Soundproofer Reading Berkshire (RG1): If you're worried by the amount of noise that is infiltrating your Reading property, be it in a bedroom, home office, lounge or studio, you might want to look at installing or upgrading the soundproofing. In some cases you may be looking at soundproofing so you don't disturb others from a home cinema, music studio or children's room. No matter which soundproofing requirements are needed, it's essential for you and your neighbour's peace of mind and sanity.
Before we are able to discover techniques for eliminating sound pollution, it would be advantageous to understand how sound travels and is transmitted.
Basically, sound moves in two ways throughout your home:
1. Through the vibration of objects or materials.
2. In open spaces by movement of air.
Although sound can also travel through water, unless you're eager to isolate noises from a swimming pool or aquarium, we will only be concerned with how to soundproof the rooms of a building.
SOUND THROUGH THE AIR
Any gaps around doors, heating ducts, ill fitted windows and even electrical sockets and light fittings can all affect the transmission of sound into or outside a room. All noise vibrates the molecules in the air and this vibration is what we hear and identify as sound. It matters not whether it's music playing, nearby traffic, kids playing, passing aircraft or heavy machinery, they all generate and transfer sound in the same manner.
If you try to think of your room as if it were a bucket, and you are attempting to find any leaks to seal before you fill it up with liquid.
SOUND TRAVELLING THROUGH STRUCTURES AND OBJECTS
As sound travels through the air by vibration, then it stands to reason that this vibration can be transferred to, absorbed by or reflected by different solid materials. The floors, ceilings and walls will all affect how sound travels around an area, and may even transport those vibrations to other parts of a dwelling. Care should be taken with solid concrete or brick walls, such as in cellars or basements, because sound can be reflected and sometimes even amplified to other areas of your house.
So, how can we stop these vibrations from affecting others? Soundproofing obviously.
BASIC SOUNDPROOFING STEPS
If you have bare floorboards or floor surfaces, consider covering them with carpet or putting down a few rugs to help in reducing any sound reflections and vibrations. These soft coverings and rugs will help absorb noises but can also add a touch of elegance to an otherwise bare room. Hanging wall coverings and curtains can also suppress sound vibrations and reflections through walls and windows without the need to hire a professional team of soundproofing specialists.
Search for areas around the rooms where noise can come in or escape from; doors, windows, electrical sockets and light fittings, and stop up the holes or gaps. Plugging the gaps and holes with a specialist acoustic sealant found in some DIY and building material shops, can make a massive difference to how your room sounds. They may be a little more expensive than regular plaster or sealants, but they're more than worth it for their soundproofing efficiency.
If you are luckily enough to be renovating or redecorating while considering your soundproofing requirements, then look at the possibility of installing an additional layer of plasterboard (also referred to as gyproc, drywall or sheet rock). This is a fairly dense type of board which is an economic and useful soundproofing material. It's superb if you're setting up a games room, home cinema or study in your house in Reading. If you aren't proficient in putting up studding and plasterboard, it is generally advisable to hire a professional Reading contractor to guarantee you the optimal soundproofing improvements from its installation.
Lastly you need to check out all doors in the room you're seeking to soundproof. If you have hollow doors in your rooms you'll find they can vibrate with any sound that they experience. Switching hollow doors for solid ones will boost the soundproofing capabilities of a room with only a small extra cost.
PROFESSIONAL SOUNDPROOFING SOLUTIONS READING
If you happen to live in a high noise pollution location, such as next to a busy road or near an airport, you will need to be more inspired in your endeavours to increase the quality of the soundproofing in your house. You will receive the most effective soundproofing outcome by hiring the expertise of an established soundproofing company.
They will ask the following four questions during the initial evaluation of your needs:
- What is the size of the room or area that must be soundproofed?
- Where is the principal source of the sound coming from? i.e. Above, through the ceiling, walls, doors, floors or windows, or a mixture.
- What is the room you wish to soundproof made from? (i.e. a brick wall, a lined concrete wall or a plasterboarded partition wall).
- What are the specific sounds that need to soundproofed? i.e. Is it sounds from inside your house such as a family room or teenagers bedroom, or external noises such as aircraft, street noise, neighbours playing loud music, etc.
