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Totnes Soundproofing & Noise Reduction Services

Soundproofer Totnes Devon (TQ9): If your home in Totnes is being impacted by noise, perhaps you should think about putting in some soundproofing to bring tranquillity to your bedroom, studio, lounge or home office. In some circumstances you could be looking at soundproofing so that you don't disturb others in the house from a kid's room, music studio or home cinema. Whatever your requirements, soundproofing will give you peace of mind and sanity.

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Firstly it would be advantageous to get our heads around exactly how sound moves and can be transmitted before we are able to find ways to reduce any sound intrusion or escape from your property.

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Basically, sound moves in two ways throughout your home:

1. Through objects by the vibration of the material.

2. Through the air by vibration of air molecules.

Sound is also transmitted through water, but unless you're planning to soundproof a swimming pool or aquarium we'll simply concern ourselves with the isolation via materials and air.


If you look around the room or area to be soundproofed and detect heating ducts, gaps around doors, single glazed windows and even electrical sockets and light fittings, these are all factors that can transfer sound. All noise vibrates the molecules in the air and this vibration is what we hear and identify as sound. All sounds travel through the air in the same fashion; it does not matter if it's music, passing aircraft, machinery, children playing or nearby traffic that produces the sound.

Any gaps within a room can be looked at as a leak and will have to be blocked.


Sound waves can also be absorbed by, transferred to or reflected by solid objects and structures. Sound will vibrate the floors, ceilings and walls of your rooms, and may result in a resonation effect that is transmitted outside of the room itself. Even if a room is encased in a dense material that is proofed against sound, such as a concrete cellar, the sound can sometimes be transmitted and even amplified to other parts of the property.

But, how can these effects be stopped from creating an issue? The answer is naturally, soundproofing!


If you've got bare floorboards or floor surfaces, think about covering them with carpet or putting down a few rugs to help in reducing any vibrations and sound reflections. These soft coverings will help absorb noise and can also add a touch of elegance to an otherwise bare room. Curtains, particularly heavy blackout ones, will also stifle any sounds from invading or escaping the area, cost-effectively and without the need for professional installation.

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Another economical and do-it-yourself remedy is to plug any holes around electrical sockets, doors, windows and light fittings. Sealing the gaps and holes with an acoustic sealant found in some DIY outlets and builders merchants, can make a huge difference to sound transmission in your rooms. They may be somewhat more expensive than standard sealants or plaster, but they're more than worth it for their soundproofing efficiency.

If your room is an empty canvas and you are doing the soundproofing as you decorate or renovate, consider putting up another layer of plasterboard or soundboard, (also known as drywall, sheet rock or gypsum board). This is an economic and efficient soundproofing material due to its dense nature. It is terrific for spaces such as movie rooms, music studios or studies being built within your house in Totnes. If you're not familiar with putting up studding and plasterboard, it is advisable to employ a professional team to guarantee you the optimum soundproofing improvements from its installation.

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The final solution for DIY enthusiasts is to consider the doors within your home in Totnes. If you have hollow doors installed in your rooms you'll discover they can vibrate and will resonate any sound that is aimed at them. Solid core doors, whilst a tad more expensive, can do wonders for sound isolation in a room.


If the level of sound is high in your area, on account of aircraft passing overhead, or heavy traffic on a nearby road for example, then more substantial methods to combat the excess noise may need to be explored. You will receive the best soundproofing outcome by hiring the expertise of a professional soundproofing specialist.

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They will ask the following four questions during a basic appraisal of your requirements:

  1. How large is the area requiring soundproofing?
  2. Where is most of the noise pollution emanating from? The walls, windows, ceiling, floors or doors.
  3. What sort of room or area do you wish to soundproof? Does it have a brick wall, a stud partition wall or a fully lined concrete wall etc.
  4. Is it internal sounds or external noise that you need to target? i.e. To cut out noisy neighbours, traffic noise or overflying aircraft, or is it from internally generated sounds from a music studio or home cinema for instance.

Your answers to such questions will enable you to receive quotations for the various available solutions to suit your situation. The parts of your room that are responsible for the biggest noise issues may each require different solutions.


To soundproof any sort of room requires 2 key strategies:

  1. Reduce sound the amplification and reverberation of sound.
  2. The absorption of sound will need to be maximised.

This requires an on-site survey to find out which areas require developing from the current state.

