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Soundproofer Selby North Yorkshire (YO8): If you are anxious about the level of noise that's infiltrating your Selby property, be it in a living room, home office, studio or bedroom, you need to contemplate installing some soundproofing. You might also be concerned about any noise from a home cinema or family room seeping out and causing a disturbance to others. Either way, soundproofing is important for your peace of mind.

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It is important for us to understand how sound is transmitted around a structure before it's possible to discover methods to prevent it from happening.

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Sound basically moves in two ways around a home:

1. Around and within a solid object by reflection and vibration.

2. In open spaces by movement of air.

Sound also travels through water, however unless you're planning to soundproof an aquarium or swimming pool we'll just focus on the isolation via materials and air.


Sounds can be transferred out of and into a room through gaps around doors, open air-ducting, ill fitting windows and even light fittings and electrical sockets. Any noise vibrates the air molecules and this vibration is what we pick up and hear as sound. It matters not whether it's heavy machinery, nearby traffic, music playing, kids playing or aeroplanes, they all produce and transmit sound in the same manner.

Any gaps in the room can be considered to be leaks and will need to be closed off.


As sound moves through the air by vibration, then it stands to reason that this vibration can be absorbed by, transferred to or reflected by different materials. Sound will cause vibrations in the ceilings, floors and walls of your rooms, and can lead to a resonation effect which is transmitted outside the area. Care has to be taken with brick or solid concrete walls, such as a cellar or basement, since sound can be reflected and amplified to other parts of your house.

So, how can we stop this resonation having an impact on other people? Soundproofing of course.


If you've got bare floorboards or floor surfaces, think about covering them with carpet or laying a few rugs to help in reducing any vibrations and sound reflections. The rugs or other soft coverings will help to soak up noises and can also add a bit of elegance to an otherwise bare room. Curtains, in particular heavy blackout types, can also stifle any noises from escaping or invading a room, cost-effectively and without requiring professional installation.

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Locating and sealing any gaps or holes in your room, think door frames, sockets, windows and light fittings, is also an easy task for a competent DIY'er. Plugging the gaps and holes with a special acoustic sealant that can be purchased in many DIY stores and builders merchants, will make a massive difference to sound transmission in a room. Acoustic sealants can be a touch more pricey than standard plaster or other sealant products, however the special design has far greater soundproofing performance and is worth the small additional cost.

If your room is an empty canvas and you are soundproofing as you renovate or decorate, consider putting up a skin of soundboard or plasterboard, (also called drywall, gypsum board or sheet rock). Plasterboard is a fairly dense material that's both economical and efficient in soundproofing an area. If you are putting in a study, movie room or music studio then plasterboard can help in reducing sound transmission from and to that room, and can be easily decorated after completion. It is preferable to hire a certified contractor near you to fit the plasterboard unless you've some experience in this sort of work.

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One final easy soundproofing treatment is to check the materials your doors are made of. Even though hollow doors are light and comparatively inexpensive, their soundproofing qualities are not all that brilliant. If you're able to change to solid doors you'll find it boosts your room's soundproofing at very little extra cost.


If the level of sound pollution is extreme in your location, because of aircraft flying over, or heavy traffic on a busy road for example, then more severe ways to deal with the excess noise may have to be explored. The best solution for resolving these issues is to contact a professional soundproofing and acoustic firm from the local area.

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

  1. Is it internal noise or external sounds that you want to tackle? i.e. To suppress neighbours, trains or traffic, or is it from internally produced sounds from a family room or music studio for instance.
  2. How large is the room that you need to have soundproofed?
  3. From which direction do the noises appear to be coming? i.e. Through the walls, windows, doors, ceiling or floor or a mixture of all of these.
  4. What is the room you wish to soundproof constructed from? (i.e. a stud partition wall, a lined concrete wall or a brick wall).

Your answers to such queries will allow you to receive quotes for the various available solutions that match your requirements. The areas of your room that are causing the biggest noise issues may each need different remedies.


2 key strategies are required to soundproof any type of room:

  1. Minimise sound the amplification and reverberation of sound.
  2. The absorption of sound needs to be enhanced.

This requires an on-site survey to verify exactly what areas require enhancing from the present condition.

A professional soundproofing company will consider the different ways to add density and mass to the main trouble spots. This additional mass will help to improve the absorption of sound by the use of acoustic foam or rubber to gain the maximum noise reduction impacts.

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Voids between joists may require insulating to eliminate the resonating gap between them. If you imagine such spaces like a drum then you will see that by leaving floor or ceiling joist spaces and wall cavities empty, you're effectively creating a sound amplifying area.

Combined layers of materials with different masses and densities work better at absorbing noise than a solitary layer of one material type. This is because the different material densities react in different ways with varying frequencies and will deliver a better acoustic solution to your soundproofing project.

All soundproofing installers in Selby must follow the guidelines for residential buildings set down in the Building Regulations (Part E). Such legislation have to be adopted in order to safeguard yourself and others from the harmful effects of sound pollution.

Trade associations in the soundproofing industry that offer training, guidance and qualifications are the Association of Noise Consultants and the Institute of Acoustics. Only those Selby companies that have been appraised and accredited by these trade bodies for professionalism, reliability and quality are permitted to display the logo.

Where is Soundproofing Available?

Soundproofing services are available in Selby and also nearby in: Barlby, Wilstow Lordship, Barlow, Burn, Barmby-on-the-Marsh, Osgodby, Carlton, Cliffe, Lund, Brayton, Camblesforth, Hemingbrough, West Haddlesey, Cliffe Common, Selby Common, and in these postcodes YO8 3BA, YO8 1EL, YO8 3ED, YO8 4AZ, YO8 4ET, YO8 1EP, YO8 3LJ, YO8 4DW, YO8 1EA, YO8 3LH. Local Selby soundproofing specialists will most likely have the telephone code 01757 and the postcode YO8. Click the "quote" banner to get details about soundproofing in your area.

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Grants have been offered by the Government for the purpose of combating environmental noise in recent years. The Highways Agency recently offered grants for locations beside busy highways and roads where properties were impacted by traffic noise. I suggest you seek advice from the Government portal on current compensation schemes and grants to see if you're entitled to any help with your soundproofing costs in Selby. (Tags: Government Grants, Selby Soundproofing Grants, Grants for Selby Soundproofing)

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Over the last year soundproofing projects were completed in the following Selby streets: Meadway Drive, Meadway, Portholme Road, Abbots Court, Barlby Road, Sycamore Close, Orchard Way, Alma Terrace, Wavell Street, Deacon Court, White Street, St James Terrace, Bainbridge Drive, Maltings Court, Carentan Close, Cross Hills Lane, Woodville Terrace, Bondgate, Thornden Buildings, Nalton Street, Staniland Drive, Westbourne Road, Holden Gardens, Larch Way, Cedar Way, Cedar Crescent, Prospect Way, and in these North Yorkshire postcodes: YO8 3BA, YO8 1EL, YO8 3ED, YO8 4AZ, YO8 4ET, YO8 1EP, YO8 3LJ, YO8 4DW, YO8 1EA, YO8 3LH.

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