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Burntisland Soundproofing & Noise Reduction Services

Soundproofer Burntisland Scotland (KY3): If noise is an issue in your property in Burntisland then it may be time to look into some soundproofing to make your bedroom, studio, home office or living room a peaceful haven from the outside world. In some instances you could be thinking about soundproofing so you do not disturb others in the house from a music studio, home cinema or children's room. No matter what soundproofing needs are required, it will be essential for you and your neighbour's peace of mind.

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It is important to realise how sound travels and is transmitted around a structure before it is possible to find strategies to stop it from occurring.

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

1. Through the air by vibration of air molecules.

2. Through objects by the vibration of the material.

As whale and dolphin song demonstrates, sound also penetrates long distance through water, however unless you wish to soundproof a swimming pool or aquarium we will look only at the techniques of soundproofing rooms and structures.


If you glance around the space to be soundproofed and notice ill fitted windows, gaps around doors, heating ducts and even electrical sockets and switches, these are all factors that can transfer sound. What we hear as sound is really the vibration of air molecules reaching our ear drum. All sounds are moved through the air in this same fashion; it doesn't matter if it's nearby traffic, heavy machinery, music playing, kids playing or aircraft that generates the sound.

Any openings in a room can be viewed as leaks and will need to be plugged.


Sound waves can also be absorbed by, transferred to or reflected by solid objects and structures. Sound will vibrate the walls, ceilings and floors of your rooms, and can cause a resonating effect which is transmitted outside of the room itself. Care should be taken with solid brick or concrete walls, such as a cellar, since sound can be transmitted and sometimes even amplified to other parts of your home.

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


Consider covering bare floors, which reflect and resonate sound, with a rug or carpet. These soft coverings will help to soak up sounds but can also add a touch of style to an otherwise bare room. Hanging curtains and wall coverings can also prevent sound vibrations and reflections through walls and windows without the need to bring in a team of professional soundproofers.

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Another economical and DIY remedy is to plug any gaps around electrical sockets, light fittings, doors and windows. Sealing the gaps and holes with a professional acoustic sealant found in many DIY and building material shops, will make a huge difference to sound transmission in your room. There may be a considerable difference in price compared to a regular sealant, but the soundproofing capabilities are a lot better and can make a big difference to a room's level of soundproofing.

For anybody redecorating a room or renovating a property, consider the soundproofing properties of adding an extra skin of plasterboard or soundboard, (also known as gypsum board, sheet rock or drywall), whilst you're undertaking this work. This is an efficient and economical soundproofing material because of its dense nature. If you're fitting a music studio, study or movie room then plasterboard can help reduce sound pollution for that room, and can be decorated easily after completion. If you do decide to use plasterboard to help with your soundproofing exploits it is a good idea to use a professional fitter in Burntisland, to gain the maximum effect from its installation.

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Lastly you need to check out all doors in the room you're seeking to soundproof. Hollow doors are a relatively cheap option but their soundproofing capabilities are a far cry from ideal. If you're able to change to solid core doors you'll find it boosts your soundproofing at very little extra cost.


Some properties, for example those beside busy roads or on aircraft flight paths, have naturally more sound pollution problems and will require other ways to resolve the situation. You will receive the best soundproofing results by retaining the expertise of a certified soundproofing specialist.

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They will ask the four following questions during the initial analysis of your needs:

  1. What's the size of the room or area that must be soundproofed?
  2. What room requires soundproofing? i.e. Is it a brick walled room, a plasterboard partition room, a loft conversion or a concrete lined cellar.
  3. What noise or sounds are you attempting to reduce? i.e. External things like passing trains, neighbours, road noise etc, or sounds inside your home from a home cinema or music room.
  4. From what direction does the noise appear to be coming? i.e. Through the walls, windows, ceiling, flooring or doors or a mixture of all of these.

With answers to these questions a professional soundproofing specialist in Burntisland will come up with solutions for your circumstances, and just as important, your budget. Solutions might vary in line with the different materials required for each of the trouble spots within your property.


There are 2 key areas that must be addressed to successfully soundproof any room or space:

  1. Minimise sound amplifying and resonating.
  2. Sound absorption needs to be maximised.

To precisely analyse the areas that need improvement, an on-site survey should be completed by a soundproofing specialist.

A professional soundproofer will evaluate the different methods for adding density and mass to the main trouble spots. The use of acoustic rubbers and foams of varying density and mass will help in absorbing noises and reduce reflections and transmission sources.

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Voids between floor joists might require insulating to eliminate the resonating space between them. Floor and ceiling voids and wall cavities can all be assimilated with a drum, where the space inside acts as an amplifying area for any undesirable sounds.

