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Soundproofer Lerwick Scotland (ZE1): If noise is a problem in your Lerwick property then it may be time to think about some soundproofing to make your living room, home office, bedroom or studio a peaceful haven from your neighbours, fellow occupants and the outside world. In some instances you might be looking at soundproofing so that you do not disturb others in the house from a music studio, family room or home cinema. Whatever your requirements are, soundproofing will provide you with peace of mind and sanity.

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It's important for us to understand how sound travels and is transmitted around a building before it is possible to find methods to prevent it from happening.

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Sound basically travels in two ways around a room:

1. Through the air by vibration of air molecules.

2. Through the vibration of objects or materials.

As dolphin and whale songs can show, sound also travels long distances through water, but unless your intention is to soundproof a swimming pool or aquarium we will look only at the techniques of soundproofing buildings and rooms.


Significant amounts of sound can be transmitted out of and into a room through heating ducts, gaps around doors, single glazed windows and even light fittings and electrical sockets. All noise and sounds will initiate the vibration and movement of the air molecules, and this is what we hear. No matter the source of the noise; aeroplanes, music playing, heavy machinery, busy traffic or kids playing, all sound is generated and transmitted in precisely the same way.

If you try and think of your room as if it were a bucket, you're attempting to identify any leaks that need sealing before you can fill it with water.


We know that sound is merely the vibrations of air reaching the ear, but those vibrations are also transferred to solid objects. Sound can be transported around a dwelling from its original source through the vibration of walls, ceilings and floors. Even in a room that is built from a dense material that is resistant against vibrations, such as a concrete lined basement, the sound can be transmitted and even amplified to other parts of the building.

How should we prevent these vibrations and sounds from having an adverse effect on other folks? Soundproofing is the remedy.


If you have bare floorboards or floor surfaces, consider laying 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 problem with noise, it can also jazz up the room. Hanging wall coverings and curtains can also suppress sound vibrations and reflections through walls and windows without the need to bring in a team of professional soundproofing installers.

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Look for areas around the room where noise can come in or escape from; sockets, light fittings, door frames and windows, and stop up the holes or gaps. It is possible to buy professional acoustic sealants in many DIY stores which subdue the transmission of sound by absorbing it. There could be a little difference in price in comparison with a normal sealant, but the soundproofing abilities are far better and will make a massive difference to a room's soundproofing.

For anybody redecorating a room or renovating a property, evaluate the soundproofing benefits of adding a supplementary layer of soundboard or plasterboard, (also called sheet rock, drywall or gyproc), while you are tackling this work. Plasterboard is a fairly dense material which is both effective and economical for soundproofing purposes. If you're fitting a cinema room, study or games room then plasterboard can help to minimise sound pollution for that room, and can be decorated easily after installation. It is wise to hire a certified contractor near you to install plasterboard unless you are experienced in this task.

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The final DIY solution is to consider the doors in your property in Lerwick. If you've got hollow doors fitted to rooms you will discover they can vibrate and will resonate any sound that is aimed at them. Solid doors, whilst a bit more pricey, can have a significant effect on the soundproofing capabilities of a room.


If you reside in a high sound pollution area, such as next to a busy road or near an airport, you'll need to be more inspired in how to boost the soundproofing qualities of your home. This is an instance when retaining the services of an established soundproofing company will deliver the most effective results.

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They will ask the four following questions during a basic assessment of your needs:

  1. What is the main point where the sound causes the most issues? i.e. Is it emanating up through the floors, from the walls, through doors/windows or down from above, or is it a mix of all these factors.
  2. What sounds or noise are you trying to reduce? i.e. External issues like road noise, passing trains, neighbours playing loud music etc, or sounds within your house from a family room or music studio.
  3. What is the room you want to soundproof made from? (i.e. a brick wall, a plasterboarded partition wall or a fully lined concrete wall).
  4. How large is the area requiring soundproofing?

With honest answers to these questions a professional soundproofing installer in Lerwick will figure out solutions to suit your circumstances, and just as importantly, your spending budget. Solutions might vary in line with the different materials required for each of the main trouble spots within your property.


2 key approaches are required to soundproof any type of space:

  1. Update and enhance the level of sound absorption.
  2. Reduce the ways that sound is transmitted through and reflected by hard surfaces.

Doing this requires an on-site survey to verify precisely what areas need improving from the present state.

A specialist will investigate the different ways to add density and mass to the main trouble spots. Soundproofing can be boosted by the addition of acoustic foam and rubber which will absorb soundwaves and improve and a room's sound quality.

