5 Ways to Deal with Noisy Neighbours

Sep 5, 2015

Our team at Mid Wales Windows and Conservatories, we have created a list of five ways to help block out sound from those noisy neighbours.

1/ Desperate Measures
You can bang on the wall repetitively – kick, scream and go slightly mental at the lack of sleep driving you to desperation. Another option is trying the ever-so-subtle “my music goes louder than yours technique” – however this rarely works.

2/ Ear Plugs
Ear Plugs can help sometimes, but they don’t work for everyone due to slightly different ear shapes, they also never filter out the entire noise. It’s also a bother to wear ear plugs all day and night. We also believe that constant disabling of your hearing will give you x ray vision due to heightening your other senses. Whilst this may seem interesting, believe me, it’s not.

3/ The Schoolboy Ways
Reporting the pests to Noise Control Units. However the code only refers to commercial noise such as music blaring from a bar down the block, not the bass vibrating from the stereo next door.
Noise problems between neighbours normally have to be handled tenant to tenant or landlord to tenant however, but informing the council may help.

4/ A Sound Absorbing Wall
Building a sound absorbing wall will most definitely reduce the tremors felt during your quiet time. Do you have the money, or the desire to build a second wall though? If you do then this may be one of the most effective method.
Make sure not to drill in to the wall either as this will kind of negate your attempts at blocking the noise and leave you with a not so pretty slab (with a hole) in your home.

5/ Double Glazed Windows
Making sure that your windows are new and in good shape, they will help to severely cut down the noise entering your house – that is unless you have a hole in the wall. If that’s the case, a plasterer is probably a better solution. Still, through complex mathematics you can actually work out approximately how much noise you will be able to block out – usually it’s at least a 50% reduction of that pestering sound!

There you have it. 5 top tips at beating the neighbours and having a good nights rest!