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Soundproofer Rye East Sussex (TN31): If the level of noise is a problem in your Rye property then it might be time to look into putting in some soundproofing to make your home office, lounge, studio or bedroom a haven of peace and quiet from your neighbours, fellow occupants and the outside world. Alternatively you might wish to soundproof a particular room to keep load noises in, such as in a family room or home cinema, so that others don't get disturbed. Whatever your needs are, soundproofing will give you sanity and peace of mind.

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First it would be advantageous to appreciate just how sound travels before we can find ways to eliminate any excessive noise intruding into or escaping from your property.

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Sound can travel in only two ways:

1. By the vibration of air molecules.

2. Within and around a solid object by reflection and vibration.

Sound can also be transmitted through water, however unless you are thinking about soundproofing a swimming pool or aquarium we will simply consider its isolation through materials and air.


Sound can be transferred into and out of a room through gaps around doors, open air-ducting, ill fitted windows and even electrical switches and sockets. What we hear and identify as sound is basically air molucules being vibrated and being picked up by our ear drums. It does not matter if it's children playing, music playing, aircraft, nearby traffic or heavy machinery, they all create and transmit sound in the same way.

If you try and visualise your room as a bucket, you're trying to identify any leaks which need sealing before you fill it up with liquid.


If sound moves through the air by vibration, then it makes sense that this vibration can be reflected by, absorbed by or transferred to different solid materials. The ceilings, walls and floors will all have an impact on how sound moves around an area, and can even transmit those vibrations to other areas of a building. Even in a room that is built from a solid material which is somewhat resistant to sound, such as a concrete cellar, the sound can sometimes be transmitted and possibly even amplified to other rooms in the building.

But, how can these sound transmitting effects be stopped from causing a problem? The answer is not surprisingly, soundproofing!


If you've got bare floorboards or floors, think about covering them with carpet or putting down a few rugs to help in reducing any sound reflections and vibrations. These soft coverings will help to absorb sounds but can also add a touch of elegance to an otherwise bare room. Hanging wall coverings and curtains can also prevent sound reflections and vibrations through walls and windows without the need for a team of professional soundproofers.

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Another inexpensive and do-it-yourself remedy is to plug any gaps or holes around electrical sockets, door frames, windows and light fittings. Plugging the gaps and holes with an acoustic sealant found in many DIY and building material shops, can make an enormous difference to how your room sounds. They are a little more expensive than regular plaster or sealants, but they are worth every penny for their soundproofing qualities.

For anyone renovating a property or redecorating a room, look at the soundproofing properties of adding another skin of plasterboard or soundboard, (also called gyproc, drywall or sheet rock), while you're tackling this project. This is an efficient and economical soundproofing material due to its dense nature. It's ideal if you're installing a home office, movie room or music studio in your property in Rye. If you do decide to use plasterboard to help with your soundproofing exploits it is best to hire a professional fitter in Rye, to achieve the maximum possible benefit from its installment.

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One last simple soundproofing solution is to check the materials your doors are made of. Whilst hollow doors are lightweight and fairly affordable, their soundproofing capabilities aren't that brilliant. Changing hollow doors for solid ones will noticeably boost the soundproofing of an area with only a little more cost.


If the sound pollution is high in your area, because of traffic noise from a busy road nearby, or aircraft passing overhead for instance, then more substantial methods to reduce the excess noise will need to be investigated. The best way to resolve these problems is to get in touch with a professional soundproofing and acoustic contractor from the local area.

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The initial questions you should be asked are:

  1. What is the space you want to soundproof constructed from? (i.e. a fully lined concrete wall, a plasterboarded partition wall or a brick wall).
  2. Is it internal noise or external sounds that you want to deal with? i.e. To reduce traffic noise, overflying aircraft or neighbours, or is it from internally generated sounds from a music studio or family room for example.
  3. How large is the area you want to be soundproofed?
  4. From what direction do the sounds seem to be coming from? i.e. Through the windows, flooring, walls, ceiling or doors or a mix of all of them.

An established soundproofing contractor in Rye will look at all these factors to provide solutions to your noise problems for various budgets. There'll be different remedies for each of the key areas the room you wish to soundproof.


