Soundproofing Stranraer

Stranraer Soundproofing & Noise Reduction Services

Soundproofer Stranraer Scotland (DG9): If your Stranraer property is being adversely affected by noise, maybe you should consider installing some soundproofing to bring a new sense of tranquility to your studio, bedroom, home office or living room. In some cases you might be thinking about soundproofing so that you do not disturb others from a music studio, home cinema or kid's room. Whatever your requirements are, soundproofing will help to maintain your peace of mind and sanity.

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It is crucial for us to learn how sound travels around an area before it is possible to find strategies to prevent it from happening.

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Sound basically moves in two ways throughout your room:

1. Through the vibration of objects or materials.

2. By the vibration of air molecules.

Sound also travels through water, however unless you're thinking about soundproofing a swimming pool or aquarium we'll just consider the isolation through air and materials.


Significant levels of sound can be transmitted out of and into a room through gaps around doors, ill fitting windows, open air-ducting and even light fittings and electrical sockets. What we identify and hear as sound is in fact the vibration of air molecules reaching our ear drum. Regardless of the source of the noise; nearby traffic, music playing, heavy machinery, aeroplanes or kids playing, all sounds are generated and transmitted in exactly the same fashion.

Any openings in a room can be viewed as a leak and will need to be blocked.


As sound moves through the air by vibration, then it seems logical that this vibration can be reflected by, transferred to or absorbed by various materials. The ceilings, walls and floors will all have an impact on how sound travels around an area, and may even transfer that vibration to other parts of a dwelling. Care must be taken with solid brick or concrete walls, such as a cellar, since sound can be reflected and amplified to other parts of your property.

So, how can we stop this resonation from affecting other people? Soundproofing of course.


Consider covering bare floors, which reflect and resonate sound, with a rug or carpet. Not only can such a simple and straightforward solution help to reduce your problem with noise, but it can also perk up the room. Hanging wall coverings and curtains can also prevent sound reflections and vibrations through walls and windows without the need to bring in a team of professional soundproofing installers.

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Finding and plugging any holes or gaps in your rooms, think doors, light fittings, electrical sockets and windows, is also an easy task for a skilled do-it-yourselfer. There are unique acoustic sealants available on the market which suppress the sound waves, and don't transfer them to the surrounding materials. They might be a little more pricey than normal plaster or sealants, but they are worth every penny for their soundproofing efficiency.

If the room you are working on is a blank canvas and you are soundproofing while you renovate or decorate, think about installing a skin of plasterboard or soundboard, (also called drywall, gypsum board or sheet rock). This is a fairly dense board that's an economic and useful soundproofing material. It's excellent for spaces such as studies, home cinemas or music studios being built within your home in Stranraer. It is far better to hire a reliable contractor near you to put up the plasterboard unless you have some experience in this sort of work.

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One final easy soundproofing remedy is to look at the materials your doors are made of. Hollow doors are relatively cheap although their soundproofing qualities are a far cry from perfect. Solid doors, whilst a bit more expensive, can do wonders for sound isolation in a room.


If you reside in a high sound pollution location, such as next to a busy road or near an airport, you'll have to be more innovative in how to improve the soundproofing qualities of your property. This is when the services of a specialist soundproofing installer will bring the greatest results.

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Be ready to answer the following four questions during an investigation of your particular soundproofing requirements:

  1. Is it external noise or internal sounds that you need to tackle? i.e. To lessen overflying aircraft, road noise or neighbours, or is it from internally created sounds from a home cinema or music studio for example.
  2. How large is the area you need to have soundproofed?
  3. What is the space you want to soundproof constructed from? (i.e. a brick wall, a stud partition wall or a fully lined concrete wall).
  4. Where is the majority of the sound emanating from? The doors, walls, flooring, ceiling or windows.

With accurate answers to these questions a good soundproofing company in Stranraer will figure out solutions to suit your situation, and just as importantly, your budget. They will offer you different methods for soundproofing each of the problem areas within your home.


There are two key areas that must be addressed to soundproof any room:

  1. Update and increase the level of sound absorption.
  2. Cut down on the ways that sound is transmitted through and reflected by solid surfaces.

To precisely determine the aspects that need to be improved, an on-site survey should be completed by a professional soundproofing team.

A professional soundproofing company will consider the different ways to add density and mass to the trouble spots. Soundproofing can be improved by the installation of acoustic foam and rubber which will absorb soundwaves and enhance and the sound quality of a room.

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The insulation between any voids will be upgraded to lower the noise amplification and resonation of these sound boxes. If you think of a drum or wooden cajon, you are looking at a noise increasing void surrounded by a resonating material; fundamentally what you may find inside ceiling and floor joists, or cavities in walls.