With answers to these questions a good quality soundproofing company in Reading will provide you with solutions for your circumstances, and just as important, your budget. Remedies will vary according to the different materials needed for each of the troublesome areas in your home.
PROFESSIONAL SOUNDPROOFING OF CEILINGS, FLOORS and WALLS
There are two key areas that must be addressed to soundproof any room:
- Increase sound absorption.
- Cut down on the ways that sound is reflected off and transmitted through hard surfaces.
A site survey will be necessary to look at the aspects to be improved.
A professional will investigate the different ways to add density and mass to the main trouble spots. This additional mass will include ways to enhance absorption of the sound energy by the use of acoustic rubber or foam to gain the maximum impact of noise reduction.
Voids between joists may need insulation to eliminate the resonating gap between them. If you visualise such spaces as similar to a drum or wooden cajon then you'll appreciate that by leaving wall cavities and floor or ceiling joist spaces empty, you're creating a sound amplification area.
Soundproofing is maximised if different densities and materials are employed, as opposed to installing only one type of material. This is because the various different materials react in different ways with varying frequencies and will deliver a much better solution to your soundproofing exploits.
Any soundproofing firm in Reading will need to abide by the Part E of the Building Regulations, if your property is residential in nature. This set of regulations is a legally binding requirement to protect your neighbours and yourself from the negative effects of noise pollution in an area where folks live and work.
The Association of Noise Consultants (ANC) and the Institute of Acoustics (IOA) are trade associations who offer training, qualifications and are representative of the best in companies and contractors who provide soundproofing solutions. Any Reading contractor bearing IOA or ANC accreditation will have been appraised to ensure they offer the highest standards, reliability and quality of work within the industry.
Where is it Available?
Soundproofing is available in Reading and also nearby in: Pangbourne, Play Hatch, Norcot, Purley on Thames, Shinfield, West Reading, Englefield, Sonning, Dunsden Green, Pingewood, Tilehurst, Earley, Sulham, Whitley, Southcote, Tidmarsh, Caversham Heights, Calcot, Caversham, Lower Earley, Mapledurham, Woodley, Emmer Green, Theale, Chazey Heath, and in these postcodes RG1 2HB, RG1 1LT, RG1 1SN, RG1 2PS, RG1 2BH, RG1 2QS, RG1 1EG, RG1 2HT, RG1 2RD, RG1 2FD. Local Reading soundproofing specialists will likely have the phone code 0118 and the postcode RG1.
Soundproofing Help and Advice
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Soundproofing Enquiries Berkshire
Recent Berkshire soundproofing customer enquiries: Rosanna and Ellis Higgs recently requested an estimate for soundproofing a kid's play room in White Waltham. Ida Searle recently enquired about getting a price for installing secondary acoustic glazing in a cottage in Hurst, Berkshire. Mr and Mrs Pollard recently asked for a quotation for soundproofing the ceilings of a property in Knowl Hill. Mr and Mrs Grainger recently requested a price quote for soundproofing a library room in a terraced house in Sunningdale. Fatima and Dhruv Budd recently enquired about getting a price for soundproofing a timber floor in Bisham. Nancy Harrison and Alistair Harrison recently requested an estimate for soundproofing an apartment in Greenham. Mr and Mrs Saville recently asked for a quotation for soundproofing a converted loft in a cottage in Winkfield. Trinity and Lennox Mortimer recently asked for a price quote for soundproofing a music studio in a terraced house in Hungerford, Berkshire.
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Soundproofing Near Reading
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Soundproofing Around Reading
In the past 12 months soundproofing projects were accomplished in the following Reading streets: Barclay Road, Blakes Lane, Sidmouth Grange Road, Bainbridge Road, Bede Walk, Battle Street, Selborne Court, Auburn Court, Cleeve Road, Dorothy Street, Boulton Road, Thames Reach, Beaver Way, Austin Road, Carters Rise, Chicory Close, Thicket Road, Sherman Place, Cardinal Close, Ashby Court, Shelley Close, Alexandra Road, The Parade, Danehill, Shakespeare Close, Spruce Road, Salford Close, Shepley Drive, Arthur Place, and in these Berkshire postcodes: RG1 2HB, RG1 1LT, RG1 1SN, RG1 2PS, RG1 2BH, RG1 2QS, RG1 1EG, RG1 2HT, RG1 2RD, RG1 2FD.
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