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The insulation between any existing voids will be upgraded or improved to lower the noise resonation and amplification of these sound boxes. Floor and ceiling voids and wall cavities can all be likened to a drum, where the space acts as an amplifying area for unwelcome noise.

It's better to use combined layers of different densities to deaden unwanted sounds than a solitary layer fabricated from one soundproofing material. This is due to the fact that the different material densities react better with varying frequencies and will provide a better solution to your soundproofing project.

The Building Regulations (Part E) cover the soundproofing of residential properties, and will have to be adhered to by any installation company in Lerwick. These legislation have to be followed in order to safeguard yourself and others from the harmful effects of noise pollution.

The Association of Noise Consultants (ANC) and the Institute of Acoustics (IOA) are recognised trade organisations who provide training, qualifications and represent the best in companies and contractors who provide soundproofing services. Any Lerwick contractor displaying IOA or ANC accreditation will have been vetted to make sure they offer the highest reliability, standards and quality of work within the industry.

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Where is it Available?

Soundproofing is available in Lerwick and also in: Holmsgarth, Scalloway, Shetland, Sound, Gremista, Gulberwick, Quarff, Gott, Brindister, Hamnavoe, Sandwick, Trondra, Virkie, and in these postcodes ZE1 0JE, ZE1 0PJ, ZE1 0WQ, ZE1 0WX, ZE1 0HE, ZE1 0PE, ZE1 0FL, ZE1 0DE, ZE1 0JB, ZE1 0DL. Locally based Lerwick soundproofing specialists will likely have the telephone code Dialling code 01595 and the postcode ZE1. Checking this should make certain that you access local tradesmen installing soundproofing. Lerwick property owners are able to utilise these and numerous other similar services.

Acoustic Underlay Lerwick

One of the many ways of adding a degree of soundproofing to your house in Lerwick, without any serious disturbance, is to add acoustic underlay. These can be used under laminate, vinyl planks, engineered wood or carpet floor coverings, and are suitable for both concrete and wood floors.

Soundproofing underlay is especially effective when there's a lot of impact as opposed to airborne noise. Many householders in Lerwick have a major problem with impact noise, and this is primarily down to the increased popularity of the "harder" floor finishes, which are more commonplace these days. This is particularly problematic in upstairs rooms, and the form of noise we are talking about here is shifting furniture, children running around and general foot traffic.

Do not be deceived by unprincipled carpet distributors, who may attempt to sell you regular carpet underlay as a solution to your noise problems - this sort of product should not be confused with genuine soundproofing underlay. Make sure you purchase a good quality acoustic underlay, if you have significant noise issues.

While soundproofing underlay is an effective product for impact noise, some are far better than others with regards to airborne noise issues like loud music, shouting and booming TV's. Accordingly, before choosing an underlay it's important to determine the exact kinds of noise you're hoping to reduce, and discuss this with the soundproofing expert or supplier.

AMW (Acoustic Mineral Wool)

Having various different applications for your noise reduction requirements, acoustic mineral wool is one of the handiest products for soundproofing properties in Lerwick. Designed specifically for installation in the cavity spaces of ceilings, floors and walls, acoustic mineral wool is effective in enhancing acoustic performance, absorbing sound waves and reducing reverberation.

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Generally available in "slabs" of 1200mm x 600mm, acoustic mineral wool also comes in different thicknesses (25mm, 50mm, 75mm and 100mm). Acoustic mineral wool is often made with recycled raw materials (approximately 20%), is chemically inert, and is non-combustible. It won't encourage the development of bacteria, mould or fungi, nor does it have a reaction with any materials or substances that it comes into contact with (i.e. masonry, plastics, metal wall ties or brickwork).

Particularly effective as a sound absorbing filler when installed between flooring joists, stud partitioning and suspended ceilings, acoustic mineral wool is widely used in the construction sector for acoustic, thermal and fire insulation. With regards to separating walls and floors, and when used together with other acoustic materials, acoustic mineral wool can help in adhering to The Building Regulations (Part E).

Soundproofing Foam Lerwick

I was fascinated to learn quite recently that one of the most commonplace soundproofing search phrases entered on Google was "soundproofing foam", and for local searches "acoustical foam Lerwick" and "soundproofing foam Lerwick". Now, that's quite concerning as this would indicate that local home and business owners are looking to acoustic foam products as a solution to their noise issues in Lerwick.

It is not my intention to be the bearer of bad tidings, but most noise related issues cannot be solved with this product, and if your goal is to eliminate the racket caused by noisy next door neighbours in Lerwick, you will need to look someplace else.

