Soundproofing Prestwick

Prestwick Soundproofing & Noise Reduction Services

Soundproofer Prestwick Scotland (KA9): If the level of noise is an issue in your home in Prestwick then it is time to think about putting in some soundproofing to make your lounge, bedroom, home office or studio a retreat of peace and quiet from your neighbours and the outside world. You may also be concerned about any noise from a home cinema or family room seeping out and causing a disturbance to others in the house. In any event, soundproofing is vital for your sanity and peace of mind.

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It's crucial to realise how sound is transmitted around a structure before it's possible to identify strategies to prevent it from happening.

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There basically a couple of ways in which sound can be transmitted around a home:

1. By the vibration of air molecules.

2. Through the vibration of objects or materials.

As whale and dolphin songs can show, sound also travels through water, however unless your aim is to soundproof a pool or aquarium we'll just look at the techniques of soundproofing rooms and buildings.


Sound can be transmitted into and out of a room through gaps around doors, single glazed windows, open air-ducting and even electrical sockets and light fittings. What we identify and hear as sound is really air molucules being vibrated and being picked up by our ear drum. It does not matter whether it's music, heavy machinery, busy traffic, passing aircraft or kids playing, they all produce and transmit sound in the same manner.

If you can visualise your room as if it were a bucket, and you're trying to identify any leaks to seal before you can fill it with water.


If sound moves through the air by vibration, then it seems logical that this vibration can be transferred to, absorbed by or reflected by various solid materials. Sound will vibrate the walls, floors and ceilings of your rooms, and can lead to a resonation effect which is transferred outside of the area. Even in a room that is built from a dense material which is resistant against sound, such as a concrete cellar, the sound can be transmitted and maybe even amplified to other rooms in the dwelling.

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


Give some thought to covering a bare floor, which reflects and resonates sound, with a carpet or rug. 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 prevent sound vibrations and reflections through windows and walls without the need to bring in a team of professional soundproofing specialists.

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Look for areas in your room where noise can come in or escape from; sockets, doors, windows and light fittings, and stop up any gaps. You can find professional acoustic sealants in some builders merchants that suppress the transmission of sound by suppressing the sound waves. Acoustic sealants are inclined to be a little more pricey than standard sealant products, however the special design has far greater soundproofing performance and is worth the small extra cost.

If the room you are working on is an empty canvas and you're doing the soundproofing as you decorate or renovate, think about putting up another skin of soundboard or plasterboard, (also known as gyproc, sheet rock or drywall). This is an economic and efficient soundproofing material due to its dense nature. It is great if you're installing a studio, home office or movie room in your house in Prestwick. If you're not experienced in fitting plasterboard and framing, it is generally best to hire a specialist Prestwick contractor to guarantee the optimal soundproofing benefits from its use.

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The final do-it-yourself solution is to think about the doors in your property in Prestwick. If you have hollow doors in your rooms you'll discover they can vibrate with any sound that hits them. Solid doors, whilst a bit more expensive, can have a sizeable effect on the soundproofing capabilities of a room.


If the level of sound is high in your location, because of aircraft flying over, or heavy traffic on a busy road for instance, then more severe ways to deal with the excess noise may need to be explored. This is an instance when the services of an experienced soundproofing company will bring the most effective results.

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They will ask the following four questions during the initial appraisal of your needs:

  1. From which direction do the sounds appear to be coming from? i.e. Through the walls, floors, windows, ceiling or doors or a mixture of all of these.
  2. What is the space you wish to soundproof constructed from? (i.e. a fully lined concrete wall, a brick wall or a stud partition wall).
  3. Is it external noise or internal sounds that you wish to address? i.e. To suppress road noise, next door neighbours or aircraft, or is it from internally generated sounds from a music room or family room for example.
  4. How big is the space you want to be soundproofed?

Your answers to these queries will enable you to get itemised quotes for the different solutions available to suit your circumstances. Remedies will vary in line with the different materials required for each of the trouble spots within your environment.


