Soundproofing Kelso

Kelso Soundproofing & Noise Reduction Services

Soundproofer Kelso Scotland (TD5): If the level of noise is causing problems in your Kelso property then it may be time to look into installing soundproofing to make your studio, home office, living room or bedroom a peaceful haven from your neighbours and the outside world. Conversely you might want to soundproof a single room to keep noise in, for example in a home cinema or family room, so that others don't get disturbed. Either way, soundproofing is vital for your peace of mind.

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Before we can find methods for reducing sound pollution, it will help if we understand precisely how sound travels and is transmitted.

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Basically, sound travels in two ways throughout your room:

1. In open spaces by movement of air.

2. By vibration of solid materials and structures.

As dolphin and whale songs can show, sound also penetrates long distance through water, but unless you wish to soundproof an aquarium or pool we will look only at the techniques of soundproofing rooms and buildings.


If you check around your area to be soundproofed and notice gaps around doors, single glazed windows, open air-ducting and even electrical sockets and switches, these are all causes of sound transmission. Any noise vibrates the air molecules and this vibration is what we pick up and hear as sound. No matter the source of the sound; music, nearby traffic, aeroplanes, children playing or machinery, all sounds are created and transferred in exactly the same way.

Any openings in the room can be looked at as leaks and will have to be blocked.


Sound waves can additionally be absorbed by, reflected by or transferred to solid materials and structures. The floors, ceilings and walls will all have an impact on how sound moves around a room, and can even transport those vibrations to other parts of a building. Even a room made of solid concrete, such as a basement, can generate a path of resonance which transports sound waves, and even amplify them, to other parts of a dwelling.

How should we prevent these sounds and vibrations affecting other people? Soundproofing is the answer.


A bare floor surface is more resonant than one covered by a rug or carpet. Not only can such a simple and straightforward solution help reduce your problem with noise, it can also brighten up the room. Wall coverings or window drapes can also be used to improve soundproofing and are easy to install and maintain.

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Another economical and do-it-yourself remedy is to plug any gaps around electrical sockets, windows, doors and light fittings. It is possible to buy specialist acoustic sealants in some DIY shops which subdue the transmission of sound by absorbing it. Acoustic sealants are inclined to be a little more pricey than regular plaster or other sealant products, however their unique soundproofing qualities far outweigh the additional cost.

For anybody renovating a property or redecorating a room, evaluate the soundproofing benefits of adding another skin of soundboard or plasterboard, (also called gyproc, sheet rock or drywall), while you're carrying out the work. Plasterboard is a dense material that is both effective and economical for soundproofing a room. It's perfect if you're putting in a study, movie room or music studio in your property in Kelso. It is wise to hire a professional contractor near you to put up the plasterboard unless you have experience in its application.

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Last but not least you should inspect all doors in the rooms that you're soundproofing. Hollow doors are a relatively cheap option but their soundproofing capabilities are far from the best. Solid core doors, whilst a tad more pricey, can have a sizeable effect on the soundproofing qualities of a room.


If the sound pollution is excessive in your area, on account of heavy traffic on a busy road nearby, or aircraft flying over for instance, then more substantial ways to deal with the excess noise will have to be explored. You will receive the most effective soundproofing results by employing the expertise of a professional soundproofing specialist.

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The initial questions you will be asked are:

  1. What area needs to be soundproofed? i.e. Is it a loft conversion, a stud partitioned room, a brick walled room or a concrete lined cellar.
  2. How large is the area that needs soundproofing?
  3. What are the specific sounds that you need to be soundproofed? i.e. Is it sounds from inside your home such as a home cinema or teenagers bedroom, or outside noises such as traffic noise, passing trains, next door neighbours, etc.
  4. Where is the majority of the noise coming from? The doors, windows, ceiling, floor or walls.

With answers to these queries a professional soundproofing company in Kelso will provide you with solutions for your circumstances, and just as important, your allotted budget. The areas of your room that are responsible for the biggest noise issues will each require different remedies.


To soundproof any type of room requires 2 key approaches:

  1. Improve sound absorption.
  2. Cut down on the effects on the way sound is transmitted through and reflected by solid surfaces.

This will require an on-site survey to verify exactly what areas require enhancing from the current condition.

Solutions identified by the survey will include adding some materials with different densities to help increase the soundproofing capabilities of the space. The use of acoustic rubbers and foams of different mass and density will help in absorbing noise and reduce transmission and reflection sources.

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Insulation between any existing voids will be upgraded to reduce the noise resonation and amplification of these "sound boxes". Floor and ceiling voids and cavities in walls can all be assimilated with a drum, where the space acts like an amplification source for unwanted sounds.

