Cinder Ashblock


I have been reading your website with interest – we have a 1983 Bryant-built semi detached home, and although our neighbours are relatively quiet we hear lots of everyday noise (talking, laughter, radio, hoover etc) through the walls.  There are 4 rooms which attach to them, and it doesnt matter whcih room i stand in, I can hear then just as clearly – making me think that noise is maybe transmitting though the floorboards or maybe we have flanking transmission problems described on your website.  Continue reading

Soundproofing in a 1930’s property

Hope you can help/advise on best option. ( we have answered in Blue)
I live in a 1930’s semi detached house and have problems with noisy neighbours, although I don’t believe they mean to be noisy, I feel the party wall itself is rubbish, as I can hear them just talking in the room adjacent, and can understand their words (not muffled).

My living room consists of a fireplace and two alcoves.  The sound seems to be coming through both alcoves. Continue reading

Bad Soundproofing in post war property

We moved into our property 2 years ago.  Shortly after moving in, we were left heartbroken realising we could hear absolutely everything our neighbours downstairs said and did, and to make matters worse, it’s rented out as temporary accommodation for the council’s homeless, so we’ve not had the best neighbours. Continue reading

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

Soundproofing an old lathe and plaster ceiling

Good morning

I wish to soundproof the ceilings in a Victorian conversion. The existing ceilings are lathe and plaster that have been either boarded over or skimmed. Using the cornice as a guide the thickness of plaster added is quite considerable on a couple of the ceilings. I have the height to add perhaps 4 inches but could not hang an independent ceiling using new joists and joist hangers. A couple of the rooms are quite large.  Continue reading

Soundproofing and Fireplaces


I have been looking at your website and reading the testament’s of people that have used your products. The problem that we have is that the neighbours play loud music and have the tv on really loud, we have spoken to them and they have turned it down although you can still hear the bass and the tv a lot. I think it is caused because there tv and stereo is right next to our wall.  Continue reading

Soundproofing around a Fireplace

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. 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