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Soundproofer Wivenhoe Essex (CO7): If the level of noise is causing problems in your Wivenhoe property then it is time to think about putting in some soundproofing to make your home office, studio, bedroom or living room a retreat of peace and quiet from your neighbours and the outside world. You could also be concerned about any noise from a home cinema or family room leaking out and disturbing others in the house. Whichever soundproofing needs are required, it will be vital for you and your neighbour's peace of mind and sanity.

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Before we can discover techniques for eliminating sound pollution, we should understand precisely how sound travels.

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There basically a couple of ways in which sound can travel around a home:

1. Through the air by vibration of air molecules.

2. Through the vibration of objects or materials.

Despite the fact that sound also travels through liquids, unless you're looking to reduce sounds from a pool or aquarium, we will only be interested in how to soundproof rooms within a structure.


If you check out your area to be soundproofed and discover gaps around doors, ill fitted windows, heating ducts and even electrical sockets and light fittings, these are all causes of sound transmission. Any sound vibrates the molecules in the air and this vibration is what we identify and hear as sound. All sounds are transferred through the air in the same manner; it doesn't matter if it's road traffic, aeroplanes, children playing, machinery or music that creates the sound.

If you try and think of your room as a bucket, and you are trying to find any leaks to seal before you fill it with water.


Sound waves can also be reflected by, absorbed by or transferred to solid materials and structures. Sound will cause vibrations in the floors, walls and ceilings of your rooms, and can cause a resonating effect that is transferred outside the area. Even a room made of solid concrete, such as a basement, can generate a resonance path which transports sound waves, and even amplify them, to other parts of a building.

However, how can these sound generating effects be prevented from causing a problem? The answer is not surprisingly, soundproofing!


Consider covering bare floors, which reflect and resonate sound, with a carpet or rug. Not only can such a simple solution reduce your noise pollution problem, but it can also jazz up the room. Hanging wall coverings and curtains can also damp down sound vibrations and reflections through windows and walls without the need for a team of professional soundproofing installers.

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Locating and plugging any holes or gaps in your room, think light fittings, door frames, windows and sockets, is also a straightforward job for a skilled do-it-yourselfer. There are some unique acoustic sealants available on the market that suppress the sound waves, and do not transmit them to the surrounding materials. They are a bit more expensive than regular sealants or plaster, but are worth the cost for their soundproofing efficiency.

If the room you are working on is an empty canvas and you are soundproofing while you decorate or renovate, consider installing a skin of plasterboard or soundboard, (also known as drywall, gyproc or sheet rock). Plasterboard is a fairly dense material that is both economical and efficient for soundproofing purposes. It is perfect if you're installing a home office, home cinema or studio in your house in Wivenhoe. If you do decide on plasterboard to aid your soundproofing it is advisable to employ a specialist fitter in Wivenhoe, to achieve the maximum effect from its installment.

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One final simple soundproofing remedy is to check the materials your doors are made of. Whilst hollow doors are light and fairly cheap, their soundproofing capabilities are not that brilliant. If you are able to change to solid wood doors you'll discover that it boosts your soundproofing more cheaply than some other alternatives.


Some areas, for example those next to busy roads or on aircraft flight paths, naturally have more sound issues and will need other ways to address the dilemma. This is when the services of an established soundproofing service will bring the most effective results.

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

  1. What space needs to be soundproofed? i.e. Is it a brick walled room, a concrete lined cellar, a stud partitioned room or a loft conversion.
  2. Is it external noise or internal sounds that you need to target? i.e. To reduce road noise, neighbours playing loud music or aircraft, or is it from internally produced sounds from a teenagers bedroom or family room for example.
  3. Precisely where is the main source of the noise emanating from? i.e. Above, through the walls, flooring, doors, windows or ceiling, or a mixture.
  4. What are the dimensions of the room or space that must be soundproofed?

An established soundproofing installation company in Wivenhoe will look at all of these factors to offer solutions to your noise problems for various budgets. They'll provide you with different strategies to soundproof each of the problem areas within your room.


