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Soundproofer Wem Shropshire (SY4): If the level of noise is causing problems in your Wem home then it may be time to look into installing soundproofing to make your lounge, bedroom, home office or studio a peaceful haven from your neighbours, fellow occupants and the outside world. In some cases you might be thinking about soundproofing so that you do not disturb other inhabitants from a children's room, home cinema or music room. Whichever soundproofing needs are required, it's vital for you and your neighbour's peace of mind and sanity.

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Before we are able to identify methods for combating sound pollution, we need to understand how sound travels and is transmitted.

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There are only a couple of ways by which sound can be transmitted around a room:

1. Within and around a solid object by reflection and vibration.

2. By the vibration of air molecules.

Although sound can also travel through water, unless you're eager to reduce sounds from a swimming pool or aquarium, we'll only be interested in how to soundproof rooms within a structure.


If you look around the space to be soundproofed and discover gaps around doors, single glazed windows, heating ducts and even light fittings and electrical sockets, these are all causes of sound transmission. All noise and sound will create movement and vibration of the molecules in the air, and this is what we hear. Irrespective of the source of the sound; aircraft, music, children playing, busy traffic or heavy machinery, all sounds are generated and transferred in precisely the same manner.

Any holes in the room can be viewed as leaks and will need to be blocked.


We now know that sound is just the vibrations of air being processed by the ear, but those vibrations are also reflected by or transferred to solid objects. Sound can be transported around a property from its original source by the vibration of walls, floors and ceilings. Care has to be taken with solid brick or concrete walls, such as in cellars, because sound can be reflected and amplified to other parts of your house.

How can we prevent these sounds and vibrations from having an adverse effect on other people? Soundproofing is the solution.


If you've got bare floors or floorboards, consider putting down a few rugs or cover with a carpet to help reduce any vibrations and sound reflections. Such a simple solution can help to damp down any noise and spruce up the room to boot. Hanging curtains and wall coverings can also dampen sound reflections and vibrations through walls and windows without the need to bring in a team of professional soundproofing installers.

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Locating and plugging any holes or gaps in the rooms, think light fittings, windows, door frames and electrical sockets, is also a simple job for a competent DIY enthusiast. Stopping up the holes and gaps with a special acoustic sealant that can be purchased in some DIY and building material shops, will make an enormous difference to how your room sounds. They may be a little more expensive than regular sealants or plaster, but are worth it for their soundproofing qualities.

For those of you who are renovating a property or redecorating a room, evaluate the soundproofing benefits of adding an extra layer of plasterboard or soundboard, (also known as sheet rock, gypsum board or drywall), while you are tackling this work. This is a dense type of board which is a perfect and economic soundproofing material. If you're fitting a movie room, home office or studio then plasterboard can help in reducing sound transmission to and from that room, and can be readily decorated after installment. If you are not familiar with putting up plasterboard and studding, it is advisable to hire a specialist Wem contractor to guarantee you the best soundproofing improvements from its use.

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One final simple soundproofing solution is to look at the materials from which your doors are made. If you've got hollow doors installed in your rooms you'll discover they can resonate and vibrate with any sound that they experience. Solid core doors, while a little more expensive, can have a considerable effect on the soundproofing qualities of a room.


Some homes, such as those beside busy roads or on aircraft flight paths, have naturally more sound problems and will require other ways to resolve the dilemma. You will get the best soundproofing outcome by using the services of a skilled soundproofing specialist.

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The initial questions you can expect to be asked are:

  1. How big is the area you need to be soundproofed?
  2. What are the specific sounds that need to soundproofed? i.e. Is it sounds from within your property such as a music room or family room, or external noises such as neighbours playing loud music, road noise, trains, etc.
  3. What space needs to be soundproofed? i.e. Is it a stud partitioned room, a brick walled room, a concrete lined cellar or a loft conversion.
  4. What is the main place where the sound creates the most problems? i.e. Is it coming up through the flooring, through windows/doors, from the walls or down from overhead, or is it a mixture of all factors.

An experienced soundproofing firm in Wem will take into consideration all these aspects to provide solutions to your sound problems over a range of budgets. Remedies might vary in line with the different materials needed for each of the troublesome areas in your property.