Solutions identified by the survey will include adding some materials with different masses and densities to help boost the soundproofing properties of the space. This additional mass will include ways to enhance absorption of the sound energy by the use of acoustic rubber or foam to gain the maximum impact of sound reduction.

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Any noticeable voids in the room may require some type of muffling material to be inserted between them to reduce sound resonation. If you picture such spaces like a drum then you will see that by leaving wall cavities and floor or ceiling joist spaces empty, you are effectively creating a noise amplification area.

Combined layers of differing density and mass materials work better at absorbing noise than a solitary layer of one material type. This is because the various different materials react in different ways with various frequencies and will provide a better acoustic resolution to your soundproofing exploits.

All soundproofing companies in Totnes will be needing to follow the regulations for domestic properties laid out in Part E of the Building Regulations. These legislation should be adopted in order to protect yourself and others from being negatively impacted by noise pollution.

The Institute of Acoustics and the Association of Noise Consultants are trade bodies who offer training, qualifications and represent the very best in contractors and companies that offer soundproofing services. Only those Totnes businesses that have been appraised and approved by these associations for reliability, quality and professionalism are permitted to display the logo.

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Where is Soundproofing Available?

Soundproofing services are available in Totnes and also nearby in: Dartington, Harbertonford, Staverton, Berry Pomeroy, Riverford Bridge, Littlehempston, Buckfastleigh, Cott, Ashprington, Harberton, Shinners Bridge, Marldon, Stoke Gabriel, Diptford, and in these postcodes TQ9 5AW, TQ9 5JY, TQ9 5HP, TQ9 5FQ, TQ9 5EP, TQ9 5GB, TQ9 5BE, TQ9 5HR, TQ9 5DX, TQ9 5LH. Local Totnes soundproofing specialists will probably have the postcode TQ9 and the dialling code 01803. Checking this out will confirm you are accessing locally based tradesmen installing soundproofing. Totnes householders can benefit from these and various other similar services.

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I was intrigued to learn recently that a common search term typed into Google and other search engines was "soundproofing foam", and local searches included "acoustical foam Totnes" and "soundproofing foam Totnes". That is really quite worrying, because it would suggest that Totnes home and business owners are under the impression that acoustic foam products are suitable for reducing their noise pollution issues.

I don't want to be a bearer of bad news, but soundproofing foam is not the answer to most noise pollution issues, and is definitely not effective if you are aiming to filter out the racket from your noisy neighbours in Totnes.

Blocking out noise isn't the function of this familiar "egg box" style foam, which was actually developed for use in music studios and comparable situations, where it can improve the acoustic performance of a room, and reduce reverberation, amplifying and echoing. This type of soundproofing foam isn't effective in preventing noise from passing through a party wall, or stopping sound from travelling freely around your house. Given that it's porous, acoustic foam absorbs sound and lets sound pass through, as opposed to blocking it.

This foam product may however be handy for you if you are building a music room in your house in Totnes, and if this is the case you will find that it is available in various sheet sizes and thicknesses.

Acoustic Mineral Wool

For you sound absorption requirements in Totnes, acoustic mineral wool is one of the most versatile materials for the soundproofing of homes or other structures, and has several applications. Improving acoustic performance, dampening vibrations and absorbing airborne sound, acoustic grade mineral wool is designed specifically for installation in the cavity spaces of walls, ceilings and floors.

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Available in thicknesses of 25mm, 50mm, 75mm and 100mm, AMW typically comes in 600mm x 1200mm slabs. Chemically inert and non-flammable, acoustic mineral wool is often partly made from recycled materials. It does not encourage the growth of fungi, mould or bacteria, nor does it have a reaction with any substances or materials that it comes into contact with (i.e. masonry, brickwork, plastics or metal wall ties).

Especially effective as a sound absorption infill when installed in the spaces between suspended ceilings, flooring joists and stud partitioning, AMW is widely used in the building industry for fire, thermal and acoustic insulation. When it comes to separating floors and walls, and when used in conjunction with other soundproofing materials, acoustic mineral wool can help in compliance with The Building Regulations (Part E).

Acoustic or Soundproofing Underlay Totnes

If you would like to minimise the noise you experience in your Totnes property without causing a lot of disturbance, you could consider installing some soundproofing underlay. These are okay for use beneath laminate, carpet, engineered wood or vinyl planks floor coverings, and are designed for both concrete and wooden floors.

