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Hawkwell Soundproofing & Noise Reduction Services

Soundproofer Hawkwell Essex (SS5): If your Hawkwell property is being adversely affected by noise, maybe you should consider installing or upgrading your soundproofing to bring a new sense of tranquility to your home office, bedroom, lounge or studio. You may also be concerned about noise from a family room or home cinema room leaking out and disturbing others. Whichever soundproofing requirements are needed, it will be vital for everybody's peace of mind.

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Before we can identify ways in which to combat sound pollution, it will help if we understand just how sound travels.

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Sound is able to travel in two different ways:

1. By the vibration of air molecules.

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

Despite the fact that sound also travels through water, unless you are looking to isolate noise from an aquarium or pool, we will only be concerned at how to reduce sound levels in rooms within a structure.


Sounds can be transferred out of and into a room through ill fitting windows, heating ducts, gaps around doors and even electrical sockets and switches. All sound vibrates the molecules in the air and these vibrations are what we hear as sound. Irrespective of the source of the sound; nearby traffic, machinery, music, kids playing or passing aircraft, all sounds are generated and transferred in precisely the same fashion.

It is helpful to think of your room as a boat and inspect it carefully for leaks that need sealing before you can sail it.


We all know that sound is just the vibration of air being processed by the ear, but that vibration is also transferred to solid objects. The ceilings, floors and walls will all have an effect on how sound travels around a room, and may even transport that vibration to other parts of a dwelling. Even a room made of solid concrete, such as a basement, can create a resonance path which transmits sound waves, and sometimes amplify them, to other areas of a building.

However, how can these effects be prevented from creating an issue? The answer is obviously, soundproofing!


A bare floor surface is more resonant than one covered by a carpet or rug. Not only will such a simple and straightforward solution help reduce your noise pollution problem, it can also jazz up the room. Hanging wall coverings and curtains can also damp down sound reflections and vibrations through walls and windows without the need for a professional team of soundproofers.

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Another cost-effective and do-it-yourself resolution is to plug any gaps or holes around doors, windows, light fittings and electrical sockets. Stopping up the holes and gaps with an acoustic sealant that can be purchased in some DIY stores and builders merchants, can make a big difference to how your room sounds. Acoustic sealants are inclined to be a touch more expensive than regular plaster or other sealant products, but their impressive soundproofing qualities far outweigh the small additional cost.

If your room is an empty canvas and you are doing the soundproofing as you decorate or renovate, consider installing a skin of plasterboard or soundboard, (also called sheet rock, gyproc or drywall). This is an efficient and economical soundproofing material due to its dense nature. If you're putting in a study, home cinema or music studio then plasterboard will help in reducing sound transference from and to that room, and can be easily decorated after completion. It's preferable to hire a professional Hawkwell tradesman to install plasterboard unless you've got experience in its application.

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The final solution for DIY enthusiasts is to check out the doors within your property in Hawkwell. If you've got hollow doors in your rooms you will find that they can resonate and vibrate with any sound that is aimed at them. If you're able to change to solid wood doors you'll find it boosts your room's soundproofing at little extra cost.


If the sound pollution is excessive in your location, on account of heavy traffic on a busy road nearby, or aircraft flying over for instance, then more serious methods to reduce the excess noise may have to be investigated. This is where the services of an experienced soundproofing installer will deliver the greatest results.

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They should ask the four following questions during the initial appraisal of your requirements:

  1. What is the space you wish to soundproof constructed from? (i.e. a lined concrete wall, a stud partition wall or a brick wall).
  2. What noise or sounds are you looking to suppress? i.e. External issues like passing trains, next door neighbours, street noise etc, or internal sounds from a teenagers bedroom or home cinema.
  3. How large is the area requiring soundproofing?
  4. What is the main place where the sound creates the biggest issues? i.e. Is it emanating up through the flooring, from the walls, down from overhead or through doors, or is it a mixture of all these things.

With accurate answers to these questions a good quality soundproofing firm in Hawkwell will offer you solutions for your circumstances, and just as importantly, your allotted budget. There'll be distinct remedies for each of the main key areas of the space that you want to soundproof.


To soundproof any type of room requires 2 key approaches:

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

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

Conclusions from the survey will probably include the addition of materials with different masses and densities to help increase the soundproofing properties of the room. This extra mass will include ways to increase the absorption of noises by the use of acoustic rubber or foam to achieve the maximum noise reduction impacts.

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Any noticeable voids in the area might require some type of muffling material to be installed between them to lower sound resonation. Floor and ceiling voids and cavities in walls can all be likened to a drum, where the space inside acts like an amplification source for any undesired noise.

