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Five Simple Ways to Sound Proof Your Home

Five Simple Ways to Sound Proof Your Home

Fixing squeaky floorboards can be a quick noise relief! If you are unable to replace the nuisance boards, you can try re-securing them or using a filler.

Carpeting your floors can really make a difference to reducing the noise in your home. If you want to keep your wooden floor, you can always try adding a few rugs instead.

Inspect the windows in your home. You may be able to reduce noise pollution from the outside by filling in any cracks or gaps with an acoustical sealant. If your existing windows are in need of replacing you should consider double or triple-paned glass. This can make huge difference to reducing the amount of sound which is able to pass through them.

Adding curtains is another simple way to help keep noise from entering your home, especially if they're made from a heavier fabric such as velvet. Ensure they cover the wall above and below your window for optimum effect.

Adding insulation to your ceilings and walls is one of the most effective ways to keep unwanted noise out. This type of insulation offers excellent sound absorption properties, as well as improving thermal performance. Being lightweight makes the installation process very easy for fitting between timber studs or floor joists.

Isover Acoustic Partition Roll is a 600mm wide glass mineral wool designed to fit between standard stud spacing. It has been manufactured to provide high levels of acoustic insulation in walls and floors and meets acoustic requirements in all domestic and non-residential applications.

This versatile material can be applied to external walls, partition walls, separating walls, separating floors and partition floors.