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Soundproofer Hemel Hempstead Hertfordshire (HP1): If your Hemel Hempstead home is being adversely affected by noise, perhaps you should consider installing or upgrading your soundproofing to bring a new sense of tranquility to your bedroom, living room, home office or studio. You could also be concerned about any noise from a family room or home cinema room leaking out and causing a disturbance to others in the house. Either way, soundproofing is vital for peace of mind and sanity.

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Firstly it would be advantageous to learn just how is transmitted and travels before we are able to identify ways to reduce any excessive noise intruding into or escaping from your home.

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There are only a couple of ways by which sound can be transmitted around a room:

1. By vibration of solid materials and objects.

2. By the vibration of air molecules.

As dolphin and whale song shows, sound also travels through water, but unless your aim is to soundproof an aquarium or pool we'll just look at the strategies for soundproofing structures and rooms.


Sounds can be transferred into and out of a room through gaps around doors, ill fitted windows, open air-ducting and even electrical switches and sockets. All sounds and noise will initiate movement and vibration of the air molecules, and it is this that we identify and hear. No matter what the source of the noise; busy traffic, kids playing, aeroplanes, heavy machinery or music playing, all sounds are produced and transferred in precisely the same fashion.

Any holes in a room can be looked at as a leak and will have to be plugged.


As sound travels through the air by vibration, then it seems logical that this vibration can be transferred to, absorbed by or reflected by various materials. The ceilings, walls and floors will all affect how sound travels around a room, and may even transmit that vibration to other parts of a dwelling. Even in a room that's encased in a dense material that is resistant to sound, such as a concrete basement, the sound can be reflected and even amplified to other areas of the dwelling.

But, how can these sound generating effects be stopped from creating an issue? The answer is obviously, soundproofing!


Consider covering bare floors, which reflect and resonate sound, with a carpet or rug. Such a simple and straightforward solution can help to damp down any noises and enhance the room at the same time. Curtains, and especially substantial blackout styles, will also repress any sounds from invading or escaping a room, economically and without requiring professional installation.

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Locating and sealing any gaps or holes around the rooms, think light fittings, sockets, windows and door frames, is also a straightforward job for a skilled DIY'er. It is possible to purchase professional acoustic sealants in many DIY merchants that repress the transfer of sound by absorbing the sound waves. Acoustic sealants can be slightly more expensive than standard sealant products, however the special design has far greater soundproofing performance and is worth the small extra cost.

For anyone renovating a property or redecorating a room, look at the soundproofing benefits of adding an extra layer of plasterboard or soundboard, (also known as sheet rock, drywall or gyproc), while you're tackling this work. This is a relatively dense type of boarding which is a perfect and economic soundproofing material. It's superb if you're setting up a study, home cinema or games room in your home in Hemel Hempstead. It's best to hire a reliable Hemel Hempstead tradesman to fit the plasterboard unless you're experienced in this task.

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The final solution for DIY enthusiasts is to check out the doors within your home in Hemel Hempstead. Although hollow doors are lightweight and comparatively cheap, their soundproofing characteristics aren't all that brilliant. Solid doors, whilst a little more pricey, can have a substantial effect on the soundproofing qualities of a room.


Some homes, for example those next to busy traffic routes or on aircraft flight paths, naturally have more sound problems and will require other ways to deal with the predicament. This is when employing the services of an established soundproofing service will bring the most effective results.

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

  1. From what direction do the sounds seem to be coming from? i.e. Through the flooring, ceiling, walls, windows or doors or a mix of all of these.
  2. How big is the room requiring soundproofing?
  3. What space requires soundproofing? i.e. Is it a brick walled room, a stud partitioned room, an attic conversion or a concrete lined basement.
  4. What sounds or noise are you wanting to eliminate? i.e. External issues such as traffic noise, trains, neighbours playing loud music etc, or sounds within your property from a music room or home cinema.

With answers to these queries a good soundproofing installer in Hemel Hempstead will come up with solutions for your circumstances, and just as important, your allotted budget. Solutions might vary in accordance with the different materials needed for each of the problem areas within your property.


To soundproof any sort of room requires 2 key approaches:

  1. Minimise sound the resonating and amplification of sound.
  2. Improve the absorption of sound.

To effectively determine the aspects that require improvement, an on-site survey must be completed by a soundproofing expert.

Solutions identified by the survey will probably include the addition of materials with different densities to help improve the soundproofing qualities of the space. Soundproofing can be boosted by the application of acoustic foam, rubber and other materials which will absorb excess noise and enhance and a room's sound quality.

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Insulation between any existing voids will be improved to lower the sound amplification and resonation of these sound boxes. If you think of a drum or wooden cajon, you are looking at a noise amplifying void surrounded by a resonating material; basically what you might find within floor and ceiling joists, or wall cavities.

It is better to use combined layers of different densities to soak up unwelcome noises than a solitary layer made from one type of soundproofing material. This is because different frequencies are affected by different materials, therefore a range of shapes, layers and densities within your soundproofing armoury are needed.

The Building Regulations (Part E) cover the soundproofing of domestic properties, and will need to be followed by any soundproofing service in Hemel Hempstead. This set of regulations is a requirement in law to protect your neighbours and yourself from being affected by sound pollution in an area where people live and work.

Look out for companies showing the logos of the Institute of Acoustics or the Association of Noise Consultants to make sure you're using a business that is fully qualified and knowledgeable in the soundproofing industry. A credible soundproofing firm in Hemel Hempstead will have been vetted for the quality and professionalism of their workmanship to have become a member of these trade organisations.

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Soundproofing is available in Hemel Hempstead and also in: Great Gaddesden, Frithsden, Water End, Whelpley Hill, Nettleden, Potten End, Frogmore, Little Gaddesden, Nash Mills, Church End, Flaunden, Belsize, Gorhambury, Ashley Green, Piccotts End, Lye Green, Chipperfield, and in these postcodes HP1 1NQ, HP1 1QB, HP1 1EZ, HP1 1LE, HP1 1FD, HP1 1QZ, HP1 1DJ, HP1 1EL, HP1 1AJ, and HP1 1HW. Locally based Hemel Hempstead soundproofing specialists will most likely have the postcode HP1 and the telephone dialling code 01442. Checking this can ensure you're accessing locally based providers of soundproofing. Hemel Hempstead homeowners are able to benefit from these and countless other related services. By clicking on the "Quote" banner you can get soundproofing quotes from local specialists.

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Also find: Great Gaddesden soundproofing, Lye Green soundproofing, Chipperfield soundproofing, Flaunden soundproofing, Belsize soundproofing, Frogmore soundproofing, Piccotts End soundproofing, Nettleden soundproofing, Gorhambury soundproofing, Potten End soundproofing, Ashley Green soundproofing, Water End soundproofing, Church End soundproofing, Nash Mills soundproofing, Little Gaddesden soundproofing, Whelpley Hill soundproofing, Frithsden soundproofing and more. All these places benefit from the existence of soundproofing companies who specialise in tackling issues relating to noise. In soundproofing your home, these seasoned professionals bring to the table a wealth of know-how and expertise, ensuring top-quality results. These companies aim to reduce noise pollution effectively, creating a more peaceful and quieter environment for occupants by providing custom solutions. To obtain price quotes for soundproofing, local home and property owners can simply click here. Does your home have rooms that need soundproofing? Get a quote today!

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