Soundproofing Thetford

Thetford Soundproofing & Noise Reduction Services

Soundproofer Thetford Norfolk (IP24): If you're worried by the amount of noise that's invading your Thetford home, be it in a home office, studio, bedroom or lounge, you may want to think about installing some soundproofing. Alternatively you might want to soundproof a single room to keep load noises in, for instance in a home cinema or family room, to avoid disturbing others. Either way, soundproofing is crucial for peace of mind.

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Before we are able to identify ways in which to combat sound pollution, it would be advantageous to understand just how sound travels and is transmitted.

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Sound can move in two different ways:

1. By vibration of solid materials and structures.

2. The vibration or air molecules through the air.

Sound is also transmitted through water, but unless you're looking at soundproofing a pool or aquarium we'll just deal with its isolation via air and materials.


If you check around the area or room to be soundproofed and notice open ducting, ill fitted windows, gaps around doors and even light fittings and electrical sockets, these are all causes of sound transmission. Any noise vibrates the molecules in the air and these vibrations are what we hear and identify as sound. No matter the source of the noise; music, aircraft, kids playing, machinery or road traffic, all sound is produced and transferred in exactly the same way.

You must therefore imagine a room as a boat and inspect it carefully for leaks that need sealing before you can sail it.


We now know that sounds are simply the vibration of air reaching the ear, but that vibration is also absorbed by solid objects. Sound can be transmitted around a property from its original source via the vibration of ceilings, walls and floors. Even a room made from solid concrete, such as a basement, can produce a path of resonance which channels any sound waves, and sometimes amplify them, to other parts of a property.

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


A bare floor surface is more resonant than one covered by a carpet or rug. These soft coverings will help soak up noises and can also add a bit of elegance to an otherwise bare room. Window drapes and wall coverings can also be used to enhance soundproofing and are easy to fit and maintain.

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Another cost-effective and do-it-yourself solution is to plug any gaps or holes around light fittings, sockets, door frames and windows. There are some special acoustic sealants available on the market which suppress the sound waves, and don't transfer them to the surrounding materials. There might be a considerable difference in price in comparison with a regular sealant, but the soundproofing capabilities are much better and can make a huge difference to a room's level of soundproofing.

If you are going to be renovating or redecorating while considering your soundproofing, then look into the possibility of installing an additional skin of plasterboard (also known as gyproc, drywall or sheet rock). This is a relatively dense type of boarding that is an economic and useful soundproofing material. It is ideal if you are installing a home cinema, home office or games room in your home in Thetford. If you're not familiar with fitting plasterboard and framing, it is generally better to hire a specialist team to guarantee the optimal soundproofing results from its installation.

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One final easy soundproofing solution is to examine the materials from which your doors are made. If you've got hollow doors installed in your rooms you will find that they can vibrate with any sound that is aimed at them. Switching hollow core doors for solid core will improve the soundproofing of a room with only a small extra cost.


If the sound pollution is excessive in your area, because of aircraft passing overhead, or traffic noise from a busy road for example, then more severe ways to combat the excess noise will have to be investigated. This is when retaining the services of a specialist soundproofing company will deliver the best results.

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

  1. How large is the space that needs soundproofing?
  2. Where is the primary source of the sound coming from? i.e. Overhead, through the floor, ceiling, doors, walls or windows, or a combination.
  3. What sounds or noise are you attempting to eliminate? i.e. External factors like passing trains, neighbours playing loud music, traffic noise etc, or internal sounds from a music room or home cinema.
  4. What kind of room or area do you need to soundproof? Is it a lined concrete wall, a brick wall or a stud partition wall etc.

Your answers to such questions will enable you to get quotations for the various available solutions to suit your needs. They will provide you with different methods for soundproofing each of the troublesome areas within your home.


To soundproof any kind of room requires two key approaches:

  1. Update and enhance the level of sound absorption.
  2. Reduce sound reverberation and amplifying.

A site survey will be necessary to look at the aspects that need to be improved.

A professional soundproofer will consider the different ways to add mass and density to the troublesome areas. This extra mass will help to improve absorption of the sound energy through the use of acoustic foam or rubber to gain the maximum impact of sound reduction.

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Insulation between any voids will be improved to lessen the noise amplification and resonation of these "sound boxes". If you picture such spaces like a drum then you will see that by leaving floor or ceiling joist spaces and wall cavities open, you're effectively creating a noise amplification area.

It is far better to use mixed layers of different density materials to soak up unwelcome noises than a solitary layer made from one type of material. The different materials will isolate different frequencies of noise and provide a more harmonious feeling and auditory experience to a room.

