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Soundproofer Oadby Leicestershire (LE2): If you're anxious about the amount of noise that is invading your Oadby property, be it in a living room, studio, home office or bedroom, you ought to consider installing some soundproofing. You could also be aware of noise from a home cinema or family room escaping and causing a disturbance to other inhabitants. Either way, soundproofing is important for your sanity and peace of mind.

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It is crucial for us to understand how sound is transmitted around an area before it's possible to find strategies to stop it from happening.

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There basically two ways in which sound can travel around a room:

1. Through the vibration of objects or materials.

2. The vibration or air molecules through the air.

Despite the fact that sound can also travel through water, unless you're looking to eliminate noise from a swimming pool or aquarium, we will only be interested in how to soundproof rooms within a property.


Any single glazed windows, gaps around doors, heating ducts and even electrical switches and sockets can all be responsible for the transmission of sound outside or into a room. All noise vibrates the air molecules and this vibration is what we identify and hear as sound. All sounds travel through the air in the same manner; it does not matter if it's music, road traffic, children playing, passing aircraft or machinery that produces the sound.

If you try to imagine your room as a bucket, and you are trying to identify any leaks that need sealing before you can fill it with water.


Sound waves can additionally be reflected by, transferred to or absorbed by solid objects and structures. Sound can be transferred around a building from its original source by the vibration of walls, floors and ceilings. Even a room made of solid concrete, such as a basement, can produce a path of resonance which channels any sound waves, and even amplify them, to other rooms in a property.

How can we stop these sounds and vibrations affecting other people? Soundproofing is the remedy.


If you have bare floorboards or floors, consider laying a few rugs or cover with a carpet to help in reducing any sound reflections and vibrations. Such a simple and straightforward solution can help to damp down any noises and spruce up the room to boot. Hanging curtains and wall coverings can also avoid sound vibrations and reflections through windows and walls without the need for a team of professional soundproofing installers.

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Search for areas in your rooms where noise can come in or escape from; windows, electrical sockets, door frames and light fittings, and close off any holes or gaps. It is possible to purchase specialist acoustic sealants in some building supply stores that moderate the transfer of sound by absorbing it. They might be a little more pricey than normal plaster or sealants, but they are worthwhile for their soundproofing efficiency.

If your room is a blank canvas and you are doing the soundproofing while you decorate or renovate, think about putting up another skin of plasterboard or soundboard, (also called sheet rock, gypsum board or drywall). This is an efficient and economical soundproofing material owing to its dense nature. If you are putting in a cinema room, music studio or home office then plasterboard will help reduce sound transference from and to that room, and can be decorated easily after completion. If you do decide on plasterboard to help with your soundproofing it is advisable to bring in a professional fitter in Oadby, to achieve the maximum effect from its installment.

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Lastly you need to check out all doors in the area you're planning to soundproof. Hollow doors are fairly cheap but their soundproofing capabilities are a far cry from perfect. Solid doors, whilst a little bit more pricey, can have a considerable effect on the soundproofing capabilities of a room.


Some areas, such as those on aircraft flight-paths or next to busy routes, naturally have more sound pollution problems and will require other ways to address the situation. This is where employing the services of an experienced soundproofing installer will deliver the best results.

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Be ready to answer the four following questions during an assessment of your soundproofing needs:

  1. What noise or sounds are you attempting to subdue? i.e. External factors such as next door neighbours, street noise, overflying aircraft etc, or internal sounds from a family room or teenagers bedroom.
  2. How big is the space requiring soundproofing?
  3. What is the area you want to soundproof constructed from? (i.e. a brick wall, a stud partition wall or a fully lined concrete wall).
  4. From what direction does the noise seem to be coming from? i.e. Through the windows, walls, floor, ceiling or doors or a combination of all of them.

With answers to these queries a professional soundproofing installer in Oadby will provide you with solutions for your situation, and just as important, your budget. Solutions might vary in line with the different materials required for each of the main trouble spots within your home.


