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sound proofing

Discussion in 'General DIY' started by jersey, 31 May 2008.

  1. jersey

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    i have just got some new neighbours and there a bit loud at night in the bedroom [if you know what i mean] ;) ;) ;) so i m thinking of putting a stud wall on to the single block wall putting polystyrene in it then plasterboarding will this work?? or is there any other options apart from just listening [novelty wears off after awhile]
     
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    have a look under the floor. Where it is not plastered, there may be gaps in the brickwork, and badly mortared joints. Any gaps let noise through. Pack these in with mortar, then lay some dense mineral wool bats (heavier than loft insulation) to fill the space between floorboards and ceiling. Polystyrene is too light. Do the same in the loft, brickwork that is out of sight is often very carelessly built.

    If there are old fireplaces/chimneybreasts, the brickwork between your flue and the neighbours may only be 4" thick, and gappy.

    If you have room, consider a built in, wall-to wall, floor-to ceiling wardrobe. The hanging clothes will absorb airbourne sound, and the gap and doors will block more. Well-packed bookshelves are also good.

    Sound will come through any gaps.

    If you are drylining, the heavier the plasterboard the more effective it will be. the frame should be isolated from the wall and fixed at floor and ceiling. Again use dense batts behind the plasterboard.

    Try singing, coughing, listening to radio etc so your neighbours are aware of the problem. With luck they will also decide to soundproof their wall

    Otherwise, wait until they have been living together for a while, and the passion [​IMG] will probably die down [​IMG]
     
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    If you decide to dry line, make sure that you get the special sound-proofing plasterboard for extra effect. The side of this board that you don't apply the plaster to is rubber coated.
     
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