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Soundproofer Fraserburgh Scotland (AB43): If you're worried by the level of noise that's invading your Fraserburgh home, be it in a home office, studio, lounge or bedroom, you may want to think about installing or upgrading the soundproofing. Conversely you might wish to soundproof a room to keep load noises in, such as in a family room or home cinema, to avoid disturbing others. In any event, soundproofing is important for peace of mind and sanity.

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Before we can discover ways in which to combat sound pollution, we should understand exactly how sound travels and is transmitted.

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There are only two ways by which sound can be transmitted around a home:

1. By vibration of solid materials and structures.

2. By the vibration of air molecules.

As dolphin and whale song shows, sound also travels long distances through water, but unless your intention is to soundproof an aquarium or pool we'll look only at the methods of soundproofing rooms and structures.


If you look around the space to be soundproofed and discover gaps around doors, open ducting, ill fitted windows and even electrical sockets and light fittings, these are all factors that can transfer sound. All noise and sound will initiate the vibration and movement of the molecules in the air, and this is what we identify and hear. Regardless of the source of the noise; busy traffic, children playing, music playing, heavy machinery or passing aircraft, all sounds are produced and transmitted in precisely the same manner.

If you try and visualise your room as a bucket, and you are trying to find any leaks that need sealing before you fill it with water.


We all know that sounds are simply the vibration of air being picked up by the ear, but that vibration is also transferred to solid materials. Sound can be transmitted around a dwelling from its source via the vibration of floors, ceilings and walls. Even a solid concrete room, such as a cellar, can create a path of resonance which transmits sound waves, and even amplify them, to other rooms in a structure.

But, how can these sound transmitting effects be stopped from creating an issue? The solution is not surprisingly, soundproofing!


If you have bare floor surfaces or floorboards, consider laying a few rugs or cover with a carpet to help in reducing any sound reflections and vibrations. Such a simple solution can enhance a room and help dampen down any noises at the same time. 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 soundproofing installers.

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Another inexpensive and DIY remedy is to plug any holes or gaps around light fittings, doors, windows and sockets. There are special acoustic sealants available to buy which suppress the sound waves, and do not transmit them to surrounding materials. They may be a tad more pricey than standard sealants or plaster, but are very useful for their soundproofing qualities.

If you're going to be redecorating or renovating while dealing with your soundproofing, then think about installing an extra skin of plasterboard (also called drywall, sheet rock or gypsum board). This is a relatively dense type of boarding that is an economic and useful soundproofing material. It is effective if you are installing a home office, music studio or home cinema in your property in Fraserburgh. If you do choose plasterboard to aid your soundproofing exploits it is best to employ a professional fitter in Fraserburgh, to gain the maximum possible benefit from its installment.

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Lastly you should examine all doors in the rooms that you're soundproofing. Hollow doors are relatively cheap although their soundproofing capabilities are a far cry from ideal. Solid core doors, while a bit more pricey, can have a significant effect on the soundproofing capabilities of a room.


If you live in a high sound pollution area, such as next to a busy road or near an airport, you will need to be more inventive in how to enhance the soundproofing qualities of your home. You will receive the very best soundproofing results by using the services of an experienced soundproofing specialist.

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

  1. Is it internal sounds or external noise that you want to address? i.e. To lessen traffic, neighbours playing loud music or passing trains, or is it from internally created sounds from a teenagers bedroom or family room for example.
  2. What are the dimensions of the area or room that must be soundproofed?
  3. Where is the principal source of noise coming from? i.e. Overhead, through the walls, windows, doors, floor or ceiling, or a combination of everything.
  4. What room requires soundproofing? i.e. Is it a concrete lined basement, a plasterboard partition room, a loft conversion or a brick walled room.

Your answers to these queries will enable you to get itemised quotes for the different solutions available to suit your requirements. They'll offer different strategies for soundproofing each of the main trouble spots within your home.


