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Soundproofer Kirkcaldy Scotland (KY1): If the level of noise is causing problems in your home in Kirkcaldy then it is time to look into putting in some soundproofing to make your home office, lounge, studio or bedroom a haven of peace and quiet from your neighbours, fellow occupants and the outside world. You could also be aware of noise from a home cinema or family room leaking out and disturbing others. No matter what soundproofing requirements are needed, it's vital for you and your neighbour's peace of mind.

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Before we are able to discover ways in which to combat sound pollution, it would be advantageous to understand how sound travels and is transmitted.

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Sound can travel in only two ways:

1. In open spaces by movement of air.

2. Around and within a solid object by reflection and vibration.

Sound is also transmitted through water, but unless you're planning to soundproof an aquarium or swimming pool we will simply concern ourselves with the isolation via materials and air.


Any gaps around doors, open air-ducting, single glazed windows and even light fittings and electrical sockets can all be methods of transmission of sound into or outside a room. Any noise vibrates the air molecules and this vibration is what we identify and hear as sound. It matters not if it's heavy machinery, aeroplanes, kids playing, traffic or music, they all produce and transfer sound in the same way.

You must therefore imagine a room as a boat and inspect it carefully for leaks that need to be plugged before you can dare to sail it.


We now appreciate that sound is simply the vibration of air being picked up by the ear, but that vibration is also transferred to solid objects. Sound will cause vibrations in the ceilings, walls and floors of your rooms, and can result in a resonation effect that is transmitted outside of the room itself. Even in a room that's built from a dense material which is resistant against sound, such as a concrete lined cellar, the sound can sometimes be transmitted and perhaps even amplified to other parts of the dwelling.

So, what is the best way to stop this sound transmission affecting others? Soundproofing obviously.


If you have bare floor surfaces or floorboards, think about covering them with carpet or putting down a few rugs to help reduce any vibrations and sound reflections. These soft coverings will help soak up noise and can also add a bit of style to an otherwise bare room. Curtains, and especially substantial blackout types, will also stifle any sounds from escaping or invading a room, cost-effectively and without requiring specialist soundproofing.

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Another inexpensive and DIY solution is to plug any gaps or holes around sockets, door frames, windows and light fittings. Sealing the gaps and holes with a special acoustic sealant found in some DIY centres and builders merchants, will make a huge difference to sound transmission in your room. Acoustic sealants can be a bit more expensive than standard sealant products, however the special design has far greater soundproofing performance and is certainly worth the additional cost.

If the room you are working on is an empty canvas and you are doing the soundproofing as you renovate or decorate, look at putting up a layer of soundboard or plasterboard, (also called drywall, sheet rock or gypsum board). Plasterboard is a very dense material that is both effective and economical in soundproofing a room. It is ideal if you are putting in a cinema room, study or games room in your property in Kirkcaldy. It is advisable to hire an experienced contractor near you to put up the plasterboard unless you're experienced in this task.

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One final easy soundproofing solution is to look at the materials your doors are made of. Hollow doors are relatively cheap although their soundproofing qualities are a far cry from perfect. Solid core doors, while a bit more pricey, can have a significant effect on the soundproofing qualities of a room.


If you happen to live in a high noise pollution area, such as near an airport or next to busy roads, you will have to be more ingenius in your endeavours to increase the quality of the soundproofing in your house. You'll obtain the best soundproofing outcome by employing the expertise of an established soundproofing company.

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Expect to answer the following four questions during an initial analysis of your particular soundproofing needs:

  1. Where exactly is the principal source of noise emanating from? i.e. Above, through the ceiling, doors, floor, windows or walls, or a combination.
  2. Is it internal noise or external sounds that you would like to deal with? i.e. To cut out passing trains, neighbours playing loud music or traffic, or is it from internally created sounds from a home cinema or music studio for instance.
  3. What type of property or room do you need to soundproof? Is it a fully lined concrete wall, a brick wall or a plasterboarded partition wall etc.
  4. How big is the room that you want to have soundproofed?

