Soundproofer Abingdon Oxfordshire (OX13 and OX14): If you are concerned about the amount of noise that's invading your Abingdon property, be it in a bedroom, lounge, home office or studio, you need to consider installing or upgrading the soundproofing. You may also be aware of noise from a home cinema or family room leaking out and disturbing other inhabitants. Whatever your needs are, soundproofing will offer you peace of mind and sanity.
Before we can discover methods for countering sound pollution, we should understand how sound travels and is transmitted.
Sound can move in two different ways:
1. Through objects by the vibration of the material.
2. The vibration or air molecules through the air.
As whale and dolphin song demonstrates, sound also penetrates long distance through water, but unless you wish to soundproof an aquarium or pool we'll just look at the methods of soundproofing rooms and buildings.
SOUND TRAVELLING THROUGH THE AIR
Any heating ducts, gaps around doors, ill fitted windows and even electrical sockets and switches can all be methods of transmission of sound into or outside a room. All sound vibrates the air molecules and these vibrations are what we hear as sound. It doesn't matter if it's aircraft, machinery, road traffic, kids playing or music playing, they all produce and transfer sound in the same way.
Any gaps within the room can be considered to be leaks and will need to be plugged.
SOUND TRAVEL THROUGH STRUCTURES AND OBJECTS
Sound waves can also be reflected by, absorbed by or transferred to solid materials and structures. Sound will vibrate the floors, ceilings and walls of your rooms, and may lead to a resonation effect that's transferred beyond the area. Care must be taken with solid concrete or brick walls, such as in cellars or basements, since sound can be reflected and sometimes even amplified to other rooms in your house.
How should we stop these vibrations and sounds affecting other people? Soundproofing is the remedy.
BASIC SOUNDPROOFING STEPS
A bare floor is more resonant than one covered with a carpet or rug. Such a straightforward solution can enhance a room and help to dampen down any noises at the same time. Hanging wall coverings and curtains can also dampen sound vibrations and reflections through walls and windows without the need to hire a professional team of soundproofers.
Finding and stopping up any gaps or holes in your room, think electrical sockets, door frames, light fittings and windows, is also an easy task for a skilled DIY�er. There are some special acoustic sealants available to buy which suppress the sound waves, and don't transfer them to surrounding materials. They might be a bit more pricey than normal sealants or plaster, but are worthwhile for their soundproofing qualities.
If the room you are working on is a blank canvas and you are soundproofing as you renovate or decorate, consider installing a skin of soundboard or plasterboard, (also called gypsum board, drywall or sheet rock). Plasterboard is a dense material that's both economical and efficient for soundproofing purposes. It is perfect for spaces like home cinemas, studies or music studios that are being built within the home. If you aren't proficient in putting up studding and plasterboard, it's wise to employ a professional Abingdon contractor to guarantee the best soundproofing results from its use.
Last but not least you ought to check all doors in the rooms that you're soundproofing. Whilst hollow doors are light and relatively cheap, their soundproofing characteristics are not the best. Solid doors, whilst a bit more expensive, can have a significant effect on the soundproofing capabilities of a room.
PROFESSIONAL SOUNDPROOFING SOLUTIONS ABINGDON
Some areas, such as those on aircraft flight-paths or next to busy routes, naturally have more sound problems and will require other ways to resolve the predicament. You will receive the most effective soundproofing results by hiring the services of an experienced soundproofing specialist.
The first questions you can expect to be asked are:
- What are the particular sounds that need to soundproofed? i.e. Is it sounds from within your home such as a music studio or home cinema, or external noises such as aircraft, road noise, neighbours playing loud music, etc.
- How big is the space that needs soundproofing?
- What type of property or room would you like to soundproof? Does it have a stud partition wall, a lined concrete wall or a brick wall etc.
- Where is the majority of the noise pollution emanating from? The walls, ceiling, doors, floors or windows.
A certified soundproofing company in Abingdon will take into consideration all of these aspects to provide solutions to your sound issues over a range of budgets. There'll be distinct remedies for each of the key areas the room that you want to soundproof.
PROFESSIONAL SOUNDPROOFING OF WALLS, CEILINGS and FLOORS
There are 2 key areas that need to be dealt with to successfully soundproof any space:
- Increase and maximise the level of sound absorption.
- Reduce the ways that sound is reflected off and transmitted through hard surfaces.
A site survey will be necessary to look at the areas that need to be improved.
A professional will investigate the different methods for adding density and mass to the problem areas. The addition of acoustic foams and rubbers of varying density and mass will help in absorbing sounds and reduce reflections and transmission sources.
Voids between floor joists might need insulation to eliminate the resonating gap between them. If you visualise such spaces like a drum or wooden cajon then you can see that by leaving wall cavities and floor or ceiling joist spaces empty, you're creating a noise amplification area.
Combined layers of materials with different masses and densities work better at absorbing noise than a single layer of one material type. The diverse materials will isolate different sound frequencies and deliver a more harmonious feeling and auditory experience to a room.
Any soundproofing company in Abingdon will need to follow the the Building Regulations (Part E), if dealing with a residential property. These regulations have the purpose of protecting other residents in the immediate area from the impact and effect of sound pollution.
The Institute of Acoustics (IOA) and the Association of Noise Consultants (ANC) are trade associations who offer training, qualifications and represent the very best in contractors and companies who provide soundproofing solutions. Only those Abingdon companies that have been appraised and approved by these trade bodies for reliability, quality and professionalism are permitted to display the logo.
Where is Soundproofing Available?
Soundproofing is available in Abingdon and also in: Radley, Marcham, Clifton Hampden, Northcourt, Caldecott, Nuneham Courtenay, Steventon, Shippon, Sunningwell, Sutton Courtenay, Drayton, Harwell, Dry Sandford, Culham, Sutton Wick, and in these postcodes OX14 1NU, OX14 1PA, OX14 1JW, OX14 1PT, OX14 1AP, OX14 1LY, OX14 1AF, OX14 1JR, OX14 1GW, OX14 1JN. Locally based Abingdon soundproofing specialists will most likely have the dialling code 01235 and the postcode OX13 and OX14. Click the "quote" banner or form to get specifics of soundproofing in your location.
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