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Soundproofer Tavistock Devon (PL19): If noise is a problem in your Tavistock home then it may be time to look into some soundproofing to make your home office, living room, studio or bedroom a sanctuary of peace and quiet from the outside world. You might also be aware of noise from a home cinema or family room seeping out and causing a disturbance to others in the house. Whatever your requirements are, soundproofing will provide you with sanity and peace of mind.

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It's crucial to realise how sound travels and is transmitted around a structure before it's possible to identify methods to prevent it from happening.

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Sound is able to travel in two different ways:

1. Through the air by vibration of air molecules.

2. Through objects by the vibration of the material.

As whale and dolphin song shows, sound also travels long distances through water, however unless your aim is to soundproof a pool or aquarium we'll look only at the methods of soundproofing buildings and rooms.


Sounds can be transmitted out of and into a room through ill fitting windows, gaps around doors, heating ducts and even light fittings and electrical sockets. All noise and sound will initiate movement and vibration of the molecules in the air, and this is what we identify and hear. All sounds travel through the air in the same manner; it does not matter if it's music playing, nearby traffic, heavy machinery, kids playing or aeroplanes that produces the sound.

Any openings within the room can be considered to be a leak and will need to be blocked.


If sound travels through the air by vibration, then it stands to reason that this vibration can be absorbed by, transferred to or reflected by various materials. Sound can be transported around a building from its original source via the vibration of floors, walls and ceilings. Even in a room that's encased in a solid material that's proofed against vibrations, such as a concrete cellar, the sound can be transmitted and maybe even amplified to other parts of the dwelling.

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


If you've got bare floors or floorboards, think about covering them with carpet or putting down a few rugs to help in reducing any vibrations and sound reflections. The rugs or other soft coverings will help to soak up noise but can also add a bit of style to a previously bare room. Hanging curtains and wall coverings can also dampen sound reflections and vibrations through windows and walls without the need for a professional team of soundproofing installers.

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Track down areas around the rooms where noise can come in or escape from; windows, door frames, electrical sockets and light fittings, and close off the gaps or holes. You can find professional acoustic sealants in many builders merchants which repress the transmission of sound by absorbing the sound waves. There could be a considerable difference in the price in comparison with a normal sealant, but the soundproofing capabilities are a lot better and can make an enormous difference to a room.

For anyone redecorating a room or renovating a property, consider the soundproofing benefits of adding another skin of plasterboard or soundboard, (also known as drywall, sheet rock or gyproc), while you're undertaking this work. Plasterboard is a very dense material that is both economical and efficient for soundproofing a room. It's superb if you are putting in a studio, home cinema or study in your property in Tavistock. It is preferable to hire an experienced Tavistock tradesman to put up the plasterboard unless you're experienced in this task.

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One final easy soundproofing option is to look at the materials from which your doors are made. If you have hollow doors installed in your rooms you'll find they can vibrate with any sound that hits them. If you're able to change to solid doors you'll find it improves your soundproofing more cheaply than some other options.


If your home is in a high noise pollution area, such as next to a busy road or near an airport, you will have to be more inventive in how to boost the soundproofing in your house. This is when hiring the services of an established soundproofing company will deliver the greatest results.

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Expect to answer the four following questions during an initial assessment of your specific soundproofing requirements:

  1. Precisely where is the primary source of sound coming from? i.e. Overhead, through the walls, windows, ceiling, doors or floor, or a combination.
  2. What kind of room or area do you want to soundproof? Does it have a plasterboarded partition wall, a lined concrete wall or a brick wall etc.
  3. How big is the area you wish to have soundproofed?
  4. What noise or sounds are you trying to subdue? i.e. External issues like traffic noise, overflying aircraft, neighbours playing loud music etc, or internal sounds from a family room or teenagers bedroom.

Your answers to these questions will enable you to get estimates for the various available solutions that match your requirements. Remedies will vary in line with the different materials required for each of the trouble spots within your environment.


To soundproof any type of room requires 2 key strategies:

  1. Minimise sound reverberation and amplifying.
  2. The absorption of sound needs to be maximised.

This will require a site survey to ascertain which areas require enhancing from the present state.

Solutions identified by the survey will probably include adding some materials with different densities and masses to help boost the soundproofing qualities of the room. This additional mass will help to increase the absorption of noises by means of acoustic foam or rubber to achieve the maximum sound reduction impacts.

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Voids between floor joists might require insulation to remove resonation gaps between them. Wall cavities or flooring and ceiling voids can all be assimilated with a drum, where the space acts as an amplifying area for any unwelcome noise.

Soundproofing capabilities are maximised if multiple layers of varying density materials are utilised, rather than installing a single sort of material. This is due to the fact that the various different materials react in different ways with different frequencies and will provide a better resolution to your soundproofing.

