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The following articles have been taken from our main commercial web site www.soundservice.co.uk
Some of the most frequently asked noise related questions we are asked including the difference between soundproofing and sound absorbing.
What our customers have to say about our products they have had fitted. Extracts are also published on most of our product pages.
An explanation on what noise comprises along with a breakdown of typical noise levels in decibels for different types of noise such as female and male speech.
This article is about noise from machinery along with noise control issues and protection of personnel working on or close to noisy machinery.
A list of the most common terms and symbols used in the noise control industry along with an explanation as to their meaning.
Questions and answers concerning noise in the home, is it worth soundproofing and a breakdown of different noise levels in decibels.
Information on how to soundproof a room including information on how to upgrade the doors and windows as well as the floor, ceiling and walls.
Easy to follow information on how to soundproof a ceiling to reduce noise from neighbours above or to contain your own noise.
This is one of our most read articles and gives details on the best solutions to soundproof both timber joisted and concrete floors.
Another popular article that explains how to soundproof a wall from the thinnest, least efficient solution to the thickest and best solution.
Extracts from various publications concerning different aspects of noise , how noise affects people along with some interesting noise related facts.
Flanking noise is noise that usually skirts round obstacles such as soundproofed walls via lighter structural walls and walls with untreated cavities. This article gives more detail.
Noise really does kill and is responsible for over 6500 noise related deaths in a year. More information on how noise is injurious to the health.
A DIY solution to building your own soundproofed test chamber in the home or factory that can be used for playing of musical instruments, testing of noisy machinery or simply to use as an acoustic haven.
How to soundproof the engine, transmission hump, boot or load space of a vehicle with details of what can be used as an acoustic underbonnet pad.
Pump noise in particular is a common problem in the home and can include shower and water pumps and this article explains what can be done to reduce this type of noise.
Advice on how to isolate large, noisy machines and how to enclose them within a soundproofed box to protect nearby personnel.
How to isolate and reduce noise and vibration from washing machines and other noisy domestic appliances penetrating a floor into rooms below.
Information on what can be done to soundproof a garage or shed to reduce noisy activities such as playing of drums from annoying the neighbours.
A cheap and easy DIY solution to reduce bass noise build-up in rooms using non-specific, easily available products.
How to upgrade and soundproof normal, internal lightweight doors using our cheap and easy to fit DIY acoustic doorseal kits.
Another DIY solution on how to make an acoustic window plug that can be used to soundproof a window to reduce traffic noise nuisance at night or when trying to sleep.
How to design and build a wooden soundproofed fence for the garden or elsewhere to reduce noise nuisance from traffic or nearby factories.
Guidance on what can be done to ensure vehicles are complying with current noise level standards and how to report a vehicle noise issue to the local council.
Information on current legislation for the reduction of noise from aircraft, what can be done and to whom a complaint can be made.
Noise from underground trains can permeate the home and office and this article explains what can be done to reduce this type of noise nuisance.
What can be used to line inboard engine compartments and bulkhead to reduce noise from the engine being heard on deck or in the cockpit.
A step by step guide on what can be done to reduce noise from exiting through doors and windows of pubs and clubs as well as how to soundproof walls, floors and ceilings.
A simple guide on soundproofed ventilation for acoustic chambers such as music studios along with how to construct soundproofed baffles for ventilation.
This page gives a chart with a breakdown of the different sound insulation values of various stud wall constructions which can be of help when sub-dividing a room.
Noise from parties either from your home or a neighbours can really annoy most people so here is a simple guide on what can be done to allow a party to be enjoyed without creating too much noise.
We now offer sound testing and noise surveys. NEW !!
The term “Part E” refers to the current Approved Document E of the Building Regulations and what noise control is required through separating walls and floors.
Details about the Pre Completion minimum noise requirements for new build and change of use into multi-occupied homes
How to upgrade a separating floor when there is no access to ceiling below.
Information on how to bring stairs in common areas into compliance with Part E Resistance to the Passage of Sound.
Robust details provide an alternative to pre-completion testing for demonstrating compliance with performance standards of Part E.
Noisy workplaces should now be a thing of the past. This article explains how to help save your hearing at work.
If your unsure what the law says on loud music at work and for musicians then read this article.
If your unsure what the law says on anti-social loud noise we have more information and the answers as to what can be done and your rights.
Since the update in 2006 the Noise Regulations effect most employers. This article gives information on how to assess and reduce excessive noise in the workplace
New schools now have to comply with Part E on acoustics within each study space. We explain how. Also, noise is an issue in some older schools and this article explains what can be done to relieve it.
This technical article talks about the varying ways that sound affects a room and is an ideal read for students studying noise or people planning on building a studio for recording music.
This article talks about why acoustic treatment is important in any room used to listen to high quality music and what is required to improve the listening experience.
Here you can read our Green Policy on what we do to supply recycled and recyclable soundproofing materials