Soundproofing is maximised if different densities and materials are used, rather than installing only one form of material. The different materials will reduce different noise frequencies and offer a more sympathetic auditory experience and feeling to a room.

All soundproofing firms in Stranraer have to follow the legislation for domestic buildings set down in Part E of the Building Regulations. These regulations should be observed so as to safeguard yourself and others from being negatively impacted by noise pollution.

The Association of Noise Consultants and the Institute of Acoustics are recognised trade organisations who offer qualifications and training, and represent the best in contractors and companies who provide soundproofing solutions. Any Stranraer contractor showing IOA or ANC accreditation has been appraised to make certain they offer the highest reliability, quality and standards of work within the soundproofing industry.

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Where is it Available?

Soundproofing is available in Stranraer and also in nearby places like: Innermessan, Dunragit, Castle Kennedy, Cairnryan, Glenluce, Whiteleys, Lochans, Portpatrick, Genoch, Kildrochet, Soleburn, Leswalt, Kirkcolm, and in these postcodes DG9 0EE, DG9 7EG, DG9 7DU, DG9 7DX, DG9 0EA, DG9 7HL, DG9 0AF, DG9 7ER, DG9 7DR, DG9 7BE. Local Stranraer soundproofing specialists will likely have the telephone code Dialling code 01776 and the postcode DG9. Verifying this can confirm that you access locally based tradesmen installing soundproofing. Stranraer homeowners will be able to benefit from these and numerous other similar services.

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After performing some elementary keyword research, it looks like one of the most frequent searches on Google and other search engines is for "soundproofing foam" and for home and business owners in Stranraer, possibly "soundproofing foam Stranraer". Now, that is quite interesting because this would indicate that local homeowners are looking to acoustic foam as an answer to their noise issues in Stranraer.

It is not my intention to rain on anyone's parade, but most noise related issues can't be solved with acoustic foam, and if your goal is to filter out the din caused by noisy next door neighbours in Stranraer, you'll need to look for something better.

Often sold in sheet or tile form, this "egg box" shaped foam that you frequently see on sale isn't actually designed for blocking out noise, but is really meant to be used in music studios and comparable situations, to improve the acoustic performance of a room, and help reduce amplifying and echoing. Soundproofing foam like this is not good for stopping noise from travelling around your house, or stopping sound from penetrating a neighbouring wall. Since it is porous, soundproofing foam absorbs sound and lets sound pass through it, rather than blocking it.

It may be that you're actually building a music studio in your house in Stranraer, in which case this product may be useful for you.

AMW (Acoustic Mineral Wool)

Acoustic mineral wool is one of the most useful materials on the market for the soundproofing of homes in Stranraer and has a range of applications for your noise reduction needs. When installed in the cavity spaces of ceilings, walls and floors, acoustic grade mineral wool is designed specifically to absorb airborne sound, reduce reverberation and improve acoustic performance.

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Coming in slabs of 600mm x 1200mm and 25mm, 50mm, 75mm and 100mm thicknesses, AMW is widely available from soundproofing stockists. Non-combustible and chemically inert, AMW is frequently made of recycled materials (around 20%). It will not have a reaction with brickwork, masonry, plastics, metal wall ties, or other substances or materials that it comes into contact with, nor does it encourage the growth of mould, bacteria or fungi.

Widely recognised in the building industry for its thermal, fire and acoustic insulation attributes, AMW is notably effective as a sound absorption infill when installed in the gaps between suspended ceilings, stud partitions and flooring joists. When applied in partnership with other sound absorbing materials, AMW can help in adhering to The Building Regulations (Part E) with regards to separating walls and floors.

Acoustic Underlay Stranraer

If you are experiencing a lot of troublesome noise in your property in Stranraer, an effective way to lower this without excessive disruption is by adding some soundproofing or acoustic underlay to your floors. Both timber and concrete floors are suitable surfaces for these underlays, and they can be laid beneath engineered wood, carpet, vinyl planks and laminate.

When your issue is not so much airborne noise but predominantly impact noise, acoustic underlay is an especially beneficial remedy. An increase in the popularity of "harder" floor finishes in Stranraer properties, means that there are a growing number of problems with impact noise. The type of noise issues that we're referring to here is general footfall, shifting furniture and children stomping around, particularly from upstairs rooms.

Don't confuse regular carpet underlay with genuine soundproofing underlay, because some unprincipled carpet distributors may try to pass off such products, claiming that they are suitable. If you have significant noise concerns be sure to invest in a decent acoustic underlay.

