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Soundproofer Potters Bar Hertfordshire (EN6): If you're worried by the amount of noise that's infiltrating your Potters Bar home, be it in a lounge, studio, bedroom or home office, you might want to contemplate installing or upgrading the soundproofing. In some instances you might be thinking about soundproofing so you do not disturb others in the house from a kid's room, music room or home cinema. No matter what soundproofing requirements are needed, it will be vital for you and your neighbour's peace of mind and sanity.

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

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Sound is able to travel in two different ways:

1. Through the air by vibration of air molecules.

2. Through objects by the vibration of the material.

Despite the fact that sound also travels through water, unless you're looking to isolate noises from a pool or aquarium, we'll only be concerned at how to reduce sound levels in rooms within a property.

SOUND TRAVELLING THROUGH THE AIR

Sound can be transferred out of and into a room through gaps around doors, heating ducts, ill fitting windows and even electrical switches and sockets. All noise vibrates the molecules in the air and this vibration is what we identify and hear as sound. It doesn't matter if it's traffic, heavy machinery, kids playing, music playing or aircraft, they all generate and transfer sound in the same way.

If you try to think of your room as if it were a bucket, and you are attempting to find any leaks that need sealing before you fill it up with water.

SOUND TRAVELLING THROUGH STRUCTURES AND OBJECTS

If sound travels through the air by vibration, then it seems reasonable to assume that this vibration can be transferred to, reflected by or absorbed by various solid materials. Sound will cause vibrations in the floors, walls and ceilings of your rooms, and can lead to a resonation effect that is transferred outside of the area. Even a solid concrete room, such as a cellar, can produce a resonance path which transmits sound waves, and sometimes amplify them, to other areas of a building.

But, how can these effects be prevented from causing a problem? The solution is not surprisingly, soundproofing!

BASIC STEPS IN SOUNDPROOFING

If you have bare floor surfaces or floorboards, think about covering them with carpet or laying a few rugs to help in reducing any vibrations and sound reflections. Not only can such a simple solution help to reduce your noise problem, but it can also jazz up the room. Curtains, particularly substantial blackout styles, will also suppress any sounds from invading or escaping the area, cost-effectively and without requiring specialist soundproofing.

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Another economical and do-it-yourself resolution is to plug any holes around light fittings, windows, door frames and electrical sockets. Plugging the gaps and holes with a professional acoustic sealant found in many DIY and building material shops, can make a massive difference to how your room sounds. Acoustic sealants can be slightly more pricey than standard sealant products, but their impressive soundproofing qualities far outweigh the small extra cost.

For anybody redecorating a room or renovating a property, consider the soundproofing gains of adding a supplementary layer of soundboard or plasterboard, (also called gyproc, drywall or sheet rock), while you are tackling this project. This is a fairly dense type of board that's a perfect and economic soundproofing material. It is excellent for areas such as home cinemas, music studios or home offices which are being built within the home. It's far better to hire a certified contractor near you to put up the plasterboard unless you've experience in its application.

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The final solution for do-it-yourself enthusiasts is to check out the doors in your property in Potters Bar. If you have hollow doors fitted to rooms you will find that they can vibrate with any sound that is aimed at them. Solid doors, while a bit more pricey, can do wonders for improving the soundproofing in a room.

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If the level of sound is high in your location, due to aircraft passing overhead, or heavy traffic on a busy road for instance, then more serious methods to deal with the excess noise may need to be explored. This is where the services of an experienced soundproofing company will bring the most effective results.

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The initial questions you should be asked are:

  1. What are the specific sounds that you need to be soundproofed? i.e. Is it external noises such as street noise, neighbours, trains etc, or is it from inside your house such as a teenagers bedroom or family room.
  2. Which is the main place where the sound causes the most problems? i.e. Is it emanating from the walls, down from overhead, through windows or up through the flooring, or is it a mix of all factors.
  3. How large is the space requiring soundproofing?
  4. What space requires soundproofing? i.e. Is it an attic conversion, a brick walled room, a plasterboard partition room or a concrete lined basement.

Your answers to these queries will allow you to get quotes for the different solutions available to suit your situation. They will offer different strategies for soundproofing each of the problem areas within your home.

PROFESSIONAL SOUNDPROOFING OF CEILINGS, FLOORS and WALLS

To soundproof any type of room requires 2 key strategies:

  1. Increase and update the level of sound absorption.
  2. Minimise sound reverberation and amplifying.

To precisely determine the elements that need to be improved, a site survey should be carried out by a soundproofing company in Potters Bar.

A professional soundproofer will consider the different methods for adding mass and density to the main trouble spots. This additional mass will help to improve the absorption of noise by the use of acoustic rubber or foam to gain the maximum impact of sound reduction.

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Voids between joists may need insulation to remove resonation gaps between them. If you envision these spaces like a drum then you'll see that by leaving wall cavities and floor or ceiling joist spaces empty, you're creating a noise amplifying area.

Combined layers of differing mass and density materials work better at absorbing noise than a single soundproofing material layer of one kind. This is because the different material densities react in different ways with various frequencies and will deliver a much better resolution to your soundproofing.

The Building Regulations (Part E) deal with the soundproofing of residential properties, and must be followed by any soundproofing company in Potters Bar. Such legislation should be adopted so as to protect yourself and neighbours from the harmful effects of noise pollution.

