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Soundproofer Retford Nottinghamshire (DN22): If noise is causing problems in your home in Retford then it may be time to consider installing soundproofing to make your bedroom, studio, home office or lounge a retreat of peace and quiet from your neighbours and the outside world. In some instances you could be thinking about soundproofing so that you don't disturb others from a home cinema, music room or kid's room. No matter which soundproofing requirements are needed, it will be vital for you and your neighbour's peace of mind.

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Before we can identify techniques for eliminating sound pollution, it would be advantageous to understand exactly how sound travels.

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Sound can move in a couple of ways:

1. Through objects by the vibration of the material.

2. Through the air by vibration of air molecules.

As dolphin and whale song shows, sound also penetrates long distance through water, but unless your intention is to soundproof an aquarium or pool we'll look only at the strategies for soundproofing buildings and rooms.


Substantial amounts of sound can be transferred out of and into a room through gaps around doors, ill fitting windows, open air-ducting and even electrical sockets and switches. What we hear as sound is in fact air molucules being vibrated and being picked up by our ear drum. All sounds travel through the air in the same manner; it doesn't matter if it's music, machinery, traffic, kids playing or aircraft that produces the sound.

If you try and imagine your room as if it were a bucket, you are attempting to identify any leaks which need sealing before you fill it with water.


As sound travels through the air by vibration, then it seems logical that this vibration can be transferred to, absorbed by or reflected by various materials. Sound can be moved around a dwelling from its original source via the vibration of ceilings, walls and floors. Even a solid concrete room, such as a basement, can create a path of resonance which transmits any sound waves, and even amplify them, to other rooms in a property.

How should we stop these sounds and vibrations from having an adverse effect on other people? Soundproofing is the remedy.


A bare floor surface is more resonant than one covered by a rug or carpet. These soft coverings will help to soak up noise but can also add a bit of style to an otherwise bare room. Wall coverings or window drapes can also be used to boost soundproofing and are easy to install and maintain.

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Another economical and do-it-yourself resolution is to plug any gaps around windows, light fittings, door frames and electrical sockets. Sealing the holes and gaps with a professional acoustic sealant that can be purchased in some DIY centres and builders merchants, will make a massive difference to sound transmission in your room. Acoustic sealants are inclined to be slightly more expensive than regular plaster or other sealant products, but the special design has far greater soundproofing performance and is certainly worth the small additional cost.

If you're going to be redecorating or renovating while considering your soundproofing requirements, then look at the possibility of putting up an additional layer of plasterboard (also called sheet rock, gypsum board or drywall). This is a fairly dense board which is a perfect and economic soundproofing material. If you're fitting a home cinema, games room or study then plasterboard will help in reducing sound transference from and to that room, and can be decorated easily after completion. If you're not familiar with fitting plasterboard and studding, it is generally advisable to employ a specialist team to guarantee the optimum soundproofing gains from its installation.

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The last do-it-yourself solution is to look at the doors within your property in Retford. Whilst hollow doors are lightweight and relatively inexpensive, their soundproofing qualities aren't that brilliant. Solid wood doors, whilst a tad more pricey, can have a sizeable effect on the soundproofing capabilities of a room.


Some properties, for example those on aircraft flight-paths or next to busy roads, naturally have more sound problems and will need other ways to address the situation. This is when the services of a professional soundproofing installer will deliver the most effective results.

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The initial questions you should be asked are:

  1. What kind of area or room do you wish to soundproof? Is it a brick wall, a plasterboarded partition wall or a fully lined concrete wall etc.
  2. From which direction do the noises appear to be coming? i.e. Through the ceiling, doors, windows, floor or walls or a mixture of all.
  3. Is it external noise or internal sounds that you need to address? i.e. To cut out neighbours playing loud music, traffic or passing trains, or is it from internally created sounds from a family room or music studio for instance.
  4. How big is the space that you wish to be soundproofed?

