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Folkestone Soundproofing & Noise Reduction Services

Soundproofer Folkestone Kent (CT18): If you're concerned about the level of noise in your Folkestone home, be it in a living room, bedroom, home office or studio, you might want to look at installing some soundproofing. In some circumstances you could be thinking about soundproofing so you do not disturb others in the house from a home cinema, music room or family room. Whatever your requirements are, soundproofing will give you peace of mind.

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Before we can find methods for reducing sound pollution, we should understand just how sound travels and is transmitted.

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Sound can move in two different ways:

1. The vibration or air molecules through the air.

2. Through objects by the vibration of the material.

Although sound also travels through water, unless you're looking to reduce noises from an aquarium or swimming pool, we'll only be concerned at how to soundproof the rooms of a property.


If you look around the room or area to be soundproofed and discover gaps around doors, heating ducts, ill fitting windows and even light fittings and electrical sockets, these are all factors that can transfer sound. All sound vibrates the molecules in the air and this vibration is what we hear as sound. No matter the source of the noise; music, heavy machinery, aircraft, children playing or road traffic, all sound is produced and transferred in exactly the same way.

If you try to imagine your room as a bucket, you are attempting to find any leaks which need sealing before you can fill it with water.


As sound travels through the air by vibrations, then it isn't surprising that such vibrations can be transferred to, absorbed by or reflected by different solid materials. Sound can be moved around a dwelling from its original source via the vibration of ceilings, floors and walls. Even a solid concrete room, such as a basement, can produce a path of resonance which transmits sound waves, and even amplify them, to other parts of a building.

How can we prevent these vibrations and sounds from having an adverse effect on other folks? Soundproofing is the answer.


Consider covering bare floors, which reflect and resonate sound, with a rug or carpet. Not only will such a simple solution reduce your problem with noise, it can also spruce up the room. Curtains, particularly heavy blackout types, will also subdue any noises from escaping or invading a room, cost-effectively and without requiring specialist soundproofing.

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Finding and plugging any gaps or holes in your rooms, think door frames, windows, light fittings and sockets, is also a simple task for a competent DIY'er. There are unique acoustic sealants available to buy which absorb the sound waves, and don't transmit them to the surrounding materials. They might be a tad more pricey than standard plaster or sealants, but are worth it for their soundproofing efficiency.

If your room is a blank canvas and you're soundproofing while you renovate or decorate, consider installing a skin of soundboard or plasterboard, (also known as drywall, sheet rock or gypsum board). Plasterboard is a fairly dense material that is both economical and efficient for soundproofing a room. It's great for spaces like studios, movie rooms or studies which are being built within a property. If you are not familiar with putting up plasterboard and studding, it is better to employ a specialist team to guarantee you the optimum soundproofing benefits from its installation.

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Lastly you should check out all doors in the rooms that you're soundproofing. If you have hollow doors fitted to rooms you'll find they can vibrate with any sound that they experience. Solid core doors, while a little bit more pricey, can do wonders for soundproofing a room.


Some homes, for example those on aircraft flight-paths or next to busy traffic routes, have naturally more sound pollution problems and will need other ways to solve the situation. You'll receive the most effective soundproofing results by employing the services of an established soundproofing company.

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Be prepared to answer the following four questions during an evaluation of your particular soundproofing requirements:

  1. Where exactly is the major source of noise coming from? i.e. Above, through the doors, floor, ceiling, walls or windows, or a combination.
  2. What are the particular sounds that need to soundproofed? i.e. Is it sounds from within your property such as a music studio or family room, or external noises such as road noise, overflying aircraft, neighbours, etc.
  3. How big is the area you need to have soundproofed?
  4. What space needs to be soundproofed? i.e. Is it a concrete lined cellar, an attic conversion, a plasterboard partition room or a brick walled room.

With accurate answers to these questions a decent soundproofing installer in Folkestone will be able to supply you with solutions to suit your situation, and just as importantly, your budget. There will be different remedies for each of the main key areas of the space you wish to soundproof.


There are two key areas that need to be dealt with to soundproof any room:

  1. Reduce sound reverberation and amplifying.
  2. The absorption of sound will need to be increased.

Doing this requires a site survey to ascertain exactly what areas need improving from the current condition.

Solutions from the survey will include the addition of materials with different densities to help improve the soundproofing attributes of the room. Soundproofing can be improved by the installation of acoustic rubber, foam and other materials which will absorb sound waves and enhance and the sound quality of a room.

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Voids between joists may 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.

It is best to use mixed layers of different density materials to absorb unwelcome sounds than a solitary layer made of one soundproofing material. The different materials will eliminate different noise frequencies and deliver a more harmonious auditory experience and feeling to a room.

All soundproofing installers in Folkestone have to follow the legislation for domestic properties as set down in the Building Regulations (Part E). These regulations have the objective of protecting neighbours and other residents in the immediate area from the effects of sound pollution.

The Association of Noise Consultants and the Institute of Acoustics are recognised trade bodies who provide training, qualifications and are representative of the best in companies and contractors that offer soundproofing solutions. A reliable soundproofing contractor in Folkestone will have been checked for the quality and professionalism of their work to have been accepted as a member of these associations.

