Soundproofing Ilminster

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Soundproofer Ilminster Somerset (TA19): If you are worried by the level of noise that is infiltrating your Ilminster property, be it in a bedroom, studio, living room or home office, you need to look at installing or upgrading the soundproofing. In some instances you might be investigating soundproofing so that you don't disturb other inhabitants from a family room, home cinema or music studio. Whatever your needs, soundproofing will give you peace of mind.

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Firstly we should appreciate just how sound travels and is transmitted before we can find ways to eliminate any sound intrusion or escape from your property.

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Sound can travel in two different ways:

1. Through the air by vibration of air molecules.

2. By vibration of solid materials and objects.

As dolphin and whale songs can show, sound also travels long distances through water, but unless you wish to soundproof an aquarium or swimming pool we'll just look at the strategies for soundproofing structures and rooms.


Substantial levels of sound can be transferred out of and into a room through gaps around doors, open air-ducting, single glazed windows and even electrical sockets and light fittings. All noise and sounds will initiate movement and vibration of the air molecules, and it is this that we hear. All sounds travel through the air in this same fashion; it does not matter if it's nearby traffic, machinery, music, kids playing or passing aircraft that creates the sound.

Any gaps in a room can be considered to be a leak and will need to be blocked.


As sound moves through the air by vibrations, then it stands to reason that such vibrations can be reflected by, absorbed by or transferred to different solid materials. Sound can be transported around a building from its source via the vibration of walls, floors and ceilings. Care has to be taken with brick or solid concrete walls, such as in basements, because sound can be reflected and amplified to other rooms in your property.

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


If you've got bare floors or floorboards, think about putting down a few rugs or cover with a carpet to help reduce any vibrations and sound reflections. The rugs or other soft coverings will help soak up sounds but can also add a touch of elegance to an otherwise bare room. Hanging curtains and wall coverings can also suppress sound reflections and vibrations through walls and windows without the need for a team of professional soundproofing installers.

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Locating and plugging any holes or gaps in your rooms, think windows, light fittings, electrical sockets and door frames, is also a simple job for a competent DIY enthusiast. It is possible to purchase specialist acoustic sealants in many DIY stores which suppress the transfer of sound by suppressing it. They may be a little more expensive than normal plaster or sealants, but they're more than worth it for their soundproofing efficiency.

If you're fortunate enough to be renovating or redecorating while considering your soundproofing, then think about putting up an additional skin of plasterboard (also known as gypsum board, sheet rock or drywall). This is an efficient and economical soundproofing material owing to its dense nature. It is perfect for areas like home cinemas, studies or music studios which are being built within a property. It is preferable to hire a specialist contractor near you to fit the plasterboard unless you've some experience in this kind of work.

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The last DIY solution is to think about the doors within your home in Ilminster. While hollow doors are lightweight and fairly inexpensive, their soundproofing attributes are not the best. 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 level of sound pollution is extreme in your location, on account of traffic noise from a busy road nearby, or aircraft flying over for example, then more substantial ways to combat the excess noise may need to be explored. This is when the services of an experienced soundproofing installer will bring the greatest results.

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The first questions you can expect to be asked are:

  1. Is it external noise or internal sounds that you would like to address? i.e. To stop noisy neighbours, road noise or overflying aircraft, or is it from internally produced sounds from a home cinema or teenagers bedroom for instance.
  2. How big is the space that needs soundproofing?
  3. What space requires soundproofing? i.e. Is it a concrete lined cellar, a stud partitioned room, a loft conversion or a brick walled room.
  4. Where exactly is the main source of noise coming from? i.e. Overhead, through the floor, walls, doors, windows or ceiling, or a combination of all sorts of things.

Your answers to such questions will allow you to receive price quotes for the various available solutions that match your circumstances. There will be different remedies for each of the key areas the room you want to soundproof.


There are 2 key areas that need to be addressed to successfully soundproof any room or space:

  1. Update and improve the amount of sound absorption.
  2. Reduce the effect of sound reflection, vibration and amplification by hard surfaces.

This will require an on-site survey to determine which areas require enhancing from the current condition.

The experts will work out ways of adding materials with different densities and masses to enhance the sound absorption of the area. This extra mass will help to increase absorption of the sound energy through the use of acoustic rubber or foam to achieve the maximum impact of sound reduction.

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The insulation between any voids will be improved to lessen the sound amplification and resonation of these "sound boxes". Wall cavities or flooring and ceiling voids can all be assimilated with a drum, where the space inside acts like an amplification source for any undesirable noise.