Your answers to such queries will allow you to receive quotes for the different solutions available to suit your needs. There'll be different remedies for each of the key areas the space you wish to soundproof.


There are 2 key areas that need to be addressed to soundproof any space or room:

  1. Maximise sound absorption.
  2. Reduce sound reverberation and amplifying.

To accurately determine the areas that need improvement, an on-site survey must be completed by a soundproofing expert.

A professional soundproofer will consider the different ways to add mass and density to the areas with problems. This additional mass will include ways to increase absorption of the sound energy by the use of acoustic foam or rubber to gain the maximum impact of noise reduction.

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Voids between floor joists might need insulating to remove resonation spaces between them. If you think about a drum or wooden cajon, you are looking at a sound amplifying void surrounded by a resonating material; fundamentally what you may find within ceiling and floor joists, or wall cavities.

It is best to use mixed layers of different density materials to soak up undesirable noises than a single layer fabricated from one sort of material. This is due to the fact that the different material densities react better with varying frequencies and will deliver a better acoustic resolution to your soundproofing exploits.

All soundproofing firms in Retford must follow the guidelines for domestic properties as specified by Part E of the Building Regulations. This regulation has the objective of protecting neighbours and other residents in the immediate area from the impact and effect of noise pollution.

Trade bodies in the soundproofing sector who provide qualifications, guidance and training are the Association of Noise Consultants and the Institute of Acoustics. Any Retford company bearing IOA or ANC accreditation has been vetted to make certain they offer the highest reliability, standards and quality of work within the soundproofing industry.

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Soundproofing is available in Retford and also nearby in: Clayworth, Sutton, Thrumpton, Ranby, Clarborough, Hayton, South Leverton, Elkesley, Walesby, Rampton, Ordsall, Ranskill, Barnby Moor, Botany Bay, Markham Moor, Nottingham, Newtown, Lound, and in these postcodes DN22 6PS, DN22 6NZ, DN22 6NF, DN22 6LA, DN22 6LS, DN22 6NW, DN22 6EF, DN22 6NN, DN22 6HR, DN22 6EN. Locally based Retford soundproofing specialists will most likely have the telephone code 01777 and the postcode DN22.

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Government grants have been made available for the purpose of tackling noise pollution over the last few years. If your house is close to a busy road or motorway you should get in touch with the Highways Agency who've provided grants in the past for soundproofing homes in specified areas. It is best to check out the Government portal for current grants and compensation schemes to find out whether you're entitled to any assistance with your soundproofing costs in Retford. (Tags: Grants for Retford Soundproofing, Retford Soundproofing Grants, Government Grants)

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Homeowners living in the following streets and roads have just recently requested soundproofing - Chambers Gardens, The Coppice, Strawberry Road, Coronation Street, The Maltkins, Bescoby Street, Ashworth Crescent, The Paddocks, Sedgemere, Darwin Drive, Spa Common, Devonshire Road, Ainsdale Green, Auckland Road, St Helens Rise, Tiln Lane, Cherry Holt, Birch Close, Beck Lane, Trinity Road, Clayworth Common, The Orchard, The Drive, St Michaels Green, Trinity Farm Cottages, Troon Court, The Glebe, as well as the following Retford area postcodes: DN22 6PS, DN22 6NZ, DN22 6NF, DN22 6LA, DN22 6LS, DN22 6NW, DN22 6EF, DN22 6NN, DN22 6HR, DN22 6EN.

Retford Nottinghamshire UK: The attractive, ancient market town of Retford is situated in the East Midlands district of England in the traditional county of Nottinghamshire. Retford is approximately 31 miles from Nottingham and 23 miles from Lincoln, nearby places include Clayworth, Sutton, Walesby, Markham Moor, Ranskill, Ranby, Clarborough and Nottingham. Retford has the telephone dial code 01777, has a population of approximately 22,000 and is in the postcode district DN22. For the latest local information regarding Retford, Nottinghamshire check here. (Tags: Retford Notts, Retford England, Retford Nottinghamshire, Retford UK)

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