It is better to use combined layers of different densities to soak up undesirable sounds than a solitary layer made from one material. The diverse materials will reduce different frequencies of noise and provide a more balanced auditory experience and feeling to a room.

Part E of the Building Regulations deal with the soundproofing of domestic properties, and must be followed by any soundproofing specialist in Kelso. Part E of the Building Regulations is a requirement in law to protect your neighbours and yourself from the negative effects of sound pollution in an area where folks work and live.

Look for contractors displaying the logos of the Association of Noise Consultants or the Institute of Acoustics to guarantee that you are using a business which is knowledgable and fully qualified in the soundproofing industry. Only those Kelso firms that have been appraised and accredited by these trade bodies for quality, reliability and professionalism are permitted to display the logo.

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Where is it Available?

Soundproofing services are available in Kelso and also nearby in: Maxwellheugh, Drygrange, Melrose, Redpath, Newstead, Stow, Leaderfoot, Coldstream, St Boswells, Lauder, Galashiels, Springwood Village, Earlston, Norham, Fountainhall, Tweedbank, and in these postcodes TD5 7AD, TD5 8DN, TD5 7HQ, TD5 7JX, TD5 7AN, TD5 7AT, TD5 7NW, TD5 7WS, TD5 7BJ, TD5 7JL. Local Kelso soundproofing specialists will most likely have the postcode TD5 and the phone code 01573. Verifying this can make certain that you are accessing local tradesmen installing soundproofing. Kelso home and business owners are able to benefit from these and various other comparable services.

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I recently thought that I'd look at what homeowners in Kelso are searching for online with regards to soundproofing, and it seems that when looking on Google and Yahoo one of the most frequent requests is "soundproofing foam". And from a local point of view searches include things like "soundproofing foam Kelso". Now, that's rather interesting because this would imply that local home and business owners are looking to soundproofing foam products as a way to fix their noise problems in Kelso.

I'm not trying to spoil your day, but the fact is that acoustic foam is not likely to be the answer you are looking for, and will certainly not block out the racket caused by your noisy neighbours in Kelso.

Stopping the transmission of noise is not the function of this familiar "egg box" shaped foam, which was in fact designed for use in music studios and similar surroundings, where it can enhance the sound clarity in a room, and reduce echoing, amplifying and resonation. This product isn't good for stopping noise from travelling through a party wall, or even moving around your house and causing a nuisance. Rather than blocking it, acoustic foam allows sound to pass through it, because it is actually porous.

This foam may however be useful for you if you are building a music studio in your house in Kelso, in which instance you will discover that it is available in various thicknesses and tile sizes.

Acoustic or Soundproofing Underlay Kelso

One of the many ways of adding some extra soundproofing to your Kelso home, without any serious disturbance, is to install soundproofing or acoustic underlay. These underlays can be successfully used on both wooden and concrete floors, and underneath laminate, carpet, engineered wood and vinyl planks floor coverings.

Soundproofing underlay is especially beneficial where there is an issue with impact rather than airborne noise. The increased popularity of "harder" floor finishes in Kelso homes, means issues with impact noise are becoming more and more commonplace. Things like children running around, general foot traffic and shifting furniture, are the type of noise we are talking about here.

Do not be fooled by unscrupulous carpet merchants, who might attempt to palm you off with normal carpet underlay as a solution to your noise issues - this sort of product shouldn't be mistaken for genuine soundproofing or acoustic underlay, which is what you really need. If you have significant noise issues ensure that you buy a quality acoustic underlay.

While soundproofing underlay is most effective for dealing with impact noise, some products are much better than others when it comes to airborne noise issues like constant talking, blaring TV's and loud music. Talking about the specific sorts of noise you're seeking to reduce with the soundproofing expert or supplier is important, and this will enable you to pick the best underlay product for your needs.

Acoustic Mineral Wool (AMW)

For you noise reduction needs in Kelso, AMW (otherwise known as acoustic mineral wool) is one of the most useful materials for the soundproofing of houses or other buildings, and has various applications. When installed in the cavity spaces of walls, floors and ceilings, acoustic mineral wool is specifically designed to reduce reverberations, enhance acoustic performance and absorb airborne sound.

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Offered in "slabs" of 600mm x 1200mm and 25 millimetre, 50 millimetre, 75 millimetre and 100 millimetre thicknesses, acoustic mineral wool is widely available from soundproofing merchants. Acoustic mineral wool is safe to use in your property in Kelso, as it is chemically inert and and is non-flammable, it is also eco-friendly being made, in some part, using recycled raw materials. It won't have a reaction with brickwork, metal wall ties, plastics, masonry, or other materials or substances that it comes into close contact with, nor does it encourage the development of bacteria, mould or fungi.