2 key approaches are needed to soundproof any type of space:

  1. Minimise sound amplifying and reverberation.
  2. Sound absorption will need to be maximised.

To effectively analyse the aspects that need to be improved, a site survey needs to be carried out by a soundproofing specialist.

Solutions from the survey will probably include the addition of materials of different densities to help enhance the soundproofing characteristics of the room. The addition of acoustic foams and rubbers of varying density and mass will help in absorbing noises and reduce reflections and transmission sources.

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Any voids in the room might need some type of muffling material to be inserted between them to lessen noise resonation. If you picture such spaces as similar to a drum or wooden cajon then you will see that by leaving wall cavities and floor or ceiling joist spaces open, you're effectively creating a noise amplification area.

Soundproofing is enhanced if different densities and materials are utilised, as opposed to installing a single form of material. This is because the different material densities react better with various frequencies and will deliver a better solution to your soundproofing.

All soundproofing technicians in Prestwick have to follow the legislation for domestic buildings as set down in the Building Regulations (Part E). Part E of the Building Regulations is a legally binding requirement to protect yourself and neighbours from being affected by noise pollution in an environment where people live and work.

The Association of Noise Consultants (ANC) and the Institute of Acoustics (IOA) are trade organisations who offer training, qualifications and are representative of the very best in companies and contractors which offer soundproofing services. Only those Prestwick companies that have been vetted and accredited by these trade associations for quality, professionalism and reliability are permitted to display the logo.

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Where is Soundproofing Available?

Soundproofing is available in Prestwick and also in: Troon, Mossblown, New Prestwick, Ayr, Loans, Monkton, Southwood, Dundonald, Symington, Braehead, Newton on Ayr, Craigie, Annbank, Tarbolton, Woodfield, Auchincruive, and in these postcodes KA8 9DR, KA9 1RY, KA9 1DA, KA9 1BT, KA9 1QS, KA9 1LN, KA9 1BB, KA9 1PT, KA9 1BY, KA9 1RT. Locally based Prestwick soundproofing specialists will probably have the postcode KA9 and the dialling code Dialling code 01292. Checking this out will confirm that you access local tradespeople installing soundproofing. Prestwick property owners can utilise these and lots of other similar services.

Government Grants for Soundproofing

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Government grants have been offered for the purpose of combating sound pollution over the last few years. Up until March 2020, the Highways Agency was offering grants for soundproofing houses if they were in particular areas that are affected by noise from traffic. Check out the Government website for the latest compensation schemes and grants that may be available to assist with combating noise pollution and soundproofing of property in Prestwick. (Tags: Grants for Prestwick Soundproofing, Prestwick Soundproofing Grants, Government Grants)

Soundproofing Foam Prestwick

Just recently I thought that I'd have a look at what people in Prestwick are searching for online in relation to soundproofing, and it would appear that when looking on Google and other search engines one of the most commonly types in requests was "soundproofing foam". And on a local basis queries include things like "soundproofing foam Prestwick". This is rather confusing, because it indicates a basic lack of awareness by local property owners who seem to be of the opinion that their noise issues can be sorted out with acoustic foam.

It isn't my intention to be a bearer of bad tidings, but most soundproofing issues cannot be helped by this product, and if you are aiming to reduce the racket caused by noisy neighbours in Prestwick, you'll have to look elsewhere.

The familiar "egg box" shaped foam, that often appears to be the trademark of soundproofing, is not actually designed for stopping the transmission of noise, but has the purpose of reducing resonation and echoing in music studios and similar environments, where it can also improve the acoustic performance of a room. This product isn't effective in stopping noise from penetrating a wall from a neighbouring property, or even as a barrier to stop sound from travelling around your property and causing annoyance. Rather than stopping it, soundproofing foam actually allows sound to pass through it, because it is in fact porous.