Two key components are required to soundproof any kind of room:

  1. Increase and update the level of sound absorption.
  2. Minimise sound resonating and amplifying.

Doing this requires an on-site survey to ascertain precisely what areas require enhancing from the current condition.

A professional soundproofer will investigate the different ways to add mass and density to the problem areas. The addition of acoustic foams and rubbers of different mass and density will help in absorbing sounds and reduce transmission and reflection sources.

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Any uninsulated voids in the area might require some form of muffling material to be placed between them to lower noise resonation. Floor and ceiling voids and wall cavities can all be likened to a drum, where the space inside acts like an amplification source for any unwelcome sounds.

It is far better to use mixed layers of different density materials to deaden unwelcome noises than a solitary layer made of one kind of soundproofing material. This is due to the fact that the various frequencies are absorbed differently by different materials, therefore a diversity of shapes, densities and layers within your soundproofing armoury are required.

All soundproofing contractors in Wivenhoe need to follow the guidelines for domestic buildings laid out in the Building Regulations (Part E). These regulations should be observed so as to safeguard yourself and neighbours from being negatively impacted by sound pollution.

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

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Where is Soundproofing Available?

Soundproofing services are available in Wivenhoe and also in: Rowhedge, High Park Corner, Great Bentley, Thorrington, Fingringhoe, Elmstead Market, Frating, Peldon, Langenhoe, Alresford, Old Heath, Abberton, and in these postcodes CO7 9QD, CO7 9PU, CO7 8BQ, CO7 9AY, CO7 9DT, CO7 9AE, CO7 9GU, CO7 9PW, CO7 9GT, CO7 9PL. Locally based Wivenhoe soundproofing specialists will likely have the phone code 01206 and the postcode CO7. Checking this should make sure that you are accessing locally based tradespeople installing soundproofing. Wivenhoe home and business owners can benefit from these and various other related services.

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Grants have been offered by the Government for the purposes of combating noise pollution in recent years. Until March 2020, the Highways Agency was offering grants for the soundproofing of houses if they were in specific areas that are impacted by noise from traffic. Before you press ahead with any soundproofing project in Wivenhoe it would be prudent to look through the Government portal for any grants and compensation schemes that may be currently available. (Tags: Government Grants, Grants for Wivenhoe Soundproofing, Wivenhoe Soundproofing Grants)

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It seems from doing some elementary keyword research that a popular search on Google and Yahoo is for "soundproofing foam" and for homeowners in Wivenhoe, perhaps "soundproofing foam Wivenhoe". Now, this suggests that lots of folks are trying to find a solution to soundproof their homes in Wivenhoe, and are turning to acoustic foam to do this.

I don't want to spoil your day, but soundproofing foam is not really a resolution for most noise pollution problems, and is certainly not much use if you're looking to eliminate the din from noisy neighbours in Wivenhoe.

The familiar "egg box" shaped foam, that often appears to be the hallmark of soundproofing, is not actually designed for blocking out noise, but has the purpose of reducing reverberation and echoing in music studios and similar situations, where it can also enhance the sound clarity in a room. This product is not effective in preventing noise from passing through a wall from a neighbouring property, or even to stop sound from travelling around your home and being a nuisance. Acoustic foam is in fact porous and doesn't block sound, it absorbs it and lets sound pass through it.

This material might however be handy for you if you've got a music room in your home in Wivenhoe, and if this is the case you will find that it is available in various sheet sizes and thicknesses.

Acoustic Mineral Wool (AMW)

For you sound absorption needs in Wivenhoe, acoustic mineral wool (AMW) is one of the most versatile materials on the market for soundproofing homes or other structures, and has various applications. Acoustic mineral wool is designed specifically for installation in the cavity spaces of walls, ceilings and floors, to improve acoustic performance, reduce reverberation and absorb airborne sound.

