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Soundproofer Bideford Devon (EX39): If your property in Bideford is being impacted by noise, perhaps you should look into putting in some soundproofing to bring a new sense of tranquility to your bedroom, home office, lounge or studio. You could also be aware of noise from a home cinema or family room escaping and disturbing other inhabitants. Whichever soundproofing requirements are needed, it's vital for you and your neighbour's sanity and peace of mind.

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First it would be a good idea to understand how is transmitted and travels before we are able to find ways to eliminate any excessive noise escaping from or intruding into your property.

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There basically two ways in which sound can be transmitted around a room:

1. Through objects by the vibration of the material.

2. By the vibration of air molecules.

Although sound also travels through water, unless you are eager to reduce sounds from an aquarium or swimming pool, we will only be concerned with how to soundproof rooms within a building.

SOUND TRAVELLING THROUGH THE AIR

If you look around the area or room to be soundproofed and notice gaps around doors, heating ducts, single glazed windows and even electrical switches and sockets, these are all factors that can transfer sound. All noise and sound will initiate movement and vibration of the air molecules, and this is what we identify and hear. All sounds are transmitted through the air in this same fashion; it matters not if it's children playing, music playing, aircraft, nearby traffic or machinery that generates the sound.

You should therefore think of your room as a boat and carefully inspect it for leaks that need to be plugged before you can dare to sail it.

SOUND THROUGH OBJECTS AND STRUCTURES

We know that sound is just the vibrations of air reaching the ear, but those vibrations are also absorbed by solid objects. The floors, walls and ceilings will all affect how sound travels around a room, and may even transport those vibrations to other areas of a building. Even a solid concrete room, such as a basement, can generate a path of resonance which transports any sound waves, and sometimes amplify them, to other rooms in a structure.

How do we stop this sound transference having a detrimental impact on others? Soundproofing of course.

BASIC SOUNDPROOFING STEPS

A bare floor is more resonant than one covered by a carpet or rug. The rugs or other soft coverings will help to soak up sounds but can also add a bit of elegance to an otherwise bare room. Hanging curtains and wall coverings can also dampen sound vibrations and reflections through walls and windows without the need to bring in a professional team of soundproofers.

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Look for areas in your rooms where sound can come in or escape from; door frames, windows, sockets and light fittings, and seal the gaps. Plugging the gaps and holes with an acoustic sealant found in some DIY stores and builders merchants, will make an enormous difference to sound transmission in a room. There could be a little difference in the price when compared with a normal sealant, but the soundproofing capabilities are far better and can make a huge difference to a room's soundproofing.

If you're fortunate enough to be redecorating or renovating while considering your soundproofing, then look at the possibility of putting up an additional layer of plasterboard (also referred to as drywall, sheet rock or gypsum board). Plasterboard is a dense material that's both economical and efficient for soundproofing purposes. If you are fitting a studio, home cinema or home office then plasterboard can help to minimise sound pollution for that room, and can be decorated easily after installation. If you are not proficient in putting up plasterboard and framing, it's advisable to hire a specialist team to guarantee you the optimum soundproofing benefits from its installation.

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Lastly you should examine all doors in the room you're planning to soundproof. If you've got hollow doors fitted to rooms you'll discover that they can vibrate with any sound that is aimed at them. Solid doors, while a tad more pricey, can do wonders for improving the soundproofing in a room.

PROFESSIONAL SOUNDPROOFING BIDEFORD

If you reside in a high sound pollution area, such as near an airport or next to busy roads, you will have to be more inspired in how to increase the soundproofing qualities of your house. The best solution for resolving these issues is to contact an established soundproofing and acoustic contractor from your local area.

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The initial questions you should be asked are:

  1. How big is the space requiring soundproofing?
  2. What is the area you wish to soundproof constructed from? (i.e. a brick wall, a stud partition wall or a fully lined concrete wall).
  3. Is it internal sounds or external noise that you wish to tackle? i.e. To stop neighbours, passing trains or road noise, or is it from internally produced sounds from a home cinema or music room for instance.
  4. Where is most of the sound coming from? The walls, ceiling, doors, windows or flooring.

Your answers to such questions will enable you to get quotes for the various available solutions to suit your requirements. There'll be distinct solutions for each of the main key areas of the room that you want to soundproof.

PROFESSIONAL SOUNDPROOFING OF FLOORS, CEILINGS and WALLS

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

  1. Minimise sound the amplification and resonating of sound.
  2. Sound absorption needs to be enhanced.

An on-site survey is going to be necessary to pinpoint the elements to be improved.

A professional soundproofing company will look at the different methods for adding density and mass to the trouble spots. This extra mass will include ways to increase the absorption of noises through the use of acoustic rubber or foam to gain the maximum impact of sound reduction.

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Insulation between any existing voids will be improved to reduce the noise resonation and amplification of these sound boxes. If you think of a drum for instance, you're looking at a noise increasing void surrounded by a resonating material; basically what you might encounter within ceiling and floor joists, or wall cavities.

It is far better to use combined layers of different densities to absorb unwanted sounds than a single layer made of one material. The diverse materials will reduce different frequencies of sound and offer a more balanced feeling and auditory experience to a room.

The Building Regulations (Part E) cover the soundproofing of residential properties, and will have to be followed by any installation company in Bideford. This set of regulations is a requirement in law to protect your neighbours and yourself from the negative effects of sound pollution in a setting where people work and live.

