Soundproofer Kendal Cumbria (LA9): If noise is a problem in your Kendal home then it may be time to look into some soundproofing to make your studio, bedroom, living room or home office a peaceful haven from your fellow occupants, neighbours and the outside world. Alternatively you might want to soundproof an individual room to keep load noises in, such as in a family room or home cinema, to avoid disturbing others. Whatever your requirements are, soundproofing will give you peace of mind.
Before we are able to find strategies for countering sound pollution, it would be a good idea to understand exactly how sound travels.
There basically two ways in which sound can move around a home:
1. Through the vibration of objects or materials.
2. In open spaces by movement of air.
Sound can also be transmitted through water, however unless you are looking at soundproofing an aquarium or pool we will just deal with the isolation via materials and air.
SOUND TRAVEL THROUGH THE AIR
Substantial amounts of sound can be transmitted into and out of a room through gaps around doors, open air-ducting, single glazed windows and even electrical sockets and light fittings. All noise and sound will initiate the vibration and movement of the molecules in the air, and it is this that we hear and identify. No matter what the source of the sound; music, machinery, traffic, kids playing or aeroplanes, all sounds are created and transmitted in exactly the same fashion.
If you try to imagine your room as if it were a bucket, you are trying to identify any leaks which need sealing before you fill it with liquid.
SOUND TRAVELLING THROUGH OBJECTS AND STRUCTURES
As sound moves through the air by vibration, then it isn't surprising that this vibration can be absorbed by, transferred to or reflected by different solid materials. The walls, ceilings and floors will all have an impact on how sound moves around an area, and can even transfer that vibration to other areas of a building. Care has to be taken with solid brick or concrete walls, such as in cellars, as sound can be reflected and sometimes even amplified to other rooms in your home.
So, how can we stop these vibrations affecting other people? Soundproofing obviously.
SIMPLE STEPS IN SOUNDPROOFING
If you've got bare floors or floorboards, consider putting down a few rugs or cover with a carpet to help reduce any sound reflections and vibrations. Not only will such a simple and straightforward solution reduce your noise pollution problem, it can also perk up the room. Hanging curtains and wall coverings can also suppress sound vibrations and reflections through windows and walls without the need to bring in a professional team of soundproofers.
Another inexpensive and do-it-yourself remedy is to plug any gaps or holes around light fittings, windows, doors and electrical sockets. There are unique acoustic sealants available to buy which absorb the sound waves, and do not transmit them to surrounding materials. They are a bit more pricey than standard sealants or plaster, but they are very useful for their soundproofing qualities.
If you are going to be renovating or redecorating while tackling your soundproofing, then look into installing an extra skin of plasterboard (also known as drywall, gyproc or sheet rock). This is a dense type of boarding that's an economic and useful soundproofing material. It is ideal if you are putting in a studio, home office or cinema room in your home in Kendal. It is best to hire a certified contractor near you to fit the plasterboard unless you have some experience in this sort of work.
One last simple soundproofing solution is to check the materials your doors are made of. Hollow doors are fairly cheap but their soundproofing qualities are far from perfect. Solid core doors, whilst a tad more expensive, can have a significant effect on the soundproofing qualities of a room.
PROFESSIONAL SOUNDPROOFING KENDAL
If the sound levels are excessive in your location, because of traffic noise from a busy road nearby, or aircraft flying over for instance, then more substantial ways to reduce the excess noise will have to be investigated. The best way to resolve these problems is to contact a reliable soundproofing and acoustic firm from the local area.
Be ready to answer the following four questions during an evaluation of your soundproofing requirements:
- Where is most of the noise pollution emanating from? The walls, floor, windows, doors or ceiling.
- How big is the space you want to be soundproofed?
- What is the room you wish to soundproof made from? (i.e. a fully lined concrete wall, a brick wall or a plasterboarded partition wall).
- What sounds or noise are you attempting to reduce? i.e. External factors such as overflying aircraft, neighbours playing loud music, street noise etc, or sounds within your home from a family room or music studio.
Your answers to such questions will enable you to receive itemised quotes for the various available solutions that match your situation. The parts of your room that are responsible for the biggest noise issues may each need different solutions.
PROFESSIONAL SOUNDPROOFING OF CEILINGS, WALLS and FLOORS
There are two areas that need to be addressed to successfully soundproof any space:
- Maximise sound absorption.
- Cut down on the effects on the way sound is transmitted through and reflected by solid surfaces.
This requires a site survey to determine which areas need developing from the current state.
Solutions from the survey will probably include the addition of materials with different densities and masses to help maximise the soundproofing capabilities of the space. Soundproofing can be boosted by the addition of acoustic foam, rubber and other materials which absorbs sound waves and enhances and the sound quality of an area.
The insulation between any voids will be improved or upgraded to lessen the sound resonation and amplification of these "sound boxes". Wall cavities or flooring and ceiling voids can all be likened to a drum, where the space acts as an amplifying area for unwanted sounds.
Soundproofing abilities are enhanced if different densities and materials are employed, rather than installing a single kind of material. This is due to the fact that different frequencies are affected by different materials, therefore a diversity of layers, shapes and densities within your soundproofing armoury are needed for the best results.
All soundproofing companies in Kendal have to follow the legislation for residential buildings as specified by Part E of the Building Regulations. These requirements must be observed so as to protect yourself and neighbours from the harmful effects of noise pollution.
Look out for contractors showing the logos of the Association of Noise Consultants (ANC) or the Institute of Acoustics (IOA) to ensure you are dealing with a business which is fully qualified and knowledgeable in the soundproofing sector. A reputable soundproofing specialist in Kendal will have been through a vetting procedure for the quality and professionalism of their workmanship to have become a member of these trade organisations.
Where is it Available?
Soundproofing services are available in Kendal and also in nearby places like: Levens, Crooklands, Crook, Selside, Endmoor, Crosthwaite, Oxenholme, Windermere, New Hutton, Burneside, Helsington, Helsington Laithes, Meal Bank, Old Hutton, Staveley, Natland, Sedbergh, and in these postcodes LA9 4HR, LA9 4GW, LA9 4DT, LA9 4QJ, LA9 4QW, LA9 4LB, LA9 4RA, LA9 4NH, LA9 4RR, LA9 4SB. Local Kendal soundproofing specialists will likely have the postcode LA9 and the dialling code 01539. Simply click on the "quote" banner to get details about soundproofing in your area.
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Households in South View Lane, Castle Close, Brow Lane, Bournville, Singleton Park Road, Castle Drive, Church Road, Bridge Street, Castle Oval, Church Terrace, The Syke, The Fold, Charles Street, Bleaswood Close, Collin Croft, The Courtyard, Broom Close, Bank Terrace, Acre Moss Lane, Summer Hill, Aynam Place, Sparrowmire Lane, Causeway End, Abbey Drive, Alderwood, Alms Houses, Thornleigh Road, Brigsteer Road, Station Road, Danes Crescent, have needed soundproofing recently. Soundproofing surveys were also done in the following Kendal area postcodes: LA9 4HR, LA9 4GW, LA9 4DT, LA9 4QJ, LA9 4QW, LA9 4LB, LA9 4RA, LA9 4NH, LA9 4RR, LA9 4SB.
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