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- April 7, 2014

 Noise through a party wall Many people think that just applying a sheet of extra plasterboard to a party wall is all that is required to give a vast improvement…

Excessive Noise Nuisance - December 4, 2013

Noise complaints have quadrupled in Scotland since new laws to deal with the problem came into force.  The following has been taken from the Scottish Government web site and may…

Noise through a party wall - December 4, 2013

Many people think that just applying a sheet of extra plasterboard to a party wall is all that is required to give a vast improvement to lowering the noise from…

Flanking noise through post war party walls - November 28, 2013

Previously I wrote about flanking noise around the party walls of pre-war houses so now I will talk about post-war houses.  These are normally built with a cavity in the…

Acoustic Underlay for Airborne Noise Reduction - September 6, 2013

There is a common misconception concerning acoustic underlays and what is required of them.  Most people want an acoustic underlay to reduce airborne noise such as speech and music being…

Noise at Night Question and Answer - August 15, 2013

Question Terraced house, guy next door very heavy on his feet even on carpeted flooring. Thumps about, bangs doors/cupboards etc. His living room & bedroom right next door to mine.…

Soundproofed Fence - August 14, 2013

Are you troubled with road noise coming into your back garden or live close to a railway and cannot afford purpose made soundproofed fencing? Then why not build your own?…

Noise through floor question and answer - August 6, 2013

Question I am considering putting an acoustic plasterboard against a party wall of block. I could also drop acoustic rockwool between the joists to reduce noise penetration. This room will…

Washing Machine Noise - August 1, 2013

Recent Question I want to move a washing machine upstairs. At the end of a corridor i have a 5′ sq space for it, can strip off floorboards. What is…

Soundproof a Floor Question and Answer - August 1, 2013

Recent Question I recently bought three rolls of Tecsound 50 to soundproof a floor where airborne noise was particularly bad from downstairs neighbours. I filled all gaps between skirting boards…

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