Combined layers of differing mass and density materials work better at absorbing noise than a solitary layer of one material type. This is due to the fact that the different material densities react better with various frequencies and will deliver a better overall solution to your soundproofing exploits.

The Building Regulations (Part E) cover the soundproofing of residential properties, and must be adhered to by any soundproofing firm in Burntisland. This regulation has the aim of protecting other residents in the area from the impacts of noise pollution.

Trade bodies in the soundproofing industry who offer qualifications, training and guidance are the Institute of Acoustics and the Association of Noise Consultants. A reliable soundproofing specialist in Burntisland will have been verified for the quality and professionalism of their workmanship to have been certified as a member of these trade organisations.

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Where is it Available?

Soundproofing services are available in Burntisland and also in: Dunfermline, Auchtertool, Inverkeithing, Crossford, Crossgates, Aberdour, Halbeath, Dalgety Bay, Donibristle, Hillend, Rosyth, Limekilns, Kircaldy, Pettycur, Kinghorn, and in these postcodes KY3 9AA, KY3 9HA, KY3 0EG, KY3 0LG, KY3 0HN, KY3 9JX, KY3 0JB, KY3 9EX, KY3 9LQ, KY3 9DP. Local Burntisland soundproofing specialists will likely have the postcode KY3 and the phone code Dialling code 01592. Checking this should confirm that you are accessing locally based tradesmen installing soundproofing. Burntisland householders can benefit from these and many other comparable services.

Soundproofing or Acoustic Underlay Burntisland

If you are experiencing lots of troublesome noise in your Burntisland property, an affordable way to lower this without excessive disturbance is by adding some acoustic underlay to your floors. These acoustic underlays can be used successfully on both concrete and wooden floors, and underneath carpet, vinyl planks, laminate and engineered wood floor coverings.

When there's a problem with impact noise as opposed to airborne noise, acoustic underlay is especially effective. Recent increases in the popularity of hard floor finishes in Burntisland homes, means issues with impact noise are becoming more and more commonplace. This is particularly problematic when coming from upstairs rooms, and the sort of noise we are talking about here is kids stomping around, shifting furniture and general footfall.

Do not be deceived by unprincipled carpet companies, who might try to sell you normal carpet underlay as a cure for your noise problems - this kind of product should never be confused with genuine acoustic or soundproofing underlay. If you have significant problems with noise make sure that you invest in a quality soundproofing underlay.

Although acoustic underlay is mainly effective for reducing impact noise, some products are far better than others when faced with airborne noise issues such as blaring televisions, deafening music and constant talking. Hence, when picking out an underlay product it's important to identify the precise sorts of noise you are aiming to reduce, and have a discussion about this with the soundproofing expert or supplier in advance.

Acoustic Mineral Wool (AMW)

Having a number of applications for your noise reduction needs, acoustic mineral wool (AMW) is one of the most useful products for soundproofing homes in Burntisland. When installed in the cavity spaces of ceilings, floors and walls, acoustic mineral wool is specifically designed to absorb sound waves, dampen vibrations and improve acoustic performance.

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Coming in slabs of 1200mm x 600mm and in thicknesses of 25mm, 50mm, 75mm and 100mm, acoustic mineral wool is readily available from soundproofing merchants. Chemically inert and non-flammable, acoustic mineral wool is frequently made with recycled raw materials (about 20%). It will not encourage the growth of bacteria, fungi or mould, nor does it have a reaction with any substances or materials that it comes into close contact with (i.e. metal wall ties, masonry, brickwork or plastics).

Acoustic mineral wool is notably effective as a sound absorption infill when installed between suspended ceilings, stud partitioning and flooring joists, and is widely used in the construction sector for thermal, fire and acoustic insulation. To comply with the Building Regulations (Part E) with regards to separating floors and walls, acoustic mineral wool can be used together with other sound absorbing materials.

Soundproofing Foam Burntisland

It would seem from carrying out some basic keyword research that a popular search on Google is for "soundproofing foam" and for local property owners, "soundproofing foam Burntisland". This is somewhat perplexing, because it implies a lack of understanding by local property owners who seem to be under the impression that their noise problems can be sorted through the use of soundproofing foam.

It's not a case of me trying to be a bearer of bad news, but the simple truth is that this sort of product isn't going to be the answer you're searching for, and will certainly not reduce the din caused by noisy neighbours in Burntisland.

The foam in the form of an "egg box" which you frequently see being sold in tile or sheet form isn't actually intended for blocking out noise, but was really developed for use in music studios and similar situations, to reduce reverberation and echoing and improve the acoustic performance of a room. It's not effective for preventing sound from moving around your house, or preventing noise from penetrating the wall of a neighbouring building. Rather than stopping it, acoustic foam allows sound to pass through it, because it is actually porous.

