Soundproofer Burgess Hill West Sussex (RH15): If you are concerned about the level of noise that's infiltrating your Burgess Hill home, be it in a home office, studio, bedroom or lounge, you should think about installing some soundproofing. In some circumstances you might be thinking about soundproofing so that you do not disturb others from a home cinema, kid's room or music room. Whatever your requirements are, soundproofing will provide you with peace of mind.
Before we are able to find ways in which to combat sound pollution, we need to understand how sound travels.
Sound basically moves in two ways throughout your home:
1. By the vibration of air molecules.
2. By vibration of solid materials and structures.
Although sound also travels through liquids, unless you're eager to isolate noise from an aquarium or pool, we'll just be interested in how to soundproof the rooms of a building.
SOUND TRAVEL THROUGH THE AIR
If you take a good look at the room to be soundproofed and notice open ducting, ill fitting windows, gaps around doors and even light fittings and electrical sockets, these are all aspects that can cause the transmission of sound. All noise and sounds will create movement and vibration of the molecules in the air, and this is what we hear. All sounds travel through the air in this same way; it doesn't matter if it's music, passing aircraft, kids playing, busy traffic or heavy machinery that creates the sound.
If you try to visualise your room as if it were a bucket, and you're trying to identify any leaks to seal before you fill it with water.
SOUND TRAVEL THROUGH OBJECTS AND STRUCTURES
Sound waves can additionally be transferred to, reflected by or absorbed by solid materials and structures. The floors, walls and ceilings will all affect how sound moves around an area, and may even transfer that vibration to other rooms in a building. Even a solid concrete room, such as a cellar, can produce a resonance path which channels any sound waves, and even amplify them, to other parts of a building.
So, what's the best way to stop these vibrations affecting other people? Soundproofing obviously.
SIMPLE SOUNDPROOFING STEPS
A bare floor is more resonant than one covered with a carpet or rug. The rugs or other soft coverings will help to absorb noises but can also add a touch of elegance to an otherwise bare room. Curtains, particularly substantial blackout types, will also repress any sounds from escaping or invading a room, economically and without requiring specialist soundproofing.
Finding and sealing any holes or gaps around the rooms, think doors, light fittings, windows and sockets, is also a simple task for a capable DIY enthusiast. Sealing the holes and gaps with a specialist acoustic sealant that can be purchased in many DIY and building material shops, will make a huge difference to sound transmission in a room. They are a bit more pricey than normal plaster or sealants, but they are very useful for their soundproofing qualities.
If you are going to be renovating or redecorating while considering your soundproofing, then look at installing an additional layer of plasterboard (also referred to as sheet rock, drywall or gypsum board). This is an economic and efficient soundproofing material because of its dense nature. It's perfect if you're putting in a home office, cinema room or games room in your house in Burgess Hill. If you're not proficient in putting up plasterboard and framing, it is generally wise to employ a professional Burgess Hill contractor to guarantee the best soundproofing improvements from its installation.
The last do-it-yourself solution is to consider the doors within your property in Burgess Hill. Hollow doors are a fairly cheap option but their soundproofing capabilities are a far cry from perfect. Switching hollow core doors for solid core will significantly enhance the soundproofing properties of a room with only a minimal extra cost.
PROFESSIONAL SOUNDPROOFING BURGESS HILL
Some properties, for instance those beside busy roads or on aircraft flight paths, have naturally more sound problems and will need other ways to deal with the situation. You will get the best possible soundproofing results by retaining the expertise of an established soundproofing company.
They should ask the four following questions during the initial analysis of your requirements:
- What kind of room or property would you like to soundproof? Is it a fully lined concrete wall, a brick wall or a plasterboarded partition wall etc.
- Which is the main area where the noise causes the most issues? i.e. Is it emanating up through the flooring, down from above, from the walls or through doors/windows, or is it a mix of all things.
