Soundproofing Solihull

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Soundproofer Solihull West Midlands (B91): If the level of noise is a problem in your Solihull home then it might be time to consider some soundproofing to make your studio, home office, living room or bedroom a peaceful haven from the outside world. In some circumstances you may be looking at soundproofing so that you don't disturb others in the house from a music room, home cinema or children's room. Whatever your requirements are, soundproofing will offer you peace of mind and sanity.

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First it will help if we get our heads around precisely how is transmitted and travels before we can find ways to reduce any sound intrusion or escape from your home.

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Basically, sound travels in two ways around a home:

1. Through the air by vibration of air molecules.

2. By vibration of solid materials and structures.

Sound can also travel through water, but unless you are looking at soundproofing a swimming pool or aquarium we'll just concern ourselves with the isolation via air and materials.


Any ill fitting windows, heating ducts, gaps around doors and even electrical switches and sockets can all be responsible for the transmission of sound outside or into a room. All sound vibrates the molecules in the air and these vibrations are what we pick up and hear as sound. All sounds travel through the air in the same way; it doesn't matter if it's aircraft, heavy machinery, nearby traffic, music or kids playing that produces the sound.

If you try to imagine your room as a bucket, and you are trying to identify any leaks that need sealing before you can fill it up with water.


We now understand that sounds are merely the vibrations of air being picked up by the ear, but those vibrations are also reflected by or transferred to solid objects. The floors, walls and ceilings will all affect how sound moves around a room, and can even transport that vibration to other areas of a dwelling. Even a room made from solid concrete, such as a cellar, can produce a resonance path which transports any sound waves, and sometimes amplify them, to other parts of a building.

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


Think about covering bare floors, which resonate and reflect sound, with a carpet or rug. These soft coverings and rugs will help soak up sounds but can also add a touch of style to an otherwise bare room. Hanging curtains and wall coverings can also damp down sound vibrations and reflections through walls and windows without the need for a professional team of soundproofers.

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Look for areas around the room where noise can come in or escape from; sockets, light fittings, windows and doors, and seal up the gaps or holes. There are some special acoustic sealants available to buy which suppress the sound waves, and don't transmit them to the surrounding materials. They are a tad more expensive than regular sealants or plaster, but they are worth every penny for their soundproofing efficiency.

If your room is a blank canvas and you're soundproofing as you decorate or renovate, look at installing a skin of plasterboard or soundboard, (also called gypsum board, drywall or sheet rock). Plasterboard is a fairly dense material which is both effective and economical for soundproofing purposes. If you're putting in a study, home cinema or studio then plasterboard can help in reducing sound transmission to and from that room, and can be readily decorated after completion. If you do decide to use plasterboard to help with your soundproofing it is a good idea to use a specialist fitter in Solihull, to get the maximum benefit from its installment.

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The final do-it-yourself solution is to think about the doors within your home in Solihull. Whilst hollow doors are lightweight and fairly inexpensive, their soundproofing attributes aren't that brilliant. Solid core doors, whilst a little bit more expensive, can do wonders for soundproofing a room.


Some areas, for example those next to busy traffic routes or on aircraft flight paths, naturally have more sound pollution issues and will require other ways to tackle the predicament. You will get the most effective soundproofing outcome by employing the services of a professional soundproofing company.

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The initial questions you can expect to be asked are:

  1. What are the particular sounds that need to soundproofed? i.e. Is it sounds from inside your house such as a teenagers bedroom or home cinema, or external noises such as traffic noise, neighbours playing loud music, aircraft, etc.
  2. Which is the main point where the noise causes the biggest issues? i.e. Is it emanating down from above, up through the floors, from the walls or through doors/windows, or is it a combination of all these things.
  3. How large is the room you need to have soundproofed?
  4. What is the space you want to soundproof constructed from? (i.e. a lined concrete wall, a stud partition wall or a brick wall).

With honest answers to these queries a genuine soundproofing specialist in Solihull will come up with solutions to suit your circumstances, and just as important, your allotted budget. Remedies will vary according to the different materials needed for each of the trouble spots within your property.


To soundproof any type of room requires two key approaches:

  1. Reduce the effects on the way sound is transmitted through and reflected by solid surfaces.
  2. Improve the absorption of sound.

A site survey will be required to pinpoint the aspects that need improving.

A specialist will look at the different methods for adding density and mass to the areas with problems. The addition of acoustic rubbers and foams of different density and mass will help in absorbing noise and reduce reflections and transmission sources.

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The insulation between any voids will be improved to lower the noise amplification and resonation of these "sound boxes". Floor and ceiling voids and cavities in walls can all be likened to a drum, where the space acts as an amplifying area for any unwanted sounds.

Combined layers of materials with different masses and densities work better at absorbing sound than a single layer of one material type. This is because the various frequencies are absorbed differently by different materials, therefore a diversity of densities, layers and shapes within your soundproofing panels are needed.

Any soundproofing contractor in Solihull will have to abide by the Part E of the Building Regulations, if dealing with a residential property. These regulations have the aim of protecting neighbours and other residents in the immediate area from the impact of noise pollution.

Trade associations in the soundproofing industry that offer qualifications, training and advice are the Association of Noise Consultants (ANC) and the Institute of Acoustics (IOA). Any Solihull contractor bearing IOA or ANC accreditation has been vetted to ensure they provide the highest quality, standards and reliability of work within the soundproofing industry.

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Soundproofing services are available in Solihull and also nearby in: Bickenhill, Catherine-de-Barnes, Cheswick Green, Hall Green, Shirley, Adcocks Green, Monkspath, Rotton Row, Elmdon, Olton, Dickens Heath, Knowle, and in these postcodes B26 3PX, B91 1EN, B90 3PB, B91 1BT, B27, B90 3ER, B90 3RH, B91 1BP, B91 1BL, and B91 1BQ. Local Solihull soundproofing specialists will most likely have the postcode B91 and the telephone dialling code 0121. Checking this out should confirm that you are accessing locally based providers of soundproofing. Solihull property owners are able to utilise these and various other comparable services. By simply clicking on the "Quote" banner you can get soundproofing quotations from nearby providers.

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Sound pollution and soundproofing grants have been available over the years from Government and local councils. If your house is in close proximity to a busy road or motorway you should contact the Highways Agency who've offered grants in the past for soundproofing property in selected areas. I suggest you seek advice from the Government portal on current compensation schemes and grants to find out if you are entitled to any help with the costs of your soundproofing in Solihull. (Tags: Government Grants, Solihull Soundproofing Grants, Grants for Solihull Soundproofing)

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Also find: Knowle soundproofing, Shirley soundproofing, Catherine-de-Barnes soundproofing, Rotton Row soundproofing, Dickens Heath soundproofing, Adcocks Green soundproofing, Monkspath soundproofing, Bickenhill soundproofing, Elmdon soundproofing, Cheswick Green soundproofing, Olton soundproofing, Hall Green soundproofing and more. Soundproofing services are widely available in the majority of these towns and villages. In soundproofing your home, these versatile specialists bring to the table a wealth of know-how and expertise, ensuring top-notch results. For residents, their primary aim is to create a more peaceful and quieter living environment through effective noise pollution reduction. To get soundproofing quotations, local householders can click here.

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