Any soundproofing firm in Thetford will have to adhere to the the Building Regulations (Part E), if your property is residential in nature. Such legislation must be followed so as to protect yourself and neighbours from the harmful effects of noise pollution.

Trade bodies in the soundproofing sector who offer training, qualifications and advice are the Association of Noise Consultants (ANC) and the Institute of Acoustics (IOA). A reputable soundproofing contractor in Thetford will have been through a vetting procedure for the quality and professionalism of their work to have been certified as a member of these trade associations.

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Where is it Available?

Soundproofing is available in Thetford and also in nearby places like: Mildenhall, Weeting, Kilverstone, Hopton, East Harling, Brandon, Hepworth, Croxton, Lakenheath, Feltwell, Mundford, Eriswell, Hockwold cum Wilton, Barnham, Barningham, Snarehill, and in these postcodes IP24 1FG, IP24 1LS, IP24 1AW, IP24 1DY, IP24 1EY, IP24 1YA, IP24 1JP, IP24 1UP, IP24 1AJ, IP24 1JA. Locally based Thetford soundproofing specialists will most likely have the postcode IP24 and the telephone dialling code 01842. Checking this can ensure you access local tradespeople installing soundproofing. Thetford homeowners can benefit from these and lots of other related services.

Acoustic Mineral Wool (AMW)

One of the most versatile materials available for the soundproofing of properties in Thetford, acoustic mineral wool (AMW) has a range of applications for your noise reduction requirements. Dampening vibrations, absorbing sound waves and enhancing acoustic performance, acoustic mineral wool is specifically designed to be installed in the cavity spaces of walls, floors and ceilings.

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Offered in "slabs" of 1200mm x 600mm and in thicknesses of 25mm, 50mm, 75mm and 100mm, AMW is available from soundproofing stores. Non-flammable and chemically inert, AMW is often made out of recycled materials. It will not encourage the development of bacteria, mould or fungi, nor does it react with any substances or materials that it comes into contact with (i.e. brickwork, plastics, metal wall ties or masonry).

When employed as a sound absorption infill between flooring joists, suspended ceilings and stud partitioning, acoustic mineral wool is notably effective, and it is well-known in the construction industry for its fire, thermal and acoustic insulation attributes. To conform to Part E of the Building Regulations when it comes to separating walls and floors, AMW can be used in conjunction with other acoustic products.

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There have been grants available in the past for assistance with soundproofing in areas of excessive noise pollution. If your house is close to a busy road or motorway you could contact the Highways Agency who in the past have offered grants for soundproofing domestic properties in particular areas. I suggest you check out the Government portal for current compensation schemes and grants to find out whether you are entitled to any assistance with the costs of your soundproofing in Thetford. (Tags: Government Grants, Thetford Soundproofing Grants, Grants for Thetford Soundproofing)

Soundproofing Underlay Thetford

One of the less troublesome ways of adding a bit of soundproofing to your Thetford property is through the installation of soundproofing underlay. These are okay for use under laminate, engineered wood, carpet or vinyl planks floor coverings, and are ideal for both concrete and timber floors.

Basically, acoustic underlay can be an especially helpful remedy when your issue is mostly impact noise and not an airborne noise problem. The increased popularity of hard floor surface finishes means that impact noise pollution has become a rising issue for property owners in Thetford. The type of noise problems we are referring to here is moving furniture, kids running around and general footfall, especially from rooms upstairs.

Don't be drawn in by unscrupulous carpet distributors, who might try to sell you ordinary carpet underlay as a cure for your noise problems - this kind of product should never be confused with genuine soundproofing underlay. If your noise issues are severe, make sure that you invest in a decent soundproofing underlay from a respectable vendor.

Although it's a winning product with regard to impact noise, acoustic underlay has varying degrees of success when it comes to dealing with airborne noises such as booming televisions, constant talking and loud music, and some products are certainly better than others. Before buying an underlay you should chat with the soundproofing expert or supplier about your particular circumstances, and discuss the precise types of noise you're wanting to reduce. (Tags: Acoustic Underlayment Thetford, Acoustic Underlay Thetford, Soundproof Underlay Thetford, Soundproofing Underlay Thetford).

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I was fascinated to discover just recently that one of the most popular soundproofing search phrases typed into Google and Bing was "soundproofing foam", and local searches included entries like "acoustical foam Thetford" and "soundproofing foam Thetford". That is really quite worrying, because it indicates that Thetford property owners are under the impression that soundproofing foam is a suitable product for reducing their noise pollution problems.

I don't want to be a bearer of bad news, but soundproofing foam is not really a resolution for most noise pollution problems, and is certainly not much use if you are looking to block out the din from your noisy next door neighbours in Thetford.