The Building Regulations (Part E) deal with the soundproofing of residential properties, and will need to be adhered to by any soundproofing specialist in Tavistock. This set of regulations is a requirement in law to protect your neighbours and yourself from the effects of noise pollution in a setting where people work and live.

Look for contractors bearing the logos of the Institute of Acoustics or the Association of Noise Consultants to be sure you're using a business which is fully qualified and knowledgeable in the soundproofing industry. An experienced soundproofing contractor in Tavistock will have been subject to a vetting procedure for the professionalism and quality of their work to have been certified as a member of these organisations.

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Where is it Available?

Soundproofing services are available in Tavistock and also in: Middlemoor, Horrabridge, Higher Walreddon, Peter Tavy, Mary Tavy, Whitchurch, Grenofen, Rushford, Wallabrook, Chaddlehanger, Kilworthy, Gunnislake, Sydenham Damerel, Lamerton, Galworthy, and in these postcodes PL19 0FF, PL19 8DR, PL19 8BJ, PL19 0DX, PL19 0BW, PL19 8AJ, PL19 0DA, PL19 0AA, PL19 0EQ, PL19 8DH. Locally based Tavistock soundproofing specialists will probably have the postcode PL19 and the phone code 01822. Checking this out should confirm that you're accessing local tradespeople installing soundproofing. Tavistock home and business owners are able to benefit from these and various other related services.

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Installing an acoustic underlay is a terrific way of adding some soundproofing to your Tavistock home without the need for any serious disruption. This is designed for use on wooden or concrete floors and can be laid beneath carpet, vinyl planks, engineered wood, laminate, and other flooring types.

Soundproofing underlay is particularly beneficial where there's a problem with impact as opposed to airborne noise. Recent increases in the popularity of "hard" floor finishes in Tavistock properties, means that there are a growing number of problems with impact noise. This is especially problematic when coming from rooms upstairs, and the type of noise issues we are talking about here is kids stomping around, general footfall and shifting furniture.

You shouldn't get acoustic underlay confused with regular carpet underlay, although some unscrupulous carpet suppliers might try to sell you this with claims of soundproofing attributes. If you have serious noise problems be sure to buy a decent acoustic underlay.

Whilst the installation of soundproofing underlay can be very effective in lowering impact noise within a home, airborne noise such as shouting, blaring TV's and loud music, can be a different kettle of fish, with some underlays being superior to others and having varying success rates. You must discuss the precise kinds of noise you are aiming to minimise with the soundproofing specialist or supplier, and this should enable you to choose the right product for your noise beating needs. (Tags: Soundproofing Underlayment Tavistock, Soundproofing Underlay Tavistock, Soundproof Underlays Tavistock, Acoustic Underlay Tavistock).

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After performing some elementary keyphrase research, it appears as if one of the most commonly searched for terms on Google and Yahoo is for "soundproofing foam" and for homeowners in Tavistock, possibly "soundproofing foam Tavistock". This is rather perplexing, as it would suggest a basic lack of awareness by local householders who seem to be of the belief that their noise issues can be sorted out by installing acoustic foam.

The last thing I wish to do is rain on your parade, but if you're thinking that the din from your noisy neighbours in Tavistock can be significantly reduced with this type of product, you're wide of the mark.

Often sold in tile or sheet form, this "egg box" style foam that you sometimes see on sale is not actually designed for stopping the transmission of noise, but was actually developed for use in music studios and comparable spaces, to improve the acoustic performance of a room, and help reduce echoing and amplifying. It is not effective in preventing noise from moving freely around your house, or stopping sound from passing through the wall of a neighbouring property. As opposed to blocking it, soundproofing foam allows sound to pass through it, because it is actually porous.

This product might however be useful for you if you're creating a music room in your property in Tavistock, in which instance you will discover that it can be bought in different thicknesses and sheet sizes.

Acoustic Mineral Wool (AMW)

One of the handiest materials on the market for soundproofing homes and buildings in Tavistock, AMW (or acoustic mineral wool) has a number of applications for your noise reduction requirements. Acoustic mineral wool is designed specifically for installation in the cavity spaces of walls, floors and ceilings, to absorb sound waves, enhance acoustic performance and dampen vibration.

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AMW normally comes in 600mm x 1200mm slabs and is available in thicknesses of 25mm, 50mm, 75mm and 100mm. Non-flammable and chemically inert, AMW is often partly made out of recycled materials (approximately 20%). It is rare for mould, bacteria or fungi to be found growing in AMW, and it should never have a reaction with metal wall ties, masonry, brickwork, plastics, or other substances or materials that it makes contact with.

