Soundproofer Maltby South Yorkshire (S66): If noise is causing problems in your property in Maltby then it might be time to look at putting in some soundproofing to make your studio, living room, bedroom or home office a haven of peace and quiet from your neighbours, fellow occupants and the outside world. Alternatively you may want to soundproof a particular room to keep noise in, such as in a home cinema or family room, so that others don't get disturbed. Whatever your needs are, soundproofing will give you peace of mind.
It is important to realise how sound travels and is transmitted around a building before it's possible to identify solutions to prevent it from happening.
There basically a couple of ways by which sound can travel around a room:
1. Around and within a solid object by vibration and reflection.
2. By the vibration of air molecules.
As dolphin and whale song demonstrates, sound also travels through water, but unless your aim is to soundproof an aquarium or pool we will just look at the methods of soundproofing rooms and structures.
SOUND TRAVEL THROUGH THE AIR
Sound can be transmitted out of and into a room through ill fitted windows, open ducting, gaps around doors and even electrical sockets and light fittings. Any sound vibrates the air molecules and this vibration is what we hear as sound. All sounds travel through the air in this same fashion; it doesn't matter if it's passing aircraft, children playing, music, traffic or machinery that produces the sound.
Any gaps within the room can be looked at as leaks and will need to be blocked.
SOUND THROUGH STRUCTURES AND OBJECTS
If sound moves through the air by vibrations, then it seems reasonable to assume that such vibrations can be transferred to, absorbed by or reflected by various solid materials. Sound will vibrate the walls, ceilings and floors of your rooms, and may cause a resonating effect that's transferred outside the area. Even in a room that is built from a dense material which is resistant against vibrations, such as a concrete lined basement, the sound can sometimes be transmitted and maybe even amplified to other parts of the property.
But, how can these sound generating effects be prevented from causing a problem? The solution is not surprisingly, soundproofing!
SIMPLE STEPS IN SOUNDPROOFING
A bare floor is more resonant than one covered with a rug or carpet. Not only will such a simple and straightforward solution help to reduce your noise problem, it can also spruce up the room. Wall coverings or window drapes can also be used to enhance soundproofing and are easy to install and maintain.
Finding and plugging any holes or gaps in the rooms, think electrical sockets, light fittings, windows and door frames, is also a straightforward task for a skilled DIY'er. You can find specialist acoustic sealants in many DIY suppliers which moderate the transfer of sound by absorbing it. Acoustic sealants can be a touch more pricey than regular sealant products, but the special design has far greater soundproofing performance and is definitely worth the small extra cost.
If your room is an empty canvas and you are soundproofing as you decorate or renovate, look at installing a layer of soundboard or plasterboard, (also known as sheet rock, gyproc or drywall). Plasterboard is a dense material that is both economical and efficient for soundproofing purposes. If you're fitting a cinema room, games room or study then plasterboard can help in reducing sound transference from and to that room, and can be easily decorated after installation. If you are not experienced in putting up plasterboard and studding, it is advisable to employ a specialist team to guarantee you the optimal soundproofing benefits from its use.
The final DIY solution is to think about the doors in your property in Maltby. Even though hollow doors are light and comparatively cheap, their soundproofing capabilities aren't all that brilliant. Changing hollow doors for solid ones will noticeably enhance the soundproofing of an area with only a small extra cost.
PROFESSIONAL SOUNDPROOFING MALTBY
If the level of sound pollution is excessive in your area, because of aircraft passing overhead, or traffic noise from a busy road for example, then more severe methods to deal with the excess noise may need to be investigated. This is when the services of a professional soundproofing installer will bring the most effective results.
The first questions you should be asked are:
- From what direction do the noises seem to be coming from? i.e. Through the walls, floor, ceiling, doors or windows or a mix of all of them.
- How large is the area requiring soundproofing?
- What sounds or noise are you seeking to subdue? i.e. External things such as noisy neighbours, aircraft, road noise etc, or sounds inside your home from a music studio or home cinema.
- What room needs to be soundproofed? i.e. Is it a brick walled room, a stud partitioned room, a concrete lined basement or an attic conversion.
An experienced soundproofing installer in Maltby will look at all these points to offer remedies for your noise problems over a range of budgets. They will offer you different strategies to soundproof each of the main trouble spots within your home.
PROFESSIONAL SOUNDPROOFING OF CEILINGS, WALLS and FLOORS
There are two areas that must be addressed to soundproof any space:
- Lower the effect of sound reflection, amplification and vibration by solid surfaces.
- The absorption of sound will have to be improved.
To precisely assess the soundproofing areas that need to be improved, a site survey must be completed by a soundproofing specialist.
Solutions from the survey will probably include adding some materials of different densities and masses to help improve the soundproofing qualities of the space. The use of acoustic foams and rubbers of different mass and density will help in absorbing noises and reduce transmission and reflection sources.
Voids between joists may require insulation to remove the resonating space between them. If you envision these spaces as similar to a drum then you'll see that by leaving wall cavities and floor or ceiling joist spaces empty, you are effectively creating a noise amplification area.
Soundproofing is maximised if multiple layers of varying density materials are used, rather than installing a single form of material. This is due to the fact that different frequencies are affected by different types of materials, therefore a variety of shapes, densities and layers within your soundproofing armoury are required.
All soundproofing firms in Maltby will be needing to follow the requirements for domestic properties as specified by Part E of the Building Regulations. These regulations have the objective of protecting neighbours in the area from the impact of sound pollution.
Trade associations in the soundproofing sector who offer advice, qualifications and training are the Association of Noise Consultants and the Institute of Acoustics. Any Maltby firm bearing IOA or ANC accreditation has been appraised to make certain they provide the highest quality, standards and reliability of workmanship within the industry.
Acoustic Mineral Wool (AMW)
Having various different applications for your noise reduction requirements, AMW (or acoustic mineral wool) is one of the most versatile products for soundproofing homes in Maltby. When placed in the cavity spaces of walls, ceilings and floors, acoustic grade mineral wool is designed specifically to absorb sound waves, enhance acoustic performance and reduce reverberations.
Typically available in slabs of 1200mm x 600mm, acoustic mineral wool also comes in different thicknesses (25mm, 50mm, 75mm and 100mm). AMW is safe for use in your property in Maltby, as it has an inert chemical composition and is non-flammable, it is also friendly to the environment being made partly with recycled raw materials. It doesn't encourage the growth of bacteria, mould or fungi, nor does it react with any materials that it comes into close contact with (i.e. brickwork, masonry, plastics or metal wall ties).
When utilised as a sound absorption filler between stud partitioning, flooring joists and suspended ceilings, AMW is particularly effective, and it's well-known in the building industry for its acoustic, thermal and fire insulation qualities. With regards to separating floors and walls, and when used side by side with other soundproofing materials, acoustic mineral wool can help in adhering to Part E of the Building Regulations.
Soundproofing Near Maltby
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