Soundproofer West Thurrock Essex (RM20): If you are concerned about the amount of noise in your West Thurrock home, be it in a studio, bedroom, home office or lounge, you might want to look at installing some soundproofing. You may also be aware of noise from a family room or home cinema room leaking out and causing a disturbance to other inhabitants. Either way, soundproofing is crucial for your sanity and peace of mind.
It's important to realise how sound travels around a structure before it is possible to find techniques to prevent it from happening.
There are only a couple of ways by which sound can travel around a home:
1. Through the air by vibration of air molecules.
2. Through objects by the vibration of the material.
As whale and dolphin song demonstrates, sound also travels long distances through water, but unless your aim is to soundproof a pool or aquarium we'll look only at the techniques of soundproofing structures and rooms.
SOUND THROUGH THE AIR
Any gaps around doors, ill fitting windows, open air-ducting and even light fittings and electrical sockets can all be responsible for the transmission of sound into or outside a room. All sound vibrates the air molecules and these vibrations are what we pick up and hear as sound. All sounds travel through the air in the same manner; it matters not if it's nearby traffic, aeroplanes, machinery, kids playing or music that produces the sound.
It is helpful to imagine a room as a boat and carefully inspect it for leaks before sailing off into the sunset.
SOUND TRAVELLING THROUGH OBJECTS AND STRUCTURES
As sound moves through the air by vibration, then it stands to reason that this vibration can be absorbed by, reflected by or transferred to various materials. Sound can be transferred around a dwelling from its source by the vibration of floors, walls and ceilings. Even a room made from solid concrete, such as a basement, can generate a path of resonance which channels any sound waves, and even amplify them, to other rooms in a property.
But, how can these effects be stopped from causing a problem? The solution is obviously, soundproofing!
SIMPLE STEPS IN SOUNDPROOFING
Give some thought to covering bare floors, which resonate and reflect sound, with a carpet or rug. Not only can such a simple and straightforward solution help to reduce your noise problem, but it can also jazz up the room. Window drapes and wall coverings can also be employed to boost soundproofing and are easy to install.
Locating and plugging any holes or gaps around the rooms, think doors, light fittings, electrical sockets and windows, is also a straightforward job for a skilled DIY'er. Sealing the holes and gaps with a specialist acoustic sealant that can be purchased in many DIY and building material shops, can make a massive difference to sound transmission in your room. Acoustic sealants can be slightly more pricey than standard sealant products, but the special design has far greater soundproofing performance and is worth the small extra cost.
If you are fortunate enough to be renovating or redecorating while tackling your soundproofing, then look at installing an additional layer of plasterboard (also referred to as gypsum board, drywall or sheet rock). Plasterboard is a very dense material that is both economical and efficient for soundproofing an area. It is great for areas like movie rooms, studies or studios being built within your house in West Thurrock. If you do choose plasterboard to aid your soundproofing it is advisable to hire a specialist fitter in West Thurrock, to achieve the maximum possible benefit from its installation.
Lastly you should inspect all doors in the rooms that you're soundproofing. If you've got hollow doors installed in your rooms you will find they can resonate and vibrate with any sound that they experience. Exchanging hollow doors for solid ones will substantially boost the soundproofing of an area with only a minimal extra cost.
PROFESSIONAL SOUNDPROOFING SOLUTIONS WEST THURROCK
Some areas, for instance those alongside busy traffic routes or on aircraft flight paths, have naturally more sound problems and will require other ways to resolve the dilemma. The best way to resolve these issues is to get hold of a decent acoustic and soundproofing firm from the local area.
The first questions you will be asked are:
- What space needs soundproofing? i.e. Is it a brick walled room, a concrete lined basement, an attic conversion or a plasterboard partition room.
- What noise or sounds are you seeking to reduce? i.e. External issues like road noise, overflying aircraft, next door neighbours etc, or sounds within your home from a home cinema or music studio.
- From what direction does the noise seem to be coming from? i.e. Through the doors, flooring, windows, ceiling or walls or a combination of all.
- How big is the room that you need to have soundproofed?
Your answers to these queries will enable you to receive quotes for the various available solutions that match your needs. The areas of your room that are causing the biggest issues will each require different solutions.
PROFESSIONAL SOUNDPROOFING OF WALLS, CEILINGS and FLOORS
There are two key areas that need to be addressed to successfully soundproof any room or space:
- Reduce the effect of sound vibration, reflection and amplification by solid surfaces.
- Improve sound absorption.
This requires a site survey to find out which areas need improving from the present condition.
A professional will evaluate the different ways to add mass and density to the problem areas. This additional mass will help to improve absorption of the sound energy through the use of acoustic foam or rubber to gain the maximum impact of noise reduction.
Voids between joists may require insulating to eliminate resonation spaces between them. If you imagine a drum for instance, you are looking at a sound amplifying void enclosed within a resonating material; basically what you may find within floor and ceiling joists, or cavities in walls.
Soundproofing is enhanced if different densities and materials are used, rather than installing a single kind of material. This is because different frequencies are affected by different materials, therefore a variety of shapes, densities and layers within your soundproofing panels are needed.
Any soundproofing firm in West Thurrock must abide by the Part E of the Building Regulations, if dealing with a residential property. Part E of the Building Regulations is a legally binding requirement to protect yourself and neighbours from the negative effects of sound pollution in an area where people live and work.