Especially effective as a sound absorption infill when installed in the gaps between floor joists, stud partitioning and suspended ceilings, AMW is widely used in the construction sector for fire, thermal and acoustic insulation. When it comes to separating walls and floors, and when used side by side with other sound absorbing materials, AMW can help in abiding by Part E of the Building Regulations.

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You are probably going to create quite a lot of waste whenever you're doing any kind of property revamps or home improvements in Kelso. Soundproofing is not like putting in a house extension, where enormous levels of waste can result, nonetheless there could still be some waste to deal with. You might need to arrange your own waste removal, since a lot of soundproofing contractors don't include this in their quote.

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Hiring a skip is one of the easiest and most trouble-free ways to get rid of this waste. You'll need to choose the correct size of skip, because there are various different sizes on offer. You can choose between a mini-skip (2-3 yrds), a midi-skip (4-5 yds), a builders skip (6-8 yds), or a roll-on-roll-off skip (20-25 yds), or you can even go with a skip bag.

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Latest Scotland soundproofing customer projects: Mr and Mrs Isaac recently enquired about getting a price for soundproofing the walls of a property in Sandhaven. Tom Allen recently enquired about getting a price for soundproofing a children's play room in a semi-detached house in Cruden Bay, Scotland. Aminah Feeney and Angelo Feeney recently requested a quote for soundproofing a library room in Ballingry. Arian Court and Aleena Court recently asked for a quote for soundproofing the ceilings of a property in Renton. Mr and Mrs Benfield recently asked for a quotation for installing secondary acoustic glazing in an apartment in Ceres, Scotland. Alissa Wallace and Seb Wallace recently enquired about the possibility of soundproofing a converted loft space in a detached house in Cumnock, Scotland. Reid Needham recently asked for a price quote for reducing the levels of sound transmission in a cottage in Invergordon, Scotland. Nikita Abbott and Tilly Abbott recently asked for an estimate for reducing the footstep noise in a cottage in Darvel.

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There are a number of different tasks that can be undertaken by your local Kelso soundproofing specialist including music room soundproofing, industrial soundproofing, soundproofing underlay, soundboard installations, acoustic mineral wool installation in Kelso, cheap soundproofing, acoustic fencing, residential soundproofing, floor soundproofing Kelso, acoustic membranes Kelso, room soundproofing Kelso, sound testing, concrete floor soundproofing, soundproofing walls from noisy neighbours, soundproofing services, noise reduction services in Kelso, soundproofing foam, acoustic thermal installation in Kelso, acoustic glass installation in Kelso, under floor hanger soundproofing in Kelso, window soundproofing services, resilient bar soundproofing, soundproofing advice Kelso, wooden floor soundproofing Kelso, isonic hanger systems, soundproofing consultations, soundproofing surveys in Kelso, sound management, soundproofing doors, soundproofing home movie rooms, and more. Listed are just a selection of the duties that are undertaken by those installing soundproofing. Kelso contractors will let you know their full range of services.

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Also find: Galashiels soundproofing, Stow soundproofing, Lauder soundproofing, Redpath soundproofing, Springwood Village soundproofing, Norham soundproofing, Tweedbank soundproofing, Melrose soundproofing, Maxwellheugh soundproofing, Drygrange soundproofing, Fountainhall soundproofing, Leaderfoot soundproofing, Newstead soundproofing, Coldstream soundproofing, St Boswells soundproofing, Earlston soundproofing services and more. All of these locations are served by tradesmen fitting soundproofing. Kelso residents can get soundproofing quotations by clicking here.

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Soundproofing Around Kelso: Some Kelso streets and areas where soundproofing work has recently been done - Wooden Linn, Jamiesons Entry, Ladyrig Lodge, Forestfield, Church Lane, Kalemouth, Cove House, Pirnie House, Rutherford Square, Pinnaclehill Industrial Estate, Broompark, Newtonlees Mill, Woodside Drive, a Broadloan, Ormiston Mains, Dyers Court, Eden Hall Lodge, Hownam, James Dickson Place, Mayfield, Eckford House, Ednam Road, Potsclose, Stichill Craigend, Tanners Court, Mainside, Cappers Court, Newtonlees Bungalow, Union Street, as well as these Kelso area postcodes: TD5 7AD, TD5 8DN, TD5 7HQ, TD5 7JX, TD5 7AN, TD5 7AT, TD5 7NW, TD5 7WS, TD5 7BJ, TD5 7JL. These areas recently saw activity by local installers of soundproofing. Kelso home and property owners enjoyed the benefits of dependable and high quality soundproofing services on each occasion.

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(This soundproofing Kelso content was written on 16-05-2022)