It is far better to use combined layers of different densities to absorb undesired noises than a single layer made of one kind of soundproofing material. The diverse materials will isolate different frequencies of noise and offer a more rounded auditory experience and feeling to a room.

All soundproofing providers in Hawkwell need to follow the regulations for residential buildings as specified by Part E of the Building Regulations. Such regulations must be adopted in order to safeguard yourself and others from being negatively impacted by noise pollution.

Look for contractors displaying the logos of the Association of Noise Consultants (ANC) or the Institute of Acoustics (IOA) to ensure you are dealing with a business that's fully qualified and knowledgeable in the soundproofing sector. Only those Hawkwell companies that have been appraised and accredited by these trade organisations for reliability, professionalism and quality are permitted to bear the logo.

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Where is it Available?

Soundproofing services are available in Hawkwell and also in nearby places like: South Woodham Ferrers, Battlesbridge, Hadleigh, North Benfleet, Rochford, Hullbridge, Little Wakering, Barling, Great Wakering, Eastwood, Hockley, Rayleigh, Canewdon, Rawreth, Stambridge, and in these postcodes SS5 4EU, SS5 4HP, SS5 4HL, SS5 4PA, SS5 4PT, SS5 4LQ, SS5 4FN, SS5 4NN, SS5 4NW, SS4 3BH. Local Hawkwell soundproofing specialists will most likely have the postcode SS5 and the telephone dialling code 01702. Checking this should confirm you are accessing local tradespeople installing soundproofing. Hawkwell home and business owners are able to utilise these and various other soundproofing related services.

Acoustic Mineral Wool (AMW)

One of the most versatile products available for the soundproofing of homes in Hawkwell, acoustic mineral wool has a range of applications for your noise reduction requirements. Acoustic grade mineral wool is designed specifically for installation in the cavity spaces of floors, ceilings and walls, to absorb airborne sound, improve acoustic performance and reduce reverberations.

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Coming in "slabs" of 1200mm x 600mm and 25 millimetre, 50 millimetre, 75 millimetre and 100 millimetre thicknesses, AMW is readily available from soundproofing stockists. AMW is frequently made of recycled raw materials (approximately 20%), is chemically inert, and is non-flammable. It doesn't encourage the growth of bacteria, mould or fungi, nor does it react with any materials that it comes into close contact with (i.e. brickwork, metal wall ties, plastics or masonry).

When utilised as a sound absorption filler between floor joists, suspended ceilings and stud partitioning, acoustic mineral wool is especially effective, and it is widely recognised in the construction industry for its thermal, acoustic and fire insulation properties. When it comes to separating floors and walls, and when used in partnership with other acoustic solutions, acoustic mineral wool can help in observing The Building Regulations (Part E).

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If you'd like to minimise the noise you experience in your Hawkwell home without causing excessive disruption, you could consider installing some acoustic or soundproofing underlay. Both concrete and wood floors are suitable for these soundproofing underlays, and they can be laid under engineered wood, carpet, laminate and vinyl planks.

Acoustic underlay is particularly effective where there's an issue with impact as opposed to airborne noise. Impact noise has become a common problem for Hawkwell property owners these days, with an increase in the popularity of hard floor finishes. The form of noise problems we are talking about here is kids running around, shifting furniture and general footfall, particularly from rooms upstairs.

You should not get soundproofing underlay confused with regular carpet underlay, although some carpet retailers might attempt to sell you this with claims of soundproofing qualities. If you've got real problems with noise make sure that you purchase a decent soundproofing underlay.

Although it's a suitable product for impact noise, soundproofing underlay has varying levels of success when it comes to reducing airborne noise pollution such as incessant talking, deafening music and booming televisions, and some products are definitely much better than others. Therefore, it's vital to specify the specific sorts of noise you are looking to lower before buying a product, and talk to the supplier or soundproofing specialist about your particular circumstances. (Tags: Acoustic Underlays Hawkwell, Soundproofing Underlays Hawkwell, Soundproof Underlay Hawkwell, Acoustic Underlayment Hawkwell).

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It seems from carrying out some basic keyword research that one of the most commonplace searches on Google and Yahoo is for "soundproofing foam" and for local people, "soundproofing foam Hawkwell". This is somewhat puzzling, because it implies a basic lack of understanding by local homeowners who seem to be of the opinion that their noise pollution issues can be resolved through the use of acoustic foam products.

