Action Soundproofing Blog

Garvan Institute gets its own treatment

Friday, October 14, 2016

One of Australia’s leading medical research facilities was having problems with too much reverberation.

This can be common in buildings where the architect and builder have not taken acoustics into account sufficiently for the type of tenant that will be using a building.

We solved their problems with our acoustically enhanced fabric wall upholstery system.
The result was very successful.
Please see photo below and also check our gallery.
If you have a business that requires extra acoustic treatment than your landlord or builder has been able to provide, please contact us to discuss your situation and how we can help.


Noise reduction in heritage listed building in Rockdale

Monday, October 10, 2016

We are contracted by the NSW Heritage works to come in and do a particular job for a heritage listed building.

The air-conditioning ducts were too noisy and detracting from the experience of being in the building. Heritage buildings have more stringent roles and regulations around upgraded, fixes and modifications. So we had to be careful to make the soundproofing solution as subtle as possible.

This turned out to be an excellent solution, and once finished, achieves a plain and clean result.
Please see photos below and also check our gallery.
If you have a particularly tricky soundproofing situation, please contact us to discuss your situation and how we can help.



Psychology practice gets the full soundproof treatment for patient privacy

Monday, October 03, 2016

Most offices these days are not built with the specific purpose in mind of the tenant. Some business and professions require more privacy and acoustic isolation than others.

Psychologists, in particular require quiet, calm and peaceful environments in which to see patients.

They also need to resect the patient’s privacy am d,ake sure that anything said in a psychology session is not going to travel through the walls and be heard by other people in other rooms or other parts of the building.

So we were approached to take care of this problem recently for a psychology practice.
Our solution required a number of different aspects, including and entire office fit out, soundproofed walls; soundproofed doors with acoustically rated door seals and a ceiling cavity treatment. So many different ways for sound to escape a room and to intrude into a room.
Our clients were very happy with the outcome. Here is their testimonial:
"I wanted to let you know that the soundproofing is great in our new office! What you recommended was just right for what we needed for a psychology practice.
Thank you for your advice and making suggestions so I could still work with my budget.
I appreciate your professionalism, quality workmanship and reliability and would highly recommend you to any of my colleagues."
Please see photos below and also check our gallery.
If you have a business they requires extra privacy and solitude than what your landlord or builder has been able to provide, please contact us to discuss your situation and how we can help.




Sydney Boutique Agency gets the acoustic treatment to sound great

Thursday, September 29, 2016

BDRC Australia is a Sydney based boutique agency with the global backing and support of the BDRC Group, the largest independent market research agency in the UK.

They required the right acoustic environment for their offices. We installed ceiling cavity soundproofing, acoustically rated door seals and wall soundproofing.
Our clients were very happy with the outcome. Here is their testimonial:
"We would like to say thank you for your professionalism and guidance in making our meeting rooms sound tight.We are very pleased with the result."
Please see photos below and also check our gallery.
If you have a business they requires just the right kind of acoustic environment to work in, please contact us to discuss your situation and how we can help.



Uniting Venues echo and reverberation problems solved

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

We were called in to take care of a particular problem caused by high ceilings and smooth surfaces, that caused a lot of reverberation and echoing around the building.

As you can see in the photos, we addressed the issue with a number of carefully place acoustic baffles.

In high pedestrian traffic areas and classrooms, the noise was making it uncomfortable for staff and visitors and also making concentration difficult with voices being muddied with too much reflection off the walls.


Overall a very successful outcome for everyone.
We received the following testimonial from our client.


"The feedback I have received is overwhelmingly positive. Everybody likes the look of the products and has commented on how professionally they have been installed.
I have also received feedback that there is substantial noise reduction in the larger classrooms.

Here are one or two photos from the project below and more in our gallery.


If you have a problem with internal reverberation and echoing, you might require a similar solution. Contact us to enquire about how we can help your particular situation.



Typical residential noise problem of noisy neighbours

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Sydney is a vibrant and energetic city, projected to grow significantly over the coming years. Though it is often wonderful to live in such a dynamic environment, noise pollution in one's living space can be a hefty price to pay.