Nonetheless, if you happen to be working on a project such as a music studio, this product may be ideal for you, and can be purchased in various sheet sizes and different thicknesses (generally 25mm and 50mm). (Tags: Soundproof Foam Burntisland, Acoustic Foam Burntisland, Music Studio Soundproofing Burntisland, Soundproofing Foam Burntisland).

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There's probably going to be quite a lot of waste created whenever you are doing any sort of property revamps or home refurbishments in Burntisland. When it comes to soundproofing projects in Burntisland, it will depend on the extent and specifics of your project. Sometimes there'll be quite a bit of waste, sometimes barely any. Depending on who you hire to do the work, some tradespeople will include waste removal in the job quotation and will be happy to dispose of it for you.

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The most common way that people in Burntisland dispose of such waste is to rent a skip from a local skip hire company. You will need to pick the correct size of skip, since there are a number of different sizes available. The majority of skip hire providers in Burntisland offer skip bags, mini-skips, midi-skips, builders skips and even roll-on roll-off skips for different residential and commercial uses.

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Soundproofing Information Burntisland

If you're hunting for a soundproofing in Burntisland and want to locate somebody who's approved and qualified you can go to Rated People or the government backed Trustmark website. It's also possible to seek out approved Burntisland soundproofing installers by paying a visit to the Association of Noise Consultants (ANC) website where all of its paid up members are qualified, properly insured and vetted. To become part of the world of soundproofing head to the AV Soundproofing Forum. There are some fine guides about soundproofing on the internet, therefore if you are eager to find out about how to soundproof your house head here. For additional information about commercial soundproofing, noise barriers, ceiling soundproofing, floor soundproofing, wall soundproofing, residential soundproofing, resonant absorbers and porous absorbers, you could pay a visit to Wikipedia and search for "Soundproofing". Watch a You Tube video tutorial on what does and doesn't work with soundproofing here To learn about soundproofing on social media, check this out.

Burntisland Soundproofing Tasks

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There are a wide range of tasks that can be undertaken by your local Burntisland soundproofer including home soundproofing services, echo reducing, acoustic fencing installation in Burntisland, noisy neighbour soundproofing Burntisland, dampen noise from downstairs Burntisland, party wall soundproofing services, soundproofing solutions in Burntisland, noise control, resilient bar systems, acoustic foam installation, soundproofing surveys, underfloor soundplank installations, acoustic glass Burntisland, soundproofing ceilings Burntisland, acoustic panels, acoustic thermal installation, under floor hanger soundproofing, noise cancellation, sound insulation, dampen noise from upstairs, acoustic mineral wool installations, soundproofing supplies Burntisland, soundproofing, independent ceiling systems, isonic hanger systems in Burntisland, sound testing, soundproofing home movie rooms, soundproofing home gyms, vibration control services in Burntisland, soundproofing walls from noisy neighbours, and lots more. Listed are just an example of the duties that are undertaken by people fitting soundproofing. Burntisland professionals will be delighted to keep you abreast of their whole range of services.

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Also find: Kinghorn soundproofing, Rosyth soundproofing, Kircaldy soundproofing, Dalgety Bay soundproofing, Hillend soundproofing, Auchtertool soundproofing, Pettycur soundproofing, Dunfermline soundproofing, Limekilns soundproofing, Donibristle soundproofing, Crossgates soundproofing, Crossford soundproofing, Halbeath soundproofing, Aberdour soundproofing, Inverkeithing soundproofing services and more. All of these locations are catered for by tradesmen installing soundproofing. Burntisland business and home owners can get soundproofing estimates by going here.

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Soundproofing Around Burntisland: In the past twelve months soundproofing projects were successfully completed in the following Burntisland streets: Piper Crescent, Grange View, Melville Gardens, Forth Place, Lothian Street, Heriot Gardens, Kerr Court, South Hill Street, Starleyhall Lodge, Somerville Street, James Park, Kirkton Drive, Kilmundy Drive, West Leven Street, West Kilmundy, Bendameer Road, Stenhouse Reservoir, The Grange, Inchyra Grange, Broomhill Avenue, Grange Livery, East Stell, Hoch-Ma-Toch, Starleyhall, Dollar Road, Starleybank, and in these Scotland postcodes: KY3 9AA, KY3 9HA, KY3 0EG, KY3 0LG, KY3 0HN, KY3 9JX, KY3 0JB, KY3 9EX, KY3 9LQ, KY3 9DP. These places recently saw activity by installers of sounddproofing. Burntisland householders enjoyed the benefits of trusted and dependable soundproofing services in every case.

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(This soundproofing Burntisland article was written on 16-05-2022)