There are two areas that must be addressed to successfully soundproof any space:

  1. Increase sound absorption.
  2. Minimise sound amplifying and resonating.

To accurately assess the areas that need to be improved, a site survey should be completed by a soundproofing specialist.

The experts will figure out ways of adding materials with different masses and densities to enhance the sound absorption qualities of the area. This additional mass will include ways to improve absorption of the sound energy by means of acoustic foam or rubber to achieve the maximum impact of sound reduction.

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Insulation between any voids will be improved to lessen the noise resonation and amplification of these "sound boxes". Wall cavities or flooring and ceiling voids can all be assimilated with a drum, where the space acts as an amplifying area for undesirable noise.

It is far better to use combined layers of different densities to soak up unwelcome noises than a single layer made of one type of material. This is due to the fact that different frequencies are affected by different kinds of materials, therefore a range of layers, densities and shapes within your soundproofing armoury are needed.

Any soundproofing firm in Wem will have to conform to the Part E of the Building Regulations, if your property is residential in nature. Such regulations have to be followed in order to protect yourself and neighbours from the harmful effects of noise pollution.

Watch out for contractors bearing the logos of the Association of Noise Consultants or the Institute of Acoustics to guarantee that you're dealing with a business that's fully qualified and knowledgeable in the soundproofing sector. Only those Wem businesses that have been vetted and accredited by these trade associations for professionalism, reliability and quality are permitted to bear the logo.

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Where is Soundproofing Available?

Soundproofing is available in Wem and also nearby in: Cockshutt, Burlton, Barkers Green, Hodnet, Prees Green, Myddle, Stanton upon Hine Heath, Creamore Bank, Loppington, Horton, Nonely, Ryebank, Clive, Baschurch, Peplow, Harmer Hill, Tilley, and in these postcodes SY4 5UR, SY4 5DX, SY4 5HQ, SY4 5FA, SY4 5EQ, SY4 5AD, SY4 5DD, SY4 5NX, SY4 5DW, SY4 5BB. Locally based Wem soundproofing specialists will likely have the phone code 01939 and the postcode SY4. Verifying this can confirm you're accessing local tradesmen installing soundproofing. Wem property owners are able to utilise these and countless other soundproofing related services.

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One way of adding some extra soundproofing to your Wem home, without any serious disruption, is to add acoustic underlay. These are okay for use under vinyl planks, carpet, laminate or engineered wood floor coverings, and are suitable for both timber and concrete floors.

Soundproofing underlay is particularly beneficial when there's lots of impact rather than airborne noise. A lot of property owners in Wem have a huge issue with impact noise, and this is largely due to the popularity of the "harder" floor finishes, which are more commonplace right now. Upstairs rooms are the main source of such problems, with general foot traffic, shifting furniture and kids stomping around being typical worries.

Don't confuse normal carpet underlay with authentic soundproofing or acoustic underlay, since some unscrupulous carpet stores might try to sell you such products, claiming that they're suitable substitutes. If you've got real issues with noise be sure to buy a quality acoustic underlay.

Whilst impact noise can be significantly lowered through the use of soundproofing underlay, it's got varying levels of success with regards to loud music, incessant talking and booming televisions, and other airborne noises. Discussing the exact types of noise you are endeavouring to reduce with your supplier or soundproofing expert is vital, and this should enable you to purchase the correct underlay product for your requirements. (Tags: Soundproofing Underlayment Wem, Acoustic Underlays Wem, Soundproof Underlay Wem, Soundproofing Underlay Wem).

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I was fascinated to learn recently that a common search term entered on Google and Yahoo was "soundproofing foam", and local searches included entries like "acoustic foam Wem" and "soundproofing foam Wem". Now, that is quite interesting as this would suggest that local home owners are turning to acoustic foam products as an answer to their noise problems in Wem.

I don't wish to spoil anyone's day, but soundproofing foam is not the answer to most noise related problems, and is most certainly not much use if you're aiming to block out the din from your noisy next door neighbours in Wem.

Stopping the transmission of noise isn't the function of this familiar "egg box" shaped foam, which was actually developed for use in music studios and similar spaces, where it can enhance the sound clarity in a room, and reduce echoing, amplifying and resonation. Acoustic foam of this sort isn't effective for stopping sound from moving freely around your home, or stopping noise from passing through a neighbouring wall. Since soundproofing foam is spongy and porous, it actually allows sound to pass right through it, and hasn't got the density to block it.