- Is it internal sounds or external noise that you need to deal with? i.e. To suppress aircraft, neighbours playing loud music or street noise, or is it from internally created sounds from a music studio or home cinema for example.
- How large is the room that you wish to have soundproofed?
An established soundproofing company in Burgess Hill will consider all of these points to provide solutions to your noise problems for various budgets. Solutions will vary according to the different materials required for each of the troublesome areas in your environment.
PROFESSIONAL SOUNDPROOFING OF CEILINGS, FLOORS and WALLS
There are two key areas that must be addressed to successfully soundproof any room or space:
- Sound absorption needs to be enhanced.
- Reduce the ways that sound is reflected off and transmitted through hard surfaces.
A site survey will be needed to look at the aspects that need to be improved.
Solutions from the survey will include the addition of materials with different masses and densities to help enhance the soundproofing qualities of the room. The addition of acoustic rubbers and foams of different density and mass will help in absorbing noise and reduce reflections and transmission sources.
The insulation between any existing voids will be improved or upgraded to lessen the noise amplification and resonation of these "sound boxes". If you think about a drum for instance, you are looking at a sound increasing void surrounded by a resonating material; in essence what you might find inside ceiling and floor joists, or wall cavities.
Soundproofing abilities are maximised if different densities and materials are utilised, as opposed to installing a single kind of material. This is due to the fact that different frequencies are affected by different materials, therefore a diversity of layers, shapes and densities within your soundproofing panels are required.
All soundproofing contractors in Burgess Hill have to follow the guidelines for domestic properties as specified by Part E of the Building Regulations. This set of regulations is a legally binding requirement to protect yourself and neighbours from being affected by noise pollution in an environment where people live and work.
The Institute of Acoustics (IOA) and the Association of Noise Consultants (ANC) are trade organisations who offer training, qualifications and represent the very best in companies and contractors who provide soundproofing solutions. A reputable soundproofing contractor in Burgess Hill will have been checked for the professionalism and quality of their workmanship to have been certified as a member of these trade associations.
Where is it Available?
Soundproofing services are available in Burgess Hill and also in nearby places like: Albourne, Wivelsfield Green, Hassocks, Plumpton Green, Chailey, Sayers Common, Wivelsfield, Hurst Wickham, Haywards Heath, Ditchling Common, Scaynes Hill, Hurstpierpoint, Goddards Green, and in these postcodes RH15 0AE, RH15 0GX, RH15 0HD, RH15 0AN, RH15 0PN, BN6 9NE, RH15 0BZ, RH15 0EW, RH15 0EQ, RH15 0BB. Local Burgess Hill soundproofing specialists will likely have the phone code 01444 and the postcode RH15.
Government Grants for Soundproofing
Sound pollution and soundproofing grants have been available in past years from local councils and Government. Grants were recently offered by the Highways Agency for areas close to busy roads and highways where homes were adversely affected by traffic noise. Check the Government portal website for the latest grants and compensation schemes available to help with combating noise pollution and soundproofing of property in Burgess Hill. (Tags: Grants for Burgess Hill Soundproofing, Government Grants, Burgess Hill Soundproofing Grants)
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Property owners who live in the following areas and roads have recently requested soundproofing - Pinehurst, Highlands Drive, St Peters Road, Perryfields, Titchfield Close, Welbeck Drive, Daynes Way, Junction Mews, Withy Bush, Keymer Gardens, Gatehouse Lane, Newport Road, The Gilligans, Owen Close, The Ridgeway, Adur Road, Baylis Crescent, St Andrews Road, Field Close, Folders Lane, Cants Lane, Woodland Avenue, Wingle Tye Road, Woodcrest Road, Theobalds Road, The Warren, Firtoft Close, Victoria Gardens, as well as these local Burgess Hill postcodes: RH15 0AE, RH15 0GX, RH15 0HD, RH15 0AN, RH15 0PN, BN6 9NE, RH15 0BZ, RH15 0EW, RH15 0EQ, RH15 0BB.
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