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Soundproofer Barrow upon Soar Leicestershire (LE12): If the level of noise is causing problems in your Barrow upon Soar home then it may be time to look into putting in some soundproofing to make your bedroom, home office, studio or living room a haven of peace and quiet from the outside world. You might also be concerned about noise from a home cinema or family room seeping out and causing a disturbance to other inhabitants. Either way, soundproofing is crucial for your sanity and peace of mind.

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Firstly we should get our heads around exactly how sound moves and can be transmitted before we can identify ways to reduce any sound intrusion or escape from your property.

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Sound can travel in a couple of ways:

1. Through the air by vibration of air molecules.

2. Through the vibration of objects or materials.

As whale and dolphin songs can show, sound also travels long distances through water, however unless your intention is to soundproof an aquarium or swimming pool we'll just look at the techniques of soundproofing rooms and structures.


Any open ducting, ill fitted windows, gaps around doors and even electrical switches and sockets can all be methods of transmission of sound outside or into a room. All sounds and noise will create movement and vibration of the molecules in the air, and this is what we pick up and hear. No matter what the source of the noise; music playing, passing aircraft, machinery, kids playing or traffic, all sounds are created and transferred in exactly the same way.

It is helpful to imagine a room as a boat and carefully inspect it for leaks before sailing off into the sunset.


We all know that sounds are merely the vibration of air being picked up by the ear, but that vibration is also absorbed by solid materials. The walls, floors and ceilings will all have an impact on how sound moves around a room, and may even transfer those vibrations to other rooms in a dwelling. Care has to be taken with brick or solid concrete walls, such as a cellar or basement, since sound can be transmitted and amplified to other rooms in your property.

But, how can these sound transmitting effects be prevented from causing a problem? The solution is naturally, soundproofing!


Consider covering bare floors, which reflect and resonate sound, with a carpet or rug. Such a simple solution can help to damp down any noise and enhance the room at the same time. Curtains, especially heavy blackout styles, will also repress any noises from invading or escaping a room, economically and without the need for professional installation.

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Finding and plugging any holes or gaps around the rooms, think windows, light fittings, sockets and doors, is also a straightforward job for a competent DIY'er. Stopping up the holes and gaps with a special acoustic sealant that can be purchased in some DIY centres and builders merchants, can make an enormous difference to how your room sounds. There could be a considerable difference in price compared to a normal sealant, however the soundproofing capabilities are much better and will make an enormous difference to a room's level of soundproofing.

If you are going to be renovating or redecorating while dealing with your soundproofing requirements, then think about the possibility of installing an additional layer of plasterboard (also called drywall, gyproc or sheet rock). This is a fairly dense type of board that's a perfect and economic soundproofing material. It is great for spaces like studies, home cinemas or music studios which are being built within the home. If you do decide on plasterboard to help with your soundproofing exploits it is best to employ a professional fitter in Barrow upon Soar, to gain the maximum possible benefit from its installment.

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Lastly you need to inspect all doors in the room that you're soundproofing. If you have hollow doors installed in your rooms you will find that they can resonate and vibrate with any sound that hits them. If you're able to change to solid core doors you'll find it boosts your room's soundproofing more cheaply than some other solutions.


If the sound pollution is excessive in your location, on account of traffic noise from a busy road nearby, or aircraft passing overhead for instance, then more severe methods to reduce the excess noise may need to be investigated. This is an instance when using the services of an experienced soundproofing service will bring the most effective results.

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The first questions you should be asked are:

  1. What room requires soundproofing? i.e. Is it a plasterboard partition room, a brick walled room, an attic conversion or a concrete lined basement.
  2. How big is the room that needs soundproofing?
  3. What are the specific sounds that need to soundproofed? i.e. Is it external noises such as aircraft, next door neighbours, traffic noise etc, or is it from inside your property such as a music room or home cinema.
  4. Where is the principal source of the sound emanating from? i.e. Above, through the doors, walls, ceiling, windows or flooring, or a combination of all sorts of things.

With accurate answers to these queries a good soundproofing firm in Barrow upon Soar will offer you solutions for your situation, and just as important, your budget. Remedies might vary in line with the different materials required for each of the main trouble spots in your property.


There are 2 areas that need to be dealt with to successfully soundproof any room:

  1. Reduce the effects on the way sound is reflected off and transmitted through hard surfaces.
  2. The absorption of sound will have to be enhanced.

A site survey will be required to assess the aspects to be improved.

Solutions identified by the survey will include the addition of materials with different densities and masses to help increase the soundproofing capabilities of the area. The use of acoustic foams and rubbers of different mass and density will help in absorbing noise and reduce transmission and reflection sources.