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Commonly available in "slabs" of 600mm x 1200mm, AMW also comes in different thicknesses (25 millimetres, 50 millimetres, 75 millimetres and 100 millimetres). AMW is safe to use in your home in Wivenhoe, as it is chemically inert and and is non-combustible, it is also eco-friendly being partly made using recycled materials. It will not have a reaction with any materials or substances that it comes into close contact with (i.e. masonry, brickwork, metal wall ties, plasticsetc), and doesn't encourage the development of fungi, bacteria or mould.

When employed as a sound absorption infill between suspended ceilings, stud partitioning and floor joists, acoustic mineral wool is particularly effective, and it's renowned in the construction industry for its thermal, acoustic and fire insulation attributes. With regards to separating floors and walls, and when used alongside other sound absorbing materials, acoustic mineral wool can help in adhering to Part E of the Building Regulations.

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Recent Essex soundproofing job requests: Mr and Mrs Kavanagh recently asked for a quotation for reducing the levels of sound transmission in a bungalow in Stock, Essex. Musa Partington from Rowhedge asked "is there somebody who does soundproofing near me?". Hana Carling recently enquired about soundproofing a kid's play room in Takeley, Essex. Jonah Turrell from Silver End was looking for someone who could soundproof his home office. Gregory and Maisy Ricci recently asked for a quotation for soundproofing a reading room in Elmstead. Cayson and Talia Pinnock recently enquired about getting a price for installing secondary acoustic glazing in a bungalow in Little Baddow, Essex. Everly and Jayden James recently enquired about reducing the footstep noise in a property in Wethersfield. Deacon Shannon from Takeley was trying to find a soundproofing company in the Takeley, Essex area.

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To ask questions about soundproofing check out the AV Soundproofing Forum. To understand the social media reaction to soundproofing trends and developments, check this out. Watch a YouTube video on what does and doesn't work with soundproofing here You ought to head over to Rated People or the government backed Trustmark website, if you wish to do a search for certified local soundproofing installers in Wivenhoe. To get more information regarding noise barriers, commercial soundproofing, residential soundproofing, porous absorbers, resonant absorbers, wall soundproofing, ceiling soundproofing and floor soundproofing, you can pay a visit to Wikipedia and search for "Soundproofing". There is a great deal of interesting info about soundproofing online these days, and to discover more about practical soundproofing tips head here.

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In the Essex area you'll also locate: Birch soundproofers, Great Bentley noise reduction specialists, Marks Tey acoustic solutions, Tolleshunt Knights acoustic solutions, Sheering soundproofing, Hatfield Broad Oak noise reduction services, Little Clacton noise reduction, Tolleshunt Knights noise reduction, West Bergholt acoustic solutions, Copford soundproofing companies, Bannister Green acoustic solutions, Lambourne noise reduction specialists, Winchelsea Beach acoustic solutions, Winchelsea Beach noise reduction services, Horndon on the Hill soundproofing specialists, Langham acoustic solutions, Black Notley noise reduction specialists, Roxwell noise reduction services, Clavering noise reduction services, Mountnessing soundproofers, Abridge noise reduction specialists, Ardleigh noise reduction specialists, Bradfield noise reduction specialists, Boxted soundproofing services, Great Chesterford noise reduction, Mountnessing acoustic solutions, Alresford soundproofers, Wethersfield noise reduction, Weeley noise reduction, Sandon noise reduction. All throughout Essex there are professionals who'll be pleased to assist you with soundproofing, you ought to be able to identify somebody nearby, even if you cannot find somebody suitable in Wivenhoe itself.

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Also find: Great Bentley soundproofing, Thorrington soundproofing, Frating soundproofing, Rowhedge soundproofing, Abberton soundproofing, High Park Corner soundproofing, Peldon soundproofing, Fingringhoe soundproofing, Old Heath soundproofing, Elmstead Market soundproofing, Alresford soundproofing, Langenhoe soundproofing services and more. All these areas are served by tradesmen fitting soundproofing. Wivenhoe property owners can get price quotes by going here.

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(This soundproofing Wivenhoe content was compiled on 26-01-2023)