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9 Steps to Easily Soundproof a Cardboard Box

Learning how to soundproof a cardboard box might seem a strange idea. However, it has a number of great uses including voice/audio recording and generator soundproofing. In this article: We’ll explain exactly what you’ll need to soundproof a box, and 9 easy to follow steps to do it properly. What…

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How to Stop Squeaky Floorboards for a Quieter Home

Squeaky floorboards are common in old homes, but they can appear in new homes as well. From minor irritation, it can become very annoying. That’s why quickly finding the right solution to fix this problem is essential. Silencing squeaky floors is quick and inexpensive. Usually, it only takes 10 minutes…

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8 Ways to Expertly Reduce Shower Pump Noise

There’s nothing better to wake you up in the morning than a nice shower. If other members of the house are still asleep, though, then a noisy shower pump can wake them and cause upset. This is a particular problem if you’re trying to get washed and dressed in peace…

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How to Soundproof a Barn for Weddings (& Other Stuff)

In the past, barns were mostly used to house animals and farm equipment and were far enough away from the house that any stray sounds didn’t matter. Nowadays, not only are there a lot more houses than there were, but there are also many more noisy options than cows to…

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How to Expertly Block Out Low Frequency Noise

We’ve covered many different types of noise on this site and how to minimise or even block them altogether. A kind of noise we haven’t covered is low-frequency. It’s an important topic as this type of sound can be the hardest to block and the most intrusive. Many people can’t…

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6 Ways to Soundproof a Dog Crate for a Stress Free Pup

When discussing soundproofing, some types of noise that spring to mind are the TV, loud music, footsteps and even kids running and shouting. What doesn’t always spring to mind is noise which affects (or is caused by) our four-legged friends. Today: We are going to look at ways in which…

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A dog sleeping on a concrete floor

7 Realistic Ways to Soundproof a Concrete Floor

If you live in a flat, then a concrete floor might seem like a good idea. Surely with fewer gaps, it will block more sound than a timber floor? You’re partially right, a concrete floor will definitely block more airborne noise. It is not as great, however, at blocking impact…

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Wooden flooring in an upstairs flat

Is It Illegal to Have Wooden Flooring in an Upstairs Flat?

Not completely. There is no general legislation that states it is illegal to have wood flooring in an upstairs flat. However, there are other avenues you can explore if you’re experiencing this problem. In this article, we will discuss the legalities of wooden flooring in an upstairs flat and what…

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7 Ways to Quieten a Noisy Laptop Fan (With No Experience)

In both work and home life, laptops have become more and more a part of life over the last 10 years. Since the coronavirus pandemic, increasing numbers of us are using laptops to work from home and stay in touch with colleagues, friends, and family. They’re a great tool due…

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Cork Soundproofing: Will Cork Quieten a Room Effectively?

Cork has natural sound absorbing properties and works by breaking down sound waves and diffusing them. The honeycomb structure is super lightweight and with 35 million sound vibration absorbing cells per square centimetre, it is ideal for soundproofing. Essentially: When a soundwave hits cork, the air in the cork compresses…

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