FAQ

AIRBOURNE NOISE -T.V and radio, Loud voices, Speaker systems, Musical instruments

IMPACT NOISE – Heavy footsteps, Dropped objects, Moving furniture, doors slamming

A: We offer a completely discreet service, with un-marked vehicles.

A: Sound proofing is an extremely skilled job that requires an attention to detail like no other trade; all soundproof systems must be airtight!

Knowledge of buildings and structure together with the understanding of how sound travels is imperative to the success of any project.

The TP Soundproofing installation team take down on average two walls every month, due to a poor soundproofing attempt usually carried out by a local builder or carpenter.

A: Noise pollution is not just a nuisance it can affect your health and invade the privacy of your home.

A: We understand that this is one of the key issues.  We work to your budget to get the balance right between the amount of noise reduction and how much room space is lost.

We specialist in domestic houses where not every soundproofing problem is the same.  We offer a range of systems for ceillings, walls and floors all of which specify the space loss to help you find the best solution for your requirements.

A: With a commonly used plaster skim finish, it is around seven to ten days…when all of the plastered area has turned a pinky peach colour. Also when you run your fingertips over it, some white powder is extracted on to your fingertips.

A: Yes, all plaster requires a primer

A: Assuming you have concrete floors downstairs, uninsulated chipboard floors upstairs, lightweight plasterboard on all the walls and ceilings.

 

The party wall is the main area that needs soundproofing insulation to both absorb and reflect the noise. However soundproofing this alone will not solve your noise problem. Applying soundproofing products to only the party walls in every room will not solve the problem and may do very little; only changing the acoustics of each room.

 

Depending on how severe the noise problem is, we recommend treating one room properly, treating all the flanking areas with good quality sound proofing materials as well as the party wall.

 

Removing the existing ‘dot and dab’ plasterboard is paramount, an absolute must. TP Soundproofing will not install anything directly over the top of ‘dot and dab’ plasterboard.

 

With a new build property built from 1995 to date, it is normally not feasible to soundproof every room in the house because all the ceilings, walls and floors in each of the rooms need isolating from the structure.

If you are hearing impact noise such as footsteps and footfall, creaking floorboards, doors slamming, plug sockets and light switches, the soundproofing needs to be treated from above. We need to install a resilient layer between the neighbours floor joists and their floor boards. This means pulling up your neighbours flat floor and installing a floating floor isolated from the structure.

 

Heavy duty underlay from specialist acoustic suppliers installed under the carpet will not solve the problem and more often makes creaking floor boards and similar noises worse.

 

If you are experiencing loud music, TV, conversation, radio, alarm clocks and video games, then we can install a ceiling system such as TPS70C to your ceiling, offering a human perceived noise improvement of 70%.

 

However if your walls are plaster-boarded, these will have to be treated as well in order to get the full integrity out of your ceiling investment.

A: TPS80W or TPS70W with a few flanking areas such as the window wall and ceiling also treated will solve your problem.

We have hundreds of clients that do not hear their neighbours anymore that used to have this similar noise problem.

A: We offer soundproofing for houses that suffer with road noise, this normally involves work to the loft, the window walls and secondary glazing.

Road traffic noise projects normally cost more than £10,000. Upgrading to triple glazing alone will not necessarily do anything especially if the window reveals are plasterboard.

A: This noise can be reduced by 80% with some of our systems. We have a range of floor systems designed to absorb and reflect this kind of noise.  Although better to treat the noise at source by treating the ceilings below if possible.

A: Our panel system TPS65W with a few flanking areas also treated could well solve this noise problem and you would only lose 2 inches off your party wall and chimney stack.

However it may be better to future proof your party wall and go for a stronger system like TPS70W of TPS80W.

If you live next door to a rented property it might be worth taking into consideration peoples living habits and realise the next tenant(s) could make different noises at different times of the day and night.

A: You always need to soundproof the floors, at least 1.2m back from the conflicting wall to stop the noise coming under any wall system investment.

If you are not having any soundproofing installed down stairs then a floating floor is recommended. Soundproofing the ceiling is also required to stop the noise coming over the wall system.

A: Main focus noise entering your upstairs bedroom from neighbours TV that they have installed on their downstairs living room party wall.

Solution:

TPSP Floating floor to bedroom (space loss 15mm)

TPS70W to bedroom wall (space loss 90mm)

TPS65W to any chimney stack in the bedroom (Space loss 50mm)

TPS30W installed to flanking window wall and the wall separating front and back bedrooms (Space loss 30mm)

TPS65W installed to downstairs wall beneath your bedroom (Space loss 50mm)

A: Main focus noise entering living room / lounge from neighbours TV that they have installed on their living room wall.

Solution:

Floor and ceiling insulated (no space loss)

TPS80W to living room party wall alcoves (space loss 150mm)

TPS65W to any chimney stack (Space loss 50mm)

TPS30W installed to flanking window wall or wall separating lounge dining room (space loss 30mm)

Ceilings treated with 2 x layers of sound bloc 15 (space loss 35mm)