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Portishead Soundproofing & Noise Reduction Services

Soundproofer Portishead Somerset (BS20): If your home in Portishead is being impacted by noise, maybe you should think about putting in some soundproofing to bring tranquillity to your home office, bedroom, studio or living room. Conversely you may want to soundproof a specific room to keep noise in, such as in a home cinema or family room, to avoid disturbing others. No matter what soundproofing requirements are needed, it will be essential for you and your neighbour's peace of mind and sanity.

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It is crucial for us to learn how sound is transmitted around a structure before it's possible to identify methods to stop it from occurring.

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Basically, sound travels in two ways around a home:

1. Through the vibration of objects or materials.

2. The vibration or air molecules through the air.

Sound also travels through water, but unless you're planning to soundproof an aquarium or swimming pool we will simply concentrate on the isolation through materials and air.


Sound can be transmitted into and out of a room through gaps around doors, single glazed windows, heating ducts and even electrical sockets and switches. All sounds and noise will initiate movement and vibration of the molecules in the air, and it is this that we pick up and hear. It does not matter whether it's aeroplanes, busy traffic, kids playing, music playing or heavy machinery, they all create and transmit sound in the same way.

It is helpful to imagine a room as a boat and inspect it carefully for leaks that need sealing before you can sail it.


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

So, how can we stop these sounds having a detrimental impact on other people? Soundproofing of course.


A bare floor resonates more than one covered with a carpet or rug. Such a simple solution can help to damp down any noises and enhance the room at the same time. Window drapes and wall coverings can also be used to improve soundproofing and are easy to fit and maintain.

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Locating and sealing any gaps in the rooms, think light fittings, doors, windows and sockets, is also an easy job for a competent do-it-yourselfer. There are some special acoustic sealants available to buy that suppress the sound waves, and don't transmit them to surrounding materials. Acoustic sealants can be slightly more expensive than standard plaster or other sealant products, but the special design has far greater soundproofing performance and is worth the small extra cost.

For anybody redecorating a room or renovating a property, look at the soundproofing gains of adding another layer of plasterboard or soundboard, (also called sheet rock, gypsum board or drywall), while you're undertaking this project. Plasterboard is a dense material that's both economical and efficient for soundproofing purposes. It's effective if you're setting up a home cinema, studio or study in your house in Portishead. It's best to hire a specialist Portishead tradesman to fit the plasterboard unless you have experience in its application.

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Lastly you need to check out all doors in the room you're planning to soundproof. Hollow doors are a fairly cheap option although their soundproofing capabilities are far from perfect. Changing hollow doors for solid ones will significantly improve the soundproofing of an area with only a minimal extra cost.


If the level of sound is high in your area, because of heavy traffic on a busy road nearby, or aircraft flying over for instance, then more serious ways to deal with the excess noise will need to be investigated. This is when the services of a professional soundproofing installer will bring the most effective results.

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The initial questions you should be asked are:

  1. What are the dimensions of the area or room that must be soundproofed?
  2. What is the main area where the sound causes the most issues? i.e. Is it emanating from the walls, through doors, up through the flooring or down from overhead, or is it a mixture of all things.
  3. What kind of property or room do you need to soundproof? Is it a lined concrete wall, a stud partition wall or a brick wall etc.
  4. What sounds or noise are you wanting to eliminate? i.e. External things such as street noise, aircraft, next door neighbours etc, or internal sounds from a family room or music room.

A specialist soundproofing installer in Portishead will take into consideration all of these points to provide remedies for your sound problems over a range of budgets. There will be distinct remedies for each of the key areas the space that you want to soundproof.


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

  1. Sound absorption needs to be enhanced.
  2. Reduce the ways that sound is reflected off and transmitted through hard surfaces.

Doing this requires an on-site survey to ascertain which areas need enhancing from the current state.

A professional soundproofer will evaluate the different methods for adding mass and density to the trouble spots. The addition of acoustic rubbers and foams of different mass and density will help in absorbing noise and reduce transmission and reflection sources.

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The insulation between any voids will be improved to lower the noise resonation and amplification of these "sound boxes". If you imagine a drum or wooden cajon, you are looking at a noise increasing void surrounded by a resonating material; fundamentally what you may find inside ceiling and floor joists, or cavities in walls.

It is far better to use combined layers of different densities to soak up undesirable noises than a single layer made of one soundproofing material. This is because different frequencies are affected by different materials, therefore a range of shapes, densities and layers within your soundproofing armoury are necessary for the best results.

Any soundproofing specialist in Portishead must comply with the the Building Regulations (Part E), if dealing with a domestic property. Part E of the Building Regulations is a legally binding requirement to protect your neighbours and yourself from the negative effects of sound pollution in an area where people work and live.

Trade associations in the soundproofing industry who offer training, qualifications and guidance are the Association of Noise Consultants (ANC) and the Institute of Acoustics (IOA). Only those Portishead companies that have been appraised and authorised by these organisations for reliability, quality and professionalism are allowed to bear the logo.

