When it comes to designing a new home or renovating an existing property, one of the easiest things to overlook is the acoustic design of your house. It isn’t until you move in that you realise just how important it is to soundproofing a a property properly to ensure you get our peace and quiet.
In a noisy and increasingly busy world , a moment of silence is a sacred thing, especially when you get home after a long day at the office A baby crying , the neighbour’s music & TV and even the kettle at full boil can quickly ruin a TV marathon or your morning salute to the sun.
These days, homes are designed around light, space and utility but rarely acoustics. How sound moves through a space is too often an unconsidered outcome, but it has a huge effect on how our spaces work.
So, how do you get it right? How can you design your home so you hear the things you want, and drown out the noises that bug you? And how can you make the most of a space that’s already built?
Why not contact BSP Insulation today and let us create your peaceful home.
We offer a range of soundproofing products that have been hand selected to give you effective acoustic insulation and affordable costs.
Some Soundproofing Advice on Soundproofing Your Home.
One of the most common questions we receive at BSP Insulation Ltd is “How do I soundproof my door?”. Soundproofing a door is a rather simple process, however there are certain key procedures that need to be adhered to for maximum soundproofing.
First and foremost, the door needs to be a solid core door. Mass is really important when wanting to minimise noise transference. Now we realise that in many cases a door cannot be replaced due to aesthetic reasons. In this case there are methods and procedures that can be adhered to, that will dramatically reduce the amount of noise that is passed through a door.
On most doors the common sound leak areas are around the perimeter of the door where it closes into the door stop, and down at the bottom where there is usually a gap that prevents the door from sticking when it is closed . A great method for checking for sound leaks is to light up the room on the opposite side of the door, then close the door and darken the room that you are attempting to soundproof (with the door closed of course). This will show you just where the breeches are in the door assembly.
The gaps around the perimeter of the door can be treated with an acoustic perimeter door seal or a self-adhesive acoustic seal which simply sticks inside the door or fixes onto existing door stops to create a perfect seal when the door closes.
Acoustic drop down seals can be installed directly to the bottom of the door so when the door closes the seal will drop down and seal the bottom of the door which will then block noise getting through.
The other option is to change the entire door to one of our acoustic doors which either is supplied door only or acoustic door with frame which can also be supplied in wood and metal.
Soundproofing a wall between existing party walls is a pretty straightforward installation.
Adding an additional sound barrier such as Luxury MLV100 to your acoustic wall system will offer a further +/- 10% further reduction in airborne noise. You can Also upgrade one of our acoustic wall systems with the DBX Professional Sound Boards that will add unto 20% further improvement in airborne noise.
The best approach to any party wall to get maximum acoustic Performance will be to add a combination of various products which have various densities and are constructed differently which will absorb various levels and frequencies of noise coming through any party and stud wall.