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Soundproofer Cowes Isle of Wight (PO31): If the level of noise is a problem in your property in Cowes then it may be time to consider installing soundproofing to make your studio, bedroom, living room or home office a peaceful haven from the outside world. Alternatively you may want to soundproof a particular room to keep noise in, such as in a home cinema or family room, to avoid disturbing others. No matter what soundproofing needs are required, it will be essential for everybody's peace of mind.

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Before we can identify strategies for countering sound pollution, we need to understand precisely how sound travels.

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Sound basically travels in two ways around a home:

1. By the vibration of air molecules.

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

Although sound can also travel through water, unless you're looking to reduce noise from an aquarium or swimming pool, we'll only be concerned with how to reduce sound levels in the rooms of a property.


Any open ducting, gaps around doors, ill fitted windows and even electrical switches and sockets can all be methods of transmission of sound into or outside a room. All sound vibrates the molecules in the air and this vibration is what we hear as sound. All sounds are transmitted through the air in the same fashion; it matters not if it's aircraft, children playing, busy traffic, machinery or music playing that generates the sound.

Any gaps in the room can be considered to be leaks and will have to be closed off.


Sound waves can additionally be transferred to, reflected by or absorbed by solid objects and structures. The floors, walls and ceilings will all have an effect on how sound travels around an area, and can even transmit those vibrations to other parts of a building. Care should be taken with solid brick or concrete walls, such as a cellar or basement, because sound can be transmitted and amplified to other areas of your house.

So, how can we stop this resonation from affecting others? Soundproofing obviously.


Consider covering bare floors, which reflect and resonate sound, with a rug or carpet. Not only will such a simple and straightforward solution help to reduce your problem with noise, it can also spruce up the room. Curtains, in particular substantial blackout styles, can also suppress any noises from invading or escaping the area, cost-effectively and without the need for specialist soundproofing.

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Search for areas in the room where noise can come in or escape from; door frames, sockets, light fittings and windows, and seal up any gaps. Plugging the gaps and holes with a specialist acoustic sealant that can be purchased in some DIY and building material shops, will make a huge difference to sound transmission in your room. Acoustic sealants are inclined to be slightly more expensive than regular sealant products, but the special design has far greater soundproofing performance and is certainly worth the additional cost.

For those of you who are redecorating a room or renovating a property, evaluate the soundproofing benefits of adding another layer of plasterboard or soundboard, (also known as gypsum board, sheet rock or drywall), whilst you're carrying out the project. This is a dense type of board that is a perfect and economic soundproofing material. It is effective if you're setting up a music studio, home office or movie room in your house in Cowes. It's wise to hire a reliable contractor near you to fit the plasterboard unless you are experienced in this task.

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One final easy soundproofing solution is to examine the materials from which your doors are made. Whilst hollow doors are lightweight and relatively affordable, their soundproofing attributes aren't that brilliant. If you are able to change to solid wooden doors you will find it improves your room's soundproofing more cheaply than some other alternatives.


If the level of sound is excessive in your area, on account of aircraft passing overhead, or heavy traffic on a nearby road for instance, then more severe ways to combat the excess noise may need to be investigated. This is when the services of a professional soundproofing installer will deliver the most effective results.

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They should ask the four following questions during a basic evaluation of your requirements:

  1. Exactly where is the main source of the noise emanating from? i.e. Overhead, through the walls, windows, ceiling, floor or doors, or a combination of all sorts of things.
  2. How large is the room requiring soundproofing?
  3. What noise or sounds are you wanting to reduce? i.e. External issues like trains, noisy neighbours, traffic noise etc, or sounds within your property from a home cinema or music room.
  4. What space needs to be soundproofed? i.e. Is it a concrete lined cellar, a loft conversion, a brick walled room or a stud partitioned room.

With honest answers to these queries a trustworthy soundproofing company in Cowes will offer you solutions for your circumstances, and just as important, your budget. There'll be different solutions for each of the key areas the room you wish to soundproof.


Two key components are needed to soundproof any type of room or space:

  1. The absorption of sound will have to be increased.
  2. Cut down on the ways that sound is reflected off and transmitted through hard surfaces.

An on-site survey is going to be needed to assess the aspects that need improving.

A professional will look at the different ways to add density and mass to the problem areas. Soundproofing will be improved by the installation of acoustic rubber, foam and other materials which will absorb soundwaves and enhance and the sound quality of a room.

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Voids between floor joists might require insulating to remove the resonating gap between them. Wall cavities or flooring and ceiling voids can all be assimilated with a drum, where the space acts like an amplification source for undesirable noise.

Soundproofing is improved if different densities and materials are utilised, rather than installing a single type of material. This is because the various frequencies are absorbed differently by different types of materials, therefore a range of shapes, layers and densities within your soundproofing panels are needed.

All soundproofing companies in Cowes have to follow the regulations for domestic buildings as specified by the Building Regulations (Part E). Part E of the Building Regulations is a requirement in law to protect yourself and neighbours from being affected by noise pollution in an environment where people live and work.

Trade bodies in the soundproofing industry that offer guidance, training and qualifications are the Association of Noise Consultants (ANC) and the Institute of Acoustics (IOA). Only those Cowes companies that have been vetted and accredited by these trade associations for reliability, quality and professionalism are allowed to display the logo.

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Soundproofing services are available in Cowes and also in: Osborne, Cross Lane, Locksgreen, Northwood, Binfield, East Cowes, Whippingham, Porchfield, Great Thorness, Littletown, Gurnard, Fishbourne, Wootton Common, Wootton, and in these postcodes PO31 7AT, PO31 7HD, PO31 7DG, PO31 7FR, PO31 7BB, PO31 7LY, PO31 7ES, PO31 7QJ, PO31 7LJ, PO31 7AS. Local Cowes soundproofing specialists will most likely have the telephone code 01983 and the postcode PO31. Simply click the "quote" banner to get specifics of soundproofing in your location.

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(This soundproofing Cowes article was written on 22-02-2024)