The Association of Noise Consultants (ANC) and the Institute of Acoustics (IOA) are trade associations who offer qualifications and training, and are representative of the very best in companies and contractors who provide soundproofing solutions. Any Potters Bar firm bearing IOA or ANC accreditation will have been appraised to make certain they provide the highest standards, quality and reliability of work within the industry.

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Where is Soundproofing Available?

Soundproofing services are available in Potters Bar and also in nearby places like: Hadley Wood, South Mimms, Cuffley, Brookmans Park, Monken Hadley, Kitts End, Cockfosters, Ganwick Corner, Water End, Bentley Heath, Northaw, New Barnet, High Barnet, Gordon Hill, and in these postcodes AL9 7TB, EN6 1QH, EN6 1LH, EN6 1HX, EN6 1DH, EN6 1QY, EN6 1QR, EN6 1QL, EN6 1JG, EN6 1HZ. Local Potters Bar soundproofing specialists will probably have the telephone dialling code 01707 and the postcode EN6. Checking this out will guarantee that you access local tradespeople installing soundproofing. Potters Bar householders can utilise these and numerous other similar services.

Acoustic Mineral Wool

One of the most versatile products on the market for the soundproofing of houses in Potters Bar, AMW (or acoustic mineral wool) has several applications for your sound absorption needs. When installed in the cavity spaces of ceilings, floors and walls, acoustic mineral wool is specifically made to reduce reverberations, enhance acoustic performance and absorb sound waves.

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Coming in "slabs" of 1200mm x 600mm and 25 millimetre, 50 millimetre, 75 millimetre and 100 millimetre thicknesses, AMW is readily available from soundproofing suppliers. Made partly with recycled materials, AMW is chemically inert, and is non-combustible. It will not react with any substances or materials that it comes into close contact with (i.e. brickwork, metal wall ties, plastics, masonryetc), and does not encourage the development of mould, fungi or bacteria.

When employed as a sound absorption filler between stud partitions, flooring joists and suspended ceilings, AMW is especially effective, and it's widely recognised in the construction industry for its thermal, fire and acoustic insulation properties. When applied together with other acoustic solutions, AMW can help in abiding by Part E of the Building Regulations in relation to separating walls and floors.

Soundproofing Foam Potters Bar

It would seem from doing some elementary keyword research that one of the most commonplace searches on Google is for "soundproofing foam" and for local home and business owners, "soundproofing foam Potters Bar". This is somewhat confusing, as it implies a lack of understanding by local householders who seem to be under the impression that their noise pollution issues can be sorted with acoustic foam products.

It isn't my intention to rain on anyone's parade, but most soundproofing issues cannot be helped by this kind of product, and if your objective is to reduce the racket caused by noisy next door neighbours in Potters Bar, you will have to look someplace else.

The foam in the form of an "egg box" that you often see being sold in tile or sheet form isn't actually intended for blocking out noise, but is really designed for use in music studios and comparable situations, to reduce reverberation and echoing and improve the acoustic performance of a room. This type of acoustic foam isn't effective in stopping sound from passing through a party wall or preventing noise from travelling freely around the rooms of your property. Soundproofing foam is in fact porous and does not block noise, it absorbs it and actually lets sound pass through it.

This product might however be handy for you if you are creating a music studio in your house in Potters Bar, and if this is the case you'll find that it can be bought in different sheet sizes and thicknesses.

Soundproofing or Acoustic Underlay Potters Bar

If you're looking for to minimise the noise experienced in your house in Potters Bar without causing too much disruption, why not think about installing some soundproofing underlay on your floors These acoustic underlays can be used on both wooden and concrete floors, and underneath carpet, laminate, engineered wood and vinyl planks floor coverings.

Acoustic underlay is particularly beneficial when there's a lot of impact rather than airborne noise. Nowadays, a rise in the popularity of "hard" floor finishes has brought about more issues with impact noise in lots of Potters Bar households. This is particularly problematic in upstairs rooms, and the type of noise issues that we are talking about here is moving furniture, kids stomping around and general foot traffic.

You shouldn't confuse soundproofing or acoustic underlay with ordinary carpet underlay, although some carpet retailers may try to sell you this with claims of soundproofing attributes. If you've got real noise problems ensure that you buy a good quality acoustic underlay.

While it is a suitable product with regard to impact noise, acoustic underlay has differing degrees of success when it comes to dealing with airborne noise pollution such as shouting, booming TV's and loud music, and some products are much better than others. Therefore, it's important to specify the exact types of noise you're trying to lower before purchasing a particular underlay, and talk to your supplier or soundproofing specialist about your particular situation.

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When engaged in any almost refurbishment work on your property or house in Potters Bar, there's almost certain to be a fair amount of waste produced which will need to be taken away. Varying levels of waste will be generated by soundproofing work, depending on your specific circumstances. You may need to make your own arrangements for waste removal, as some soundproofing contractors don't include this in their quote.

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Hiring a skip is the simplest way to get rid of this waste. If you've never hired a skip before, you may not be aware that skips come in a variety of different sizes and volumes. Most skip hire companies provide mini-skips, midi-skips, builders skips and roll-on-roll-off skips, and for different projects skip bags are also available.

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