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Voids between joists may need insulating to remove the resonating gap between them. Floor and ceiling voids and cavities in walls can all be assimilated with a drum, where the space inside acts like an amplification source for any undesirable sounds.

It is far better to use mixed layers of different densities to deaden unwanted sounds than a single layer made of one soundproofing material. This is because the different material densities react in different ways with varying frequencies and will provide a better solution to your soundproofing project.

The Building Regulations (Part E) cover the soundproofing of domestic properties, and will need to be observed by any soundproofing installer in Barrow upon Soar. These regulations have the objective of protecting neighbours and other residents in the immediate area from the impacts of sound pollution.

Keep an eye out for contractors displaying the logos of the Association of Noise Consultants (ANC) or the Institute of Acoustics (IOA) to be sure you are dealing with a business that's fully qualified and knowledgeable in the soundproofing sector. A credible soundproofing specialist in Barrow upon Soar will have been checked for the quality and professionalism of their work to have been certified as a member of these trade organisations.

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Where is it Available?

Soundproofing is available in Barrow upon Soar and also in: Six Hills, Prestwold, Thrussington, Walton on the Wolds, Stanford on Soar, North End, Hoton, Hoby, Cotes, Woodhouse, Seagrave, Burton on the Wolds, Ragdale, and in these postcodes LE12 8YD, LE12 8PQ, LE12 8NN, LE12 8PG, LE12 8GT, LE12 8UB, LE12 8SL, LE12 8GS, LE12 8NE, LE12 8PS. Locally based Barrow upon Soar soundproofing specialists will most likely have the postcode LE12 and the telephone code 01509. Checking this out can confirm you access locally based tradespeople installing soundproofing. Barrow upon Soar homeowners are able to benefit from these and various other comparable services.

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One of the less troublesome ways of adding a bit of soundproofing to your home in Barrow upon Soar is through the use of soundproofing underlay. These underlays can be used on both concrete and wood floors, and beneath carpet, vinyl planks, engineered wood and laminate floor coverings.

Acoustic underlay is especially beneficial where there's a problem with impact rather than airborne noise. The current use of hard floor finishes means that impact noise pollution is becoming an ever-increasing problem for property owners in Barrow upon Soar. The kind of noise problems that we're talking about here is general foot traffic, moving furniture and children running around, in particular from upstairs rooms.

Don't confuse standard carpet underlay with authentic acoustic underlay, because some carpet stockists might try to sell you such products, with claims that they're suitable substitutes. If you're experiencing serious noise problems in your home in Barrow upon Soar, go to a legitimate supplier and buy a good quality acoustic underlay that is appropriate for your particular circumstances.

Whilst soundproofing underlay is most effective for impact noise, some products are better than others with regards to airborne noise such as shouting, deafening music and booming TV's. You should discuss the exact types of noise you're looking to minimise with the soundproofing specialist or supplier, and this should help you to choose the best underlay product for your noise cancelling goals.

Acoustic Mineral Wool (AMW)

One of the most versatile products available for the soundproofing of properties in Barrow upon Soar, AMW (or acoustic mineral wool) has a range of applications for your noise reduction requirements. Specifically designed to be installed in the cavity spaces of walls, ceilings and floors, acoustic mineral wool is effective in enhancing acoustic performance, reducing reverberation and absorbing sound waves.

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Available in thicknesses of 25mm, 50mm, 75mm and 100mm, acoustic mineral wool usually comes in 600mm x 1200mm slabs. Acoustic mineral wool is often made of recycled materials (about 20%), is chemically inert, and is non-combustible. It is rare for mould, fungi or bacteria to form in AMW, and it won't have a reaction with brickwork, metal wall ties, masonry, plastics, or other materials or substances that it comes into close contact with.

Especially effective as a sound absorption filler when installed in the gaps between flooring joists, stud partitions and suspended ceilings, acoustic mineral wool is widely used in the building sector for fire, acoustic and thermal insulation. With regards to separating floors and walls, and when used together with other soundproofing materials, AMW can help in complying with The Building Regulations (Part E).

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When you're making plans for any home refurbishments or property revamps in Barrow upon Soar, you will want to make allowances for any waste that is produced. Whether or not lots of waste is generated by your soundproofing will depend on the particular circumstances of your project, sometimes there will be lots of waste, other times not much at all. If the soundproofing company you use don't deal with waste removal, and it has not been included on your quote, this is something that you are going to have to deal with.

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Hiring a skip is one of the simplest and most hassle-free ways to get rid of this waste. Various skip sizes are available to suit the amount of waste that you've got. Skips include skip bags to mini-skips, midi-skips to builders skips, and for massive domestic or commercial projects - roll-on roll-off skips.

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(This soundproofing Barrow upon Soar article was compiled on 26-01-2023)