DIY SRS! – Acoustic Insulation for BBC Children In Need Project.


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Sound Reduction Systems Ltd (SRS) have recently been approached by the team at BBC’s DIY SOS to help out on a very special project in Liverpool. Nick Knowles and his team have been involved in the restoration of the Norris Green Youth Centre in Liverpool, as part of a special programme for Children In Need.

The project has managed to completely refurbish the Youth Centre, which is a vital part of the community, helping the local kids of this deprived area to stay away from crime by offering them opportunities that they otherwise would never have had. The project is the largest ever undertaken by the DIY SOS team, and something of this size would usually take over 6 months, and cost around £1m.

Nick Knowles from DIY SOS

Due to the fantastic support of local trades and companies donating time, products and services, the project was fully completed in only 9 days – Ian Osprey of DIY SOS commented:

“I have watched footage from the reveal and the reaction from the staff and its users was immense. Not to mention the number of trades with more than just a tear in their eyes!  I can’t wait for you to see it.”

When DIY SOS approached North West based acoustic insulation experts, SRS Ltd, with a desperate requirement for acoustic insulation to treat the floor of a music studio within the building, SRS were delighted to be able to donate some of their products for this worthy cause.  SRS contacted their Liverpool based stockists, Floorscan Acoustics, who delivered 80sqm of their market leading acoustic flooring system, Acoustilay, to site the very next morning. SRS Director, Alex Docherty, commented:

“When we received the call from DIY SOS to help out with the acoustic insulation on this project, we were only too happy to contribute to such a worthy cause. The fact that one of our stockists happened to be in Liverpool allowed us to get the material to them as quickly as possible –SRS would like to wish everyone at Norris Green Youth Centre the very best of luck for the future.”

Acoustilay is an extremely versatile acoustic flooring system, suitable for domestic and commercial soundproofing projects alike. Simply loose laid under most floor finishes, Acoustilay is the quickest and most economical method of upgrading the acoustic insulation of your floor – it can also be used to meet Part E of the Building Regulations.

It is hoped that the special edition of, ‘DIY SOS – The Big Build’, will screen on BBC in November. SRS Ltd are specialists in the field of sound insulation and absorption for both domestic and commercial buildings – please feel free to get in touch with their market leading technical team for free, friendly advice – Tel: 01204 380074 visit the website or email