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Recommend small builder for soundproofing

  • 21-03-2021 10:32pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 1,728 ✭✭✭ BBM77


    Am thinking about fitting acoustic insulation on some of the walls of my house. Did anybody ever get it done? Do you find it was worth it? And/or can recommend a local small builder to do such job.

    Thanks in advance.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,108 ✭✭✭ Gavlor


    BBM77 wrote: »
    Am thinking about fitting acoustic insulation on some of the walls of my house. Did anybody ever get it done? Do you find it was worth it? And/or can recommend a local small builder to do such job.

    Thanks in advance.

    Must be a tight squeeze?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,728 ✭✭✭ BBM77


    Gavlor wrote: »
    Must be a tight squeeze?

    Ah ah, everybody is a comedian.


  • Registered Users Posts: 687 ✭✭✭ aziz


    Soundproofing is like a black art,I don’t know of any builders that would specialise in that work.
    Maybe seek out companies that do recording studios or cinemas but I’m sure they wouldn’t be interested in domestic work but might point you to an acoustician who could draw up plans for a builder to follow but be warned that the costs involved are huge


  • Registered Users Posts: 27 corollake35


    As Aziz points out, acoustics is specialist work, not for any builder big or small to come up with ideas. You could spend a small fortune and be no better off. Sounds travels in untought of ways to the untrained.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,971 ✭✭✭✭ Calahonda52


    BBM77 wrote: »
    Am thinking about fitting acoustic insulation on some of the walls of my house. Did anybody ever get it done? Do you find it was worth it? And/or can recommend a local small builder to do such job.

    Thanks in advance.

    very difficult to get done right


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  • Registered Users Posts: 519 ✭✭✭ blackvalley


    BBM77 wrote: »
    Am thinking about fitting acoustic insulation on some of the walls of my house. Did anybody ever get it done? Do you find it was worth it? And/or can recommend a local small builder to do such job.

    Thanks in advance.

    Are you insulating under the stairs ?. :confused:


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,146 ✭✭✭ Yellow_Fern


    BBM77 wrote: »
    Am thinking about fitting acoustic insulation on some of the walls of my house. Did anybody ever get it done? Do you find it was worth it? And/or can recommend a local small builder to do such job.

    Thanks in advance.

    Is it party wall soundproofing you want? What kind of build is it? Check if it is hollow block. There are Dublin companies who are very good that would do this in waterford but it is slow to get them


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,728 ✭✭✭ BBM77


    Is it party wall soundproofing you want? What kind of build is it? Check if it is hollow block. There are Dublin companies who are very good that would do this in waterford but it is slow to get them

    Yes it is the wall dividing two semi-detached houses. It is plasterboard stud I think it is called. Do you happen to have the names of these companies in Dublin? Thanks


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,146 ✭✭✭ Yellow_Fern


    BBM77 wrote: »
    Yes it is the wall dividing two semi-detached houses. It is plasterboard stud I think it is called. Do you happen to have the names of these companies in Dublin? Thanks

    Have a look what is behind the board by seeing how it continues into the attic. The extent that it can be improved depends but generally it is easier in places where the soundproofing is terrible. Where the soundproofing is not bad and not great, improvements are harder to do achieve.

    Cunas is great but they have a large waiting list. Really nice people though.


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