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Soundproofer South Ockendon Essex (RM15): If your property in South Ockendon is being adversely affected by noise, maybe you should think about installing some soundproofing to bring a new sense of tranquility to your lounge, studio, bedroom or home office. Conversely you may wish to soundproof a room to keep load noises in, for example in a home cinema or family room, to avoid disturbing others. In any event, soundproofing is crucial for sanity and peace of mind.

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Before we can find methods for combating sound pollution, it would be a good idea to understand precisely how sound travels.

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Sound can move in a couple of ways:

1. The vibration or air molecules through the air.

2. Through the vibration of objects or materials.

As dolphin and whale songs can show, sound also penetrates long distance through water, but unless you wish to soundproof a swimming pool or aquarium we will just look at the strategies for soundproofing buildings and rooms.


Substantial levels of sound can be transferred out of and into a room through open ducting, gaps around doors, ill fitting windows and even electrical sockets and switches. What we hear and identify as sound is really air molucules being vibrated and being picked up by our ear drum. It doesn't matter whether it's children playing, passing aircraft, machinery, music playing or nearby traffic, they all generate and transmit sound in the same way.

It is helpful to visualise a room as a boat and inspect it carefully for leaks before sailing off into the sunset.


Sound waves can also be absorbed by, reflected by or transferred to solid materials and structures. Sound will cause vibrations in the ceilings, walls and floors of your rooms, and can result in a resonating effect which is transferred outside the area. Even a solid concrete room, such as a basement, can create a path of resonance which transports any sound waves, and sometimes amplify them, to other areas of a structure.

However, how can these sound generating effects be stopped from creating an issue? The solution is obviously, soundproofing!


Give some thought to covering bare floors, which reflect and resonate sound, with a rug or carpet. The rugs or other soft coverings will help soak up noises and can also add a bit of style to an otherwise bare room. Window drapes and wall coverings can also be used to boost soundproofing and are easy to install.

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Look for areas in your rooms where sound can escape or come in; windows, doors, light fittings and sockets, and seal the holes or gaps. Stopping up the gaps and holes with an acoustic sealant that can be purchased in many DIY centres and builders merchants, will make a huge difference to sound transmission in your rooms. They may be a little more expensive than regular sealants or plaster, but they are worth it for their soundproofing efficiency.

For anybody redecorating a room or renovating a property, consider the soundproofing benefits of adding a supplementary skin of plasterboard or soundboard, (also called gypsum board, sheet rock or drywall), while you're tackling the project. This is an economic and efficient soundproofing material due to its dense nature. It's superb if you're putting in a movie room, games room or home office in your house in South Ockendon. It is far better to hire a reliable contractor near you to put up the plasterboard unless you're experienced in this task.

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Lastly you ought to inspect all doors in the room you're seeking to soundproof. While hollow doors are lightweight and fairly affordable, their soundproofing characteristics aren't the best. Solid core doors, whilst a little bit more expensive, can have a sizeable effect on the soundproofing capabilities of a room.


Some homes, for instance those next to busy roads or on aircraft flight paths, have naturally more sound issues and will require other ways to solve the dilemma. The best solution for resolving these problems is to contact a decent acoustic and soundproofing firm from the local region.

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

  1. How big is the room requiring soundproofing?
  2. What is the main spot where the sound creates the biggest issues? i.e. Is it emanating down from overhead, through windows/doors, up through the flooring or from the walls, or is it a mixture of all these factors.
  3. Is it internal noise or external sounds that you would like to address? i.e. To cut out next door neighbours, passing trains or traffic, or is it from internally created sounds from a family room or music room for example.
  4. What room needs to be soundproofed? i.e. Is it a brick walled room, a stud partitioned room, a concrete lined basement or a loft conversion.

An established soundproofing installation company in South Ockendon will take into consideration all these aspects to offer remedies for your noise problems for various budgets. Remedies might vary in line with the different materials needed for each of the main trouble spots within your property.


There are 2 areas that must be dealt with to successfully soundproof any room:

  1. Sound absorption needs to be increased.
  2. Reduce sound the resonating and amplification of sound.

This requires an on-site survey to see precisely what areas require enhancing from the current state.

The installer will look at ways of adding materials with different densities and masses to boost the sound quality of the room. Soundproofing will be enhanced by the addition of acoustic rubber, foam and other materials which absorbs excess noise and improves and the sound quality of a space.

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Voids between joists may require insulating to remove the resonating space between them. If you visualise these spaces like a drum then you'll see that by leaving floor or ceiling joist spaces and wall cavities empty, you're effectively creating a noise amplification area.

It is better to use combined layers of different density materials to deaden undesirable noises than a solitary layer made from one material. The various materials will reduce different frequencies of noise and provide a more balanced feeling and auditory experience to a room.

Any soundproofing installer in South Ockendon will need to adhere to the Part E of the Building Regulations, if dealing with a domestic property. These regulations have the aim of protecting other residents in the area from the effects of sound pollution.

Trade bodies in the soundproofing industry that offer training, qualifications and advice are the Association of Noise Consultants and the Institute of Acoustics. Any South Ockendon firm showing ANC or IOA accreditation has been vetted to ensure they offer the highest reliability, standards and quality of work within the industry.

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Soundproofing services are available in South Ockendon and also in: Linford, Stanford-le-Hope, North Ockendon, Cranham, Aveley, North Stifford, Purfleet, Badgers Dene, Chafford Hundred, Grays, West Thurrock, Bulphan, Horndon on the Hill, Orsett, West Horndon, and in these postcodes RM15 5PU, RM15 5FG, RM15 5JQ, RM15 5FT, RM15 5AL, RM15 4WH, RM15 5LS, RM15 5PX, RM15 5JJ, RM15 5BP. Local South Ockendon soundproofing specialists will likely have the postcode RM15 and the telephone code 01708.

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The latest Essex soundproofing job posts: Caden Lopez and Maddie Lopez recently enquired about soundproofing the ceilings of a flat in Maylandsea, Essex. Abdirahman Foulkes recently enquired about soundproofing a children's play room in a detached house in Colne Engaine. Rachel Stock recently requested an estimate for soundproofing a flat in Myland. Casey Shearer and Keelan Shearer recently asked for an estimate for soundproofing a party wall in East Hanningfield, Essex. Mr and Mrs Barker recently enquired about the possibility of soundproofing a wooden floor in Great Baddow. Meghan and Denis Ryder recently enquired about getting a price for reducing the levels of sound transmission in a bungalow in Henham. Kimberly Whyte recently requested a price quote for reducing the footstep noise in an apartment in Great Bromley. Kiaan Donaldson recently asked for a quote for soundproofing a reading room in a terraced house in St Lawrence, Essex.

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Householders who live in the following streets have recently requested soundproofing - South Road, Canterbury Parade, Cawdor Avenue, Fortin Path, Elan Road, Dunkellin Grove, Medlar Drive, Arcany Road, Tamarisk Road, Daines Close, Buckles Lane, Russells Way, Bruyns Court, Derry Avenue, Perrys Way, Brock Green, Dalroy Close, Alwen Grove, Buckles Lane, Swaley Way, Rosemary Close, Laurel Drive, Cherwell Grove, Kennet Green, Annifer Way, Buckles Lane, Harrys Place, Garron Lane, Mollands Lane, Orchard Road, Peartree Close, Cample Lane, North Road, as well as these local South Ockendon postcodes: RM15 5PU, RM15 5FG, RM15 5JQ, RM15 5FT, RM15 5AL, RM15 4WH, RM15 5LS, RM15 5PX, RM15 5JJ, RM15 5BP.

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