Two key components are needed to soundproof any kind of space or room:

  1. Reduce the ways that sound is transmitted through and reflected by hard surfaces.
  2. Update and increase the amount of sound absorption.

An on-site survey will be needed to assess the aspects to be improved.

A professional soundproofer will look at the different ways to add density and mass to the areas with problems. This additional mass will include ways to increase absorption of the sound energy by means of acoustic rubber or foam to achieve the maximum sound reduction impacts.

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Voids between joists may need insulation to remove the resonating space between them. Wall cavities or flooring and ceiling voids can all be assimilated with a drum, where the space acts as an amplifying area for unwanted sounds.

Combined layers of materials with different densities and masses do a better job of absorbing sound than a solitary layer of one material type. This is because different materials react in different ways with different frequencies and will deliver a much better overall resolution to your soundproofing.

All soundproofing installers in Rye need to follow the legislation for domestic properties specified by the Building Regulations (Part E). These regulations have the purpose of protecting other residents in the area from the impact and effect of noise pollution.

The Association of Noise Consultants and the Institute of Acoustics are recognised trade bodies who offer qualifications and training, and represent the best in companies and contractors that offer soundproofing services. Only those Rye businesses that have been vetted and authorised by these trade associations for professionalism, reliability and quality are allowed to bear the logo.

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Where is it Available?

Soundproofing services are available in Rye and also nearby in: Beckley, Iden, Playden, Peasmarsh, Brookland, Brede, Camber, East Guldeford, Pett, Rye Foreign, Udimore, Icklesham, Winchelsea, Broad Oak, and in these postcodes TN31 7EJ, TN31 7WX, TN31 9DP, TN31 7AF, TN31 6XZ, TN31 9EP, TN31 7FL, TN31 9DE, TN31 9DN, TN31 7HB. Locally based Rye soundproofing specialists will likely have the postcode TN31 and the phone code 01797. Checking this can guarantee you are accessing locally based tradesmen installing soundproofing. Rye property owners will be able to benefit from these and many other similar services.

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It would seem from some basic keyword research that a frequent search on Google is for "soundproofing foam" and for home and business owners in Rye, possibly "soundproofing foam Rye". Now, that is quite worrying as this would suggest that local home owners are looking to soundproofing foam products as a way to fix their noise problems in Rye.

It's not my intention to ruin your day, but most noise related issues can't be helped by acoustic foam, and if you are aiming to filter out the racket caused by noisy next door neighbours in Rye, you'll have to look for something better.

The foam in the form of an "egg box" that you often see for sale in sheet or tile form is not really intended for blocking out noise, but is really intended for use in music studios and similar surroundings, to reduce resonation and echoing and enhance the sound clarity in a room. This type of product isn't effective for stopping noise from travelling through a neighbouring wall, or even moving around your home and causing a nuisance. Since acoustic foam is porous and spongy, it actually lets sound pass through it, and doesn't have the density to inhibit it.

It might be that you actually have a music studio in your home in Rye, in which instance this material could be useful for you.

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If you're looking for to reduce the noise you experience in your house in Rye without causing a lot of disturbance, why not think about installing some soundproofing or acoustic underlay on your flooring These underlays can be successfully used on both wood and concrete floors, and beneath carpet, laminate, engineered wood and vinyl planks floor coverings.

Acoustic underlay is particularly effective where there's lots of impact noise rather than airborne noise. The increased popularity of hard floor finishes in Rye properties, means there are more and more issues with impact noise. Things like kids running around, general foot traffic and moving furniture, are the kind of noise we're referring to here.

You shouldn't get acoustic underlay confused with ordinary carpet underlay, although some carpet suppliers may try to sell you this with claims of soundproofing qualities. If you've got real noise concerns make sure you purchase a quality soundproofing underlay.

Even though impact noise can be significantly reduced with acoustic underlays, they have varying levels of success when it comes to booming TV's, loud music and shouting, and other airborne noise issues. You must discuss the precise kinds of noise you're seeking to lower with your supplier or soundproofing specialist, and this should help you choose the correct product for your noise cancelling needs. (Tags: Acoustic Underlays Rye, Soundproofing Underlays Rye, Soundproof Underlay Rye, Acoustic Underlayment Rye).