The "egg box" style foam that you often see for sale in tile or sheet form is not really meant for blocking out noise, but is really intended for use in music studios and comparable surroundings, to reduce reverberation and echoing and enhance the sound clarity in a room. It's not effective in stopping sound from moving around your house, or stopping noise from passing through a wall from a neighbouring building. Soundproofing foam is porous and doesn't have the density to block sound, it absorbs it and actually lets sound pass through it.

It may be that you're actually creating a music room in your home in Lerwick, in which instance this foam product may be extremely useful for you.

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To keep up to date with the latest soundproofing trends on social media, check this out. To get more information regarding noise barriers, ceiling soundproofing, commercial soundproofing, resonant absorbers, floor soundproofing, wall soundproofing, residential soundproofing and porous absorbers, check out the dedicated Wikipedia page here. There's a lot of info about soundproofing available online nowadays, and to learn about handy soundproofing tips click here. If you're in search of a soundproofing in Lerwick and want to identify a craftsman who's qualified and accredited you could head off to Rated People or the government backed Trustmark website. It's also possible to hunt for approved Lerwick soundproofing installers on the the Association of Noise Consultants (ANC) website where all of its signed up members are insured, vetted and qualified. A forum is an excellent place to gather information on soundproofing, so why don't you visit the AV Soundproofing Forum. Get concepts for soundproofing secrets that really work on YouTube here

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Although it's great to do property revamps or home improvements on your property in Lerwick, a major downside can be having to get rid of the waste which is generated afterwards. Whether or not a lot of waste is generated by your soundproofing project will be determined by the particular circumstances of your project, sometimes there'll be a lot of waste, sometimes not much at all. Some tradespeople make allowances for the removal of waste when they prepare their quotes, and if this isn't mentioned ask if this is included, if not you will need to make your own arrangements.

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The most common way that homeowners in Lerwick get rid of such waste is to hire a skip from a nearby skip hire company. Various sizes of skip are available to suit the quantity of waste that you have. Skip sizes include skip bags to mini-skips, midi-skips to builders skips, and for really major projects or commercial use - roll-on roll-off skips.

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There are a number of different tasks that can be carried out by your local Lerwick soundproofer including under floor hanger soundproofing, home soundproofing services in Lerwick, wood floor soundproofing, soundproofing underlay, soundproofing home cinema rooms Lerwick, acoustic mineral wool installation Lerwick, domestic soundproofing, sound insulation in Lerwick, door soundproofing, resilient bar soundproofing in Lerwick, industrial soundproofing Lerwick, soundproofing walls Lerwick, sound testing, soundproofing, reduce noise from downstairs Lerwick, soundproofing services, echo reducing in Lerwick, soundproofing insulation, acoustic glass installation, acoustic fencing installation, soundproofing surveys in Lerwick, concrete floor soundproofing, soundproofing rates, soundproofing ceilings, acoustic thermal installation Lerwick, cheap soundproofing, isonic hanger soundproofing Lerwick, soundproofing walls from noisy neighbours in Lerwick, party wall soundproofing, floor soundproofing, and more. Listed are just a small portion of the duties that are undertaken by those installing soundproofing. Lerwick providers will be delighted to keep you abreast of their whole range of services.

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Also find: Gremista soundproofing, Sound soundproofing, Scalloway soundproofing, Quarff soundproofing, Gulberwick soundproofing, Gott soundproofing, Trondra soundproofing, Sandwick soundproofing, Holmsgarth soundproofing, Virkie soundproofing, Shetland soundproofing, Brindister soundproofing, Hamnavoe soundproofing services and more. All these areas are served by tradesmen fitting soundproofing. Lerwick householders can get soundproofing estimates by clicking here.

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Other Tradespeople in Lerwick Scotland: Lerwick home improvement projects generally require the skills of many different tradespeople, and although you are currently interested in soundproofing in Lerwick, a tiler in Lerwick, a carpenter in Lerwick, a painter/decorator in Lerwick, a building contractor in Lerwick, a double glazing fitter in Lerwick, metalworkers in Lerwick, a handyperson in Lerwick, a flooring installer in Lerwick, a bricklayer in Lerwick, an electrician in Lerwick, rubbish removal in Lerwick, a cleaner in Lerwick, a plasterer in Lerwick, SKIP HIRE in Lerwick, a plumber in Lerwick, could also be required at some stage during your project.

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(This soundproofing Lerwick page was updated on 13-09-2022)