Soundproofing Holbeach

Holbeach Soundproofing & Noise Reduction Services

Soundproofer Holbeach Lincolnshire (PE12): If the level of noise is causing problems in your property in Holbeach then it may be time to think about some soundproofing to make your bedroom, studio, living room or home office a peaceful haven from the outside world. In some instances you might be thinking about soundproofing so that you don't disturb others from a family room, home cinema or music studio. In any event, soundproofing is important for peace of mind and sanity.

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It is crucial for us to learn how sound is transmitted around a building before it is possible to discover strategies to stop it from occurring.

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Sound basically moves in two ways around a home:

1. By vibration of solid materials and structures.

2. The vibration or air molecules through the air.

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


If you check around your area to be soundproofed and detect ill fitting windows, open ducting, gaps around doors and even electrical sockets and switches, these are all aspects that can cause the transmission of sound. What we identify and hear as sound is in fact the vibration of air molecules being picked up by our ear drum. No matter the source of the sound; kids playing, aircraft, music, nearby traffic or machinery, all sounds are produced and transmitted in exactly the same fashion.

Any openings in a room can be regarded as a leak and will have to be blocked.


We now appreciate that sound is simply the vibrations of air being picked up by the ear, but those vibrations are also reflected by or transferred to solid materials. Sound can be transported around a building from its source by the vibration of floors, ceilings and walls. Even if a room is built from a solid material which is resistant against vibrations, such as a concrete lined cellar, the sound can sometimes be reflected and perhaps even amplified to other parts of the property.

How do we stop these sound vibrations having a detrimental impact on others? Soundproofing of course.


If you have bare floorboards or floors, consider putting down a few rugs or cover with a carpet to help in reducing any sound reflections and vibrations. Not only will such a simple and straightforward solution help reduce your problem with noise, but it can also spruce up the room. Hanging curtains and wall coverings can also suppress sound reflections and vibrations through windows and walls without the need to hire a team of professional soundproofing installers.

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Another inexpensive and do-it-yourself solution is to plug any gaps or holes around light fittings, windows, sockets and doors. It is possible to purchase professional acoustic sealants in some builders merchants which deaden the transfer of sound by suppressing the sound waves. They may be somewhat more expensive than regular sealants or plaster, but are more than worth it for their soundproofing qualities.

If your room is a blank canvas and you're soundproofing as you decorate or renovate, think about installing another layer of plasterboard or soundboard, (also called gyproc, sheet rock or drywall). Plasterboard is a dense material that is both economical and efficient in soundproofing an area. It is great if you're installing a movie room, studio or home office in your home in Holbeach. If you're not familiar with fitting plasterboard and studding, it's advisable to use a specialist team to guarantee you the best soundproofing results from its installation.

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The last do-it-yourself solution is to check out the doors in your home in Holbeach. Hollow doors are a relatively cheap option although their soundproofing capabilities are far from perfect. If you're able to change to solid core doors you'll discover that it improves your room's soundproofing more cheaply than some other options.


Some homes, for example those on aircraft flight-paths or next to busy roads, naturally have more sound pollution issues and will need other ways to address the predicament. You'll obtain the most effective soundproofing outcome by hiring the services of a skilled soundproofing company.

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Be prepared to answer the following four questions during a review of your specific soundproofing needs:

  1. What are the dimensions of the area or room that needs to be soundproofed?
  2. What is the room you want to soundproof made from? (i.e. a stud partition wall, a brick wall or a lined concrete wall).
  3. What noise or sounds are you wanting to eliminate? i.e. External things like passing trains, next door neighbours, street noise etc, or internal sounds from a teenagers bedroom or home cinema.
  4. Where is most of the noise emanating from? The doors, walls, flooring, windows or ceiling.

A specialist soundproofing installer in Holbeach will consider all of these factors to provide solutions to your sound issues for various budgets. They'll offer you different methods for soundproofing each of the trouble spots within your room.


Two key components are required to soundproof any type of space:

  1. Update and increase the amount of sound absorption.
  2. Reduce the ways that sound is reflected off and transmitted through hard surfaces.

An on-site survey will be necessary to assess the aspects to be improved.

Solutions identified by the survey will probably include the addition of materials of different densities and masses to help boost the soundproofing attributes of the area. This extra mass will include ways to improve the absorption of sound by the use of acoustic foam or rubber to achieve the maximum impact of noise reduction.

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Any voids in the area might require some kind of muffling material to be installed between them to reduce sound resonation. Floor and ceiling voids and cavities in walls can all be assimilated with a drum, where the space acts like an amplification source for any unwanted sounds.

