19 Best Quiet Beaches in the UK (Hidden Gems)

quietest beaches in the uk

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…

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…

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…

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…

7 Actions If Your Neighbour Makes False Noise Complaints

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There’s no denying it can be stressful dealing with unwanted noise that disturbs the peace and quiet of your home. Many articles are available, including those from local councils, that explain how you can act in these circumstances. What if you’re on the receiving end of a false complaint, though?…

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…