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sound proofing windows

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Building DIY' started by (GTV)Chris, Jun 14, 2003.

  1. (GTV)Chris

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    Hi

    Is there a way i can sound proof windows?
    I have a room that has 3 windows to th eback garden, which aint that far from the woman who lives next door.
    Being a considerate old sod I have decided to explore sound proofing the room further to cut down noise pollution.
    I thought I could use a kind of foam. cut to shape and slotted into the window frame when in use....and stored away when not in use.
    What is the most effective way to do this....and the best place to buy from.

    Cheers

    Chris
     
  2. IronGiant

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    You could also try secondary glazing, an oversized piece of glass or pespex with a flexible seal around the edge, held in place with swivel clips for easy dismounting. These will also keep heat in during the winter
     
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    Kingspan.

    It is a product readily available at B&Q. I simply cut it to size, bought some black material and spray adhisive and stuck it into the window as your first post suggests.

    It works too as Kingspan is actually the stuff builders place between cavities and they can also use it to insulate roofs on loft extentions, so yes it stops the sounds travelling and gives me total black out.

    It is very light too.

    However, the down side is that when you first cut it, the smell is terrible, like gone off fish...or an unwashed lady of the night....:laugh:

    Hope this helps.

    Cap.:smashin:
     
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    "However, the down side is that when you first cut it, the smell is terrible, like gone off fish...or an unwashed lady of the night.... "

    That's some comparison I have to say - and I daren't ask how you know!! :eek:

    Gary.
     
  5. Bristol Pete

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    I happen to be a Vice Squad Officer within Avon and Somerset Conts ;)

    Cap:smashin:
     
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    Fair enough Officer, I'll move along quietly... :)

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