AMW (Acoustic Mineral Wool)

One of the handiest products available for the soundproofing of homes in Rye, acoustic mineral wool (AMW) has a number of different applications for your noise reduction needs. When placed in the cavity spaces of floors, walls and ceilings, acoustic mineral wool is designed specifically to dampen vibrations, absorb sound waves and improve acoustic performance.

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AMW usually comes in 600mm x 1200mm slabs and is widely available in 25mm, 50mm, 75mm and 100mm thicknesses. Chemically inert and non-flammable, AMW is frequently made out of recycled raw materials. It will not react with any materials that it comes into close contact with (i.e. metal wall ties, plastics, brickwork, masonryetc), and doesn't encourage the growth of fungi, mould or bacteria.

Notably effective as a sound absorption infill when used between floor joists, suspended ceilings and stud partitioning, acoustic mineral wool is widely used in the construction industry for thermal, fire and acoustic insulation. When applied alongside other soundproofing materials, AMW can help in observing Part E of the Building Regulations when it comes to separating walls and floors.

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There are a wide array of tasks that can be carried out by your local Rye soundproofing specialist including soundproofing supplies, noise reduction, soundproofing home movie rooms, acoustic membranes, under floor hanger systems, cheap soundproofing, echo reduction, concrete floor soundproofing Rye, soundproofing solutions, noise control services, underfloor soundplank installations, noisy neighbour soundproofing, vibration control services, soundproofing services in Rye, soundproofing windows, acoustic services, independent ceiling systems Rye, soundproofing gyms Rye, sound insulation, party wall soundproofing services in Rye, soundproofing insulation, soundproofing surveys, wall soundproofing services, soundproofing underlay, soundboard installations, and lots more. Listed are just a selection of the duties that are carried out by those installing soundproofing. Rye providers will tell you about their whole range of soundproofing services.

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One of the main downsides of carrying out home refurbishments or property revamps in Rye is the sheer quantity of waste that is generated. While soundproofing isn't one of those tasks that usually produces a lot of waste, that's not always the case, and it will depend on the size and scale of your installation. It may be the case that waste removal is referred to in the quotation, because many soundproofing contractors are perfectly happy to remove waste as part of the project. Make sure that you check this, since you might be landed with doing your own waste removal.

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Regardless of whether the tradesperson is sorting this out or you are doing it yourself, hiring a skip will often be the best option for waste removal. Different sizes of skip are available to match the volume of rubbish that you've got. Mini-skips generally hold approximately 2 cubic yards of waste, midi-skips hold approximately 4 cubic yards of waste, builders skips hold approximately 6 cubic yards of waste and roll-on-roll-off skips hold approximately 20 cubic yards of waste. Skip bags normally hold about 1 - 1.5 cubic yards of waste.

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Also find: Beckley soundproofing, Icklesham soundproofing, Broad Oak soundproofing, East Guldeford soundproofing, Pett soundproofing, Camber soundproofing, Peasmarsh soundproofing, Iden soundproofing, Playden soundproofing, Rye Foreign soundproofing, Udimore soundproofing, Brede soundproofing, Brookland soundproofing, Winchelsea soundproofing services and more. Most of these villages and towns are catered for by tradesmen fitting soundproofing. Rye residents can get quotes by clicking here.

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Soundproofing Around Rye: In Ashenden Avenue, Rock Channel Quay, Ferring Close, Pottingfield Road, Eagle Road, Military Road, Traders Passage, Cyprus Place, Winchelsea Road, The Close, Church Square, Saltcote Lane, East Cliff, King's Avenue, Cinque Ports Street, The Link, Mill Road, Market Street, The Mint, Watchbell Street, Station Approach, Denton Close, Tower Street, Wish Street, as well as the following local Rye postcodes: TN31 7EJ, TN31 7WX, TN31 9DP, TN31 7AF, TN31 6XZ, TN31 9EP, TN31 7FL, TN31 9DE, TN31 9DN, TN31 7HB, people have recently needed local soundproofing. These locations recently saw activity by local installers of soundproofing. Rye householders received reliable and professional soundproofing services.

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(This soundproofing Rye page was updated on 16-05-2022)