Trade bodies in the soundproofing sector who offer guidance, qualifications and training are the Association of Noise Consultants (ANC) and the Institute of Acoustics (IOA). Any Bideford contractor displaying IOA or ANC accreditation will have been vetted to make sure they offer the highest reliability, standards and quality of workmanship within the soundproofing industry.

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Where is it Available?

Soundproofing is available in Bideford and also nearby in: Instow, Westleigh, Fairy Cross, Weare Gifford, Landcross, Abbotsham, Westward Ho!, Littleham, Monkleigh, Tapeley, Handy Cross, East-the-Water, and in these postcodes EX39 2BS, EX39 2DH, EX39 2NG, EX39 2JS, EX39 2HR, EX39 2QA, EX39 2BN, EX39 2NT, EX39 2NQ, and EX39 2NB. Local Bideford soundproofing specialists will probably have the telephone code 01237 and the postcode EX39. Verifying this will confirm you are accessing local providers of soundproofing. Bideford home and business owners can benefit from these and countless other similar services. By simply clicking on the "Quote" banner you can get soundproofing price quotes from local specialists.

AMW (Acoustic Mineral Wool)

AMW (otherwise known as acoustic mineral wool) is one of the most useful products for the soundproofing of homes in Bideford and has a number of different applications for your noise reduction needs. Enhancing acoustic performance, reducing reverberation and absorbing sound waves, acoustic grade mineral wool is specifically designed to be installed in the cavity spaces of floors, ceilings and walls.

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Commonly available in "slabs" of 1200mm x 600mm, acoustic mineral wool also comes in several thicknesses (25mm, 50mm, 75mm and 100mm). AMW is safe to use in your house in Bideford, as it is chemically inert and and is non-combustible, it is also friendly to the environment being made, in some part, out of recycled raw materials. It doesn't react with any substances or materials that it comes into contact with (i.e. metal wall ties, brickwork, masonry, plasticsetc), and doesn't encourage the development of fungi, bacteria or mould.

Notably effective as a sound absorbing filler when used between flooring joists, stud partitioning and suspended ceilings, acoustic mineral wool is widely used in the construction sector for thermal, acoustic and fire insulation. To observe Part E of the Building Regulations with regards to separating walls and floors, acoustic mineral wool can be used in conjunction with other soundproofing materials.... READ MORE.

Acoustic Door Seals

To achieve optimal sound insulation in structures and buildings, the use of acoustic door seals is vital. These seals work by restricting the flow of noise through doorways, resulting in improved overall sound insulation.

Acoustic door seals are made up of a mixture of materials, such as foam, rubber and weatherstripping, that are chosen for their blocking and sound absorbing properties. These seals are used to prevent sound waves from passing through gaps and cracks in the doorframe, ensuring that sound remains contained within a space. To enhance their soundproofing properties, some acoustic door seals sometimes also include mass loaded vinyl - a recognised sound-deadening material.

The performance of an acoustic door seal is dependent on several elements, including its installation position, size and shape. To maximize sound insulation, it is imperative to utilize door seals that are tailored to the type of door and the room's intended use. For example, doors that access recording studios or lecture halls necessitate more advanced soundproofing methods than those leading to private offices.

Correct installation plays a significant role in guaranteeing the optimal functioning of an acoustic door seal. It is crucial that the door seal is installed closely against the door frame to eliminate any gaps, and it should be periodically replaced to sustain its soundproofing abilities.

To sum things up, acoustic door seals are a powerful means of improving the sound insulation of a room or area. Whether it's for a lecture hall, an office or a home cinema, the right door seals can have a substantial impact on your soundproofing endeavours.

Soundproofing Foam Bideford

Just recently I thought that I would have a look at what home and business owners in Bideford are searching for in relation to soundproofing, and evidently when searching on Google and other search engines one of the most commonly types in requests was for "soundproofing foam". And on a local basis queries include things like "soundproofing foam Bideford". Now, this implies that a lot of householders are looking for a solution to soundproof their homes in Bideford, and are hoping that soundproofing foam will achieve this.

I'm not trying to ruin anyone's day, but the truth is that soundproofing foam is not going to be the answer you're searching for, and will definitely not reduce the din caused by noisy neighbours in Bideford.

Often sold in sheet or tile form, this "egg box" style foam that you often see on sale isn't really designed for stopping the transmission of noise, but was actually created to be used in music studios and similar environments, to improve the acoustic performance of a room, and help to reduce reverberation and echoing. Soundproofing foam like this isn't effective in stopping noise from travelling around your house, or preventing sound from penetrating a neighbouring wall. As opposed to blocking it, soundproofing foam allows sound to pass through it, because it is actually porous.

It may be that you're actually building a music studio in your property in Bideford, in which instance this material may be useful for you. (Tags: Soundproof Foam Bideford, Soundproofing Foam Bideford, Acoustical Foam Bideford, Acoustic Foam Bideford).

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Also find: East-the-Water soundproofing, Weare Gifford soundproofing, Westleigh soundproofing, Littleham soundproofing, Tapeley soundproofing, Abbotsham soundproofing, Westward Ho! soundproofing, Instow soundproofing, Landcross soundproofing, Fairy Cross soundproofing, Handy Cross soundproofing, Monkleigh soundproofing and more. Soundproofing services are available in pretty much all of these towns and villages. In soundproofing your home or property, these skilled specialists bring to the table a wealth of know-how and expertise, ensuring top-notch results. Mitigating noise pollution effectively to create a quieter, more restful living environment for residents is their major objective. To obtain soundproofing price quotes, local property owners can go here.

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