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Best way to soundproof a door gap

Discussion in 'Windows and Doors' started by jrobinson, 11 Jan 2020.

  1. jrobinson

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    Hi all, looking for some advice about soundproofing a gap; as you can see from the pictures below, I've got a sliding door between my bedroom and living room, and it lets a lot of sound through, mostly from the gap at the edges. The door will never need to be opened. Ideally the solution would look presentable from the bedroom side. Picture 1 shows the door from the bedroom side, 2 shows it from the living room side, 3 shows the gap from the side and 4 shows the slide rail at the top. Thanks to anyone who can advise!





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    Hi Peanut, I was thinking of getting the wall done properly, but don't have the time or money at the moment, so your suggestion of draft excluder foam for now sounds like a good idea, thanks
     
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    Rock wool stacked to fill the recess then a couple of sheets of plasterboard to seal. Foam will have zero effect .
     
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    Not expecting the OP to return but of course the foam will have an affect.
    Understand your audience, it was clear from the post the lady was looking for a quick fix and something she could do herself. Later confirmed.

    Applying the foam, although not ideal will help reduce noise passing through the door gaps all for less than 10 quid
     
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    It was clear from the post her knowledge was as limited as yours .
     
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