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#1 Posted : 15 January 2019 10:51:27(UTC)
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A long shot but has anyone on here ever had a wall or walls soundproofed or know anything about it?

Had a couple live next door to me for years who were quiet most of the time except for the odd loud and argument now and then but a very, very loud family moved in a few months ago.I've always known the walls on that side of my terraced house were very thin despite it being a 100 year + old house (people say to me "oh you've got an old house, the walls must be really thick" Erm, well no they're not) and sound travelled through as if it was in the same house as me.

The problem isn't the neighbours fault, they're just going about their life but the problem is the party walls ares only one layer of brick,it's not 2 layers with a cavity like many mid 20th century houses.I can hear crystal clear any slightly raised level of conversation.The family has screaming kids, a dog and a LOT of visitors day in day out.

I often have to wear headphones just to watch tv.Reading a book is out of the question.Have had to resort to sleeping in a back bedroom as my main bedroom is next door to the neighbours noise.

Had a guy come round from a Leamington based specialist soundproofing company recently.He assessed the house and the noise problem (the neighbours kindly starting shouting again while he was here so luckily he was able to hear for himself how shocking it is).He recommended a 65mm thick special soundproofing system to nearly all walls on that side of the house's downstairs rooms, a third of the front living room floor soundproofed by underfloor soundproofing wool and sound muffling matting, soundproof door frames and soundproofing blocks to the ceilings.And the same again for the main bedroom upstairs and the landing.He took the view that if i only got one room done then sound will find its way in from the adjoining room.I get what he's saying, unless you really cover all bases sound will find a way through.Even with all that, sound wouldn't be completely stopped by 100% , he claims it would be reduced by 65%.That amount of reduction would be enough to take the edge of the noise coming through and i'm confident it would solve the problem but.....the price of that work to pretty much all of that side of the house would be....wait for it....are you sitting down?....... £16,000.Yep £16,000 whackeroonies.People say to me why don't you just put some music on loud? Well yeah, but i don't always want to have music on and anyway that'd annoy the neighbours on the other side who are completely innocent in all this.Why don't i just move house? Well yes but how do i know i won't have the same problem in any house i move to? I wouldn't know til i moved in.The only answer would be to move to a detached house and my budget doesn't stretch that far.

I've had another quote from another soundproofing company and that came to nearly £3,000 but that was just for materials, the labour they charge would be £500 a day and those materials were just for soundproofing boards for the walls, not any extra like soundproof doors and underfloor soundproofing.


So yeah, bit of a dilemma.Anyone here ever had any soundproofing work done?
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#2 Posted : 17 January 2019 02:01:19(UTC)
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Johnny, I am sure you have looked on the Net, there does appear to be a lot of sites offering cheap sound proofing solutions. It may be worth visiting some of thase site, if you have not already. Also there is something called flexible portioning which may be of use.

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Let's all wave our arms about !
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#3 Posted : 17 January 2019 07:07:01(UTC)
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Thanks Mike. Yes I’ve looked at cheaper options but have doubts that they’ll work.

In boiler news, I’ve gone for a Vaillant combi, having it installed on Monday.
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Originally Posted by: Fotzepolitic Go to Quoted Post
Thanks Mike. Yes I’ve looked at cheaper options but have doubts that they’ll work.

In boiler news, I’ve gone for a Vaillant combi, having it installed on Monday.



Ooooh , I have a Worcester Bosch. you may or may not know but Boiler Man is West Brom's (well their sponsors) mascot.


If we are winning we sing to the opposition 'our fucking boiler he'd get in your team' classy!

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Let's all wave our arms about !
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#5 Posted : 17 January 2019 09:38:52(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Fotzepolitic Go to Quoted Post
In boiler news, I’ve gone for a Vaillant combi, having it installed on Monday.


Flash git.

Originally Posted by: Baggie Boiler Go to Quoted Post
you may or may not know but Boiler Man is West Brom's (well there sponsors) mascot.


That sounds ideal.



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