Soundproofing is maximised if multiple layers of different density materials are utilised, as opposed to installing only one kind of material. This is due to the fact that different frequencies are affected by different kinds of materials, therefore a range of shapes, layers and densities within your soundproofing armoury are needed.

Part E of the Building Regulations focus on the soundproofing of domestic properties, and will have to be followed by any soundproofing service in Ilminster. These regulations have the objective of protecting neighbours and other residents in the immediate area from the impacts of noise pollution.

Keep an eye out for contractors displaying the logos of the Institute of Acoustics (IOA) or the Association of Noise Consultants (ANC) to make sure you're dealing with a business that's fully qualified and knowledgeable in the soundproofing industry. A trustworthy soundproofing company in Ilminster will have undergone a verification procedure for the quality and professionalism of their workmanship to have become a member of these trade associations.

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Where is Soundproofing Available?

Soundproofing services are available in Ilminster and also nearby in: Sea, Donyatt, Whitney, Seavington St Mary, Broadway, Winterhay Green, Whitelackington, Ham, Dowlish Ford, Dillington, Horton Cross, Kingstone, Hurcott, Ashwell, Ilton, Atherstone, Horton, and in these postcodes TA19 9BX, TA19 0EF, TA19 9DF, TA19 0EL, TA19 9PS, TA19 0HN, TA19 9BZ, TA19 9BL, TA19 0BX, TA19 0EW. Locally based Ilminster soundproofing specialists will probably have the postcode TA19 and the phone code 01460. Checking this out should ensure that you access local tradespeople installing soundproofing. Ilminster home and business owners will be able to benefit from these and lots of other soundproofing related services.

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It appears from carrying out some elementary keyword research that one of the most frequent searches on Google and Bing is for "soundproofing foam" and for local people, "soundproofing foam Ilminster". Now, this would indicate that many folks are searching for a solution to soundproof their homes in Ilminster, and are looking to soundproofing foam to achieve this.

It's not my intention to spoil anyone's day, but most soundproofing issues can't be solved with this product, and if your goal is to eliminate the racket caused by noisy next door neighbours in Ilminster, you'll have to look elsewhere.

Often sold in tile or sheet form, this "egg box" shaped foam that you often see on sale isn't really designed for stopping the transmission of noise, but was actually created for use in music studios and comparable environments, to improve the acoustic performance of a room, and help to reduce echoing and amplifying. This type of soundproofing foam isn't effective in preventing noise from passing through a party wall, or stopping sound from travelling around the rooms of your house. Acoustic foam is in fact porous and doesn't block sound, it absorbs it and permits sound to pass through it.

Having said that, if you're working on creating a music room, this material could be helpful for you, and can be obtained in different sheet sizes and various thicknesses (generally 25mm and 50mm).

Acoustic Mineral Wool (AMW)

For you noise reduction requirements in Ilminster, AMW (otherwise known as acoustic mineral wool) is one of the most useful materials on the market for the soundproofing of homes or other buildings, and has various different applications. Acoustic mineral wool is specifically designed to be installed in the cavity spaces of ceilings, walls and floors, to absorb airborne sound, enhance acoustic performance and reduce reverberation.

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Readily available in 25 millimetre, 50 millimetre, 75 millimetre and 100 millimetre thicknesses, acoustic mineral wool generally comes in 600mm x 1200mm "slabs". AMW is often made with recycled raw materials (around 20%), is chemically inert, and is non-flammable. It will not encourage the growth of fungi, mould or bacteria, nor does it have a reaction with any materials or substances that it comes into contact with (i.e. metal wall ties, masonry, plastics or brickwork).

Widely recognised in the building industry for its thermal, fire and acoustic insulation properties, AMW is especially effective as a sound absorption filler when used between floor joists, stud partitions and suspended ceilings. With regards to separating walls and floors, and when used alongside other sound absorbing solutions, acoustic mineral wool can help in adhering to Part E of the Building Regulations.

