Domestic Homes

Whether you have noisy neighbours or you want to keep your own noise in, QuietGlue Pro is the most effective tool in your soundproofing toolkit.

A successful soundproofing undertaking is the product of careful planning. The first step is to ask the right questions.

Use the following as a guide to help narrow down the right course of action. There are doubtless other considerations that apply to your exact scenario, so note down anything else that seems relevant to you. If you need any guidance contact us and speak to one of our helpful experts.

1. What is the type of noise?

  • Is it mainly low frequencies (bass and boominess) or higher frequencies (tv noise, normal conversation etc). Stop and listen carefully rather than making assumptions!
  • How loud is the noise?
  • Do you need to eradicate it completely or just reduce it a little?
  • Is it impact noise (footsteps) or airborne noise – or both?

2. Where is the noise coming from?

  • Is it within your own house or outside?
  • Will you need to work on a single wall or multiple walls / ceilings?
  • If coming from above is it also travelling down the walls?
  • Does it affect multiple rooms?

3. What is the existing structure like?

  • Is your wall brick / block or a studwall (timber frame)?
  • If it is a studwall does the cavity contain acoustic insulation?
  • If you plan to add more mass (e.g plasterboard and QuietGlue Pro) to a ceiling or floor, what depth are the joists (can it safely take the weight)?

4. How much space can you afford to lose?

  • If you add a 100mm wall lining to a solid party wall, will it affect any existing door frames / window frames etc?
  • Are you actually willing to lose this amount of room or is space more important than noise?
  • Do you need to reduce the ceiling level and if so do you have the height to do it?

Once you have thought about your project in these terms, check out our How To SoundProof page, covering walls, floors and ceilings.

If you are in any doubt about how to proceed pick up the phone or send us an email and we will assign a soundproofing expert to your query.