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Everyone deserves to enjoy peace in their own house and a good night’s sleep. We Do Soundproofing can help if you are disturbed by noise.

Should the noise be external, we can assist to control the noise through changes to the building façade.

We can also help with noise coming in through internal walls or floors from either your own property or from your neighbours house. We are unique to most soundproofing installers in that we offer an ‘all-in-one’ service. We design, supply and install the solution for you. Whether you are looking to sign-off for building control purposes or looking to upgrade your property We Do Soundproofing can help.

Older properties may have been created with single brick party walls, which can have very little sound insulation. This means that neighbours don’t even have to be noisy for there to be a problem, as normal day to day noise can be heard quite clearly. This noise intrusion could have a negative effect on life at home, and could quickly have you looking at how easy soundproofing walls can be.

There are many soundproofing products and solutions that can be used to tackle low sound insulation associated with masonry or stud walls. We have varying levels and types of treatment that will give you tailored protection against noise nuisance in your home or company premises.

Soundproof treatments for walls are continually developing, but if solely addressing walls does not work for your specific situation, we also provide soundproofing for ceilings and floors.

When soundproofing ceilings the most common noise issues relate to impact noise and in some cases airborne noise. If you have sound problems from above, one or both these may be causing you trouble.

Impact Noise

This occurs when one object collides with another. The resonant sound can be heard from the floor above you and sometimes through an adjoining wall. Kitchen wall cupboards and adjacent staircases can exacerbate impact noise trouble. These structural factors carry the sound but something still has to cause it. Footsteps above, a chair being moved, a table leg dragging, something dropped onto a wooden or tiled floor, all of these set the sound in motion. By the time it reaches you it could be a problem – a major problem if occurring over time as impact noise travels freely through a structure.

Changes can be made to the composition of the top section of the floor, in the ‘floor finishes’ area to reduce impact sound. This can be coupled with changes to the main structure, by way of additional cavity, absorption and structural mass to further reduce impact sound.

Airborne Noise

Sound waves travel freely through the air until they reach part of a building that they cause to vibrate. These vibrations travel through that part of the building and any remaining sound is radiated from the other side of the structure. Typical airborne transmission sources are neighbours talking and audio from televisions and music systems.

There are numerous different floor solutions and materials for every possible situation. Important points to consider:
  • What is the maximum height that your floor can be raised?
  • What will the final floor surface be? (Carpet/Original Floorboards/Laminate etc)
  • What type of noise do you want to reduce? Your impact and airborne noise to downstairs or airborne noise traveling into your flat
  • Subfloor structure. Do you have conventional floor joists or a concrete floor? (Is there a void between the floor boards and ceiling boards to fill with insulation?)
Floor soundproofing is becoming a must-have in many properties. Floors can cause many issues and sometimes nuisance sound can force you to seek soundproofing solutions. With more homes and workplaces using hard flooring than ever before, the days of soft carpeting underfoot are gone forever. With the advanced use of tiled floors, wood floors and laminate floors has come a sharp increase in noise related concerns. Problems such as children running or adults just walking, a table being shifted or simply a chair that’s nudged, washing machines on spin cycles or a simple item dropped. All can seem minor in isolation but when occurring together and over time, at We Do Soundproofing we fully understand the adverse effect they can have on the quality of life. At We Do Soundproofing we keep abreast of all technological developments in floor soundproofing. Whatever your sound concerns, be they above or below, contact us at We Do Soundproofing for advice and assistance in silencing the problem once and for all. When resolved with floor soundproofing, it’s like a weight being lifted once the worries of ongoing noise or even the mere anticipation of it has gone forever.
Want to belt it out?

Soundproofing a sound studio is a job for professionals. At We Do Soundproofing we have a wealth of experience soundproofing music studios for professional and amateurs alike. If your sound studio is in a residential area, or dense commercial development then soundproofing is a must.

We Do Soundproofing can take care of all your requirements, including doors, windows and even your electrics, including complete rewires. Everything you need to soundproof your new recording studio.

Sound Rooms

If you are a music lover, or a musician that plays at home, teaching or rehearsing, and you don’t want to bother your neighbours, then a soundproofed music room is for you.

Soundproofing a room, or outside studio, allows a music tutor to teach their students with peace of mind. At We Do Soundproofing we have helped many musicians and artists, creating bespoke soundproofing solutions in rooms, studios and external structures such as garages.

We offer a complete design and install solution for any type of music studio or sound room. Our team will visit your premises and discuss the requirements for your project. Our install teams will build your room using the tried and tested methods and the latest soundproofing materials to ensure the studio build meets the exact requirements set by the client.

Cost will always be determined by size, specification and level of soundproofing required by the client. We will always listen to the client and work closely to ensure that studio project is completed within budget.

It is possible to create an amazing Home Cinema room for the family to enjoy on almost any budget. We Do Soundproofing offers all the soundproofing products that you will need to help you and your designer with the full installation of your very own Cinema Room. We also offer a Full Bespoke Installation service throughout the UK, leaving you to sit back and relax knowing the full build is in good hands.

Many water and waste water treatment works are located in urban areas and are therefore close to dwellings, potentially creating both Noise at work Noise at Work and Environmental Noise issues.

As these facilities operate round the clock, they must achieve suitable noise levels so as not to disrupt residents even when sleeping with open bedroom windows. However, the noise control systems these facilities implement cannot adversely affect operation of the plant; they must also allow access for routine maintenance and plant repairs.

For example, difficulties with access for maintenance may result in panels being left off an acoustic enclosure, allowing noise to escape attenuated and compromising the primary purpose of the acoustic enclosure.

Our approach to Solving Noise Problems enables plant owners and operators to make informed decisions about the best solution for their specific requirements. The experts at We Do Soundproofing can help with these typical processes that require acoustic solutions:

  • Odour control applications
  • Aeration processes
  • Sludge treatment
  • Ventilation systems
  • Pumps and fluid handling systems
  • Blowers
  • Electric motors
  • Centrifuges
  • Compressors
  • Fans
  • Pipework

Plant rooms can be located anywhere in a building with the possibility of causing disturbance to sensitive areas such as bedrooms, offices, boardrooms, operating theatres, or penthouse suites.

A typical plant room may include the machinery for HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning Systems), back-up generators, pumps and potentially other vibration producing equipment too! These heavy-duty machines, by their very nature, produce high levels of noise and vibration.

Good acoustic performance in educational environments is essential. The ability of the teacher keeping student attention can be significantly reduced if noise levels are high from neighbouring classrooms or if there is a reverberation noise issue within the classroom. There are several areas to treat for educational acoustics. All performance levels are detailed in the acoustic regulations for educational environments which is known as Building Bulletin 93 (BB93). We Do Soundproofing can offer guidance on projects of any size, from a single classroom to an entire school. We can explain how the individual areas within an educational building can be affected by sound. We can give expert advice on reverberation noise within a room. If reverberation noise is at a high level within a room then it will make it difficult to understand what is being said.