When utilised as a sound absorbing filler between suspended ceilings, stud partitions and floor joists, AMW is especially effective, and it's widely recognised in the construction industry for its thermal, acoustic and fire insulation properties. With regards to separating walls and floors, and in order to conform to The Building Regulations (Part E), AMW can be used in conjunction with other sound absorbing solutions.

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The latest Devon soundproofing requests: Mr and Mrs Gooding recently asked for a price quote for soundproofing a party wall in Dartington, Devon. Mr and Mrs Rankin recently enquired about getting a price for soundproofing an apartment in Sampford Peverell, Devon. Anastasia and Arian Tipping recently enquired about soundproofing a converted loft space in Hennock. Kendrick and Eve Bloggs recently asked for an estimate for reducing the levels of sound transmission in a bungalow in Bradninch. Mr and Mrs Blackburn recently enquired about soundproofing a reading room in a semi-detached house in Newton Poppleford, Devon. Jude Drew recently enquired about getting a price for reducing the footstep noise in a flat in Bampton. Jonathan and Harper-Rose Roche recently enquired about the possibility of soundproofing a kid's play room in Bickleigh. Mr and Mrs Westwood recently enquired about improving the soundproofing on a wood floor in Ipplepen.

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Home remodeling, property revamps and even small-scale DIY projects are well known for the quantity of waste which is generated and needs to be gotten rid of. Whether or not a lot of waste is generated by your soundproofing will depend on the particulars of your specific project, sometimes there will be lots of waste, sometimes not much at all. Some soundproofers allow for for waste removal in their quotes, and if this is not itemised ask if this is included, if not you'll have to sort it out.

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If you're like most householders in Tavistock, you'll hire a skip to get rid of this waste. You'll need to choose the appropriate size skip, as there are various different sizes available. For modest projects you can choose skip bags and mini-skips, for sizeable home remodelling and landscaping work there are midi-skips and builders skips, and for commercial and industrial use or really huge projects, roll-on roll-off skips are the preferred alternative.

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There is a range of work that can be completed by your local Tavistock soundproofer including sound management, noisy neighbour soundproofing, acoustic membranes in Tavistock, underfloor soundplank installations, acoustic thermal installation, room soundproofing Tavistock, acoustic fencing in Tavistock, dampen noise from downstairs, floor soundproofing in Tavistock, echo reducing, resilient bar soundproofing in Tavistock, isonic hanger systems, reduce noise from upstairs in Tavistock, noise control services in Tavistock, soundproofing consultations Tavistock, soundboard installations in Tavistock, soundproofing solutions, soundproofing advice, vibration control services Tavistock, residential soundproofing, soundproofing supplies, industrial soundproofing Tavistock, soundproofing walls from noisy neighbours, independent ceiling systems in Tavistock, noise cancellation Tavistock, soundproofing gyms in Tavistock, window soundproofing services, acoustic foam installation, soundproofing movie rooms Tavistock, noise reduction, and more. These are just some of the tasks that are handled by those installing soundproofing. Tavistock companies will let you know their whole range of services.

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Also find: Galworthy soundproofing, Sydenham Damerel soundproofing, Gunnislake soundproofing, Horrabridge soundproofing, Lamerton soundproofing, Grenofen soundproofing, Rushford soundproofing, Whitchurch soundproofing, Middlemoor soundproofing, Mary Tavy soundproofing, Wallabrook soundproofing, Kilworthy soundproofing, Higher Walreddon soundproofing, Chaddlehanger soundproofing, Peter Tavy soundproofing services and more. All these areas are catered for by tradesmen installing soundproofing. Tavistock residents can get soundproofing quotes by clicking here.

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Soundproofing Around Tavistock: In the past twelve months soundproofing projects were successfully completed in the following Tavistock streets: Inswell Court, Lang Grove, Bluebell Way, Birchwood Close, Tavy Road, James Road, Priory Gardens, Tiddy Close, Frobisher Way, Marshall Road, The Heights, Warran Lane, Taylor Square, Chollacott Lane, New Launceston Road, Kilworthy Road, Rowan Wood Road, West Devon Business Park, Oak Tree Lane, Ford Street, Whitham Park, Mount Tavy Road, Duke Street, Cole Moore Meadow, Violet Lane, Carmel Gardens, Cox Tor Road, Church Lea, and in these Devon postcodes: PL19 0FF, PL19 8DR, PL19 8BJ, PL19 0DX, PL19 0BW, PL19 8AJ, PL19 0DA, PL19 0AA, PL19 0EQ, PL19 8DH. These areas recently saw activity by local installers of soundproofing. Tavistock home and business owners enjoyed reliable and professional soundproofing services in every case.

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(This soundproofing Tavistock article was compiled on 16-05-2022)