Soundproofing / Sound Insulation for Industrial Buildings

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Details of our services for soundproofing and sound insulation of commercial and industrial buildings are given below. For information on soundproofing industrial machines, please select from the menu above under 'Industrial Noise Reduction'. We have many years' experience of designing high performance sound insulation and soundproofing for industrial buildings, production areas, control rooms, offices, commercial buildings, etc. We have successfully completed a number of demanding building noise control projects where a very high noise reduction and a very high level of soundproofing and sound insulation were required.

Details of our company's services for soundproofing and sound insulation of commercial and industrial buildings are given below. For information on soundproofing industrial machines, please see noise reduction at work to reduce workers' noise exposures, or for noise nuisance affecting local residents see industrial noise abatement solutions.

Acoustic solution for office noise

Example: Soundproofing for Industrial Warehouse Office A company that was converting an industrial warehouse into offices needed a soundproofing solution to reduce the very loud noise from aircraft taking off from nearby Heathrow airport and flying low, directly over the office. The soundproofing / sound insulation scheme that we designed for the building achieved such a large noise reduction that visitors often comment favourably and express surprise at how quiet it is in the office. Having experienced the very high noise levels outside, several have asked how can this be possible?

Acoustic solution for industrial building

Example: Sound Insulation for Industrial Press Shop
When an industrial company moved some presses to a different factory, the noise was so loud that they received 20 noise nuisance complaints in the first 30 minutes alone. The sound proofing / sound insulation scheme that we designed for the building achieved such a large reduction that it made the industrial presses inaudible, even during night time. Our acoustic solution was so successful and made the building so soundproof that, afterwards, a local resident asked the noise consultant why he was bothering to measure the noise when the presses were not running. When the noise consultant said they were running, he replied that's incredible! Fantastic!

For more details see industrial soundproofing for press shop building.

Acoustic solution for industrial building
Example: Industrial Soundproofing for Metal Clad Building
A company started removing hardened concrete from inside concrete mixer lorry drums using a new technique of blasting the concrete with water at very high pressure (20,000 psi). They built a metal-clad building and put the water jet cleaning equipment and lorry inside. As soon as they started up they received noise nuisance complaints from a company that carries out trailer repairs outside in a yard next to their water jet building. The noise in the yard was 94 dBA with the water jet running (9 dBA above the noise at work legal limit), and was so loud that communication was impossible.

We were asked how best to make the metal building soundproof, so we designed a high performance noise insulation treatment. This was highly successful, reducing the noise transmitted outside the building by a massive 30 - 32 dBA. Our noise insulation scheme achieved such a high sound reduction that the water jet could no longer be heard in the adjacent trailer repair yard. Before, it had been extremely loud. To see more details, click on the photo.
Quarry noise reduction


For a quotation or to find out more about our soundproofing company and our industrial sound insulation service for factories and commercial buildings, please contact us or ring us on 01727 864667.

(note: our acoustic insulation company does not usually provide a soundproofing service to owners of domestic houses, music venues or small shops - we specialise in industrial buildings and machines, commercial buildings and offices in the UK).

Latest News

24 November 2021

Our sound solution for a huge power press saved a car parts manufacturer £495,000.  See press noise control for more details.

27 September 2021

We saved a quarry company £800,000 on sound reduction treatment.  See quarry noise reduction or click on this photo for more details.

CNC Lathe Noise Reduction

Soundproofing for Industrial Machines

We offer a much wider than normal range of solutions to noise problems. Whereas other noise control companies and acoustic engineers only provide sound insulation schemes for building structures, we offer a range of technologically advanced soundproofing solutions for machines as well. Having such a wide variety of solutions from which to choose can provide our customers with major benefits such as large cost savings and a much higher noise reduction.

Advanced soundproofing solutions can be applied to many types of machine or equipment in industrial buildings - including extract fans, which are a common cause of noise nuisance.

Noise training room

Example: Making Ventilation Fans Soundproof

Conference and training rooms can suffer from irritating and distracting low frequency drones or rumbles from heating and ventilation (HVAC) fans. This occurs because the low frequency performance of a conventional silencer (the usual acoustic insulation solution) is poor. In contrast, advanced soundproofing solutions are highly effective at low frequencies, often eliminating drones and rumbles completely.

Another benefit of our industrial soundproofing solutions for fans is that they generate very little resistance to airflow. This contrasts with a conventional silencer where high noise reductions are often achieved at the cost of high resistance, which can impair fan performance or increase energy consumption due to the higher fan speeds required.

noise reduction service

More Information on Soundproofing Solutions from our Company

For a quotation or to find out how our industrial soundproofing company can help you with sound insulation schemes for a factory or commercial building, please ring us on the number below or contact us.

We work throughout the UK.
(note: we do not normally provide soundproofing services for domestic buildings).

UK soundproofing solutions for industrial buildings & machines