Where there are issues with impact rather than airborne noise, soundproofing underlay is especially effective. Impact noise tends to be a massive problem for Totnes property owners nowadays, with an increase in the popularity of hard floor finishes. Things like kids running around, moving furniture and general footfall, are the type of noise that we are talking about here.

Do not confuse normal carpet underlay with genuine acoustic underlay, as some carpet companies may try to pass off such products, with claims that they're suitable substitutes. If you have real noise problems make sure you invest in a quality soundproofing underlay.

Although it is a winning product with regard to impact noise, soundproofing underlay has differing levels of success when it comes to dealing with airborne noise pollution like shouting, booming TV's and loud music, and some products are certainly far better than others. So, before buying an underlay product it is important to identify the precise types of noise you're trying to reduce, and discuss this with the soundproofing specialist or supplier.

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The latest Devon soundproofing customer enquiries: Arlo Blythe recently asked for a quote for soundproofing the ceilings of an apartment in Cornwood, Devon. Elaina and Dean Gardiner recently enquired about the possibility of soundproofing a flat in Axminster. Daniela and Mikaeel Judd recently requested a quotation for reducing the level of footstep noise in an apartment in Heanton Punchardon. Sienna-Rose Lunn and Paul Lunn recently requested a price quote for improving the soundproofing on a floor in Mary Tavy, Devon. Enoch Dixon recently asked for an estimate for reducing the levels of sound transmission in an apartment in Sparkwell, Devon. Alissa Newman recently requested an estimate for soundproofing a kid's play room in Ermington, Devon. Bruno Peters recently enquired about getting a price for improving the soundproofing on a party wall in Chulmleigh. Eira and Asher Lawal recently enquired about soundproofing a reading room in Drewsteignton, Devon.

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Whenever you're carrying out any type of home improvements or property makeovers in Totnes, you are likely to produce quite a lot of waste. Although on the whole, soundproofing does not create that much waste, it does depend on the size of your project and the type of surface that it is being installed on. If the tradesmen you use don't take care of the waste removal, and it hasn't been listed on your quote, this is something that you are going to have to deal with.

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The most common way that people in Totnes dispose of such waste is to hire a skip from a nearby skip hire company. No matter what amount of waste you have, there'll be a perfect skip size available. Mini-skips generally hold about 2 cubic yards of waste, midi-skips hold about 4 cubic yards of waste, builders skips hold about 6 cubic yards of waste and roll-on-roll-off skips hold about 20 cubic yards of waste. Skip bags usually hold around 1-1.5 cubic yards of waste.

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Also find: Marldon soundproofing, Stoke Gabriel soundproofing, Buckfastleigh soundproofing, Harbertonford soundproofing, Diptford soundproofing, Riverford Bridge soundproofing, Berry Pomeroy soundproofing, Staverton soundproofing, Harberton soundproofing, Dartington soundproofing, Ashprington soundproofing, Shinners Bridge soundproofing, Cott soundproofing, Littlehempston soundproofing services and more. Most of these villages and towns are covered by tradesmen fitting soundproofing. Totnes business and home owners can get soundproofing estimates by going here.

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Soundproofing Around Totnes: Soundproofing work has recently been done in the following Totnes roads and areas - Weirfields, Lower Collapark, High Street, Barracks Hill, Manor Way, Guildhall Yard, Smithfields, Follaton Bungalows, Chapel Lane, Victoria Street, The Carrions, New Road, Plymouth Road, Brook View, Culverdale, Argyle Terrace, Christina Park, Shorts Way, Cistern Street, Bridgewater Gardens, The Bridle Path, Mill Tail, Moat Hill, Woodbrook Road, Jubilee Road, Parkers Close, Punchards Down, as well as the following Totnes area postcodes: TQ9 5AW, TQ9 5JY, TQ9 5HP, TQ9 5FQ, TQ9 5EP, TQ9 5GB, TQ9 5BE, TQ9 5HR, TQ9 5DX, TQ9 5LH. These areas recently saw activity by local installers of soundproofing. Totnes home and business owners enjoyed trusted and dependable soundproofing services in all cases.

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(This soundproofing Totnes page was compiled on 16-05-2022)