a Sultan's Soundproofing On A Beggar's Budget
Achieve Low Cost Home
And Relief From Annoying Noise Problems
Craig Williams, Soundproofing Consultant
you want to do do
something about those noisy neighbors, the barking dogs,
leaf blowers, boom cars & crying babies, or you want
a sound studio,
then this is important.
|Perhaps you are wondering how
to deal with traffic
noise, pets, trains, doof doof
music, garbage trucks, the people next door or late night parties?
Or maybe you
make lots of noise without disturbing others eg a kids area, home
theatre or music studio?
Is It That Every
Soundproofing Resource On The Internet Fails to
Mention The Following:
Offending But Most Easily Fixed Problems Which Are An Issue In Almost Every Noisy
Home, Apartment and Building. . .
The Massive Impact Of Wrongly Installed
Soundproofing Materials And How To Make Sure You Or Your
Contractor Gets It Right First Time
Step 3) How To Decide Which
Parts Of The Room To Deal With First, In
What Order, And How To Work Out What Will Give You The Greatest Soundproofing
Success So That You Dont Spend Too Much
Soundproofing guides are written by engineers
who dont have noise problems or they are
written by professional writers who have never touched
anything to do with
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Read On . . . This Is Stuff You Must Know . . .
How helpful would it
be to know which are the most common and the most inexpensive and
readily available materials? Why spend more money than you
have to. Some materials end up being hellishly expensive
by the time you get them installed and get the effect you are looking
it help if you knew whether to use drywall,
acoustic foam, mats, lead, egg cartons or some other type of panels
insulation? And just because someone says it's a
soundproofing material does that make it suitable for your situation.
here is critical.
We could hear
every step. The
lady in the flat
above liked to wear high heal shoes on her wooden
floor. It was
driving us to despair.
so much for your help.
And what if you
could find out which materials are
easier to handle and easier
And if the noise is
coming through your windows, do you think you need to know the
difference between window
double glazing and double
windows? It's a worrying fact that what most people will tell you about
window soundproofing is actually quite wrong.
important is it to make sense of all the soundproofing
information out there ...especially if there's a chance it might
not work for your particular probem?
A number of years ago I was in exactly
the same situation
you - I understand what it's like!
... it took me
almost two years and many thousands of dollars to research
and test a collection of sensible low cost
do-it-your-self home soundproofing options that really worked
them properly to the problems I had. That was before the soundproofing consulting days...
was so stressed by the barking
dog next door. I
thought I would have to move but I put in those double
windows and what a difference. I
am amazed that none of
the other soundproofing websites talk about
No doubt you have
already discovered that
have a view about soundproofing.
The trouble is many times the views
work, or they are just wrong. People write to me with stories about so
called experts who have
suggested this or that and even charged consultation fees for the
advice - but in the end the
still there or in some cases becomes worse (yes this can happen).
I wanted to be sure.. not just because I had my own noise problems, but
because I had a desire to turn complex theory into simple and
effective practice; something that anyone could handle.
have applied almost all of the
soundproofing techniques I am going to
tell you about. I tested many things and immediately
anything which was suspect, not
cost effective or not practical for the DIYer.
went from having noise problems to transforming
my home into
a place that was so quiet it was like living
countryside rather than a busy city suburb. I got
a thrill from being indoors during storms watching the rain
pounding on the windows and the trees bending in the wind - but with no
sound - it was like watching TV with the volume turned off. I
guests stay overnight and to my shock they said they found it unerving
and couldnt sleep because it was too quiet!! Hah! You know
they say... one person's meat is another person's poison and all that!
Ok so I confess I can get a
little obsessive about noise -
but I believe everyone deserves peace and quiet if they want it.
“It is not surprising that most
people struggle with soundproofing.”
you want to see first hand some soundproofing traps,
try typing “egg carton soundproofing”
into Google. This is the one that even young kids know
You’ll get literally dozens of
articles full of advice. Tragically
though, egg cartons are a complete
and utter waste of time (unless you want to store eggs),
they absolutely don’t
noise. Other examples of poor soundproofing advice are plastic
membranes for windows and many spray
products for walls and ceilings.
We’ve moved now but we
used to live near an airport and for
years we had very bad sleep. When
moved we used every single piece of information you gave us to make
could enjoy peace and quite. To
people spend so much time and money researching other
reliable information and
then try to make up their own home soundproofing.
are hundreds of soundproofing products and recommendations:
- Many of them don’t
work very well;
- Lots provide only
- Certain techniques
are too difficult to do yourself;
- Lots of materials
are very expensive or difficult
- Some materials are very
hard to handle;
- A number of methods
require special equipment or
“Soundproofing is not like any other home
You just can't make
it up as you go along
muddle through and hope for the best.”
have to have correct advice and very clear
easy to follow directions for every step. It's
a fact - you
actually install soundproofing materials and make the problem worse!
"soundproofing” installation techniques
can increase the effectiveness of the
soundproofing materials by 50% or more - saving time, effort and money.
You need the right
materials for the specific
noise characteristics and noise source.
And if you happen to
to do it yourself you need an easy, fairly cheap and
quick method and you want a nice looking
job at the end.
selected the easiest, most common and cost effective techniques and
materials for many home or apartment challenges.