The foam in the form of an "egg box" which you regularly see for sale in tile or sheet form is not really meant for blocking out noise, but was really developed for use in music studios and similar situations, to reduce echoing and amplifying and enhance the sound clarity in a room. This sort of soundproofing foam is not effective in preventing noise from penetrating a party wall, or stopping sound from travelling freely around your property. Seeing as soundproofing foam is porous and spongy, it actually allows sound to pass right through it, and hasn't got the consistency to inhibit it.

If however, you're creating a music room, this may be a useful product for you to use, and can be found in various thicknesses (generally 25mm and 50mm), and in a choice of tile and sheet sizes.

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One of the key downsides of undertaking home improvements or property revamps in Thetford is the sheer quantity of waste that's produced. Depending on your particular circumstances, soundproofing work will result in different quantities of waste. You might need to make your own arrangements for waste removal, as a lot of soundproofers don't include this in their quote.

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Whether you are left with doing this yourself, or the tradesperson is dealing with it, a skip will sometimes be required. Coming in a wide variety of different sizes, skips can be booked to suit the amount of waste that you are likely to generate. You can choose between a mini-skip, a midi-skip, a builders skip or a roll-on roll-off skip, or you can even go with the skip bag alternative.

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Current Norfolk soundproofing requests: Nicholas and Lilly-May Hammond recently asked for a price quote for reducing the levels of sound transmission in a bungalow in Tilney St Lawrence, Norfolk. Gemma Budd and Nicolas Budd recently asked for an estimate for soundproofing a property in Beeston Regis, Norfolk. Olive Lawson and Elwood Lawson recently enquired about getting a price for soundproofing a converted loft space in Marshland St James, Norfolk. Betty Keir recently enquired about getting a price for soundproofing a party wall in Bradwell, Norfolk. Indi and Braxton Callaghan recently asked for a quote for soundproofing a children's play room in Castle Acre. Steven Millington and Una Millington recently enquired about the possibility of improving the soundproofing on a wooden floor in Methwold, Norfolk. Jaxon and Ava-Rose Latham recently enquired about soundproofing the interior walls of a flat in Trowse, Norfolk. Miller Burford and Yasmin Burford recently asked for a price quote for reducing the level of footstep noise in a property in Aylsham.

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Also find: Lakenheath soundproofing, Barnham soundproofing, Hockwold cum Wilton soundproofing, Mundford soundproofing, Kilverstone soundproofing, Croxton soundproofing, Weeting soundproofing, Hopton soundproofing, Snarehill soundproofing, Barningham soundproofing, Feltwell soundproofing, East Harling soundproofing, Mildenhall soundproofing, Eriswell soundproofing, Hepworth soundproofing, Brandon soundproofing services and more. Most of these locations are served by tradesmen installing soundproofing. Thetford homeowners can get quotes by going here.

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Soundproofing Around Thetford: Householders living in the following areas and roads have recently inquired about soundproofing - Shakespeare Way, Sketchfar Cottages, College Road, Birds Corner, The Gap, Amys Close, Chapel Lane, The Dell, Boundary Road, Dowding Road, Severalls Road, Shelley Way, Barnham Road, Southery Road, Durham Way, Coburg Lane, Celia Phillips Close, Cowles Drove, Chaston Place, Bridges Walk, Clough Drive, Sycamore Close, Thompson Road, Churchill Road, Southend, Dryden Close, Canon Close, Brick Kiln Lane, Bluebell Close, as well as the following Thetford area postcodes: IP24 1FG, IP24 1LS, IP24 1AW, IP24 1DY, IP24 1EY, IP24 1YA, IP24 1JP, IP24 1UP, IP24 1AJ, IP24 1JA. Work was achieved in these locations by local installers of soundproofing. Thetford residents received reliable and professional soundproofing services on every occasion.

Thetford Norfolk IP24: Found in the county of Norfolk in East Anglia and situated on the A11 highway between Norwich and London the civil parish and market town of Thetford boasts a population of around 24,340. Thetford is part of the Breckland district of Norfolk and has the telephone dialling code 01842 and the postcode IP24. Settlements around Thetford include Brandon, Croxton, Kilverstone, Hockwold cum Wilton, Lakenheath, Snarehill, Mildenhall and East Harling. Thetford is roughly 87 miles from London and 31 miles from Norwich. Fascinating Facts: Lots of the exterior clips of the well known TV series "Dad's Army" were filmed in and around Thetford. To find local information relating to Thetford, Norfolk look here. (Tags: Thetford UK, Thetford England, Thetford Norfolk, Thetford East Anglia)

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