Soundproofing Bodmin

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Soundproofer Bodmin Cornwall (PL31): If you are concerned about the amount of noise in your Bodmin home, be it in a lounge, bedroom, home office or studio, you ought to think about installing or upgrading the soundproofing. In some circumstances you might be thinking about soundproofing so that you do not disturb others in the house from a home cinema, family room or music studio. Whatever your requirements are, soundproofing will give you sanity and peace of mind.

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First we need to discover how sound moves and can be transmitted before we can find ways to reduce any excessive noise escaping from or intruding into your home.

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There basically a couple of ways by which sound can move around a home:

1. Around and within a solid object by reflection and vibration.

2. By the vibration of air molecules.

Despite the fact that sound also travels through water, unless you're eager to reduce noises from an aquarium or pool, we will only be interested in how to soundproof the rooms of a building.


If you take a good look at the room to be soundproofed and detect gaps around doors, ill fitted windows, open ducting and even electrical switches and sockets, these are all causes of sound transmission. All noise and sound will create the vibration and movement of the air molecules, and this is what we identify and hear. Regardless of the source of the sound; kids playing, heavy machinery, aeroplanes, road traffic or music, all sound is created and transmitted in exactly the same fashion.

You must therefore think of a room as a boat and inspect it carefully for leaks before sailing off into the sunset.


Sound waves can also be transferred to, reflected by or absorbed by solid materials and structures. Sound will vibrate the ceilings, walls and floors of your rooms, and can lead to a resonation effect which is transmitted outside the room itself. Even a solid concrete room, such as a basement, can generate a resonance path which channels any sound waves, and even amplify them, to other parts of a property.

How can we stop these vibrations and sounds from having an adverse effect on other people? Soundproofing is the solution.


A bare floor resonates more than one covered by a carpet or rug. Such a straightforward solution can help to damp down any noises and enhance the room at the same time. Wall coverings or window drapes can also be used to enhance soundproofing and are simple to fit and maintain.

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Track down areas in the rooms where sound can come in or escape from; windows, light fittings, door frames and sockets, and seal up any holes or gaps. You can find professional acoustic sealants in some DIY shops that subdue the transfer of sound by absorbing it. They are somewhat more expensive than normal sealants or plaster, but are worthwhile for their soundproofing efficiency.

If your room is a blank canvas and you're soundproofing while you decorate or renovate, think about installing a layer of plasterboard or soundboard, (also known as drywall, sheet rock or gyproc). Plasterboard is a fairly dense material that is both effective and economical for soundproofing purposes. If you are putting in a movie room, games room or home office then plasterboard can help to minimise sound pollution for that room, and can be readily decorated after installation. If you do decide on plasterboard to aid your soundproofing exploits it is better to use a professional fitter in Bodmin, to gain the maximum effect from its installment.

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One last easy soundproofing solution is to check the materials from which your doors are made. While hollow doors are lightweight and fairly affordable, their soundproofing capabilities aren't the best. Changing hollow doors for solid ones will noticeably boost the soundproofing of a room with only a small extra cost.


Some properties, for example those on aircraft flight-paths or next to busy traffic routes, naturally have more sound problems and will require other ways to resolve the dilemma. You will obtain the most effective soundproofing outcome by retaining the services of an experienced soundproofing specialist.

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The first questions you should be asked are:

  1. From what direction do the noises seem to be coming? i.e. Through the floor, walls, ceiling, doors or windows or a mix of all of them.
  2. Is it external noise or internal sounds that you need to address? i.e. To suppress neighbours playing loud music, passing trains or traffic, or is it from internally created sounds from a music studio or home cinema for example.
  3. What is the area you wish to soundproof made from? (i.e. a plasterboarded partition wall, a brick wall or a lined concrete wall).
  4. What's the size of the area or room that has to be soundproofed?

With accurate answers to these questions a genuine soundproofing company in Bodmin will provide you with solutions to suit your situation, and just as important, your allotted budget. Solutions might vary in accordance with the different materials required for each of the trouble spots in your environment.


To soundproof any kind of room requires two key components:

  1. The absorption of sound needs to be enhanced.
  2. Reduce the effect of sound vibration, reflection and amplification by solid surfaces.