Nevertheless, if you are working on a project such as a music studio, this foam might be helpful for you, and can be obtained in different sheet sizes and various thicknesses (usually 25mm and 50mm). (Tags: Music Studio Soundproofing Prestwick, Soundproofing Foam Prestwick, Soundproof Foam Prestwick, Acoustic Foam Prestwick).

Acoustic or Soundproofing Underlay Prestwick

If you are experiencing a lot of troublesome noise in your house in Prestwick, an affordable way to lessen this without excessive disturbance is by adding some soundproofing underlay to your floors. This is designed for use on concrete or wood floors and can be installed beneath laminate, engineered wood, carpet, vinyl planks, and various other flooring types.

Soundproofing underlay is particularly beneficial where there's an issue with impact noise rather than airborne noise. The current popularity of hard floor finishing products means that impact noise pollution is becoming a rising issue for homeowners in Prestwick. Upstairs rooms are the main origin of such problems, with moving furniture, kids stomping around and general footfall being typical concerns.

You shouldn't get acoustic or soundproofing underlay confused with standard carpet underlay, although some carpet companies may well attempt to palm you off with this claiming it has decent soundproofing benefits. If the noise issues you are experiencing are severe, make sure that you purchase a decent acoustic underlay from a legitimate vendor.

Even though soundproofing underlay is mainly effective for impact noise, some products are better than others when facing airborne noise pollution like constant talking, booming TV's and loud music. You should discuss the precise kinds of noise you are wanting to lower with your supplier or soundproofing specialist, and this will help you to pick the right product for your noise beating needs. (Tags: Acoustic Underlay Prestwick, Soundproof Underlay Prestwick, Acoustic Underlayment Prestwick, Soundproofing Underlay Prestwick).

AMW (Acoustic Mineral Wool)

For you noise reduction needs in Prestwick, AMW (otherwise known as acoustic mineral wool) is one of the most useful products for soundproofing homes or other buildings, and has a range of applications. Specifically designed to be installed in the cavity spaces of floors, ceilings and walls, acoustic mineral wool is effective in reducing reverberation, improving acoustic performance and absorbing sound waves.

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Available in thicknesses of 25 millimetres, 50 millimetres, 75 millimetres and 100 millimetres, AMW commonly comes in 1200mm x 600mm "slabs". Non-flammable and chemically inert, AMW is frequently made with recycled materials. It is rare for bacteria, fungi or mould to form in AMW, and it does not react with masonry, plastics, brickwork, metal wall ties, or other materials or substances that it makes close contact with.

When utilised as a sound absorption infill between flooring joists, stud partitions and suspended ceilings, AMW is particularly effective, and it is widely recognised in the construction sector for its fire, acoustic and thermal insulation qualities. When it comes to separating walls and floors, and when used in partnership with other sound absorbing materials, acoustic mineral wool can help in abiding by The Building Regulations (Part E).

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The quantity of waste that is created when undertaking property makeovers or home refurbishments in Prestwick is one of the main drawbacks of this type of project. Some soundproofing jobs will create hardly any waste, while others could result in quite a bit - it just depends on the circumstances of your particular project. Depending on who you employ to do the work, some tradespeople will include waste removal in the job quote and will be happy to get rid of it for you.

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One of the simplest and most hassle-free ways to get rid of this waste is to hire a skip. If you've never hired a skip before, you may not be aware of the fact that skips come in different volumes and sizes. Skips range from skip bags to mini-skips, midi-skips to builders skips, and for massive jobs or commercial use - roll-on roll-off skips.

