Soundproofing Peterborough

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Soundproofer Peterborough Cambridgeshire (PE1): If you're worried by the level of noise that's invading your Peterborough home, be it in a living room, bedroom, home office or studio, you may want to consider installing or upgrading the soundproofing. Conversely you may want to soundproof an individual room to keep load noises in, for example in a family room or home cinema, to avoid disturbing others. Whatever your needs, soundproofing will offer you peace of mind.

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Before we are able to identify ways in which to combat sound pollution, it will help if we understand how sound travels and is transmitted.

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Sound basically moves in two ways throughout your home:

1. The vibration or air molecules through the air.

2. By vibration of solid materials and objects.

Sound can also be transmitted through water, however unless you're looking at soundproofing an aquarium or pool we'll simply concern ourselves with its isolation via materials and air.


Any single glazed windows, gaps around doors, heating ducts and even electrical switches and sockets can all be responsible for the transmission of sound into or outside a room. What we identify and hear as sound is actually the vibration of air molecules being picked up by our ear drum. It does not matter whether it's music, passing aircraft, machinery, kids playing or busy traffic, they all produce and transmit sound in the same manner.

If you can visualise your room as a bucket, and you are attempting to find any leaks that need sealing before you fill it up with liquid.


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

So, what's the easiest way to stop this sound transmission having an impact on other people? Soundproofing obviously.


If you've got bare floor surfaces or floorboards, think about covering them with carpet or putting down a few rugs to help reduce any sound reflections and vibrations. These soft coverings will help absorb noises but can also add a bit of elegance to a previously bare room. Curtains, in particular heavy blackout ones, can also subdue any noises from escaping or invading a room, economically and without the need for specialist soundproofing.

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Another economical and do-it-yourself remedy is to plug any gaps or holes around light fittings, electrical sockets, windows and doors. You can find professional acoustic sealants in some DIY outlets which subdue the transfer of sound by absorbing the sound waves. There might be a considerable difference in the price in comparison with a normal sealant, however the soundproofing abilities are a lot better and can make a big difference to a room.

If the room you are working on is an empty canvas and you are doing the soundproofing as you decorate or renovate, think about installing another layer of soundboard or plasterboard, (also known as drywall, gyproc or sheet rock). This is a relatively dense type of board that's a perfect and economic soundproofing material. If you're putting in a movie room, study or games room then plasterboard will help reduce sound transference from and to that room, and can be readily decorated after installment. If you aren't proficient in putting up plasterboard and framing, it is generally better to use a professional team to guarantee you the optimal soundproofing results from its installation.

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One last simple soundproofing option is to examine the materials from which your doors are made. While hollow doors are lightweight and relatively affordable, their soundproofing qualities are not all that brilliant. Exchanging hollow core doors for solid core will boost the soundproofing characteristics of an area with only a small extra cost.


If the sound pollution is high in your location, because of aircraft flying over, or traffic noise from a nearby road for instance, then more severe ways to combat the excess noise may have to be investigated. This is when the services of a professional soundproofing company will deliver the best results.

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The initial questions you can expect to be asked are:

  1. What type of room or property would you like to soundproof? Is it a plasterboarded partition wall, a lined concrete wall or a brick wall etc.
  2. What are the specific sounds that need to soundproofed? i.e. Is it sounds from inside your house such as a music room or home cinema, or external noises such as neighbours playing loud music, passing trains, street noise, etc.
  3. What are the dimensions of the room or area that has to be soundproofed?
  4. Where is the majority of the noise pollution emanating from? The floors, windows, ceiling, doors or walls.

With answers to these questions a good quality soundproofing specialist in Peterborough will be able to supply you with solutions for your situation, and just as importantly, your spending budget. Solutions might vary in accordance with the different materials needed for each of the problem areas in your home.


There are two areas that must be addressed to soundproof any space:

  1. Reduce sound resonating and amplifying.
  2. The absorption of sound will need to be improved.

This will require a site survey to find out which areas need improving from the current condition.

Conclusions from the survey will probably include the addition of materials of different densities to help improve the soundproofing capabilities of the area. The use of acoustic rubbers and foams of different density and mass will help to absorb sounds and reduce reflections and transmission sources.

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Voids between floor joists might need insulating to eliminate the resonating space between them. If you visualise a drum or wooden cajon, you are looking at a noise increasing void enclosed within a resonating material; in essence what you may find within ceiling and floor joists, or wall cavities.

Mixed layers of differing mass and density materials do a better job of absorbing sound than a single soundproofing material layer of one type. The different materials will reduce different frequencies of noise and deliver a more rounded feeling and auditory experience to a room.

Any soundproofing specialist in Peterborough must adhere to the Part E of the Building Regulations, if dealing with a domestic property. This set of regulations is a legally binding requirement to protect your neighbours and yourself from the effects of sound pollution in an area where folks live and work.

The Institute of Acoustics and the Association of Noise Consultants are recognised trade organisations who provide training, qualifications and are representative of the very best in companies and contractors who provide soundproofing services. Only those Peterborough firms that have been vetted and accredited by these associations for reliability, professionalism and quality are allowed to bear the logo.

Where is it Available?

Soundproofing services are available in Peterborough and also in: Bretton, Paston, Garton End, Walton, Stanground, Old Fletton, Westwood, Dogsthorpe, Woodston, New England, Orton Malborne, Longthorpe, New Fletton, Wansford, Fengate, and in these postcodes PE1 1SY, PE1 1YW, PE1 1EL, PE1 1YJ, PE1 1DP, PE1 1HS, PE1 2AA, PE1 1UR, PE1 1YR, and PE1 1NB. Locally based Peterborough soundproofing specialists will likely have the postcode PE1 and the telephone code 1733. Checking this out will guarantee that you are accessing local tradesmen installing soundproofing. Peterborough property owners will be able to utilise these and lots of other comparable services. Click on the "Quote" banner to get soundproofing price quotes.

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There have been grants available in the past for assistance with soundproofing in areas of excessive amounts of noise. If your home is in close proximity to a busy road or motorway you could contact the Highways Agency who in the past have offered grants for soundproofing property in particular areas. It is recommended that you seek advice from the Government portal on current grants and compensation schemes to find out whether you are eligible for any help with the costs of your soundproofing in Peterborough. (Tags: Grants for Peterborough Soundproofing, Government Grants, Peterborough Soundproofing Grants)

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Also find: Orton Malborne soundproofing, New England soundproofing, Dogsthorpe soundproofing, Fengate soundproofing, Woodston soundproofing, Wansford soundproofing, Bretton soundproofing, Walton soundproofing, Paston soundproofing, Westwood soundproofing, Longthorpe soundproofing, New Fletton soundproofing, Old Fletton soundproofing, Stanground soundproofing, Garton End soundproofing and more. There are contractors who specialise in soundproofing near to practically all of these villages and towns. Possessing a wealth of knowledge and expertise, these skilled professionals are adept at top-notch soundproofing for your property. Their principal objective is to mitigate noise pollution effectively, creating a quieter and more restful environment for occupants. Local residents can obtain soundproofing estimates by going here. Why not start your soundproofing project right away?

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(This soundproofing Peterborough article was written on 04-04-2024)

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