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Where is Soundproofing Available?

Soundproofing services are available in Portishead and also in nearby places like: Sheepway, Avonmouth, Clifton, Easton-in-Gordano, Clapton-in-Gordano, Portbury, Weston-in-Gordano, Tickenham, Clevedon, Wraxall, West Hill, Nailsea, Walton Bay, Shirehampton, Redcliff Bay, and in these postcodes BS20 6NB, BS20 6PY, BS20 6RD, BS20 6JB, BS20 6DA, BS20 6JA, BS20 1BR, BS20 6DN, BS20 6QF, BS20 1BB. Locally based Portishead soundproofing specialists will probably have the postcode BS20 and the telephone code 01275. Checking this out can guarantee you access locally based tradespeople installing soundproofing. Portishead homeowners will be able to benefit from these and lots of other soundproofing related services.

Government Grants for Soundproofing

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There have been Government grants available in the past for assistance with soundproofing in areas of excessive noise. Until March 2020, the Highways Agency was offering grants for the soundproofing of properties if they were in specified areas that are affected by road noise. Check the Government website for the latest compensation schemes and grants available to help with combating noise pollution and the soundproofing of homes in Portishead. (Tags: Portishead Soundproofing Grants, Grants for Portishead Soundproofing, Government Grants)

Acoustic Mineral Wool

AMW (or acoustic mineral wool) is one of the most useful materials on the market for the soundproofing of houses in Portishead and has various applications for your noise reduction needs. When placed in the cavity spaces of ceilings, walls and floors, acoustic grade mineral wool is designed specifically to absorb sound waves, enhance acoustic performance and reduce reverberation.

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Acoustic mineral wool 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 often made from recycled materials. It does not have a reaction with any materials that it comes into close contact with (i.e. masonry, brickwork, plastics, metal wall ties), and doesn't encourage the growth of fungi, mould or bacteria.

When employed as a sound absorbing filler between suspended ceilings, flooring joists and stud partitions, acoustic mineral wool is especially effective, and it's renowned in the construction sector for its thermal, acoustic and fire insulation attributes. When applied together with other acoustic materials, acoustic mineral wool can help in complying with Part E of the Building Regulations in relation to separating floors and walls.

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Somerset Soundproofing Enquiries

Somerset Soundproofing Enquiries

The latest Somerset soundproofing enquiries: Betsy Hennessy in Westonzoyland, Somerset asked "is there anybody who does soundproofing near me?". Mr and Mrs Kaye recently asked for an estimate for reducing the level of footstep noise in a house in Horton. Eric and Chanel Reader in Nether Stowey were searching for someone who could soundproof their lounge. Kenzie and Alisa Mace recently enquired about soundproofing a flat in Dundry. Mr and Mrs Eccles recently asked for an estimate for soundproofing a children's play room in a bungalow in Barwick. Stuart Walton recently enquired about installing secondary acoustic glazing in a bungalow in Walton, Somerset. Andreas Toms recently enquired about soundproofing the ceilings of a house in Locking. Mr and Mrs Tipping recently requested a price quote for soundproofing a party wall in Staplegrove, Somerset.

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The amount of waste that is created when carrying out home refurbishments or property revamps in Portishead is one of the major downsides of these kinds of projects. Even though soundproofing is not one of those tasks that usually generates a lot of waste, that is not always the case, and the amount will depend on the scale of your specific installation. If the soundproofing contractor 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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The simplest way to dispose of this waste is to hire a skip. Skips are available in many different sizes, so you should be able to get one that is ideal for you. Mini-skips accommodate about 2 cubic yds of rubbish (25 bin bags), midi-skips accommodate about 4 cubic yds of rubbish (45 bin bags), builders skips accommodate about 6 cubic yds of rubbish and roll-on-roll-off skips accommodate about 20 cubic yds of rubbish (220 bin bags). Skip bags typically hold around 1-1.5 cubic yds of rubbish.

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Portishead Soundproofing Tasks

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Soundproofing Around Portishead: Homeowners living in the following roads have just recently requested soundproofing - Friary Road, Tyne Grove, Ivy Court, Shannon Walk, The Knoll, Weatherly Drive, Glenwood Rise, South Road, Severnmeade, London Square, Turnstone Avenue, Denny View, Clevedon Road, West Hill, Tansy Lane, Nightingale Rise, Channel View Crescent, Bruton Avenue, Halliwell Road, Weston Wood Road, Dandy's Meadow, Tudor Road, Polden Road, The Russets, Halyard Way, St Augustine's Close, Haven View, The Bramleys, Martingale Way, Church Road South, as well as the following local Portishead postcodes: BS20 6NB, BS20 6PY, BS20 6RD, BS20 6JB, BS20 6DA, BS20 6JA, BS20 1BR, BS20 6DN, BS20 6QF, BS20 1BB. These places recently saw activity by local installers of soundproofing. Portishead business and home owners benefited from competent and top notch soundproofing services on each occasion.

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