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Scotland Soundproofing Enquiries

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Recent Scotland soundproofing customer enquiries: Ezra Waterhouse and Alara Waterhouse recently enquired about getting a price for reducing the footstep noise in an apartment in Thornliebank. Mr and Mrs Simms recently asked for a quotation for soundproofing a wood floor in Fernhill, Scotland. Aniya Simpson recently requested a quote for soundproofing the ceilings of a property in High Valleyfield. Mr and Mrs Armitage recently requested an estimate for reducing the levels of sound transmission in a property in Kilbarchan, Scotland. Lina and Corey Parkes recently requested a quote for soundproofing a property in Pitmedden. Grace Sisson and Boris Sisson recently enquired about the possibility of improving the soundproofing on a party wall in Newmains. Mr and Mrs Bower recently requested a quotation for installing secondary acoustic glazing in a bungalow in Thornliebank, Scotland. Scarlett Sissons and Cai Sissons recently asked for a price quote for doing some soundproofing on a music studio in a terraced house in Broxburn, Scotland.

Prestwick Soundproofing Tasks

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There are a wide range of tasks that can be carried out by your local Prestwick soundproofer including independent ceiling systems, noise cancellation Prestwick, vibration control services, wall soundproofing, soundproof noise from upstairs, soundproofing surveys, noisy neighbour soundproofing, soundproofing foam installation, noise control, cheap soundproofing in Prestwick, noise reduction services, ceiling soundproofing in Prestwick, soundproofing supplies, acoustic membranes in Prestwick, batten wall systems, reduce noise from downstairs in Prestwick, echo reduction, concrete floor soundproofing Prestwick, acoustic services, acoustic fencing, home soundproofing, soundproofing, window soundproofing services, soundproofing walls from noisy neighbours, soundproofing solutions, floor soundproofing services in Prestwick, wood floor soundproofing, soundproofing home gyms, resilient bar soundproofing, sound testing in Prestwick, and more. Listed are just some of the activities that are handled by people fitting soundproofing. Prestwick companies will tell you about their full range of services.

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Also find: Dundonald soundproofing, Ayr soundproofing, Woodfield soundproofing, Annbank soundproofing, Loans soundproofing, Tarbolton soundproofing, Southwood soundproofing, Troon soundproofing, Craigie soundproofing, Braehead soundproofing, Mossblown soundproofing, Newton on Ayr soundproofing, New Prestwick soundproofing, Auchincruive soundproofing, Symington soundproofing, Monkton soundproofing services and more. All of these places are catered for by tradesmen fitting soundproofing. Prestwick home and business owners can get soundproofing quotations by clicking here.

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Other Tradespeople in Prestwick Scotland: When your Prestwick property needs improvements or refurbishing, a number of different craftsmen might be needed to finish the work, and although your current search is for soundproofing in Prestwick, Scotland, you could also need the expertise of SKIP HIRE in Prestwick, a cleaner in Prestwick, a building contractor in Prestwick, a plumber in Prestwick, a flooring specialist in Prestwick, a double glazing installer in Prestwick, a plasterer in Prestwick, a carpenter in Prestwick, a tiler in Prestwick, a handyperson in Prestwick, metalworkers in Prestwick, a painter/decorator in Prestwick, rubbish removal in Prestwick, a bricklayer in Prestwick, an electrician in Prestwick, and quite possibly others.

Soundproofing Around Prestwick: Soundproofing work has recently been done in these Prestwick areas - Links Road, Craigfin Court, Lennox Drive, Lugar Crescent, Greenan Terrace, Mansewell Road, Newark Terrace, Lilybank Road, Garryhorn, Templerigg Court, Blackford Crescent, Moorfield Road, Hillside Crescent, Westbourne Avenue, Arran Park, Craigneil Drive, Monument Crescent, Seabank Road, Ardfin Road, New Dykes Road, Shawfarm Gardens, Pentland Drive, Nursery Avenue, Annfield Terrace, St. Ninians Park Place, as well as these local Prestwick postcodes: KA8 9DR, KA9 1RY, KA9 1DA, KA9 1BT, KA9 1QS, KA9 1LN, KA9 1BB, KA9 1PT, KA9 1BY, KA9 1RT. These places recently saw activity by installers of sounddproofing. Prestwick homeowners benefited from competent and top quality soundproofing services in every case.

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(This soundproofing Prestwick article was generated on 16-05-2022)