Home Soundproofing Issue 2 - Preparation

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Soundproofing advice and information for Drummers.

Issue#2 - Preparation

Preparation of the space before starting to build the soundproof room

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Clear the Garage
Soundproof a Room Stage 2 Part 1Soundproof a Room Stage 2 Part 1

Clear Out!

Clear out all the rubbish that you've had lying around in the garage for years. The result is a garage containing only the building materials for your soundproofing project..

Loo...
Lay the Damp Proof Membrane
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Lay a Damp Proof Membrane DPM

Due to the fact that the damp-proof course around my garage has been known to leak during heavy rain, I wasn't going to take any risks with flooding in future. So even...Read More >>

Run The Electrical Wiring
Soundproof a Room Stage2 Part 3

I was fortunate enough to already have a 32 amp fuse board in my garage. Since electrical power will be needed within the practice room, I had to run all the necessary wiring from the fuse board to...Read More >>

Issue 2 - Preparation
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Apply Insulation To Outer Walls
Soundproof a Room Stage 2 Part 4

The type of insulation used was slabs of 75mm Rockwool RWA45 (45 kgm-3).

These were fixed to the wall by using short lengths of metal strapping to act as washers. These were placed onto 100mm screws with a Rawlplug on the end. The Rockwool slab was then offered up to the wall, a hole drilled thr...Read More >>

Adjust The Ceiling Joists
Soundproof a Room Stage2 Part 5

In order to gain more height in the practice room, we had to lift the existing joists. In addition to this, the spacing of the existing ceiling joists was not convenient for the new ceiling design, so new joist timbers were added at every roof joist.

In the photo, the joist on the far left...Read More >>

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