To effectively analyse the soundproofing areas that require improvement, a site survey must be carried out by a professional soundproofing team.

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

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Any uninsulated voids in the room might require some type of deadening material to be installed between them to reduce sound resonation. If you visualise such spaces as similar to a drum or wooden cajon then you'll appreciate that by leaving floor or ceiling joist spaces and wall cavities open, you're creating a sound amplifying area.

It is far better to use mixed layers of different densities to deaden undesired sounds than a single layer fabricated from one soundproofing material. This is due to the fact that the various different materials react better with varying frequencies and will provide a better overall solution to your soundproofing.

Any soundproofing installer in Bodmin must adhere to the Part E of the Building Regulations, if your property is residential in nature. Such legislation should be followed so as to safeguard yourself and neighbours from being negatively impacted by sound pollution.

Trade associations in the soundproofing industry who provide advice, qualifications and training are the Institute of Acoustics and the Association of Noise Consultants. Only those Bodmin firms that have been vetted and accredited by these associations for quality, professionalism and reliability are permitted to display the logo.

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Where is Soundproofing Available?

Soundproofing services are available in Bodmin and also in: Fletchersbridge, Helland, Roche, Tregullon, Carminnow Cross, St Lawrence, Washaway, Boscarne, Lostwithiel, Clerkenwater, Dunmere, Lane End, Blisland, Nanstallon, Wadebridge, Kirland, and in these postcodes PL31 1BW, PL31 1LD, PL31 1JW, PL31 1DJ, PL31 1LZ, PL31 1ER, PL31 1PL, PL31 1BX, PL31 1AY, PL31. Local Bodmin soundproofing specialists will probably have the postcode PL31 and the telephone code 01208. Verifying this will confirm that you are accessing local tradespeople installing soundproofing. Bodmin homeowners can utilise these and many other soundproofing related services.

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One of the less troublesome techniques for adding a bit of soundproofing to your home in Bodmin is through the use of soundproofing underlayment. This is okay for use on concrete or wooden floors and can be laid underneath vinyl planks, laminate, engineered wood, carpet, and several other flooring types.

Soundproofing underlay is especially beneficial where there's a lot of impact as opposed to airborne noise. The increased popularity of "hard" floor finishes in Bodmin, means that there are more and more problems with impact noise. The form of noise issues we're referring to here is moving furniture, general footfall and children stomping around, particularly from rooms upstairs.

You should not confuse acoustic underlay with regular carpet underlay, although some unscrupulous carpet companies might try to palm you off with this claiming it has good soundproofing attributes. If your noise issues are severe, ensure that you purchase a decent soundproofing underlay from a respected dealer.

Although it is an effective product with regard to impact noise, acoustic underlay has differing degrees of success when it comes to reducing airborne noise pollution such as shouting, loud music and booming televisions, and some products are certainly much better than others. You should discuss the exact sorts of noise you are aiming to minimise with the soundproofing specialist or supplier, and this will help you pick the correct underlay product for your noise beating needs.

Grants for Soundproofing

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There have been Government grants available in the past for help with soundproofing in areas of excessive amounts of noise. Grants were recently offered by the Highways Agency for areas adjacent to busy roads and highways where homes were negatively affected by traffic noise. Before you move forward with any soundproofing work in Bodmin it might be wise to check out the Government portal for any compensation schemes and grants that may be currently available. (Tags: Bodmin Soundproofing Grants, Government Grants, Grants for Bodmin Soundproofing)

Acoustic Mineral Wool (AMW)

Having various applications for your sound absorption requirements, acoustic mineral wool (AMW) is one of the most versatile products on the market for the soundproofing of homes in Bodmin. Acoustic mineral wool is designed specifically for installation in the cavity spaces of walls, floors and ceilings, to reduce reverberation, absorb sound waves and enhance acoustic performance.

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Acoustic mineral wool commonly comes in 600mm x 1200mm "slabs" and is available in 25 millimetre, 50 millimetre, 75 millimetre and 100 millimetre thicknesses. Made partly from recycled raw materials (around 20%), AMW is non-combustible and has an inert chemical composition. It won't have a reaction with plastics, masonry, brickwork, metal wall ties, or other substances or materials that it comes into close contact with, nor does it encourage the development of mould, fungi or bacteria.

