Soundproofer Chichester West Sussex (PO19): If you're anxious about the level of noise in your Chichester home, be it in a home office, bedroom, lounge or studio, you may want to consider installing or upgrading the soundproofing. Alternatively you might wish to soundproof a particular room to keep load noises in, for example in a family room or home cinema, to avoid disturbing others. Either way, soundproofing is important for your peace of mind.
First of all it will help if we discover exactly how sound travels before we are able to identify ways to combat any sound intrusion or escape from your home.
There are only a couple of ways in which sound can move around a home:
1. Around and within a solid object by reflection and vibration.
2. The vibration or air molecules through the air.
Although sound also travels through water, unless you're wanting to eliminate sounds from an aquarium or pool, we will only be interested in how to reduce sound transmission in the rooms of a structure.
SOUND TRAVEL THROUGH THE AIR
Any heating ducts, ill fitting windows, gaps around doors and even electrical sockets and switches can all be methods of transmission of sound into or outside a room. What we identify and hear as sound is basically air molucules being vibrated and reaching our ear drums. It doesn't matter whether it's music, machinery, aircraft, kids playing or busy traffic, they all create and transmit sound in the same manner.
Any holes within a room can be viewed as leaks and will need to be closed off.
SOUND THROUGH STRUCTURES AND OBJECTS
We now understand that sounds are just the vibration of air being processed by the ear, but that vibration is also absorbed by solid materials. Sound will vibrate the ceilings, floors and walls of your rooms, and can lead to a resonating effect that is transferred outside the area. Care should be taken with solid brick or concrete walls, such as in cellars, because sound can be reflected and sometimes even amplified to other parts of your house.
However, how can these effects be prevented from causing a problem? The answer is of course, soundproofing!
SIMPLE SOUNDPROOFING STEPS
A bare floor is more resonant than one covered with a carpet or rug. Such a simple and straightforward solution can spruce up a room and help to dampen down any noises to boot. Hanging curtains and wall coverings can also avoid sound reflections and vibrations through windows and walls without the need to bring in a team of professional soundproofers.
Look for areas in your room where noise can escape or come in; doors, windows, light fittings and electrical sockets, and close off the gaps. Stopping up the holes and gaps with a specialist acoustic sealant found in many DIY and building material shops, can make a big difference to how your room sounds. There may be a little difference in price compared to a standard sealant, however the soundproofing capabilities are much better and can make an enormous difference to a room's level of soundproofing.
For anybody redecorating a room or renovating a property, evaluate the soundproofing properties of adding an extra skin of soundboard or plasterboard, (also called drywall, gyproc or sheet rock), while you're undertaking this work. Plasterboard is a dense material which is both effective and economical for soundproofing an area. It's great for spaces like movie rooms, studios or home offices being built within your home in Chichester. If you do decide to use plasterboard to help with your soundproofing it is better to hire a professional fitter in Chichester, to achieve the maximum benefit from its installment.
The final DIY solution is to look at the doors within your property in Chichester. Hollow doors are relatively cheap but their soundproofing capabilities are far from perfect. Solid doors, while a bit more pricey, can do wonders for soundproofing a room.
PROFESSIONAL SOUNDPROOFING SOLUTIONS CHICHESTER
If the level of sound pollution is excessive in your location, on account of aircraft flying over, or traffic noise from a nearby road for example, then more substantial ways to deal with the excess noise may need to be explored. This is when the services of a professional soundproofing installer will deliver the greatest results.
The first questions you can expect to be asked are:
- How big is the room requiring soundproofing?
- What kind of room or area would you like to soundproof? Is it a fully lined concrete wall, a brick wall or a plasterboarded partition wall etc.
- From what direction does the noise seem to be coming from? i.e. Through the walls, floors, ceiling, windows or doors or a mix of all of these.
- What are the particular noises that need to soundproofed? i.e. Is it external noises such as passing trains, neighbours playing loud music, traffic noise etc, or is it from within your property such as a family room or teenagers bedroom.
With accurate answers to these queries a good soundproofing specialist in Chichester will work out solutions to suit your situation, and just as importantly, your budget. There'll be different solutions for each of the main key areas of the room that you want to soundproof.
PROFESSIONAL SOUNDPROOFING OF FLOORS, WALLS and CEILINGS
Two key strategies are required to soundproof any size of space or room:
- Reduce the effect of sound amplification, reflection and vibration by solid surfaces.
- Improve and maximise the level of sound absorption.
To precisely analyse the soundproofing areas that require improvement, a site survey should be completed by a soundproofing specialist.
The installer will figure out ways to add materials that have different densities and masses to improve the sound absorption qualities of the room. The addition of acoustic foams and rubbers of varying density and mass will help in absorbing noises and reduce transmission and reflection sources.
Any uninsulated voids in the area may need some kind of deadening material to be installed between them to lessen noise resonation. Wall cavities or flooring and ceiling voids can all be assimilated with a drum, where the space inside acts as an amplifying area for any undesirable sounds.
Mixed layers of materials with different masses and densities work better at absorbing sound than a single layer of one material type. This is due to the fact that different materials react in different ways with varying frequencies and will provide a much better acoustic resolution to your soundproofing project.
Part E of the Building Regulations deal with the soundproofing of residential properties, and must be applied by any soundproofing service in Chichester. Such regulations should be followed so as to safeguard yourself and neighbours from the harmful effects of sound pollution.
The Association of Noise Consultants and the Institute of Acoustics are recognised trade bodies who provide qualifications and training, and represent the very best in contractors and companies which offer soundproofing services. An experienced soundproofing specialist in Chichester will have been verified for the professionalism and quality of their work to have become a member of these trade organisations.
Where is it Available?
Soundproofing services are available in Chichester and also in nearby places like: Fishbourne, Drayton, Whyke, Stockbridge, North Mundham, West Broyle, Tangmere, Goodwood, Birdham, Oving, Bognor Regis, Bosham, West Stoke, Runcton, Portfield, Fontwell, Donnington, and in these postcodes PO19 1ES, PO19 1QD, PO18 8FH, PO19 1EA, PO18 8AN, PO18 0SY, PO19 1PZ, PO19 1QF, PO19 1BT, PO19 1BG. Local Chichester soundproofing specialists will probably have the postcode PO19 and the dialling code 01243. Simply click on the "quote" banner or form to get information on soundproofing in your area.
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