Perhaps you have children who make a lot of noise and you’re worried you’ll disturb your neighbours, or you want to block out noise from outside of your house. Whatever the reason you want to soundproof your home, I’ll give you a few tips to get you started.
- Firstly, fill your house with soft materials that absorb sound such as carpets, rugs and upholstered furniture. This is especially good if you have had complaints from neighbours living below you (if you live in a flat) because they can hear your footsteps. Wooden floors are the worst for this, and carpets are all that you need to absorb the sound.
- Buy sound absorbing acoustic tiles for your walls or sound blocking doors. This is an investment and not very practical if you are renting, however, if you own your home, it’s a good idea. It’s great if there is a particular room you want to stop sound from leaving such as a bedroom with drums in or a home studio.
- Make sure you have double glazing. If you’re looking for double glazing Gloucester, I recommend Firmfix. You’ll be surprised at how much of a different it makes on how much noise enters your home.
- Finally, if you are looking to soundproof because you have a home recording studio, it would be good to use foam acoustic panels.
Hopefully these tips have helped you have more of an idea about how to soundproof your home, and you’ll no longer have to worry about noise travelling to where it’s not wanted.