Does Loft Insulation Reduce Noise?

noise reduction loft insulation

If you’re using your loft as an office, spare room or anything else, the most obvious thing to consider is whether your existing loft insulation will muffle any sounds sufficiently. After all, it’s very bulky, and mass does matter for soundproofing. If you’re working in the main part of your…

How to Blow Your Nose Quietly: Step by Step

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We’ve all been there before when you’re sitting in a meeting, classroom, airplane or even the bus, and suddenly you get that feeling in your nose. It’s time to blow. But there are people all around you – how on earth do you blow your nose whilst maintaining a shred…

5 Types of PC Buzzing Noise (And How to Fix Them)

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Computers have a lot of components within them, which means there are lots of opportunities for things to break. Often this can cause issues when it comes to the PC’s usability and performance. It can also cause the PC to become noisy, which can be inconvenient and irritating for those…

Why Are My Farts So Loud?

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Farting is a perfectly natural function of the human body, releasing unnecessary gases so it does not build up and cause discomfort. On average, we fart between 5 and 15 times a day, although this can vary depending on what we’ve eaten, our digestive health and if we have any…

Combi Boiler Making Noise When Running Hot Water?

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  A combi boiler, or a combination boiler, is a boiler that manages both the central heating of a property as well as the hot water. It is called a ‘combi’ since it is a combination of a water heater and a boiler. They are the most common type of…

Tyre Noise: Which Ones Should You Worry About?

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The nature of tyres means that some noise is to be expected when you’re driving any kind of vehicle on the road. Friction, particularly at high speeds, causes noise! However, if you’re worried about the amount of noise that your tyres are making, then it might be worth doing some…

Does Sound Travel Up or Down?

sound travel up or down

If you’re planning on moving to a flat and are worried about neighbour noise, or if you’re concerned your new tv, sound system or games might cause a noise nuisance, you may have wondered whether sound travels up or down. If you can only afford to focus your soundproofing efforts…

How to Soundproof a Garage: Cheaply (UK)

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Garages are incredibly useful for a whole range of tasks, but often these tasks can be quite noisy and subsequently can lead to a range of complaints from neighbours, housemates, and other people nearby. To combat these complaints, you can soundproof your garage easily, and relatively inexpensively by focusing on…

7 Best Devices to Annoy Neighbours (That Really Work)

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Of all the stresses that you can experience in your home, unwanted noise is one of the worst. A study in Denmark in 2017 suggested that for women, there is a close link between stress from noisy neighbours and a range of physical symptoms, including neck, shoulder, and other joint…

5 Reasons Your House Makes a Vibrating Humming Noise

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Our homes are our havens, so it can be incredibly frustrating when we discover a vibrating or humming noise within them. This then gets more frustrating when we realise, we are unsure as to where the noise is coming from. If you’ve noticed a vibrating or humming noise in your…