Soundproofing Acoustic Walls

Soundproofing a wall can significantly reduce the transmission of sound from one side of the wall to the other, reducing stress levels, disrupted sleep, and providing a calm environment.

To maximize sound reduction, three components are required: 1. Air gap, 2. Absorber & 3. Mass. Generally, the greater (thickness/density) of each – the greater the sound reduction.

There are many alternative soundproofing systems available, but we tend to only offer only two systems:


This Is attached to the ceiling and floor and does not touch the offending wall through which noise travels. The depth of the wall from the face of the existing wall to the face of the new acoustic wall is 12 centimeters, although a larger gap will help further reduce noise transmission. We always treat the head and the base of the new acoustic wall to further reduce transmission via the ceiling and floor and use resilient layers between the new acoustic wall and the existing structure.


This is usually resiliently attached to the existing (problem) wall and is normally used to reduce flanking sound from above or below. We do not use this system to reduce direct noise through or via a party wall.

Soundproofing Acoustic Ceilings

Thermacoustic are continuously developing and fine tuning our ceiling installations and we can measure improvements in performance with our own sound testing equipment.

We have introduced increased resilience in the hangers and perimeter track of our acoustic ceilings to reduce airborne and impact noise. However, current designs of acoustic ceilings normally perform better for airborne rather than impact noise.


Since impact noise is generated by the floor/ceiling structure, we have developed an acoustic ceiling system to isolate the link between floor and ceiling. We are currently installing this system and will be publishing sound test results in due course.


Our soundproofing materials also offer thermal insulation properties, helping to improve energy efficiency. They can prevent heat loss or gain through the ceiling, leading to reduced energy consumption.

Soundproofing Acoustic Floors

There are a vast number of options available to improve the sound resistance of existing floors.

Broadly, these fall into two categories:

1. Soundproofing within the floor void following the removal of floorboards– may include sound absorber, sound barrier layer(s) and acoustic boards.

2. Over floor treatment either over the existing floorboards or after removal and disposal of the floorboards – may include sound barrier layers, acoustic underlay, and floating floors. Sometimes both treatments may be advisable for optimum performance.

  • Thermacoustic only uses quality products and tailor solutions to suit your needs.
  • We pride ourselves on our professionalism and reliability.
  • Thermacoustic is a company with extensive expertise and can ensure that the installation is done professionally, maximizing the acoustic performance of floors.
  • We offer a 12-month warranty, aftersales support and competitive pricing.
  • We always offer an underfloor inspection to provide the best acoustic advice.

Important Note: Hard Flooring

If engineered flooring or tiles are required, then acoustic treatment within the floor void and over floor treatment (floating floor) will both be required to provide a similar impact noise reduction, when compared to the fitting of a good quality carpet and underlay over ‘basic’ underfloor acoustic treatment.

Soundproofing of music rooms, home offices and workrooms.

Reducing the escape of sound from rooms in your home or outbuildings is sometimes necessary to give you peace of mind that you are not annoying others in your property or neighbours. This may seem easy but requires careful thought and planning depending on the noise generated within the chosen space.

Thermacoustic can assess your requirements, which will require a personal visit and provide you with a quotation for undertaking the work.

There are many things to consider which include:

  • The volume of, and type of noise to be generated within the area.
  • The resistance of the existing structure. Different walls, ceilings and floors will normally provide varying resistance and weak areas are usually doors and windows.
  • Establishing the dominant noise paths. This usually requires sound testing, for which we have our own equipment.
  • The distance from the ‘source’ room to the sensitive areas.
  • What type of ventilation is to be used (attenuated vents or air conditioning).

Reducing reverberation within the source area to obtain the desired acoustic environment and reducing echo.

Depending on distance and the amount of soundproofing required, there may be a small charge for sound testing, but if this is necessary then the amount charged will be refunded in full, if we are requested to proceed with the subsequent acoustic work.

Noise TO Neighbours

Music & Practice Rooms/Home Offices & Workrooms –

all these functions are likely to generate increased noise that could annoy neighbours or other occupants of the same property.

Even when a separate extension, garage or garden building is constructed, noise can still escape and cause a nuisance. We are experts in the design and construction of bespoke solutions to solve these problems so that “you can blow your own trumpet” without fear of complaint. And, with our own sound testing equipment, we can identify and deal with the dominant sound paths.

Blocking noise from ‘breaking out’ of a room can also be aided by improving reverberation and sound quality within the room itself. This can involve the fitting of sound ‘deadening’ wall and ceiling absorbers, strategically placed. We design and fit absorbers in a wide range of colours and sizes, to complete the installation.

Sound Testing

On occasions, it is necessary to carry out sound testing before work to assess this severity of the sound, in order to calculate and advise the sound improvements required.

Also, we may be prepared to guarantee the amount of sound reduction following our work and will therefore need to undertake sound testing both before and after acoustic work. This will generally require the cooperation of your neighbours as a noise generator will need to be positioned in their property, while a meter reading is taken in your property. We can control the noise generator remotely, so this only needs to be triggered for a few minutes while a reading is taken.

Whilst our sound testing equipment is of good quality, this is for our own use only, as we are not authorized to carry out sound testing, or issue certificates conforming to Building Regulations. These sound tests need to be carried out by sound consultants or sound testing organizations, authorized by recognized bodies, such as The Association of Noise Consultants. We often work with such sound consultants who will charge for sound tests and detailed reports.

Small Building Works

We are often requested to carry out small building work either in conjunction with our acoustic work, or on its own. We are therefore happy to provide quotations for plastering, small extensions, room modifications and decoration.

At Thermacoustic, we are proud of our work and always offer what we consider to be “best acoustic advice”. When we are in your property we take care to protect your possessions and always thoroughly clean the work areas, on completion.
We look forward to being of service to you in the future.

If you’re a music enthusiast or musician, you understand the importance of having a space that is soundproofed for noise reduction. At Thermacoustic, we specialize in providing top-quality soundproofing solutions for music spaces of all sizes.

Our music soundproofing products are designed using the best soundproof materials and sound-absorbing materials to provide exceptional sound insulation. This ensures that minimal noise escapes your music space, allowing you to play or listen to music without disturbing others.

We offer a range of soundproofing solutions, including acoustic panels, soundproof curtains, and insulation materials. All of our products are easy to install and can be customized to fit your specific needs and preferences.

At Thermacoustic, we understand that every music space is unique. That’s why we provide personalized consultations to help you choose the best music soundproofing solutions for your specific needs. We are committed to providing exceptional customer service to ensure that you are completely satisfied with our products and services.

Whether you’re looking for noise reduction in a studio, practice room, performance space, or home theater, our soundproofing solutions can help. Contact us today to learn more about our music soundproofing solutions and schedule a consultation with one of our experts.