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Where is Soundproofing Available?

Soundproofing services are available in Folkestone and also nearby in: Lyminge, West Hougham, Lower Standen, Densole, Seabrook, Saltwood, Palmarsh, Stanford, Church Hougham, Alkham, Capel le Ferne, Etchinghill, Sandgate, Elham, Cheriton, and in these postcodes CT19 4EP, CT19 4LL, CT19 4EY, CT18 7EQ, CT19 4HR, CT19 4EN, CT19 4BE, CT19 4BX, CT19 4JY, and CT19 4FG. Local Folkestone soundproofing specialists will probably have the telephone code 01303 and the postcode CT18. Checking this out can guarantee that you access locally based tradesmen installing soundproofing. Folkestone householders will be able to utilise these and various other related services. If you want to obtain an estimate for soundproofing services, you can do this by simply clicking on the "Quote" banner.

Acoustic Mineral Wool (AMW)

For you sound absorption needs in Folkestone, acoustic mineral wool (AMW) is one of the most versatile products available for the soundproofing of homes or other buildings, and has a range of applications. Dampening vibrations, absorbing airborne sound and improving acoustic performance, acoustic mineral wool is designed specifically for installation in the cavity spaces of walls, floors and ceilings.

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Widely available in thicknesses of 25 millimetres, 50 millimetres, 75 millimetres and 100 millimetres, AMW generally comes in 600mm x 1200mm "slabs". Often partly made with recycled raw materials, AMW is chemically inert, and is non-combustible. It will not encourage the growth of bacteria, fungi or mould, nor does it react with any materials that it comes into contact with (i.e. metal wall ties, brickwork, masonry or plastics).

Acoustic mineral wool is especially effective as a sound absorbing infill when installed between suspended ceilings, floor joists and stud partitions, and is widely used in the building sector for thermal, acoustic and fire insulation. To comply with Part E of the Building Regulations when it comes to separating floors and walls, AMW can be used in partnership with other acoustic materials.... READ MORE.

Soundproofing Foam Folkestone

Just recently I thought I would have a look at what people in Folkestone are searching online for in relation to soundproofing, and evidently when searching on Google one of the most commonplace requests was for "soundproofing foam". And on a local basis enquiries include things like "soundproofing foam Folkestone". That's actually quite worrying, as it illustrates that Folkestone home and business owners are under the impression that soundproofing foam is a suitable product for solving their noise problems.

I don't want to rain on your parade, but soundproofing foam is not the answer to most noise problems, and is definitely not effective if you are looking to eliminate the racket from noisy next door neighbours in Folkestone.

The customary "egg box" style foam, that seems to be the hallmark of soundproofing, wasn't actually developed for stopping the transmission of noise, but has the purpose of reducing amplifying and echoing in music studios and comparable settings, where it can also enhance the sound clarity in a room. This type of soundproofing foam is not efficient at stopping sound from passing through a wall or preventing noise from travelling around the rooms of your home. As opposed to stopping it, acoustic foam actually allows sound to pass through it, because it is in fact porous.

However, if you happen to be working on a project such as a music studio, this foam product might be useful for you, and is available in different sheet sizes and various thicknesses (normally 25mm and 50mm).

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There is a variety of work that can be completed by your local Folkestone soundproofing expert including home soundproofing Folkestone, machinery & plant noise testing in Folkestone, sound management, dampen noise from downstairs, soundproofing consultations, soundproofing for ceilings, soundproofing insulation, soundproofing foam installation Folkestone, batten wall soundproofing, cheap soundproofing Folkestone, window soundproofing services Folkestone, noise control services, acoustic panels, office soundproofing Folkestone, soundproofing cinema rooms, sash window soundproofing Folkestone, isonic hanger soundproofing, soundproofing surveys in Folkestone, soundproofing walls from noisy neighbours Folkestone, commercial soundproofing Folkestone, underfloor soundplank installation in Folkestone, sound insulation in Folkestone, soundproofing rooms in Folkestone, soundproofing services, domestic soundproofing services in Folkestone, acoustic fencing, wall soundproofing, soundproofing advice, domestic soundproofing Folkestone, acoustic services, noise reduction, and lots more. Listed are just a small portion of the activities that are handled by people fitting soundproofing. Folkestone providers will be happy to inform you of their entire range of services.

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Also find: Church Hougham soundproofing, Elham soundproofing, Lyminge soundproofing, Lower Standen soundproofing, Alkham soundproofing, Etchinghill soundproofing, West Hougham soundproofing, Capel le Ferne soundproofing, Palmarsh soundproofing, Sandgate soundproofing, Cheriton soundproofing, Seabrook soundproofing, Stanford soundproofing, Saltwood soundproofing, Densole soundproofing and more. Most of these towns and villages are covered by companies who do soundproofing. These accomplished professionals possess a wealth of expertise and knowledge, enabling them to perform top-quality soundproofing work on your property. For occupants, their chief aim is to create a more peaceful and quieter environment through effective noise pollution reduction. Local residents can get soundproofing price quotes by going here.

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