Soundproofer Kettering Northamptonshire (NN15): If your home in Kettering is being adversely affected by noise, maybe you should think about installing or upgrading your soundproofing to bring tranquillity to your living room, studio, bedroom or home office. Conversely you may want to soundproof a particular room to keep load noises in, such as in a family room or home cinema, to avoid disturbing others. No matter which soundproofing needs are required, it will be essential for you and your neighbour's peace of mind.
Firstly we need to appreciate how sound travels and is transmitted before we can identify ways to reduce any excessive noise escaping from or intruding into your property.
Sound can move in two different ways:
1. Through the air by vibration of air molecules.
2. By vibration of solid materials and objects.
Sound is also transmitted through water, however unless you're looking at soundproofing a pool or aquarium we will simply consider its isolation through air and materials.
SOUND TRAVELLING THROUGH THE AIR
Any open ducting, gaps around doors, ill fitting windows and even electrical sockets and switches can all affect the transmission of sound outside or into a room. All noise and sound will initiate movement and vibration of the molecules in the air, and it is this that we pick up and hear. It matters not whether it's nearby traffic, kids playing, music playing, passing aircraft or heavy machinery, they all create and transfer sound in the same way.
You must therefore imagine a room as a boat and inspect it carefully for leaks that require sealing.
SOUND TRAVEL THROUGH OBJECTS AND STRUCTURES
Sound waves can also be transferred to, reflected by or absorbed by solid materials and structures. Sound can be moved around a building from its original source by the vibration of floors, ceilings and walls. Even a solid concrete room, such as a basement, can generate a path of resonance which channels any sound waves, and even amplify them, to other parts of a dwelling.
So, how can we stop these vibrations having an impact on other people? Soundproofing obviously.
SIMPLE STEPS IN SOUNDPROOFING
A bare floor surface resonates more than one covered with a carpet or rug. Such a straightforward solution can spruce up a room and help dampen down any noise to boot. Window drapes and wall coverings can also be employed to improve soundproofing and are easy to fit and maintain.
Locating and sealing any gaps or holes in your rooms, think light fittings, doors, windows and electrical sockets, is also an easy job for a skilled do-it-yourselfer. Stopping up the holes and gaps with a specialist acoustic sealant that can be purchased in some DIY shops and builders merchants, will make an enormous difference to how your room sounds. Acoustic sealants can be a little more expensive than regular sealant products, but their outstanding soundproofing qualities far outweigh the additional cost.
If you are luckily enough to be redecorating or renovating while dealing with your soundproofing, then look into putting up an extra skin of plasterboard (also referred to as gyproc, sheet rock or drywall). This is an economic and efficient soundproofing material because of its dense nature. It's perfect for areas like home cinemas, studies or music studios being built within your home in Kettering. If you do choose plasterboard to aid your soundproofing exploits it is better to employ a specialist fitter in Kettering, to gain the maximum possible benefit from its installment.
Last but not least you need to examine all doors in the room that you're soundproofing. If you have hollow doors in your rooms you will discover that they can vibrate and will resonate any sound that is aimed at them. Exchanging hollow doors for solid ones will considerably enhance the soundproofing qualities of a room with only a little more cost.
PROFESSIONAL SOUNDPROOFING KETTERING
If your home is in a high sound pollution area, such as next to a busy road or near an airport, you'll have to be more aggressive in how to enhance the soundproofing in your home. This is when using the services of an established soundproofing contractor will deliver the most effective results.
They should ask the following four questions during the initial appraisal of your requirements:
- From what direction do the sounds appear to be coming? i.e. Through the walls, floor, windows, doors or ceiling or a mix of all of these.
- How big is the space that needs soundproofing?
- What kind of room or area do you wish to soundproof? Does it have a brick wall, a stud partition wall or a fully lined concrete wall etc.
- Is it internal noise or external sounds that you would like to tackle? i.e. To reduce neighbours playing loud music, overflying aircraft or traffic noise, or is it from internally generated sounds from a family room or music room for instance.
A specialist soundproofing contractor in Kettering will look at all of these factors to offer solutions to your sound issues for various budgets. Remedies will vary according to the different materials required for each of the problem areas within your environment.
PROFESSIONAL SOUNDPROOFING OF WALLS, FLOORS and CEILINGS
To soundproof any sort of room requires 2 key approaches:
- Cut down on the ways that sound is transmitted through and reflected by solid surfaces.
- Sound absorption will need to be improved.
To precisely determine the soundproofing areas that require improvement, an on-site survey should be completed by a soundproofing specialist.
The installer will work out ways to add materials with different densities and masses to maximise the sound absorption of the area. This additional mass will include ways to increase the absorption of sound by the use of acoustic rubber or foam to gain the maximum sound reduction impacts.
Voids between floor joists might need insulating to remove resonation gaps between them. Wall cavities or flooring and ceiling voids can all be assimilated with a drum, where the space inside acts like an amplification source for undesirable sounds.
Soundproofing capabilities are improved if different densities and materials are utilised, as opposed to installing a single type of material. The diverse materials will eliminate different frequencies of noise and deliver a more harmonious auditory experience and feeling to a room.
All soundproofing firms in Kettering have to follow the guidelines for domestic buildings specified by the Building Regulations (Part E). Such requirements have to be observed so as to protect yourself and neighbours from the harmful effects of sound pollution.
Trade organisations in the soundproofing industry that offer advice, training and qualifications are the Institute of Acoustics (IOA) and the Association of Noise Consultants (ANC). Only those Kettering firms that have been vetted and accredited by these trade associations for professionalism, quality and reliability are allowed to display the logo.
Where is it Available?
Soundproofing services are available in Kettering and also in nearby places like: Cranford, Pytchley, Cransley, Isham, Orlingbury, Barton Seagrave, Mawsley, Little Cransley, Loddington, Rushton, Glendon, Broughton, Warkton, and in these postcodes NN15 6AT, NN14 4YJ, NN15 5XF, NN14 1ZD, NN15 5JE, NN14 1ZW, NN14 1YU, NN15 5WT, NN15 5HU, NN15 5HE. Local Kettering soundproofing specialists will most likely have the telephone code 01536 and the postcode NN15.
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