Noisy Neighbours

Noisy Neighbours
The problem:

Having lived in our for home for more than 20 years without ever experiencing any noise problems, the recent arrival of a new neighbour has changed the situation dramatically. We are now frequently suffering intrusion from loud multiple adult voices, multiple adults shouting, children shouting, screaming and crying, children running and jumping around, and doors slamming. Continue reading

1980’s house with Bad Sound Proofing

Hi Soundstop

We have recently moved into a 1980s house and have noticed that the sound proofing from the living room up to the master bedroom is very poor. Even normal talking voices, curtain closing etc can be heard clearly, let alone the television!

Please can you tell me of possible solutions? I don’t think there is any insulation whatsoever between the two floors in this part of the house – it sounds very hollow. The bedroom floorboards are made of an MDF type material. The bedroom is approx 14 by 19 feet Continue reading

Soundproofing a floor

Dear Sir/Madam,

 

I have the top 2 floors in a property in West London. I have neighbours on the bottom floor. I have pretty good hi-fi and TV surround-sound equipment but I can’t really play it at the volumes I’d like to and get the best of it because I know the sound carries and it would potentially disturb the people downstairs. I did have some time ago a thick layer of rubber-like, black material put down beneath my living room carpet and underlay but this hasn’t made a lot of difference. Is this something you can help with? I also would like to look at options to sound-proof my loft, though it is my living room that is my main priority. Look forward to your feedback. Thanks &Regards, Continue reading