Government Grants for Soundproofing

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There have been grants available in the past for help with soundproofing in areas of excessive amounts of noise. The Highways Agency have recently offered grants for areas alongside busy highways and roads where households were adversely affected by traffic noise. Before you commence any soundproofing work in Ilminster it's a good idea to check out the Government portal for compensation schemes and grants that might be currently available. (Tags: Ilminster Soundproofing Grants, Grants for Ilminster Soundproofing, Government Grants)

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There are a wide range of tasks that can be conducted by your local Ilminster soundproofer including soundproofing walls from noisy neighbours, window soundproofing services Ilminster, cellar soundproofing Ilminster, soundproofing for ceilings, independent ceiling systems Ilminster, soundproofing underlay, noise control services, office soundproofing Ilminster, soundproofing services, underfloor soundplank installations, room soundproofing services, noise reduction services, acoustic panel installation in Ilminster, soundproofing cinema rooms, cheap soundproofing Ilminster, soundproofing surveys Ilminster, party wall soundproofing Ilminster, soundproofing home gyms, home soundproofing Ilminster, soundproofing walls, resilient bar systems, acoustic mineral wool installations Ilminster, isonic hanger soundproofing Ilminster, batten wall soundproofing, noisy neighbour soundproofing Ilminster, soundproofing advice, timber floor soundproofing Ilminster, dampen noise from downstairs, sound insulation, acoustic glass, residential soundproofing Ilminster, echo reducing in Ilminster, and lots more. Listed are just a handful of the activities that are carried out by tradesmen installing soundproofing. Ilminster specialists will be happy to inform you of their entire range of soundproofing services.

Somerset Soundproofing Enquiries

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Recent Somerset soundproofing postings: Noah and Elsie-Rose Stubbs recently enquired about soundproofing a floor in Pensford. Precious Nixon recently enquired about soundproofing a property in Axbridge, Somerset. Saarah and Josiah Warburton recently asked for an estimate for soundproofing a converted loft in West Coker, Somerset. Josie Keane from Wiveliscombe was hunting for someone who could soundproof her bedroom. Caiden Khan and Aubrey Khan recently requested a quotation for soundproofing the ceilings of a property in Evercreech, Somerset. Liam and Tia Howie recently enquired about getting a price for soundproofing the interior walls of a detached house in Tintinhull, Somerset. Josiah Byrne and Jana Byrne recently enquired about soundproofing a children's play room in a detached house in Westbury. Georgia Knight in Coleford, Somerset was searching for someone who could soundproof her house.

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Around Somerset you'll likewise find: Bathampton soundproofing services, Walton soundproofers, Ilchester soundproofing, Pensford soundproofing, Stogursey soundproofing, Backwell soundproofing, Staplegrove soundproofers, Winford soundproofing, Ruishton soundproofers, Porlock soundproofing, Curry Rivel soundproofers, St Georges soundproofing, Westonzoyland soundproofers, Wick St Lawrence soundproofing, Brympton soundproofers, St Georges soundproofers, Stoke St Gregory soundproofing services, Meare soundproofers, Langport soundproofers, Pitminster soundproofing services, Tickenham soundproofing, East Huntspill soundproofers, West Buckland soundproofing services, Shipham soundproofers, Pill soundproofers, High Littleton soundproofing services, Timsbury soundproofing, Norton Fitzwarren soundproofers, Dulverton soundproofing services, North Weston soundproofing. Throughout Somerset you will be able to locate soundproofing specialists who'll provide you with quality services for all your soundproofing requirements. If you're unable to identify the perfect soundproofing expert in Ilminster itself then you should be able to uncover a good one near at hand.

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Also find: Sea soundproofing, Donyatt soundproofing, Dillington soundproofing, Seavington St Mary soundproofing, Ashwell soundproofing, Dowlish Ford soundproofing, Ham soundproofing, Winterhay Green soundproofing, Kingstone soundproofing, Ilton soundproofing, Horton Cross soundproofing, Hurcott soundproofing, Atherstone soundproofing, Horton soundproofing, Broadway soundproofing, Whitelackington soundproofing, Whitney soundproofing services and more. The majority of these villages and towns are catered for by tradesmen fitting soundproofing. Ilminster home and business owners can get quotations by going here.

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Soundproofing Around Ilminster: Households in Canal Way, Higher Mead, West Street, The Cross, Bushs Orchard, Love Lane, Letham Court, Home Farm Way, Summerlands Park Drive, Winterhay Lane, Higher Beacon, Ditton Street, New Road, Brewery Lane, Ile Court, Riec-sur-belon Way, Adams Meadow, Greendale, East Street, Blackdown View, Listercombe Close, Ashcombe Lane, have needed soundproofing recently. Soundproofing surveys were also done in the following Ilminster area postcodes: TA19 9BX, TA19 0EF, TA19 9DF, TA19 0EL, TA19 9PS, TA19 0HN, TA19 9BZ, TA19 9BL, TA19 0BX, TA19 0EW. Work was executed in these places by local installers of soundproofing. Ilminster home and property owners were given professional and reliable soundproofing services.

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