There are 2 areas that need to be addressed to successfully soundproof any room or space:

  1. Cut down on the ways that sound is transmitted through and reflected by hard surfaces.
  2. Update and improve the level of sound absorption.

To accurately analyse the aspects that require improvement, an on-site survey must be carried out by a local soundproofing company.

A specialist will look at the different ways to add mass and density to the problem areas. Soundproofing will be improved by the application of acoustic foam and rubber which will absorb sound waves and improve and a room's sound quality.

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Insulation between any existing voids will be upgraded to lessen the noise 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 any undesired sounds.

Mixed layers of materials with different masses and densities work better at absorbing sound than a single layer of one material type. This is because the different material densities react in different ways with varying frequencies and will deliver a much better acoustic solution to your soundproofing.

All soundproofing companies in Oadby have to follow the legislation for domestic buildings laid out in the Building Regulations (Part E). These regulations have the aim of protecting neighbours in the area from the impact of noise pollution.

The Institute of Acoustics and the Association of Noise Consultants are trade organisations who provide qualifications and training, and are representative of the very best in contractors and companies which offer soundproofing services. Any Oadby firm displaying ANC or IOA accreditation has been appraised to make sure they offer the highest reliability, standards and quality of work within the soundproofing industry.

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Where is Soundproofing Available?

Soundproofing services are available in Oadby and also in: Stoneygate, Evington, Clarendon Park, West Knighton, Knighton, Stoughton, Thurnby, Stretton Hall, Houghton on the Hill, and in these postcodes LE2 4PD, LE2 4PA, LE2 4PG, LE2 2HA, LE2 4NE, LE2 2FB, LE2 4FH, LE2 2HL, LE2 4NP, and LE2 2LT. Locally based Oadby soundproofing specialists will probably have the postcode LE2 and the telephone dialling code 0116. Checking this should confirm you're accessing local providers of soundproofing. Oadby householders will be able to benefit from these and many other soundproofing related services. To get estimates for soundproofing, you just need to click on the "Quote" banner.

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Just recently I thought I would look into what homeowners in Oadby are searching for online in relation to soundproofing, and evidently when searching on Google and Bing one of the most commonplace requests is "soundproofing foam". And on a local basis queries include things like "soundproofing foam Oadby". This is rather puzzling, because it indicates a basic lack of understanding by local homeowners who seem to be of the opinion that their noise pollution issues can be fixed with soundproofing foam.

It's not my intention to spoil your day, but most soundproofing issues can't be solved with this type of product, and if you are aiming to eliminate the din caused by noisy neighbours in Oadby, you will need to look elsewhere.

The foam in the form of an "egg box" which you frequently see for sale in sheet or tile form is not really meant for blocking out noise, but is really intended for use in music studios and similar settings, to reduce reverberation and echoing and enhance the sound clarity in a room. This product isn't effective in stopping noise from travelling through a neighbouring wall, or even moving freely around your house and causing a nuisance. Seeing as soundproofing foam is porous and spongy, it actually permits sound to pass right through it, and has not got the consistency to block it.

However, if you're working on a project such as a music studio, this product could be beneficial for you, and can be purchased in different sheet sizes and various thicknesses (normally 25 millimetre and 50 millimetre).

Acoustic Mineral Wool (AMW)

AMW (or acoustic mineral wool) is one of the most versatile products available for soundproofing homes and buildings in Oadby and has a number of different applications for your noise reduction needs. Specifically designed to be installed in the cavity spaces of ceilings, floors and walls, acoustic mineral wool is effective in absorbing sound waves, improving acoustic performance and reducing reverberation.

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AMW commonly comes in 1200mm x 600mm "slabs" and is widely available in 25mm, 50mm, 75mm and 100mm thicknesses. Non-flammable and chemically inert, AMW is frequently made out of recycled materials (around 20%). It does not have a reaction with plastics, masonry, brickwork, metal wall ties, or other substances or materials that it comes into contact with, nor does it encourage the growth of mould, fungi or bacteria.