There are 2 areas that need to be dealt with to soundproof any space or room:

  1. Maximise sound absorption.
  2. Reduce the effect of sound vibration, amplification and reflection by solid surfaces.

This will require a site survey to see exactly what areas need improving from the current state.

The installer will look at ways to add materials that have different masses and densities to boost the sound absorption capabilities of the room. Soundproofing can be enhanced by the installation of acoustic rubber and foam which will absorb excess noise and improve and a room's sound quality.

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Voids between joists may need insulation to eliminate resonation spaces between them. If you visualise these spaces like a drum or wooden cajon then you'll see that by leaving wall cavities and floor or ceiling joist spaces empty, you're creating a sound amplifying area.

It's better to use mixed layers of different density materials to soak up undesirable sounds than a solitary layer made of one soundproofing material. The various materials will reduce different frequencies of noise and offer a more sympathetic feeling and auditory experience to a room.

All soundproofing installers in Fraserburgh have to follow the guidelines for domestic properties laid out in the Building Regulations (Part E). This set of regulations is a requirement in law to protect your neighbours and yourself from the effects of sound pollution in an area where people work and live.

Trade associations in the soundproofing industry who provide training, qualifications and guidance are the Institute of Acoustics (IOA) and the Association of Noise Consultants (ANC). A trustworthy soundproofing contractor in Fraserburgh will have been subject to a vetting procedure for the professionalism and quality of their work to have been accepted as a member of these trade associations.

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Where is it Available?

Soundproofing services are available in Fraserburgh and also in: Inverallochy, Lonmay, Cairnbulg, Sandhaven, Rosehearty, Broadsea, St Combs, Strichen, Gardenstown, New Pitsligo, Cuminestown, Macduff, St Fergus, and in these postcodes AB43 9NZ, AB43 9NT, AB43 9DR, AB43 9HS, AB43 9DJ, AB43 9BW, AB43 9AX, AB43 7GD, AB43 9HG, AB43 8TF. Locally based Fraserburgh soundproofing specialists will most likely have the telephone code Dialling code 01346 and the postcode AB43. Checking this can ensure that you're accessing locally based tradesmen installing soundproofing. Fraserburgh home and business owners are able to utilise these and various other similar services.

AMW (Acoustic Mineral Wool)

Having various applications for your noise reduction requirements, acoustic mineral wool is one of the most versatile products available for soundproofing houses in Fraserburgh. Designed specifically for installation in the cavity spaces of walls, ceilings and floors, acoustic mineral wool is effective in dampening vibrations, absorbing airborne sound and enhancing acoustic performance.

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Offered in "slabs" of 1200mm x 600mm and in thicknesses of 25mm, 50mm, 75mm and 100mm, AMW is available from soundproofing suppliers. AMW is frequently made from recycled materials (around 20%), is chemically inert, and is non-combustible. It doesn't react with masonry, plastics, metal wall ties, brickwork, or other substances or materials that it comes into close contact with, nor does it encourage the growth of bacteria, fungi or mould.

When utilised as a sound absorption filler between suspended ceilings, flooring joists and stud partitions, acoustic mineral wool is notably effective, and it is widely recognised in the construction industry for its thermal, acoustic and fire insulation properties. When applied alongside other acoustic products, acoustic mineral wool can help in compliance with The Building Regulations (Part E) when it comes to separating floors and walls.

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A great way of adding a bit of soundproofing to your house in Fraserburgh, without any unwelcome disruption, is to install soundproofing underlay. This is designed for use on timber or concrete floors and can be used under carpet, vinyl planks, engineered wood, laminate, and several other types of flooring.

When there is lots of impact noise as opposed to airborne noise, acoustic underlay is particularly effective. The increased popularity of hard floor surface finishes means that impact noise has become an ever-increasing problem for householders in Fraserburgh. This is especially problematic when coming from rooms upstairs, and the form of noise that we are talking about here is general footfall, moving furniture and children running around.

