Soundproofer Widnes Cheshire (WA8): If you're concerned about the level of noise in your Widnes home, be it in a living room, home office, studio or bedroom, you need to think about putting in some soundproofing. Conversely you may want to soundproof a particular room to keep load noises in, for instance in a home cinema or family room, so that others don't get disturbed. No matter what soundproofing needs are required, it's essential for you and your neighbour's sanity and peace of mind.
First we need to discover how sound moves and can be transmitted before we are able to find ways to eliminate any loud noise getting into or out of your home.
Sound is able to travel in only two ways:
1. Through objects by the vibration of the material.
2. Through the air by vibration of air molecules.
Sound also travels through water, however unless you're thinking about soundproofing an aquarium or pool we'll only deal with the isolation via air and materials.
SOUND TRAVEL THROUGH THE AIR
Any gaps around doors, single glazed windows, open ducting and even electrical sockets and switches can all be responsible for the transmission of sound into or outside a room. All noise vibrates the molecules in the air and these vibrations are what we hear as sound. No matter the source of the sound; children playing, busy traffic, heavy machinery, passing aircraft or music, all sounds are created and transmitted in exactly the same way.
It is helpful to imagine your room as a boat and carefully inspect it for leaks that need to be plugged before you can dare to sail it.
SOUND TRAVELLING THROUGH OBJECTS AND STRUCTURES
We know that sound is merely the vibrations of air reaching the ear, but those vibrations are also reflected by or transferred to solid objects. Sound will vibrate the ceilings, floors and walls of your rooms, and can result in a resonating effect that's transmitted beyond the room itself. Even a solid concrete room, such as a basement, can produce a path of resonance which transmits sound waves, and sometimes amplify them, to other parts of a building.
However, how can these sound generating effects be prevented from causing a problem? The solution is naturally, soundproofing!
SIMPLE SOUNDPROOFING STEPS
Think about covering a bare floor, which reflects and resonates sound, with a rug or carpet. Not only can such a simple solution help reduce your noise pollution problem, but it can also perk up the room. Wall coverings or window drapes can also be employed to improve soundproofing and are simple to install.
Locating and stopping up any gaps in your rooms, think sockets, windows, door frames and light fittings, is also a straightforward task for a skilled DIY enthusiast. Plugging the holes and gaps with a special acoustic sealant that can be purchased in many DIY and building material shops, will make a big difference to how your room sounds. Acoustic sealants can be a bit more pricey than regular sealant products, but the special design has far greater soundproofing performance and is definitely worth the small additional cost.
If your room is an empty canvas and you are soundproofing as you renovate or decorate, think about putting up another layer of soundboard or plasterboard, (also called sheet rock, drywall or gypsum board). This is a relatively dense board that is an economic and useful soundproofing material. If you are fitting a home office, cinema room or games room then plasterboard will help to minimise sound pollution for that room, and can be decorated easily after installment. If you do decide to use plasterboard to aid your soundproofing exploits it is a good idea to employ a professional fitter in Widnes, to get the maximum effect from its installation.
The last solution for do-it-yourself enthusiasts is to look at the doors in your property in Widnes. While hollow doors are light and comparatively inexpensive, their soundproofing attributes are not the best. Solid core doors, whilst a little more pricey, can do wonders for sound isolation in a room.
PROFESSIONAL SOUNDPROOFING WIDNES
Some properties, such as those next to busy traffic routes or on aircraft flight paths, naturally have more sound pollution issues and will require other ways to tackle the predicament. This is where employing the services of an experienced soundproofing contractor will bring the greatest results.
They will ask the following four questions during a basic assessment of your needs:
- What is the space you want to soundproof made from? (i.e. a fully lined concrete wall, a plasterboarded partition wall or a brick wall).
- What is the main spot where the sound causes the most issues? i.e. Is it emanating up through the floors, through windows, from the walls or down from overhead, or is it a mix of all these things.
- Is it internal noise or external sounds that you need to target? i.e. To stop noisy neighbours, overflying aircraft or traffic, or is it from internally produced sounds from a music studio or family room for instance.
- What are the dimensions of the room or space that must be soundproofed?
Your answers to these questions will allow you to receive price quotes for the various available solutions to suit your requirements. There will be distinct remedies for each of the main key areas of the space that you want to soundproof.
