sound insulation

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    Noise insulation pitched roof / vaulted ceiling

    Hi. We have opened the ceiling in our living room which had previously the ceiling in 2.4m height, with a normal plasterboard and 10cm mineral/glass fibre mix. The outside noise was less, but still noticeable. We now want to use the full space of the pitched roof to create a vaulted ceiling...
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    Sash Windows - Noise Insulation

    I have some wooden sash windows at the front of my property, single pane of glass, no double glazing. You can see an example of one here: They used to have separate secondary glazing (fitted in the 90s) but it looked awful and made cleaning the windows very difficult. Its a listed building so...
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    House construction & detached vs semi/terraced

    Not sure if DIYnot is the best place for this question but I can't think where else to ask, so here goes... I'm hoping someone in the building trade or just experienced in these things can offer some general advice when it comes different house constructions. To give a bit of background - for...
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    alternative to dot and dab for soundproofing

    Hello, I'm having the ground floor kitchen/diner of my 5 year old new build totally rebuilt because it needs a cavity/drain system (another story). In the process the dot and dab will be removed. Although my house is end terraced, the block is staggered so the walls of the kitchen/diner are all...
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    Internal Separating Wall Between Commercial & Residential Uses

    Evening folks! I'm extending into an area that will retain a concierge. The the concierge office is staying as commercial whilst the extension will obviously be residential. The architect has specified the internal separating wall as being 100mm Celcon blocks + 50mm cavity + 100mm Celcon blocks...
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    LOUD NEIGHBOUR - Sound proofing advise needed.

    Hi all, I've recently purchased a 1930s mid terraced property, It turns out my neighbour is going deaf, loves to sing and has a jack russell... Needless to say I am loosing my mind a little. As far as I can tell the sound is coming through both the alcoves one either side of the fireplace &...
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    Pyronix Twin Alert Sounder to Enforcer V10

    Hi guys, I was wondering if someone could help me, I have a Pyronix Enforcer V10, and I would like to connect TWO internal Pyronix Sounders to the system but I am unsure how to connect to the internal IO board, or if to connect any resistors? I do not currecly have any other item connected to...
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    New shower room soundproofing

    What it says. An odd large cupboard in the House of Pain is going to become an ensuite shower room (shower, sink, loo) for the main bedroom. Problem is there's only a half brick wall between it and another bedroom. I've got 100mm to spare so will be putting a stud wall in the ensuite on the...
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    Sound insulation?

    Firstly, sorry if this is in the wrong place. I'm new here! I've just bought a new build semi detached for £250,000. My neighbours house is about 30cm lower down than mine since our houses are built on an incline. I know it's a semi, I expect to hear some noise, they have a piano and i can...
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    Gaps behind skirting board and sound issues

    Hi there, Hope this is the right forum. I got a builder in to install an engineered wooden floor, which involved exposing the joists and also removing the old skirting. While he was at it he put down 200mm of Rockwool sound block, to block out airbourne sound from the downstairs neighbours...
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    Will a solid brick or cavity wall have better sound insulation?

    I am converting a single detached property into a semi-detached by building a party wall directly through the middle. I have two options for this; 1) Build a solid brick wall, 215mm thick, with plasterboard to each face. 2) Build a cavity wall consisting of two 100mm 3.6n Block wall separated...
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    Neighbour noise in every room. Why and what to do?

    Hi, I can't think of a better place to put this question so have put here. Basically I have noisy neighbours who are up all night most nights until 5am with visitors arriving and leaving at all hours. Selling is not my plan , yet. Sound is travelling through every surface and makes it sound...
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    Insulating/sound proofing floor of Victorian House

    Hi All, We've just bought an old Victorian house and are in the process of doing it up. We've lifted all of the original floorboards (took a long time - hoping to relay them) and now want to insulate/sound proof. A few questions about putting the insulation in. 1) We've read that you want to...
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    what to stick on to soundproof back of door?

    I've got an internal stud wall, with a door in it...well, 2 doors actually - 2 old wooden panel doors facing each other, with a 4 inch gap between them. I want to stick or fix something to the back of one or both of the doors to reduce transmission of speech. I'd appreciate any thoughts on...
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