I have just moved to a semi detached bungalow which is 80 years old, and the outer walls are two layers of brick with no cavity. The living room is joined to the neighbour’s living room, although I do not know what that wall is likely to be made of in a house of this age.
I don’t have a TV, and spend a lot of time reading in the quiet. However my neighbour does have her TV on when I get in from work and often it is on all evening. Although she is not doing anything inconsiderate, I would prefer not to listen to the constant mumble of a TV which is at reasonable volume the other side of a wall.
I am wondering if your popular wall option is suitable in this case. Also would it be okay to install it in the two recesses either side of the fireplace, or would the whole chimney breast need to be covered too? We both have gas fires so there may be some sound ingress in the cavity, please could you advise on whether this is needed?
I am thinking of getting a wood burning stove in the near future. If the whole fireplace would need soundproofing, would having the extra material be able to take the heat of an inset stove? The stove would be set into the wall like a picture frame.
The room is average size with high ceiling. Please could you advise the approximate cost of the materials? I would have this fitted at the same time as thermal insulation on the external wall, stove and replastering.
Thanks for your help, best regards,