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…

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…

How to Soundproof a Boiler Cupboard (Kitchen or Hall)

a boiler cupboard

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…

Gulp Loud When Drinking? 9 Tips to Gulp Quietly

a man drinking

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,…

How to Soundproof a Sliding Door (Glass or Barn)

a glass sliding door

While there is plenty of soundproofing advice available relating to doors, most of it applies to standard door soundproofing. Many homes have sliding patio doors, so it can be a weak spot and let a lot of sound into your home. So today, we’re going to look at how to…

How to Soundproof a Stud Wall (Existing or New)

stud wall

Soundproofing a stud wall comes down to three areas; insulation, mass and dampening. In the 7 steps below, we will detail how to effectively cover these three areas to soundproof the wall in the cheapest and easiest way possible. What Is a Stud Wall? A stud wall is made up…

How to Break a Window Quietly (Car or House)

break a window quietly

In a perfect world, you would be able to repair the window or door that is broken but that’s not always an option. If you are looking at replacing your broken window or door glass, whether it’s for security purposes or aesthetic reasons, there are different ways to go about…

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…