Widely used in the construction sector for its fire, thermal and acoustic insulation qualities, AMW is notably effective as a sound absorption infill when installed in the spaces between suspended ceilings, flooring joists and stud partitioning. In relation to separating floors and walls, and so as to observe The Building Regulations (Part E), AMW can be used alongside other soundproofing products.... READ MORE.

Soundproofing Underlay Oadby

Installing a soundproofing or acoustic underlay is a terrific way of adding a degree of soundproofing to your property in Oadby without the need for any serious disturbance. These are okay for use beneath vinyl planks, laminate, engineered wood or carpet floor coverings, and are ideal for both timber and concrete floors.

Soundproofing underlay is particularly effective when there is a problem with impact noise as opposed to airborne noise. The more widespread use of hard floor finishes means that impact noise pollution has become an ever-increasing issue for property owners in Oadby. Upstairs rooms are the main source of such problems, with children running around, shifting furniture and general footfall being typical concerns.

Don't be misled by unprincipled carpet companies, who may try to palm you off with normal carpet underlay as a cure for your noise related issues - this type of product shouldn't be confused with genuine soundproofing or acoustic underlay. If you have significant issues with noise make sure that you invest in a quality acoustic underlay.

While soundproofing underlay is most effective for reducing impact noise, some products are better than others with regards to airborne noise pollution like incessant talking, booming televisions and loud music. Consequently, it is vital to ascertain the exact types of noise you are wanting to minimise before buying an underlay product, and chat with the soundproofing specialist or supplier about your particular circumstances.

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There is a variety of work that can be carried out by your local Oadby soundproofing specialist including acoustic fencing installation Oadby, soundproofing consultations, soundproof curtains, sound insulation, under floor hanger soundproofing, party wall soundproofing Oadby, soundproof noise from upstairs, noise control, soundproofing windows, underfloor soundplank installations, home soundproofing Oadby, soundboard installations, resilient bar systems Oadby, isonic hanger systems, soundproofing underlay, sound management services, noise cancellation, acoustic thermal installation Oadby, soundproofing home movie rooms in Oadby, soundproofing prices Oadby, acoustic services Oadby, acoustic glass installation, ceiling soundproofing Oadby, commercial soundproofing Oadby, acoustic panels, soundproofing foam installation in Oadby, soundproofing rooms Oadby, soundproofing solutions, soundproofing, soundproofing surveys, sash window soundproofing Oadby, acoustic flooring in Oadby, and more. Listed are just a handful of the tasks that are handled by tradesmen fitting soundproofing. Oadby specialists will keep you informed about their entire range of soundproofing services.

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The amount of waste that's created when carrying out property makeovers or home refurbishments in Oadby is one of the main drawbacks of this kind of project. Some soundproofing tasks will create hardly any waste, while others could result in quite a lot - it will be determined by the circumstances of your specific project. If the tradesmen you hire don't take care of the waste removal, and it has not been included on your price quote, this is something that you are going to have to deal with.

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If you're like most property owners in Oadby, you'll hire a skip to get rid of this waste. If you've never hired a skip before, you may not be aware that skips come in a multitude of different volumes and sizes. Skip sizes range from skip bags to mini-skips, midi-skips to builders skips, and for really large domestic or commercial projects - roll-on roll-off skips.

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Also find: Knighton soundproofing, Stoughton soundproofing, Stretton Hall soundproofing, West Knighton soundproofing, Thurnby soundproofing, Clarendon Park soundproofing, Stoneygate soundproofing, Evington soundproofing, Houghton on the Hill soundproofing and more. These and other locations are serviced by soundproofing specialists and related tradesmen. With a wealth of knowledge and expertise, these versatile professionals can deliver high-quality soundproofing work on your home or property. These soundproofing experts aim to reduce noise pollution effectively, creating a more peaceful and quieter living environment for occupants by providing bespoke solutions. To obtain estimates for soundproofing, local home and business owners can click here. So, why not get cracking with your soundproofing project today!

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