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Soundproofing Technologies And Techniques

What is Soundproofing?

Soundproofing is the process of developing acoustic treatments to suppress, reflect, diffuse or absorb sound waves either at the source using products such as baffling or  insulation on automotive enginespipes/ducting or machinery rooms, or at the destination using technologies such as double glazed windows and insulation to reduce unwanted external noise from road traffic, airports and other rooms within  officesapartments and other residential dwellings.

Soundproofing Techniques

A range of techniques can be used to reduce sound within a room:

Sound Absorption

Porous or resonant absorbing materials can be installed to convert sound wave energy into a tiny amount of heat effectively reducing the amount of sound that is reflected around a room. Soundblock Solutions use Plano Bevel Tiles for sound absorption within restaurantshotelsschoolshome theatres and many other commercial and residential applications. Soundblock Solutions carry a range of sound absorbing products including: Echohush Profile PanelsSonex Acoustic FoamQuietstone Light and Reapor Soundproofing.

Sound Diffusion

Irregular surfaces can be used to break down, or scatter sound waves so that they travel along many smaller paths. This results in the overall energy of the sound wave depleting faster and therefore travelling less distance. 

Sound Reflection

Reflecting sound waves is a common technique for reducing traffic noise on freeways and other major traffic routes. Typically hard surfaces such as concrete or glass are used to bounce sound waves upwards (into the sky) or away from buildings. The overall architecture of a building including material and angles can also be used to effectively reflect sound.

Soundproofing Categories

Soundproofing falls into two main categories as follows:

Reducing sound within a room

Soundproof rooms, also known as anechoic (echo free) or semi-anechoic chambers, are designed to reduce unwanted reverberation and echo within a room for the purposes of sound-quality (e.g. recording studios and home theatres) or noise mitigation e.g. hotels, barsrestaurants, and open-plan offices. Room soundproofing typically also includes insulation to reduce unwanted external noise.

Limiting sound leakage

Soundproofing materials can be utilised to limit the transference of sound waves between rooms (either adjacent, above or below) and from external sources. A range of items within a room or rooms can be soundproofed including windows (double glazing)floorswallsceilings and doors. Existing or traditional windows can be fitted with an acoustic secondary windows using one of our two retrofitted Soundblock solutions; Soundout Aluminium Window or Soundblock Acrylic Magnetic Window.

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Double Glazing Specialist

Installing a secondary retro-fit acoustic window or door will provide significant noise reduction to your home, office or commercial application. Traditional double glazing, or refitting thicker glass, will not give you the same level of noise reduction as a secondary system.  Science explains why - it is all about the air gap! Without an air gap, optimally 100mm overall, noise cannot effectively be broken down and reduced.  

Double Glazing Info

Wall Soundproofing

Barrierboard is a revolutionary new material to substantially reduce noise - without breaking the bank. Barrierboard can reduce noise levels by as much as 75 per cent depending on its application. This amazing soundproofing product, is ideal for domestic, commercial and industrial sites.

Barrierboard Info

Sound Absorbers

Noise reverberation is a concern in many of today's modern restaurants, gymnasiums, open plan offices and homes, sound studios, outside patios etc. where hard surfaces often prevail.

Methods of reducing this intrusive noise can be as simple as adding acoustic-absorbent panels or foam tiles to the walls and/or ceilings.

Sound Absorber Info

Acoustic Consulting

A SoundBlock® Acoustic Consultant can perform tests to help you assess the pathway of noise as well as the noise level. We can recommend a SoundBlock® Solution that will best resolve your noise problem.

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