Heat Pump Noise: How Noisy Are They?

heat pump noise

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…

7 Actions If Your Neighbour Makes False Noise Complaints

neighbour making false noise complaints

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?…

Tyre Noise: Which Ones Should You Worry About?

tyre noise

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…

Solved! How to Stop a Garage Door Rattling in Wind

garage door rattling in wind

It’s normal for doors to rattle when they open and close. The slight adjustments in position, as well as the spring or extension-spring motor, can all cause a little noise. But if rattling is coming from the wind blowing, it’s a different story. This is often caused by gaps in…

Soundproofing Generators: 9 Tips to Reduce Noise

Soundproofing a generator

Generators are a great source of power for remote areas or for situations when the power goes out. The only thing about generators is that they can be noisy, which can make it difficult to sleep or converse with others during use. In this article: We’ll cover some of the…

What Time Can Builders Start Work in the UK?

A UK building site

Almost all of us have needed to employ builders at some point. We know that builders like to get an early start, to fit in as much of the job as possible. It is particularly an issue in winter when light is limited. However, although we can understand they need…

Fence Panel Wedges: Stop Fence Panels Rattling

stop fence rattling

Fence panel wedges are a way of stopping fence panels from rattling. The panels rattle if the space between the posts is too big or if there isn’t enough support between the panels and the ground. Rattling fences, from our experience, is a big cause of outdoor noise, especially when…

How to Soundproof a Tent – 7 Ways for Quiet Camping

An insulated tent with soundproof properties

A soundproof tent isn’t something normally thought about. Not least of all because a tent is inherently hard to soundproof due to thin material and lack of mass. This is the reason why soundproof tents aren’t generally a thing you can buy. However: There are some things you can do…

6 Best Quiet Generators Under 69 dB (UK Plugs)

bohmer quiet generator

Whether you’re camping, travelling in a motorhome or using one at home, a quiet generator is a great addition when looking to add more peace to your life. Who wants to go camping to stare up at a black sky with bright twinkling stars with a noisy generator ruining it?…

How to Reduce Noise of a Lay-Z-Spa Hot Tub

A lay z spa hot tub

Noise probably isn’t the first thing you think about when looking at hot tubs. If they’re too noisy however, it can take away the relaxing atmosphere you’re trying to create. In this article: We’ll look at the best ways to reduce noise of a Lay-Z-Spa so you can enjoy your…