It may be that you're actually creating a music studio in your property in Wem, in which instance this material could be extremely useful for you. (Tags: Soundproof Foam Wem, Acoustic Foam Wem, Music Room Soundproofing Wem, Soundproofing Foam Wem).

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There is a range of work that can be accomplished by your local Wem soundproofing specialist including cellar soundproofing Wem, machinery & plant noise testing Wem, independent ceiling systems, acoustic panel installation, soundproofing for party walls Wem, isonic hanger soundproofing, resilient bar systems in Wem, soundproofing consultations, residential soundproofing Wem, sound insulation, sound management, soundproofing underlay Wem, soundproofing doors, acoustic glass, floor soundproofing, dampen noise from downstairs, soundproofing rooms, office soundproofing Wem, soundproof noise from upstairs, concrete floor soundproofing Wem, soundproofing windows, soundboard installations in Wem, sash window soundproofing Wem, soundproofing surveys, acoustic thermal installation, vibration control, noise control services, wooden floor soundproofing Wem, sound insulation testing, soundproofing services, soundproofing supplies, soundproofing movie rooms, and lots more. Listed are just an example of the tasks that are accomplished by those installing soundproofing. Wem providers will keep you informed about their full range of services.


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There is probably going to be quite a lot of waste created whenever you're doing any type of home improvements or property makeovers in Wem. Some soundproofing jobs will generate very little waste, whilst others could result in quite a lot - it just depends on the individual circumstances of your specific project. If the removal of waste is not included in the quote, you will have to make your own arrangements, as quite a few tradespeople do not have the facility to do this.

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If this task is left for you to do, you could consider hiring a skip. Skips come in many different sizes, so you should be able to get one which is perfect for you. Mini-skips generally hold around 2 cubic yards of waste, midi-skips hold around 4 cubic yards of waste, builders skips hold around 6 cubic yards of waste and roll-on-roll-off skips hold around 20 cubic yards of waste. Skip bags usually hold 1-1.5 cubic yards of waste.

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Also find: Clive soundproofing, Hodnet soundproofing, Prees Green soundproofing, Barkers Green soundproofing, Myddle soundproofing, Horton soundproofing, Tilley soundproofing, Stanton upon Hine Heath soundproofing, Burlton soundproofing, Nonely soundproofing, Creamore Bank soundproofing, Baschurch soundproofing, Peplow soundproofing, Cockshutt soundproofing, Loppington soundproofing, Ryebank soundproofing, Harmer Hill soundproofing services and more. The majority of these places are served by tradesmen installing soundproofing. Wem home and property owners can get soundproofing estimates by clicking here.

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Other Tradespeople in Wem Shropshire: Naturally, when you happen to be doing home improvements and repairs in Wem, Shropshire, you are likely to need all kinds of different tradespeople and along with soundproofing in Wem, Shropshire, you could also need a plumber in Wem, a cleaner in Wem, a building contractor in Wem, an electrician in Wem, a painter and decorator in Wem, SKIP HIRE in Wem, metalworkers in Wem, a double glazing installer in Wem, a bricklayer in Wem, a handyman in Wem, a carpenter in Wem, a tiler in Wem, a flooring installer in Wem, a plasterer in Wem, waste removal in Wem, and other different Wem tradesmen.

Soundproofing Around Wem: Households in Alvin Close, Pyms Road, Love Lane, Crown Street, Market Street, Windmill Meadow, Trentham Road, Churchill Drive, Guttery Close, Brook Drive, Marne Close, Soulton Road, Foxleigh Grove, Castle Court, Shawbury Road, Sungrove, Trentham Close, Wemsbrook Road, Barnfield Avenue, Greenacres, Kynaston Drive, Cedar Grove, Garbett Close, Barleyfields, have needed soundproofing just recently. Soundproofing surveys were also done in the following Wem area postcodes: SY4 5UR, SY4 5DX, SY4 5HQ, SY4 5FA, SY4 5EQ, SY4 5AD, SY4 5DD, SY4 5NX, SY4 5DW, SY4 5BB. Work was done in these places by installers of sounddproofing. Wem property owners benefited from professional and reliable soundproofing services on every occasion.

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(This soundproofing Wem article was written on 05-07-2022)