Sound control in animal shelter

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resistorman wrote: Sun Jul 25, 2021 3:14 pm Maybe he could get rid of the wall and hang a row of the absorbers on pulleys...


That sounds a bit elaborate, but doable, I guess. Free standing panels on castors is what I was thinking, or attaching proper foam and covering it securely with plastic drop cloth for cleaning the surrounding area. I'm now liking Drew's idea the best though.
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A variation on Drew’s idea, maybe rubber matting (with an embossed or ridged pattern on them) hanging from hooks placed along the top of the wall? (Or maybe a less protruding hanging method with a wider plank of wood on the top of the wall with hooks screwed in from below so they don’t stick out but down and inwards). Both hose-able and removable for deeper cleaning.

Certainly more absorbent than the wall itself. A 1cm gap or so will allow the mats to vibrate slightly and allow a small element of sound diffusion as well.

If you had a few mats already, you could probably test it out temporarily at one end and one side of the wall.
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You could ask the Rolling Stones to sponsor the sound treatment, and then rename the building the Gimme Shelter.
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resistorman wrote: Sat Jul 24, 2021 8:28 pm Hello, my brother does volunteer work at an animal shelter, and there is a severe noise problem in the dog room. Please see pictures.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1IreHcO ... sp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1lR7_xS ... sp=sharing

Does anyone have any suggestions on what to put there to soak up the sound? It has to be waterproof


Doggie shelters are heartbreaking for me. Kudos to your brother to be able to volunteer.

Re noise : possibly the simplest though probably most expensive is to put sound absorption mirrors on the middle wall.
Benefit is the Doggies could see themselves thus hopefully not feel so by themselves, so hopefully bark less.

This could be DIY by leaving an air gap between the middle wall and mirror.

Or

There are companies doing this. They may even do it at cost, free fitting, as it's Doggie shelter.

Else as Wonky suggested enquiring whether it could be sponsored by say Rollin Stones (Gimme Shelter), Ed Sheeran (Homeless) :
famous sponsorship would draw more attention from prospective owners for these Doggies to find their forever home.
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When my local supermarket was having extensive work done in the car park the contractors erected heavy plastic sound barrier mat, obviously waterproof for a building site.

Another thought is glass fibre in chicken wire but it must be out of reach, dogs, as you well know will eat anything!

https://www.heras-mobile.co.uk/fencing/ ... gJ5tvD_BwE

Pretty sure that ^ was the stuff.

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Thanks, everyone. He's decided to go with Astroturf loosely hung so it can be flipped up on top while the floor is being cleaned. Anything will help, I suppose.
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Seems a reasonable choice to me. Hope it works well.
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