Soundproofer Wootton Bassett Wiltshire (SN4): If noise is an issue in your Wootton Bassett property then it might be time to think about putting in some soundproofing to make your home office, studio, bedroom or living room a haven of peace and quiet from the outside world. Alternatively you might wish to soundproof a specific room to keep noise in, for instance in a family room or home cinema, to avoid disturbing others. Whatever your requirements, soundproofing will provide you with peace of mind and sanity.
Firstly we should discover just how sound travels and is transmitted before we can identify ways to reduce any sound intrusion or escape from your home.
Sound can travel in two different ways:
1. In open spaces by movement of air.
2. Through the vibration of objects or materials.
As whale and dolphin song demonstrates, sound also travels long distances through water, however unless your aim is to soundproof an aquarium or pool we'll just look at the strategies for soundproofing rooms and structures.
SOUND TRAVEL THROUGH THE AIR
Any heating ducts, gaps around doors, ill fitting windows and even electrical sockets and light fittings can all affect the transmission of sound into or outside a room. All sound vibrates the air molecules and this vibration is what we hear and identify as sound. No matter the source of the noise; heavy machinery, music playing, busy traffic, aeroplanes or children playing, all sound is produced and transmitted in precisely the same way.
It is helpful to think of a room as a boat and inspect it carefully for leaks that need sealing before you can sail it.
SOUND THROUGH OBJECTS AND STRUCTURES
If sound travels through the air by vibration, then it makes sense that this vibration can be reflected by, absorbed by or transferred to various materials. The floors, ceilings and walls will all have an impact on how sound moves around an area, and may even transmit those vibrations to other rooms in a property. Even in a room that is built from a dense material that is resistant against sound vibrations, such as a concrete basement, the sound can be reflected and perhaps even amplified to other parts of the structure.
So, what is the easiest way to stop this resonation having an impact on other people? Soundproofing of course.
BASIC STEPS IN SOUNDPROOFING
Give some thought to covering a bare floor, which resonates and reflects sound, with a rug or carpet. Such a simple solution can help to damp down any noise and enhance the room at the same time. Hanging wall coverings and curtains can also dampen sound vibrations and reflections through windows and walls without the need to bring in a team of professional soundproofing installers.
Another inexpensive and do-it-yourself solution is to plug any gaps or holes around windows, light fittings, electrical sockets and doors. It is possible to buy specialist acoustic sealants in many builders merchants that moderate the transmission of sound by absorbing it. There may be a considerable difference in price in comparison with a normal sealant, but the soundproofing capabilities are significantly better and can make a big difference to a room's soundproofing.
For those of you who are renovating a property or redecorating a room, evaluate the soundproofing gains of adding a supplementary skin of plasterboard or soundboard, (also called drywall, gyproc or sheet rock), while you're undertaking this project. Plasterboard is a very dense material which is both effective and economical for soundproofing purposes. It's ideal for spaces such as home offices, music studios or home cinemas which are being built within a property. It is wise to hire a competent Wootton Bassett tradesman to put up the plasterboard unless you are experienced in this task.
One final simple soundproofing option is to look at the materials from which your doors are made. Although hollow doors are light and fairly inexpensive, their soundproofing qualities aren't that brilliant. Solid doors, while a little bit more expensive, can do wonders for improving the soundproofing in a room.
PROFESSIONAL SOUNDPROOFING SOLUTIONS WOOTTON BASSETT
If the sound pollution is extreme in your area, because of aircraft passing overhead, or traffic noise from a busy road for instance, then more serious ways to combat the excess noise will need to be explored. The best way to resolve these issues is to get hold of a reliable soundproofing and acoustic firm from the local area.
Expect to answer the following four questions during an evaluation of your soundproofing requirements:
- What space requires soundproofing? i.e. Is it an attic conversion, a concrete lined cellar, a brick walled room or a stud partitioned room.
- Is it internal noise or external sounds that you would like to tackle? i.e. To cut out traffic, next door neighbours or trains, or is it from internally produced sounds from a music studio or home cinema for example.
- From what direction do the sounds appear to be coming? i.e. Through the windows, doors, walls, floor or ceiling or a combination of all of them.
- How large is the space you wish to have soundproofed?
With accurate answers to these queries a good soundproofing installer in Wootton Bassett will be able to supply you with solutions for your circumstances, and just as important, your spending budget. They'll offer you different methods to soundproof each of the trouble spots within your room.
PROFESSIONAL SOUNDPROOFING OF FLOORS, WALLS and CEILINGS
Two key strategies are required to soundproof any type of room or space:
- The absorption of sound needs to be increased.
- Reduce the effects on the way sound is reflected off and transmitted through solid surfaces.
A site survey is going to be necessary to look at the areas that need improving.
A professional soundproofer will evaluate the different methods for adding density and mass to the areas with problems. This extra mass will help to improve the absorption of noises by the use of acoustic rubber or foam to achieve the maximum impact of sound reduction.
Insulation between any voids will be improved or upgraded to lower the noise amplification and resonation of these "sound boxes". If you think of a drum or wooden cajon, you're looking at a sound amplifying void enclosed within a resonating material; essentially what you may find within ceiling and floor joists, or cavities in walls.
Soundproofing is maximised if different densities and materials are used, rather than installing only one form of material. This is due to the fact that the various different materials react in different ways with varying frequencies and will provide a much better solution to your soundproofing exploits.
Any soundproofing specialist in Wootton Bassett must comply with the the Building Regulations (Part E), if dealing with a residential property. These regulations have the objective of protecting other residents in the area from the impact of noise pollution.
The Institute of Acoustics and the Association of Noise Consultants are trade organisations who provide training, qualifications and are representative of the very best in companies and contractors who provide soundproofing solutions. A trustworthy soundproofing contractor in Wootton Bassett will have been through a verification procedure for the quality and professionalism of their workmanship to have been certified as a member of these trade organisations.
Where is Soundproofing Available?
Soundproofing is available in Wootton Bassett and also nearby in: Cancourt, Lydiard Plain, Basset Down, Blagrove, Swindon, Broad Town, Greatfield, Salisbury, Lyneham, Toothill, Dauntsey, Malmesbury, West Tockenham, Little Somerford, Brinkworth, Freshbrook, and in these postcodes SN4 4GH, SN4 7BU, SN4 4AZ, SN4 4HT, SN4 4AF, SN4 7AQ, SN4 4QZ, SN4 4BT, SN4 4HD, SN4 7AX. Locally based Wootton Bassett soundproofing specialists will probably have the postcode SN4 and the telephone code 01793.
Government Grants for Soundproofing
Grants have been made available by the Government for the purpose of combating environmental noise in recent years. The Highways Agency have recently offered grants for areas adjacent to busy roads and highways where properties were adversely affected by traffic noise. It's best to check out the Government portal for current compensation schemes and grants to find out whether you are entitled to any help with the costs of your soundproofing in Wootton Bassett. (Tags: Government Grants, Wootton Bassett Soundproofing Grants, Grants for Wootton Bassett Soundproofing)
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