Although some unscrupulous carpet stores might try to palm you off with ordinary carpet underlay, claiming that it has good acoustic benefits, this shouldn't be confused with authentic soundproofing or acoustic underlay. If you've got significant issues with noise be sure to buy a quality acoustic underlay.

Although the installation of soundproofing underlay can be quite effective in lowering impact noise within the home, airborne noise such as constant talking, booming TV's and deafening music, can be a different kettle of fish, with some products being far better than others and having different success rates. Consequently, it's vital to understand the precise kinds of noise you are striving to reduce before buying a product, and talk to the supplier or soundproofing specialist about your particular situation.

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I recently thought that I'd have a look at what homeowners in Fraserburgh are searching for online with regards to soundproofing, and it would appear that when searching on Google and Yahoo one of the most commonly types in requests was for "soundproofing foam". And on a local basis searches include "soundproofing foam Fraserburgh". Now, that's quite worrying as this would indicate that local homeowners are looking to soundproofing foam as an answer to their noise problems in Fraserburgh.

It is not my intention to rain on anyone's parade, but most noise related issues cannot be helped by acoustic foam, and if your objective is to block out the din caused by noisy next door neighbours in Fraserburgh, you will need to look elsewhere.

Often sold in sheet or tile form, this "egg box" shaped foam that you sometimes see on sale is not really designed for blocking out noise, but is really meant for use in music studios and comparable environments, to improve the acoustic performance of a room, and reduce resonation and echoing. This type of acoustic foam is not efficient at stopping sound from passing through a neighbours wall or preventing noise from moving around the rooms of your house. Since it is porous, soundproofing foam absorbs sound and lets sound pass through, rather than stopping it.

If however, you are building a music studio, this might be a handy product for you to use, and can be bought in different thicknesses (usually 25mm and 50mm), and in various tile and sheet sizes.

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Home improvements, property revamps and even modest DIY projects are well known for the amount of waste that's generated and needs to be got rid of. Your specific soundproofing job may create hardly any waste, and then again it could result in a lot. It may be the case that waste removal is mentioned in your quote, because many soundproofing companies are happy to remove waste as part of the job. Make sure that you check this, as you may well be landed with handling your own waste removal.

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Whether you're left with doing this yourself, or the tradesman is sorting it out, a skip will sometimes be required. If you have never hired a skip before, you may not be aware that skips come in a range of different volumes and sizes. Skips come in the following sizes: skip bags (1-1.5 cubic yards), mini-skips (2-3 cubic yards), midi-skips (4-5 cubic yards), builders skips (6-8 cubic yards), roll-on roll-off skips (20-25 cubic yards).

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Also find: Inverallochy soundproofing, Strichen soundproofing, Sandhaven soundproofing, Cairnbulg soundproofing, St Combs soundproofing, Cuminestown soundproofing, St Fergus soundproofing, Macduff soundproofing, Gardenstown soundproofing, Broadsea soundproofing, New Pitsligo soundproofing, Rosehearty soundproofing, Lonmay soundproofing services and more. All of these villages and towns are served by tradesmen fitting soundproofing. Fraserburgh home and property owners can get soundproofing quotations by clicking here.

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Other Tradespeople in Fraserburgh Scotland: Any time you are thinking about doing improvements to your property in Fraserburgh, Scotland, it's quite possible that you will need several different tradespeople during the course of the project, and whilst you may currently be searching for a local Fraserburgh soundproofing company, you could also be in the market for a window fitter in Fraserburgh, a flooring specialist in Fraserburgh, a building contractor in Fraserburgh, a handyman in Fraserburgh, a plasterer in Fraserburgh, a carpenter in Fraserburgh, a bricklayer in Fraserburgh, a plumber in Fraserburgh, a tiler in Fraserburgh, a cleaner in Fraserburgh, metalworkers in Fraserburgh, a painter/decorator in Fraserburgh, an electrician in Fraserburgh, rubbish removal in Fraserburgh, SKIP HIRE in Fraserburgh, and more.

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(This soundproofing Fraserburgh article was compiled on 16-05-2022)