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Southend-on-Sea Soundproofing & Noise Reduction Services

Soundproofer Southend-on-Sea Essex (SS0): If you're concerned about the level of noise that's invading your Southend-on-Sea property, be it in a home office, studio, bedroom or living room, you should look into putting in some soundproofing. Alternatively you may wish to soundproof a particular room to keep load noises in, for instance in a home cinema or family room, so that others aren't disturbed. Either way, soundproofing is vital for peace of mind.

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It's important for us to understand how sound travels and is transmitted around a structure before it's possible to identify techniques to prevent it from happening.

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There are only a couple of ways in which sound can travel around a home:

1. The vibration or air molecules through the air.

2. By vibration of solid materials and structures.

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


Any open air-ducting, gaps around doors, ill fitting windows and even electrical sockets and light fittings can all be methods of transmission of sound outside or into a room. All noise vibrates the molecules in the air and these vibrations are what we pick up and hear as sound. All sounds are transferred through the air in the same fashion; it matters not if it's kids playing, music, passing aircraft, heavy machinery or busy traffic that creates the sound.

Any openings within the room can be regarded as leaks and will have to be blocked.


Sound waves can also be absorbed by, transferred to or reflected by solid materials and structures. Sound can be transmitted around a dwelling from its original source through the vibration of floors, ceilings and walls. Even in a room that is encased in a solid material that's resistant against sound, such as a concrete cellar, the sound can be transmitted and possibly even amplified to other parts of the property.

So, what is the best way to stop this sound transmission having an impact on others? Soundproofing of course.


If you've got bare floor surfaces or floorboards, think about putting down a few rugs or cover with a carpet to help in reducing any sound reflections and vibrations. Not only will such a simple and straightforward solution reduce your noise problem, but it can also perk up the room. Curtains, especially substantial blackout styles, can also stifle any sounds from invading or escaping the area, economically and without requiring professional soundproofing.

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Search for areas around the rooms where noise can come in or escape from; windows, sockets, doors and light fittings, and seal up the gaps. It is possible to purchase specialist acoustic sealants in many builders merchants which deaden the transfer of sound by absorbing it. They may be somewhat more expensive than standard plaster or sealants, but they are worth it for their soundproofing qualities.

If the room you are working on is an empty canvas and you're doing the soundproofing while you decorate or renovate, think about installing a skin of soundboard or plasterboard, (also known as gypsum board, drywall or sheet rock). Plasterboard is a dense material that's both economical and efficient in soundproofing a room. It is excellent for spaces such as home offices, movie rooms or studios that are being built within a property. If you are not proficient in putting up plasterboard and framing, it is generally advisable to use a specialist team to guarantee the optimal soundproofing improvements from its use.

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Lastly you should check out all doors in the room that you're soundproofing. Hollow doors are a comparatively cheap option but their soundproofing qualities are far from the best. Solid core doors, while a little more pricey, can have a significant effect on the soundproofing qualities of a room.


Some areas, such as those alongside busy traffic routes or on aircraft flight paths, naturally have more sound pollution issues and will need other ways to solve the situation. This is an instance when the services of an established soundproofing installer will deliver the greatest results.

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Be prepared to answer the four following questions during a review of your particular soundproofing requirements:

  1. How big is the space you need to be soundproofed?
  2. What are the specific sounds that you need to be soundproofed? i.e. Is it outside noises such as traffic noise, noisy neighbours, overflying aircraft etc, or is it from inside your property such as a family room or music room.
  3. What space needs to be soundproofed? i.e. Is it a brick walled room, a concrete lined basement, a loft conversion or a stud partitioned room.
  4. From which direction do the sounds appear to be coming from? i.e. Through the walls, windows, floor, doors or ceiling or a mix of all of them.

Your answers to such queries will allow you to receive itemised quotes for the different solutions available to suit your requirements. There'll be distinct remedies for each of the key areas the room that you want to soundproof.


To soundproof any kind of room requires two key strategies:

  1. Sound absorption will need to be enhanced.
  2. Reduce the effect of sound vibration, reflection and amplification by hard surfaces.

To precisely analyse the soundproofing areas that require improvement, a site survey must be performed by a soundproofing company in Southend-on-Sea.

The team will work out ways to add materials with different densities and masses to maximise the sound absorption properties of the area. This additional mass will include ways to enhance absorption of the sound energy by the use of acoustic rubber or foam to achieve the maximum sound reduction impacts.

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Any voids in the room may need some sort of deadening material to be placed between them to reduce sound resonation. If you visualise a drum or wooden cajon, you're looking at a noise increasing void surrounded by a resonating material; essentially what you may encounter within ceiling and floor joists, or wall cavities.

Soundproofing is maximised if multiple layers of different density materials are employed, as opposed to installing a single sort of material. This is because the various different materials react in different ways with various frequencies and will provide a much better overall resolution to your soundproofing.

All soundproofing installers in Southend-on-Sea must follow the guidelines for domestic properties laid out in the Building Regulations (Part E). This set of regulations is a legally binding requirement to protect yourself and neighbours from the effects of noise pollution in a setting where people live and work.

The Association of Noise Consultants (ANC) and the Institute of Acoustics (IOA) are trade bodies who offer qualifications and training, and represent the best in companies and contractors who provide soundproofing services. Any Southend-on-Sea firm showing IOA or ANC accreditation has been vetted to make sure they provide the highest quality, standards and reliability of workmanship within the soundproofing industry.

Where is Soundproofing Available?

Soundproofing services are available in Southend-on-Sea and also nearby in: Rochford, Thorpe Bay, Eastwood, Hawkwell, Daws Heath, Hadleigh, North Shoebury, Barling, Little Wakering, and in these postcodes SS0 0HA, SS0 0HR, SS0 0LG, SS0, SS0 0RT, SS0 0DH, SS0 0AY, SS0 0QB, SS0 0BF, SS0 0TA. Local Southend-on-Sea soundproofing specialists will probably have the phone code 01702 and the postcode SS0. Click the "quote" banner or form to get specifics of soundproofing in your location.

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Noise pollution and soundproofing improvement grants have been offered in the past from Government and local councils. Grants were recently offered by the Highways Agency for locations beside busy highways and roads where households were adversely impacted by traffic noise. Check the Government portal website for the latest grants and compensation schemes available to assist with tackling noise pollution and soundproofing of property in Southend-on-Sea. (Tags: Grants for Southend-on-Sea Soundproofing, Southend-on-Sea Soundproofing Grants, Government Grants)

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Also find: Little Wakering soundproofing, Thorpe Bay soundproofing, Two Tree Island soundproofing, Eastern Avenue soundproofing, Barling soundproofing, Temple Farm soundproofing, Chalkwell soundproofing, Daws Heath soundproofing, North Shoebury soundproofing, Shopland soundproofing and more. There are firms that specialise in soundproofing near to pretty much all of these towns and localities. These accomplished specialists, thanks to their expertise and knowledge, are proficient in delivering top-quality soundproofing work for your home. To establish a quieter and more restful living space for occupants, their main objective is the effective reduction of noise pollution. By going here, local residents can obtain soundproofing quotes. Why not get started with your soundproofing project right away?

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(This soundproofing Southend-on-Sea content was updated on 22-02-2024)