While the installation of soundproofing underlay can be quite effective in lowering impact noise within your home, airborne noise like loud music, blaring televisions and shouting, can be a different kettle of fish, with some products being better than others and having varying success rates. Hence, when choosing an underlay product it's important to specify the specific types of noise you're striving to minimise, and have a discussion about this with your supplier or soundproofing expert in advance.

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You're probably going to generate a substantial amount of waste when you are carrying out any type of property makeovers or home refurbishments in Stranraer. When it comes to soundproofing in Stranraer, it will depend on the extent and specifics of your project. Sometimes there will be a great deal of waste, other times barely any. When you get your price quotes you will need to ask if the removal of waste has been included, otherwise you'll have to make arrangements to do this yourself.

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Hiring a skip is one of the simplest and most hassle-free ways to get rid of this waste. If you have never hired a skip before, then you might not know that skips come in a range of different sizes and volumes. Mini-skips will generally accommodate 2-3 yds of rubbish, midi-skips accommodate 4-5 yds of rubbish, builders skips accommodate 6-8 yds of rubbish and roll-on-roll-off skips accommodate 20-25 yds of rubbish. Skip bags generally take 1-1.5 yards of waste.

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Latest Scotland soundproofing requirements: Zofia Unsworth recently asked for an estimate for soundproofing a library room in a cottage in Aberdour, Scotland. Beatrice O donnell recently requested an estimate for soundproofing a party wall in Auchterarder, Scotland. Alexandre Whittle recently requested a price quote for doing some soundproofing on a music studio in a bungalow in Kinghorn. Mr and Mrs Townend recently requested a quote for reducing the level of footstep noise in an apartment in Balfron, Scotland. Julius Pollock and Samira Pollock recently requested a price quote for installing secondary acoustic glazing in a flat in Bannockburn. Elodie and Aston Wilkins recently asked for an estimate for soundproofing the ceilings of a house in Airth, Scotland. Celia and Phoenix Gorman recently enquired about reducing the levels of sound transmission in a cottage in Muir of Ord. Gracie-May Weir recently enquired about the possibility of soundproofing a kid's play room in a detached house in Conon Bridge, Scotland.

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There is a range of work that can be accomplished by your local Stranraer soundproofing company including under floor hanger systems, party wall soundproofing, timber floor soundproofing Stranraer, noise cancellation, studio soundproofing Stranraer, noisy neighbour soundproofing in Stranraer, noise reduction, soundproofing rooms, soundproofing consultations, soundproofing supplies, ceiling soundproofing, cheap soundproofing in Stranraer, acoustic services Stranraer, soundproofing, soundproofing walls in Stranraer, soundproofing walls from noisy neighbours, home soundproofing in Stranraer, sound insulation, isonic hanger systems, soundproofing solutions, acoustic membranes, soundproofing doors Stranraer, noise control in Stranraer, soundproofing insulation, vibration control services, independent ceiling systems in Stranraer, acoustic thermal installation, soundproofing services in Stranraer, soundproofing home movie rooms in Stranraer, soundproofing windows, and lots more. Listed are just some of the activities that are conducted by tradesmen installing soundproofing. Stranraer professionals will keep you informed about their entire range of services.

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Also find: Lochans soundproofing, Innermessan soundproofing, Castle Kennedy soundproofing, Kildrochet soundproofing, Dunragit soundproofing, Leswalt soundproofing, Portpatrick soundproofing, Soleburn soundproofing, Genoch soundproofing, Kirkcolm soundproofing, Glenluce soundproofing, Whiteleys soundproofing, Cairnryan soundproofing services and more. All of these places are served by tradesmen installing soundproofing. Stranraer home and business owners can get quotes by going here.

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Soundproofing Around Stranraer: Soundproofing work has recently been done in the following Stranraer roads - London Road, Mid Knockglass, Balker, St. Andrew Street, McCormack Gardens, Darnia Avenue, Churchill Avenue, Hanover Square, Meadowbank, Park Lea Gardens, Larg Avenue, Lochinch Place, Ashwood Drive, Bowling Green Road, Pinminnoch Bungalow, Burnside Court, Hilltop Close, Kate-Mora, Whinstanes, Fisher Street, Dyer Court, Stoneykirk Road, Outer Blair, High Street, School Road, as well as these local Stranraer postcodes: DG9 0EE, DG9 7EG, DG9 7DU, DG9 7DX, DG9 0EA, DG9 7HL, DG9 0AF, DG9 7ER, DG9 7DR, DG9 7BE. These areas recently saw activity by installers of sounddproofing. Stranraer home and business owners enjoyed the benefits of trusted and competent soundproofing services on each occasion.

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(This soundproofing Stranraer article was created on 13-09-2022)