Your answers to these queries will allow you to receive price quotes for the different solutions available to suit your needs. The parts of your room that are responsible for the biggest problems may each require different remedies.


There are two areas that must be dealt with to successfully soundproof any space:

  1. Sound absorption needs to be increased.
  2. Cut down on the effects on the way sound is transmitted through and reflected by hard surfaces.

Doing this requires an on-site survey to verify exactly what areas need enhancing from the current condition.

The team will work out ways of adding materials with different densities and masses to enhance the sound absorption capabilities of the room. Soundproofing will be enhanced by the application of acoustic foam, rubber and other materials which absorbs sound waves and enhances and the sound quality of a room.

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The insulation between any existing voids will be upgraded to lower the sound resonation and amplification of these sound boxes. If you visualise a drum or wooden cajon, you are looking at a noise amplifying void enclosed within a resonating material; essentially what you might find within ceiling and floor joists, or wall cavities.

It is better to use mixed layers of different densities to absorb unwelcome sounds than a single layer made from one sort of material. This is because the various different materials react in different ways with varying frequencies and will deliver a much better solution to your soundproofing.

All soundproofing installers in Kirkcaldy have to follow the legislation for domestic buildings as laid out in the Building Regulations (Part E). Part E of the Building Regulations is a requirement in law to protect yourself and neighbours from the negative effects of noise pollution in a setting where people work and live.

The Association of Noise Consultants (ANC) and the Institute of Acoustics (IOA) are trade organisations who offer qualifications and training, and represent the best in companies and contractors which offer soundproofing services. Any Kirkcaldy contractor showing ANC or IOA accreditation has been appraised to ensure they offer the highest quality, reliability and standards of workmanship within the soundproofing industry.

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Soundproofing services are available in Kirkcaldy and also in nearby places like: Coaltown of Balgonie, Auchtertool, Thornton, Windygates, Lochore, Markinch, Kinghorn, Aberdour, Kinglassie, Dysart, West Wemyss, Cardenden, and in these postcodes KY1 1PY, KY1 1TP, KY1 1BH, KY1 1DR, KY1 1JW, KY1 1NJ, KY1 1HL, KY1 1BE, KY1 1GA, and KY1 1PA. Local Kirkcaldy soundproofing specialists will most likely have the telephone code 01592 and the postcode KY1. Verifying this will ensure you access local providers of soundproofing. Kirkcaldy householders will be able to utilise these and countless other similar services. Home and property owners who require soundproofing quotations can just click on the "Quote" banner provided.

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The amount of waste that's produced when undertaking property makeovers or home improvements in Kirkcaldy is one of the key downsides of this type of project. Some soundproofing projects will generate hardly any waste, while others could result in quite a lot - it just depends on the individual circumstances of your specific project. While some tradespeople will be happy to take away any waste, many will leave it for you to deal with.

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If this task is left for you to do, you could consider hiring a skip. No matter what volume of waste is involved, there will be a perfect skip size on offer. Skips come in the following styles: skip bags (1-1.5 cubic yards), mini-skips (2-3 cubic yards), midi-skips (4-5 cubic yards), builders skips (6-8 cubic yards), roll-on roll-off skips (20-25 cubic yards).

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Also find: Kinglassie soundproofing, Coaltown of Balgonie soundproofing, Lochore soundproofing, Windygates soundproofing, Thornton soundproofing, West Wemyss soundproofing, Markinch soundproofing, Aberdour soundproofing, Kinghorn soundproofing, Dysart soundproofing, Cardenden soundproofing, Auchtertool soundproofing and more. Practically all of these locations benefit from the existence of soundproofing companies that specialise in tackling issues relating to noise. These versatile professionals have an abundance of knowledge and expertise, enabling them to perform high-quality soundproofing work on your home or property. The key objective of these experts is to create a quieter and more peaceful living environment for occupants by mitigating noise pollution effectively through custom solutions. By clicking here, soundproofing quotes are readily accessible to local property owners.

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