For a good job, the cost of soundproofing a home studio starts from around £4000 – £5000
We often get asked this question by people who are wanting to change the use of their garage or a garden shed… and we like to honest! Any room can be adapted, but here’s the crunch…. to be a success it has to be properly soundproofed. Putting a few absorbent panels onto the wall will stop a certain amount of reverberation… but it will NOT make it soundproof. To make something soundproof is down to how sealed the room is and about the mass used to isolate the noise created.
So, there are two ways to do this, either by adding mass to your existing structure and replacing windows, doors, ceilings etc. or you can use a modular paneled system (a room in a room) that will be fully isolated and will incorporate all windows & doors etc. Although we are happy to supply both types of construction we would highly recommend the modular panel ‘room in a room’ ,both for ease of construction and also for best soundproofing results.
These rooms are delivered in modular panel form and so are easily transportable and fitted. No specialist builder’s work is required and rooms can normally be constructed by any competent DIY’er
So, back to the cost… Costs for a fully isolated modular system can start from as little as £3000.00 + VAT for our smallest acoustic booth. The average cost of a room suitable for a 4 piece band will be in the region of £4700.00 + VAT. This would be for a 50 mm single panel construction. This will give a high noise reduction, but we cannot be specific as noise reduction is based on individual factors i.e. what noise is being generated or the insulation properties of the host room (i.e. the garage) conventional building materials.
The cost between the two options are comparatively the same.
We are always happy to advise and we can make estimations on noise reduction based on information given to us. However, for best results we would recommend a detailed site survey where we would come along and assess noise levels generated and the insulation of existing room structure etc.