19 Best Quiet Beaches in the UK (Hidden Gems)

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Although beautifully sunny days can be too rare in the UK when they arrive, there’s nothing better than going to the beach. The smell of the ocean, the sound of the waves, sand beneath your toes, and munching on chips, ice cream and candy floss. Unfortunately, everyone close to the…

Top 10 Quietest Neighbourhoods in London

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As a capital city, London is inevitably quite a loud place to live, but that isn’t to say that all of it is unbearably noisy! There are plenty of places within the city that are quieter than the rest of the capital, you just need to know where to look….

Why Is My Indesit Tumble Dryer Making a Screeching Noise?

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In a country as rainy as the UK, a tumble dryer stops being a luxury and becomes a necessity. In some households, particularly those with a baby, the tumble dryer is used almost daily. So, if it’s making an unpleasant noise, as well as the worry that it might be…

8 Reasons a Boiler Makes Noise When Switched Off

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Boilers are an essential part of the house, and they are not cheap pieces of kit. So, when they start to make random noises, it is entirely normal to start panicking. But boilers make plenty of noises that are signs of nothing untoward – even when they’re turned off! If…

Are Squeaky Floors a Sign of Termites?

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We’ve all been there; you get up in the middle of the night for a glass of water and jump out of your skin when you hit that creaking floorboard halfway down the stairs! However, aside from the minor nuisance caused by a creaking floorboard, could it be a symptom…

4 Best Ways to Record Neighbours’ Noise

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Sometimes living close to other people is great, they’re there when you need sugar, they can become lifelong friends, and it’s a really comforting community. Other times, however, living near other people can result in irritation, frustration, and anger. If your neighbours are noisy, it can really distract you whenever…

DIY Noise on a Sunday: The Do’s and Don’ts

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Let’s look at the dos and don’ts of doing DIY on Sunday. There’s no denying that our lives seem to have gotten busier. In contrast to previous decades, both members of the household tend to work. Between work, kids, chores and a little leisure time, there’s a real squeeze on…

Why Your Sky Q Box Makes a Loud Fan Noise

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A Sky Q box is common in a lot of UK household. And as with anything electrical, it can become warm, and at times, noisy. A Sky Q box can become noisy due to three reasons: Technology Dirt/Dust and mesh Wi-Fi Why Are Sky Q Boxes Noisy? There are a…

Will Carpet Installers Fix Squeaky Floors?

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Of all the irritating noises in your home, a squeaky floor must be one of the worst. When it strikes, it always seems to be in a high-traffic area you walk over at least ten times a day. If you’re on a different sleep schedule than someone else in the…

Heat Pump Noise: How Noisy Are They?

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Heat pumps are a renewable energy source that is used across mainland Europe and the USA to heat (and cool) homes. Currently, they aren’t popular in the UK, however, this is mainly due to the cost of installation and the UK legislation surrounding the planning permission needed for them, not…