contractors showing the logos of the Association of Noise Consultants (ANC) or the Institute of Acoustics (IOA) to be sure you're using a business that's fully qualified and knowledgeable in the soundproofing industry. An experienced soundproofing contractor in Waltham Abbey will have been verified 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 Waltham Abbey and also in nearby places like: Goffs Oak, Chingford Green, Nazeing, Cuffley, Enfield, Wormley, High Beach, Cheshunt, Gilwell Hill, Theydon Bois, Loughton, Sewardstone, Ponders End, Enfield Lock, Waltham Cross, Brimsdown, Epping Green, and in these postcodes EN8 0JU, EN9 1HD, E4 7QW, EN9 1HZ, EN9 1HT, EN9 1LB, EN9 1EW, EN9, E4 7RH, EN9 1BH. Local Waltham Abbey soundproofing specialists will probably have the phone code 01992 and the postcode EN9.
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Soundproofing Enquiries Essex
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Some Waltham Abbey streets and areas where soundproofing work has recently been carried out - Orchard Gardens, Osprey Road, Howard Close, Cannon Mews, Cobbinsend Road, Tennyson Avenue, The Cobbins, Theydon Court, Sergeants Green Lane, Abbeyview, Hayden Road, Woollard Street, Holyfield Road, Beeches, Fountain Place, Rat's Lane, Quaker Lane, Hawk Close, Chartwell Close, Newhall Court, Joyce Court, Mason Way, Aspens, Wormley Court, Church Lane, Poplar Shaw, Highbridge Street, Halfhides, Cypress Close, Old Oaks, as well as the following Waltham Abbey area postcodes: EN8 0JU, EN9 1HD, E4 7QW, EN9 1HZ, EN9 1HT, EN9 1LB, EN9 1EW, EN9, E4 7RH, EN9 1BH.
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