When utilised as a sound absorption filler between stud partitioning, floor joists and suspended ceilings, acoustic mineral wool is notably effective, and it is renowned in the construction industry for its fire, acoustic and thermal insulation properties. To comply with the Building Regulations (Part E) in relation to separating walls and floors, acoustic mineral wool can be used in partnership with other soundproofing products.

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After conducting some basic keyword research, it it would seem to be the case that one of the most commonly searched for terms on Google is for "soundproofing foam" and for home owners in Bodmin, maybe "soundproofing foam Bodmin". That is really quite worrying, as it indicates that Bodmin homeowners are under the impression that acoustic foam is a suitable product for fixing their noise issues.

It isn't my intention to rain on your parade, but most noise related issues can't be helped by acoustic foam, and if you are aiming to eliminate the din caused by noisy next door neighbours in Bodmin, you will have to look for something better.

Blocking out noise isn't the function of the familiar "egg box" style foam, which was actually developed for use in music studios and comparable surroundings, where it can enhance the sound clarity in a room, and reduce reverberation, amplifying and echoing. This sort of soundproofing foam isn't effective in stopping sound from passing through a wall or preventing noise from moving around the rooms of your house. Because it's porous, soundproofing foam actually absorbs sound and permits sound to pass through, as opposed to blocking it.

However, if you're working on a project such as a music room, this material could be ideal for you, and can be bought in various sheet sizes and different thicknesses (normally 25 millimetre and 50 millimetre). (Tags: Acoustical Foam Bodmin, Acoustic Foam Bodmin, Soundproofing Foam Bodmin, Soundproof Foam Bodmin).

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When you're planning for any home improvements or property revamps in Bodmin, you will have to make provision for any waste that's produced. Whether or not lots of waste is generated by your soundproofing will be determined by the particulars of your specific project, sometimes there will be a lot of waste, other times not much at all. Although some tradespeople will be willing to take away any waste, some will leave it for you to deal with.

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The simplest way to dispose of this waste is to hire a skip. Skips come in many different sizes, so you ought to be able to get one that's ideal for you. The capacities of the most widely used skips are skip bags 1-1.5 cubic yards, mini-skips 2-3 cubic yards, midi-skips 4-5 cubic yards, and builders skips 6-8 cubic yards.

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Also find: Wadebridge soundproofing, Tregullon soundproofing, Dunmere soundproofing, Roche soundproofing, Helland soundproofing, Washaway soundproofing, Kirland soundproofing, Blisland soundproofing, St Lawrence soundproofing, Clerkenwater soundproofing, Lostwithiel soundproofing, Nanstallon soundproofing, Fletchersbridge soundproofing, Carminnow Cross soundproofing, Lane End soundproofing, Boscarne soundproofing services and more. The majority of these places are covered by tradesmen fitting soundproofing. Bodmin home and business owners can get soundproofing quotations by going here.

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Soundproofing Around Bodmin: Some Bodmin roads and streets where soundproofing has recently been carried out - Fourways, Lanet Barn, Park Drive, Town Arms Passage, Victoria Barracks, Trepenal Barn, Mudge Walk, Celia Heights, Trencreek Farm, Long Close, Halgavor Lane, Beraton Court, Honey Street, St. Pirans Close, Cooksland Industrial Estate, Bodmin Road, Bree Shute Lane, Flaxmoor Terrace, St. Marys Close, Trelawney Road, Kirland Manor, Carminnow Road Industrial Estate, Tretoil Cottage, Church Park, Castle Street, Blowinghouse Lane, St. Lawrence Farm, Launceston Road, Callywith Gate Industrial Estate, as well as these Bodmin area postcodes: PL31 1BW, PL31 1LD, PL31 1JW, PL31 1DJ, PL31 1LZ, PL31 1ER, PL31 1PL, PL31 1BX, PL31 1AY, PL31. These areas recently saw activity by local installers of soundproofing. Bodmin home and property owners were given reliable and professional soundproofing services in all cases.

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(This soundproofing Bodmin article was updated on 13-09-2022)