PROFESSIONAL SOUNDPROOFING OF FLOORS, WALLS and CEILINGS
2 key strategies are required to soundproof any size of room or space:
- Improve sound absorption.
- Cut down on the effects on the way sound is transmitted through and reflected by solid surfaces.
A site survey is going to be necessary to examine the elements that need improving.
The experts will figure out ways to add materials with different masses and densities to improve the sound absorption properties of the room. The use of acoustic foams and rubbers of varying mass and density will help in absorbing noises and reduce transmission and reflection sources.
Voids between floor joists may require insulating to eliminate the resonating gap between them. If you picture such spaces as similar to a drum then you'll see that by leaving wall cavities and floor or ceiling joist spaces empty, you are effectively creating a sound amplification area.
Mixed layers of materials with different densities and masses do a better job of absorbing sound than a single layer of one material type. 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 required.
All soundproofing contractors in Widnes must follow the guidelines for domestic buildings laid out in Part E of the Building Regulations. These regulations have to be observed so as to safeguard yourself and neighbours from being negatively impacted by noise pollution.
The Institute of Acoustics (IOA) and the Association of Noise Consultants (ANC) are recognised trade bodies who offer training, qualifications and represent the very best in contractors and companies who provide soundproofing services. Only those Widnes businesses that have been appraised and approved by these trade bodies for professionalism, reliability and quality are allowed to display the logo.
Where is Soundproofing Available?
Soundproofing is available in Widnes and also in nearby places like: Halewood, Bold Heath, Runcorn, West Bank, Lunts Heath, Doe Green, Appleton, Cuerdley Cross, Tarbock Green, Halsnead Park, Town End, Moss Bank, Great Sankey, Farnworth, Gateacre, Penketh, and in these postcodes WA8 0RJ, WA8 2AA, WA8 0DG, WA8 2BH, WA8 0AB, WA8 0HA, WA8 0AS, WA8 2BW, WA8 0TG, WA8 0WA. Locally based Widnes soundproofing specialists will most likely have the dialling code 0151 and the postcode WA8.
Grants for Soundproofing
Environmental noise and soundproofing improvement grants have been offered in past years from Government and local councils. If your house is near a busy road or motorway you should get in touch with the Highways Agency who have previously offered grants for soundproofing property in selected areas. Check the Government portal website for the latest compensation schemes and grants that may be available to assist with combating noise pollution and the soundproofing of homes in Widnes. (Tags: Grants for Widnes Soundproofing, Widnes Soundproofing Grants, Government Grants)
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Cheshire Soundproofing Enquiries
Recent Cheshire soundproofing job requests: Luca and Evelyn Horton recently enquired about getting a price for soundproofing the ceilings of a property in Farndon, Cheshire. Mr and Mrs Wiggins recently enquired about getting a price for soundproofing a children's play room in a bungalow in Upton By Chester. Ivor and Zaara Littlewood recently asked for a price quote for soundproofing a loft conversion in Grappenhall. Natan and Annabel Wallis recently asked for a price quote for soundproofing the walls of a cottage in Stockport, Cheshire. Marcie and Micah Senior recently enquired about soundproofing a music studio in Ashton Hayes, Cheshire. Gabrielle and Kevin Monaghan recently asked for a quote for reducing the levels of sound transmission in an apartment in Latchford. Ema Mcdonagh recently enquired about soundproofing a house in Poulton with Fearnhead. Gus and Sofija Elder recently enquired about getting a price for installing secondary acoustic glazing in a house in Moore, Cheshire.
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Soundproofing Around Widnes
Soundproofing work has recently been done in the following Widnes roads and streets - Balham Close, Croston Close, Smith Road, Trent Close, Dundalk Road, Beaconsfield Grove, Shelagh Avenue, Crawford Avenue, Sandiway Avenue, Suttons Lane, Tuson Drive, Tabley Avenue, Somerville Road, Cross Hillocks Lane, Toft Close, The Ridgeway, Susan Street, Byland Close, St Thomas Court, Battersea Court, Sefton Avenue, Batherton Close, Danescroft, Denton Street, Borrowdale Road, Chislet Court, Cornforth Way, Blundell Road, Bankfield Road, as well as the following local Widnes postcodes: WA8 0RJ, WA8 2AA, WA8 0DG, WA8 2BH, WA8 0AB, WA8 0HA, WA8 0AS, WA8 2BW, WA8 0TG, WA8 0WA.
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