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Soundproofer Cheltenham Gloucestershire (GL50): If noise is causing problems in your Cheltenham property then it might be time to think about putting in some soundproofing to make your living room, studio, home office or bedroom a peaceful haven from the outside world. In some circumstances you might be thinking about soundproofing so that you don't disturb others in the house from a music studio, children's room or home cinema. In any event, soundproofing is vital for sanity and peace of mind.

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It's important for us to learn how sound travels around a structure before it is possible to find strategies to stop it from happening.

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Sound can move in two different ways:

1. In open spaces by movement of air.

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

Sound also travels through water, but unless you are thinking about soundproofing a pool or aquarium we will simply deal with its isolation through materials and air.

SOUND THROUGH THE AIR

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

Any gaps within the room can be viewed as a leak and will have to be closed off.

SOUND THROUGH STRUCTURES AND OBJECTS

We know that sound is simply the vibration of air being processed by the ear, but that vibration is also absorbed by solid materials. The ceilings, floors and walls will all affect how sound travels around a room, and may even transmit that vibration to other parts of a dwelling. Even in a room that is built from a dense material that's proofed against sound, such as a concrete cellar, the sound can sometimes be reflected and perhaps even amplified to other parts of the property.

How can we stop these vibrations and sounds affecting other folks? Soundproofing is the answer.

BASIC SOUNDPROOFING STEPS

Think about covering bare floors, which resonate and reflect sound, with a rug or carpet. Such a straightforward solution can help to damp down any noise and enhance the room at the same time. Wall coverings or window drapes can also be used to improve soundproofing and are easy to install.

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Search for areas in the rooms where sound can escape or come in; light fittings, windows, electrical sockets and doors, and stop up any holes or gaps. It is possible to buy specialist acoustic sealants in many building supply stores that moderate the transfer of sound by absorbing it. There will be a considerable difference in price in comparison with a normal sealant, however the soundproofing capabilities are much better and will make a massive difference to a room's level of soundproofing.

For anyone renovating a property or redecorating a room, consider the soundproofing properties of adding another skin of plasterboard or soundboard, (also called sheet rock, drywall or gypsum board), whilst you are undertaking this work. This is an economic and efficient soundproofing material due to its dense nature. If you are putting in a cinema room, games room or study then plasterboard can help to minimise sound pollution for that room, and can be decorated easily after completion. If you aren't familiar with fitting plasterboard and framing, it's advisable to hire a professional Cheltenham contractor to guarantee the optimum soundproofing benefits from its use.

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Last but not least you ought to inspect all doors in the rooms that you're soundproofing. If you have hollow doors fitted to rooms you'll find they can resonate and vibrate with any sound that is aimed at them. Changing hollow doors for solid ones will appreciably enhance the soundproofing capabilities of an area with only a little more cost.

PROFESSIONAL SOUNDPROOFING CHELTENHAM

If the sound pollution is high in your location, because of heavy traffic on a busy road nearby, or aircraft flying over for instance, then more severe ways to reduce the excess noise may have to be investigated. The best solution for resolving these problems is to contact an established acoustic and soundproofing firm from the local region.

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Be ready to answer the following four questions during a review of your soundproofing needs:

  1. What are the specific sounds that you need to be soundproofed? i.e. Is it sounds from within your property such as a teenagers bedroom or family room, or outside noises such as trains, traffic noise, noisy neighbours, etc.
  2. What is the size of the area or room that has to be soundproofed?
  3. What type of property or room do you wish to soundproof? Is it a brick wall, a plasterboarded partition wall or a lined concrete wall etc.
  4. Where is most of the sound emanating from? The windows, doors, walls, floor or ceiling.

Your answers to these queries will allow you to receive itemised quotes for the different solutions available that match your circumstances. There will be different remedies for each of the key areas the room you wish to soundproof.

PROFESSIONAL SOUNDPROOFING OF CEILINGS, FLOORS and WALLS

To soundproof any sort of room requires 2 key approaches:

  1. Reduce the effect of sound vibration, amplification and reflection by hard surfaces.
  2. Sound absorption will have to be enhanced.

Doing this requires an on-site survey to ascertain precisely what areas require enhancing from the current state.

The experts will look at ways of adding materials that have different densities and masses to improve the sound quality of the area. Soundproofing will be improved by the addition of acoustic rubber, foam and other materials which absorbs soundwaves and improves and a room's sound quality.

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Any noticeable voids in the room might need some type of muffling material to be installed between them to lower noise resonation. If you picture such spaces like a drum or wooden cajon then you'll appreciate that by leaving floor or ceiling joist spaces and wall cavities open, you are effectively creating a noise amplifying area.

It is far better to use mixed layers of different densities to soak up undesired noises than a solitary layer made of one soundproofing material. The various materials will isolate different frequencies of noise and provide a more harmonious auditory experience and feeling to a room.

The Building Regulations (Part E) cover the soundproofing of residential properties, and must be followed by any soundproofing specialist in Cheltenham. These requirements must be followed so as to safeguard yourself and others from the harmful effects of sound pollution.

The Institute of Acoustics (IOA) and the Association of Noise Consultants (ANC) are trade associations who provide qualifications and training, and represent the very best in contractors and companies who provide soundproofing services. Only those Cheltenham companies that have been appraised and approved by these trade bodies for reliability, professionalism and quality are permitted to display the logo.

Where is it Available?

Soundproofing is available in Cheltenham and also in nearby places like: Whaddon, Shurdington, Uckington, Lynworth, Warden Hill, Battledown, Pittville, Montpelier, Benhall, Rowanfield, Alstone, Badgeworth, Boddington, Leckhampton, Ullenwood, Staverton, Haymes, Seven Springs, Coberley, and in these postcodes GL50 1WG, GL50 2BQ, GL50 1EF, GL50 1YQ, GL50 1SX, GL50 2ED, GL50 1EH, GL50 2BW, GL50 1JD, and GL50 2DD. Locally based Cheltenham soundproofing specialists will most likely have the telephone dialling code 01242 and the postcode GL50. Checking this can guarantee that you're accessing local providers of soundproofing. Cheltenham homeowners are able to utilise these and many other soundproofing related services. Click on the "Quote" banner to make enquiries and get quotes for soundproofing.

Grants for Soundproofing

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There have been Government grants available in the past for help with soundproofing in areas of excessive noise pollution. Until March 2020, the Highways Agency was offering grants for soundproofing properties if they were in specific areas affected by road noise. Before you press ahead with any soundproofing work in Cheltenham it is good advice to check out the Government portal for grants and compensation schemes that may be currently available. (Tags: Cheltenham Soundproofing Grants, Grants for Cheltenham Soundproofing, Government Grants)

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Also find: Alstone soundproofing, Staverton soundproofing, Seven Springs soundproofing, Leckhampton soundproofing, Battledown soundproofing, Whaddon soundproofing, Warden Hill soundproofing, Haymes soundproofing, Pittville soundproofing, Lynworth soundproofing, Coberley soundproofing, Ullenwood soundproofing, Montpelier soundproofing, Boddington soundproofing, Uckington soundproofing, Shurdington soundproofing, Rowanfield soundproofing, Benhall soundproofing, Badgeworth soundproofing and more. These and other locations are covered by soundproofing specialists and related tradesmen and women. With a wealth of expertise and know-how, these seasoned specialists can deliver top-notch soundproofing work on your property. They are primarily focused on reducing noise pollution significantly to foster a calmer and more restful living environment for people who are living there. For local property owners seeking soundproofing services, it's a straightforward process to obtain quotes and gather information. All you need to do is click here.

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