The Association of Noise Consultants (ANC) and the Institute of Acoustics (IOA) are recognised trade bodies who provide qualifications and training, and represent the very best in contractors and companies which offer soundproofing services. Only those West Thurrock businesses that have been appraised and accredited by these trade organisations for quality, professionalism and reliability are allowed to display the logo.
Where is it Available?
Soundproofing is available in West Thurrock and also in nearby places like: Chafford Hundred, Dagenham, Wennington, Grays, Tilbury, Purfleet, Orsett, Aveley, Upminster, North Stifford, Badgers Dene, South Stifford, Rainham, Ockenden, and in these postcodes RM16 1AD, RM16 1ZA, RM20 4BL, RM16 1DH, RM16 1DN, RM20 3JE, RM19 1PH, RM19 1LL, RM16 1AT, RM20 3FJ. Local West Thurrock soundproofing specialists will probably have the postcode RM20 and the phone code 01708. Checking this out should confirm you access locally based tradesmen installing soundproofing. West Thurrock home and business owners can utilise these and countless other soundproofing related services.
Soundproofing or Acoustic Underlay West Thurrock
One of the less disruptive ways of adding some extra soundproofing to your West Thurrock property is through the installation of acoustic underlayment. These can be used beneath carpet, vinyl planks, engineered wood or laminate floor coverings, and are designed for both timber and concrete floors.
Basically, acoustic underlay can be an especially effective solution when your problem is not so much airborne noise but mostly an impact noise issue. Impact noise has become a common issue for West Thurrock property owners these days, with an increase in hard floor finishes. Rooms upstairs are the main origin of such problems, with general footfall, children running around and shifting furniture being typical sorts of annoying noise.
Don't confuse normal carpet underlay with genuine soundproofing or acoustic underlay, since some unprincipled carpet stockists might try to palm you off with such products, with claims that they are suitable substitutes. If you have serious problems with noise make sure that you invest in a good quality soundproofing underlay.
Whilst soundproofing underlay is mainly effective for reducing impact noise, some products are better than others with regards to airborne noise like deafening music, booming TV's and incessant talking. Before picking an underlay you should chat with the soundproofing expert or supplier about your specific circumstances, and discuss the specific sorts of noise you are trying to minimise.
Soundproofing Foam West Thurrock
I was intrigued to discover just recently that a popular search phrase entered on Google was "soundproofing foam", and for local searches "soundproofing foam West Thurrock" and "acoustic foam West Thurrock". Now, that is quite interesting because this would indicate that local home and business owners are looking to soundproofing foam products as an answer to their noise issues in West Thurrock.
It isn't a case of me trying to rain on your parade, but the simple truth is that this sort of product isn't likely to be the answer, and will certainly not eliminate the din caused by noisy neighbours in West Thurrock.
The familiar "egg box" style foam, that appears to be the hallmark of soundproofing, was not actually developed for stopping the transmission of noise, but has the purpose of reducing resonation and echoing in music studios and comparable settings, where it can also improve the acoustic performance of a room. Acoustic foam like this is not good at stopping noise from travelling freely around your house, or stopping sound from penetrating a neighbours wall. Given that soundproofing foam is spongy and porous, it actually lets sound pass through it, and does not have the density to stop it.
This product might however be useful for you if you have a music room in your house in West Thurrock, in which case you'll discover that it is available in different sheet sizes and thicknesses.
AMW (Acoustic Mineral Wool)
AMW (or acoustic mineral wool) is one of the handiest products for soundproofing houses in West Thurrock and has various different applications for your sound absorption needs. Acoustic mineral wool is specifically designed to be installed in the cavity spaces of ceilings, walls and floors, to absorb sound waves, reduce reverberations and improve acoustic performance.
Offered in slabs of 600mm x 1200mm and thicknesses of 25mm, 50mm, 75mm and 100mm, AMW is readily available from soundproofing suppliers. Often partly made with recycled materials, acoustic mineral wool is chemically inert, and is non-combustible. It is rare for fungi, mould or bacteria to be found growing in AMW, and it won't react with metal wall ties, masonry, brickwork, plastics, or other substances or materials that it makes close contact with.
Notably effective as a sound absorbing filler when installed in the spaces between flooring joists, suspended ceilings and stud partitioning, AMW is widely used in the construction sector for acoustic, fire and thermal insulation. With regards to separating walls and floors, and when used together with other sound absorbing materials, AMW can help in compliance with The Building Regulations (Part E).
West Thurrock Skip Hire Services
One of the main drawbacks of undertaking home improvements or property revamps in West Thurrock is the amount of waste that is generated. For your soundproofing, varying quantities of waste will be generated, subject to your individual circumstances, and the size of your project. Depending on who you employ to do the job, some tradespeople will include waste removal within the job quote and will be quite happy to get rid of it for you.
If this task is being left for you to do, you could look at hiring a skip. You'll need to pick the appropriate size of skip, because there are many different sizes available. Mini-skips can generally accommodate roughly 2-3 cubic yds of rubbish, midi-skips can accommodate roughly 4-5 cubic yds of rubbish, builders skips can accommodate roughly 6-8 cubic yds of rubbish (65 bin bags) and roll-on-roll-off skips can accommodate roughly 20-25 cubic yds of rubbish. Skip bags usually take somewhere around 1-1.5 cubic yds of rubbish.
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Soundproofing Enquiries Essex
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