I don't wish to rain on anyone's parade, but soundproofing foam is not the answer to most noise issues, and is certainly not much use if you are looking to eliminate the din from noisy next door neighbours in Hawkwell.

Blocking out noise is not the purpose of this familiar "egg box" shaped foam, which was actually created for use in music studios and comparable settings, where it can improve the acoustic performance of a room, and reduce amplification, resonation and echoing. This kind of soundproofing foam is not efficient at stopping sound from passing through a wall or preventing noise from moving around the rooms of your property. Soundproofing foam is porous and doesn't block sound, it absorbs it and permits sound to pass through it.

This material might however be useful for you if you've got a music studio in your house in Hawkwell, in which case you'll find that it can be purchased in different sheet sizes and thicknesses. (Tags: Soundproofing Foam Hawkwell, Music Studio Soundproofing Hawkwell, Soundproof Foam Hawkwell, Acoustic Foam Hawkwell).

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Current Essex soundproofing job postings: Layla-Mae Murrell and John Murrell recently enquired about the possibility of soundproofing a property in Lambourne, Essex. Caitlyn Ratcliffe and Bartosz Ratcliffe recently enquired about getting a price for soundproofing the interior walls of a detached house in Parkeston. Lea Fell and Martin Fell recently enquired about installing secondary acoustic glazing in a bungalow in Steeple Bumpstead. Jay and Maci Browne recently requested a quote for soundproofing a kid's play room in a semi-detached house in Little Clacton, Essex. Mr and Mrs Weston recently enquired about getting a price for doing some soundproofing on a music room in Winchelsea Beach, Essex. Rhea Marsh and Kurtis Marsh recently asked for a quote for reducing the levels of sound transmission in a property in Little Hallingbury, Essex. Rosalind Sutton and Adyan Sutton recently requested a quote for soundproofing a converted loft in Takeley, Essex. Veer Evans and Hollie Evans recently enquired about soundproofing the ceilings of a flat in Dedham.

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With most home refurbishments or property revamps in Hawkwell, quite a lot of waste will be generated, and you'll have to make allowances for this in the planning phase. Although on the whole, soundproofing does not generate a huge amount of waste, it is going to depend on the size and scale of your project and the type of surface that it's being installed on. Now some soundproofers will be willing to take away this waste for you, and recycle it in an environmentally friendly way, while others will leave you to dispose of it on your own.

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Whether you are left with doing this job yourself, or the tradesperson is sorting it out, a skip will sometimes be required. You ought to be able to get a skip that's perfect for you, as they come in an array of different sizes. As a rough guide, mini-skips accommodate 2-3 yds of rubbish, midi-skips accommodate 4-5 yds of rubbish, builders skips accommodate 6-8 yds of rubbish and roll-on-roll-off skips accommodate 20-25 yds of rubbish. Skip bags generally accommodate 1-1.5 yards of waste.

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Also find: Stambridge soundproofing, Battlesbridge soundproofing, Rayleigh soundproofing, Hullbridge soundproofing, Rochford soundproofing, North Benfleet soundproofing, Canewdon soundproofing, Hadleigh soundproofing, Great Wakering soundproofing, Little Wakering soundproofing, Hockley soundproofing, Rawreth soundproofing, South Woodham Ferrers soundproofing, Barling soundproofing, Eastwood soundproofing services and more. All of these locations are serviced by tradesmen installing soundproofing. Hawkwell business and home owners can get soundproofing quotes by going here.

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Soundproofing Around Hawkwell: Some Hawkwell areas and roads where soundproofing has recently been undertaken - York Road, Glenwood Avenue, Silverthorn Close, Woodlands Road, Greenlands, Jubilee Close, Moorcroft, Cambridge Gardens, Englefield Close, Heycroft Road, Hawkwell Chase, Larkfield Close, Royer Close, Bosworth Close, Meesons Mead, Glencrofts, Albert Close, Sunny Road, Hawkwell Park Drive, Minton Heights, Nutcombe Crescent, Lesney Gardens, White Hart Lane, Woodville Close, Westbury, Wedgwood Way, Poplars Avenue, The Laxtons, Harrow Gardens, as well as the following Hawkwell area postcodes: SS5 4EU, SS5 4HP, SS5 4HL, SS5 4PA, SS5 4PT, SS5 4LQ, SS5 4FN, SS5 4NN, SS5 4NW, SS4 3BH. These places recently saw activity by local installers of soundproofing. Hawkwell property owners were given trusted and reliable soundproofing services in every case.

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(This soundproofing Hawkwell article was updated on 13-09-2022)