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)

garage soundproofing

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

circuit breaker noise

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…

Squeaky Stairs: Fix From Above, Below or Through Carpet

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There’s something really frustrating about a squeaky stairs. It announces your arrival into a room or corridor, and it can easily wake up a whole household each time you need to pop to the bathroom during the night. With the wrong staircase and the wrong layout, squeaky stairs can be…

How to Soundproof a Boiler Cupboard (Kitchen or Hall)

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Boilers, whilst essential in a home, can be incredibly frustrating. They are often much noisier than expected, and the noise can travel throughout properties, disturbing you whilst you try to relax – or worse, whilst you try to sleep. A noisy boiler can ruin a good night’s sleep easily, especially…

6 Reasons Your Shower Makes a Loud Humming Noise

loud humming noise from shower

A nice warm shower can be the perfect way to relax after a long day or it can be a lovely peaceful way to wake up in the mornings. But when your shower is creating a loud humming noise, it’s hard to feel anything other than anxious about using it….

5 Ways to Fix a Gurgling Bath (When Toilet Flushed)

bath gurgles when toilet flushed

A bath that gurgles when you flush your toilet can be annoying. It might also make you worry that there is something wrong with your plumbing as your bath and your toilet should not be linked, should they? Rest assured that gurgling from your bathtub when you flush your toilet…

Gulp Loud When Drinking? 9 Tips to Gulp Quietly

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You wake up in the morning, pour yourself a cup of coffee, and when you take your first sip, your partner rolls over and asks you if you need a straw. You’ve been told that you make an atrociously loud gulping noise when you drink – and it’s not just…

How to Sneeze Quietly: 6 Ways to Control the Noise

a woman sneezing

Sneezing is just one of those things that come with being human. Some of us are lucky enough to sneeze quietly, but if you’re one of the many who sneezes sounds like a bullhorn. We’re guessing you’re reading this because you’ve got the sniffles. Maybe you’re getting over a cold,…