Many people have decided to take control of the situation, and reclaim their peaceful home environment. Charles from Mosman shared with us what he has gained from his recent investment into our services!

I obtained several quotes to treat our bedroom wall to reduce the sound from the neighbour's bedroom.
Jan Munzar from Action Soundproofing provided what I consider the best technical solution, and the result has been fantastic.
His work was meticulous and professional, contributing to a satisfying outcome.

Thanks again Jan.


measurements and wall before project
project starts and soundproofing materials are laid
shot of entire wall with some materials placed
another shot of entire wall
wall covered entirely in soundproofing materials
boards are placed and sealed
sealing complete and ready for painting

Soundproofing Posibilities - Sensitive Neighbours

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Sometimes the most effective way to prevent noise from entering your home is to complain to your neighbours when they are causing a disturbance. Parties, for example, can be very difficult to block out if they are directly above or below your apartment.

On the other hand, if you plan on making a lot of noise on a regular basis it might be sensible to take precautions to avoid upsetting sensitive neighbours! People setting up home theaters or practising certain instruments regularly are examples of who we get these enquiries from.

If you feel limited in your activities because of your neighbours, please contact us so we can provide you with further assistance.

Soundproofing Possibilities - Apartment Noise

Monday, January 11, 2016

We have a lot of apartment blocks in Sydney. It makes sense, considering our cost of living can be higher than Hong Kong, or even New York City!

Unfortunately apartments can have serious noise issues and we often receive enquiries regarding noise from footfall, voices & shouting, and TV & music noise.

If you're having a similar problem or have any enquiries, please contact us so we can assist you further. Apartments don't have to be noisy, and we have already cured these exact problems permanently for many people!

"Soundproofing for New York Noise"

Monday, January 04, 2016

New York

We've found a fantastic article about soundproofing in New York. It describes the incredible improvements to life that were possible due to soundproofing. Here's a snippet:"Katherine Gleason, a writer in New York, was suffering from lack of sleep because of her upstairs neighbors. It wasn’t just the shooting noises and sirens from what she assumed were epic XBox tournaments, or the arguments or even the 4 a.m. Bee Gees singalongs that were the most disconcerting.

"I could hear their dogs breathing," she said. ...

"About 380 square feet of ceiling was treated with mass-loaded vinyl and hung on springs. Radiator pipes were placed in sound-isolating mounts. ... “It’s incredibly worth it. I sleep through the night,” Ms. Gleason said. “It was either that or move.”

Click here to keep reading.

As Sydney continues to develop and its population continues to grow, noise is becoming a problem for more and more residents. If you are having problems with noisy neighbours, heavy traffic or aircraft and are looking for a soundproofing solution, contact us!

Anglicare Telopea Project

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

We were called in to solve a range of acoustic and soundproofing issues at Anglicare’s Telopea office. They had a training room with so much echo that it was affecting everyone’s ability to concentrate and hear what was going on. There was also some problems with sound transferring into closed rooms, making sensitive or private conversations a problem but also creating distractions for workers. With a number of different approaches, we were able to sole the problems to a very satisfactory standard, as the testimonial that we received from their executive manager indicates.

This is the work that was carried out:

  1. Acoustically rated door seals to existing doors
  2. New acoustically rated double door + acoustically rated door seals
  3. Sound absorptive panels for walls and ceilings

Anglicare upgraded main office area.

Anglicare new acoustically rated double door.

"Thank you for the excellent work completed in our Telopea office. The acoustic improvements to our work environment are amazing; I have received a lot of positive feedback from workers. The reduction of echo in our training room is such a relief. The sound absorbing panels, whether on the wall or ceiling, are very discreet but so effective.

"I appreciate too your availability to do the work on the weekends to minimise disruption. So thanks again for your initial assessment and advice and for the subsequent reliable and efficient work you achieved."

Kind regards,
Jackie Palmer
Executive Manager, Out of Home Care
Anglicare Sydney