The materials and techniques are presented with very
clear descriptions, diagrams and real life pictures. I believe it is by
far the best guide to home soundproofing that you will find
kept awake by of all things the rain on my roof. The
suggestions on ceiling and floor soundproofing did the trick.
Only problem is I sometimes miss the sound of the rain.
Isnt life funny. Also I think I now get bugged by
neighbours because my room is quieter and I can hear them now.
But that will be my next project
“Would You Like To Deal With Any
I’ve exposed all of
the tricks and traps
for you. You don't have to go through
long and expensive learning
process and still be stuck with the problem at the end.
is What You Will Know:
quick ways to make a soundproofing difference in an afternoon with very
little effort or money. Get
immediate noise control by doing some amazingly easy things using cheap
common acoustical materials. You might even find this does
the trick and nothing more is required.
critical considerations for do-it-yourself low cost room
peace and quiet on a budget. You control the results without expensive
or unreliable acoustical contractors.
on which sound proofing materials to use. Don’t
get trapped into buying expensive acoustical materials that you
don’t need or which don’t work.
secret product endorsements. Only
the most cost effective noise solutions are presented, you
won’t be blinded by science and jargon or secret endorsements.
focus on the problem areas of windows, doors, walls, ceilings and
floors. These are the special
areas which need to be considered first for best room soundproofing.
solutions which are suitable for homes and apartments, studios,
garages, bedrooms, basements, home theatres and other living areas. Sound
proofing options for people who are restricted by what they can do
because they are leasing; as well as more permanent quietening options
for people who own their own home.
easy to follow color diagrams, pictures and instructions.
Avoid the frustrations caused by most soundproofing guides which are
confusing, biased, assume you are an expert or present only part of the
information in complex diagrams and charts.
and traps exposed. Avoid
spending time, money and energy on popular techniques which simply do
not work - like egg cartons and window membranes and some mats, panels,
ceiling tiles, paint, curtains and so forth.
soundproofing vs planning ahead. Insights
into how to design a new quiet home vs how to make an existing home or
apartment more peaceful. Or how to avoid moving into a noisy
home or residential area in the first place.
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My friend to put this
investment into perspective consider the cost of:
acoustical engineer for only
- The price
of reduced health and
happiness or even sleep deprivation.
- The cost
of buying & installing
the wrong sound proofing material.
- The time
required to find unbiased
sound proofing information.
- The effort
required to find low cost
acoustical techniques that
- The cost of moving
to get away from the
price of having to do it all over again.
can reduce the soundproofing effect by fifty percent or more.
live in an apartment and the people next door have a baby who
seems to cry all the time. The baby room is next to
bedroom. You guessed it, woken by crying
To be honest I had already tried a few
soundproofing ideas that I had found on other
websites but they didnt
trick - I now know why. I have also greatly reduced the baby
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Some of the “super soundproofing
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guide quickly and simply covers helpful techniques..
Problem Solving Tips for Your Home & Health”
I like this guide because of the
really interesting and practical advice for common household mysteries.
One of the areas that even
the professionals get wrong is
soundproofing floors. The problem with floors is that they are subject
to impact noise as well as airborne noise. A common approach
to soundproofing a floor is to install a second floor over the
top, this is called a floating floor. It's a little more involved than
the guy at the "floor shop" understands.
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proofing advice, techniques and guidance as you like. I have
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gosh where has the time gone!!
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about the possibility of a good nights sleep,
inviting friends over for a quiet dinner, perhaps just good old
fashioned peace and quiet!
your challenge is dividing the noise of the children
or teenagers from the
of the adults or you and your partner run on different time clocks - I
know this one!.
Perhaps you want to
create a soundproofed music room or recording studio.
your acoustical or soundproofing challenge, this is a practical and
sensible way to go.
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this from an acoustical consultant who'll charge you ten or twenty
times more just to come to your house - before any advice or insights
and you'll be on the meter if you need to follow up with some questions.
Whatever your decision, warmest regards
from me and let's hope there are more people who see the importance of
a little peace and quiet in a world which seems to be getting more and
If you're one of those people who has become stressed by a
noise problem, please don't leave the quality of your
in the hands of others. It can have health consequences and
life is too short to put up with noise pollution.
Compromise or Procrastinate Any Longer
get stuck into solving it this weekend!
The predictable question I
But Craig I have downloaded a
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Why do I need SoundProofingSecrets?
My smiling answer. Easy... it's because you've
downloaded a truck load of soundproofing information from the
Interent!! Half of it will be dead wrong, missing critical
advice or not suitable for your situation! Here's
the kicker.... how do you know which half that is? And who do
you email when
something doesn't make sense or you get stuck? Also how
confident will you be that you're not going to head off in the wrong
direction? And where else are you going to find a consultant
who will actually answer
your soundproofing emails and not send you an invoice?
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for how any information or advice is used, how correct or relevant it
is for your situation, how effective it is, or any direct of indirect
consequences of the
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whether there are any best
practice requirements or regulations and standards for building and
soundproofing where you live; this varies from from country to country
and state to state as does the types and prices of available materials.