Soundproofing is maximised if different densities and materials are used, rather than installing only one form of material. This is due to the fact that different frequencies are affected by different materials, therefore a diversity of shapes, layers and densities within your soundproofing armoury are required.

The Building Regulations (Part E) focus on the soundproofing of domestic properties, and will need to be observed by any soundproofing specialist in Holbeach. This regulation has the objective of protecting neighbours and other residents in the immediate area from the impact and effect of noise pollution.

The Institute of Acoustics (IOA) and the Association of Noise Consultants (ANC) are trade associations who offer qualifications and training, and are representative of the best in contractors and companies which offer soundproofing solutions. Any Holbeach firm showing ANC or IOA accreditation will have been vetted to make sure they provide the highest quality, reliability and standards of workmanship within the soundproofing industry.

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AMW (Acoustic Mineral Wool)

Having a number of applications for your noise reduction needs, AMW (otherwise known as acoustic mineral wool) is one of the most useful materials on the market for the soundproofing of properties in Holbeach. Acoustic mineral wool is specifically designed to be installed in the cavity spaces of floors, walls and ceilings, to improve acoustic performance, dampen vibrations and absorb airborne sound.

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Typically available in "slabs" of 1200mm x 600mm, acoustic mineral wool also comes in several thicknesses (25mm, 50mm, 75mm and 100mm). Often partly made with recycled raw materials (approximately 20%), acoustic mineral wool is non-combustible and has an inert chemical composition. It will not have a reaction with any substances or materials that it comes into close contact with (i.e. metal wall ties, masonry, brickwork, plastics), and does not encourage the development of mould, bacteria or fungi.

When employed as a sound absorbing filler between stud partitioning, suspended ceilings and floor joists, AMW is notably effective, and it's renowned in the construction sector for its fire, thermal and acoustic insulation properties. In relation to separating floors and walls, and so as to conform to The Building Regulations (Part E), AMW can be used along with other sound absorbing materials.

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I was interested to learn quite recently that one of the most commonplace soundproofing search phrases entered on Google was "soundproofing foam", and local searches included entries like "soundproofing foam Holbeach" and "acoustical foam Holbeach". That is really quite interesting, because it indicates that Holbeach homeowners are under the impression that acoustic foam is a suitable product for solving their noise problems.

The last thing I want to do is be a bearer of bad tidings, but if you're thinking that the din from your noisy neighbours in Holbeach can be reduced with a product like this, you're wide of the mark.

Blocking out noise isn't the function of this familiar "egg box" shaped foam, which was in fact created for use in music studios and similar environments, where it can enhance the sound clarity in a room, and reduce echoing, amplification and reverberation. It isn't good for preventing sound from travelling around your house, or preventing noise from passing through the wall of a neighbouring building. As opposed to stopping it, soundproofing foam actually allows sound to pass through it, because it is in fact porous.

This foam product may however be useful for you if you have a music room in your house in Holbeach, and if this is the case you will discover that it can be bought in different thicknesses and tile sizes. (Tags: Acoustic Foam Holbeach, Soundproof Foam Holbeach, Soundproofing Foam Holbeach, Music Room Soundproofing Holbeach).

Grants for Soundproofing

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Government grants have been made available for the purposes of combating noise pollution in recent years. The Highways Agency recently offered grants for areas alongside busy roads and highways where houses were impacted by traffic noise. I suggest you check out the Government portal on current grants and compensation schemes to find out if you are entitled to any assistance with the costs of your soundproofing in Holbeach. (Tags: Grants for Holbeach Soundproofing, Government Grants, Holbeach Soundproofing Grants)

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Holbeach Soundproofing Tasks

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There are a whole host of tasks that can be completed by your local Holbeach soundproofer including soundproofing, soundproofing services, commercial soundproofing Holbeach, door soundproofing, acoustic mineral wool installations in Holbeach, isonic hanger systems in Holbeach, soundproofing advice, acoustic plasterboard Holbeach, acoustic fencing installation in Holbeach, soundproofing rooms, sash window soundproofing Holbeach, noisy neighbour soundproofing, soundboard installations, plant & machinery noise testing, wall soundproofing services, soundproofing music rooms Holbeach, underfloor soundplank installation, acoustic thermal installation, batten wall systems, soundproofing solutions in Holbeach, ceiling soundproofing Holbeach, party wall soundproofing, cellar soundproofing Holbeach, acoustic solutions, residential soundproofing, secondary glazing, noise control, timber floor soundproofing in Holbeach, soundproofing gyms, soundproofing floors Holbeach, under floor hanger soundproofing, acoustic panels, and more. These are just some of the tasks that are undertaken by those installing soundproofing. Holbeach specialists will be delighted to keep you abreast of their entire range of services.

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(This soundproofing Holbeach content was created on 19-09-2023)