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

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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…

Cork Soundproofing: Will Cork Quieten a Room Effectively?

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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…

9 Ways to Stop a Door Slamming (DIY Fixes)

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Do you get annoyed when your door suddenly shuts? Do you face this issue often in your home? You need to stop the door from slamming. Not only does it cause unnecessary noise in your home, but it can also lower the life of the door. The best ways to…

How to Soundproof a Shed (With No Experience)

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If you think of soundproofing… a shed isn’t usually what would spring to mind. It’s a weak structure and usually small, therefore garages and attics are much more common. However, if neither of these are available to you and you require a soundproofed space, then a shed can still work….

How to Make a Fan Quieter: 5 Easy Ways

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In hot climates and summer months, room fans are necessity for most. They continuously move the air to help cool down anywhere, from bedrooms to offices to classrooms. But when a room fan starts rattling, squeaking, or buzzing, your environment can quickly become distracting and uncomfortable. Thankfully, there are some…

7 Ways to Achieve Window Soundproofing (DIY Guide)

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Noisy streets, neighbours, and traffic (not to mention early morning bin men) can all put a damper on your living and working space. Noise pollution can find its way through the windows of any house, apartment or office. Thankfully, there are simple ways to upgrade your windows (most of them…

8 Best Sound Absorbing Materials for Better Acoustics

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Better acoustics can be highly beneficial and even essential for everyday living. Sound absorbing materials improve the sound in a room, whether you are searching for peace from a noisy dishwasher, improving an in-home theatre or designing a recording studio. There is some acoustic benefit for everyone when using sound…

Car Soundproofing: 7 Methods for Vehicle Sound Deadening

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Loud and noisy car rides can be a huge headache during a daily commute and being unable to talk to family and friends riding beside you in the car is dreadful. Thankfully there’s no longer any need to deal with such dreaded sounds because there are many different (and easy)…

12 Best Soundproof Materials You Can Buy In The UK

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Though soundproofing and sound absorbing comes under the same umbrella, there are differences between both. Some people also call sound absorbing as soundproofing as they don’t know the clear difference between the two. This is because the term ‘soundproofing’ generally encompasses all the internal acoustic solutions. To be specific, soundproofing…

7 Simple Ways to Soundproof a Home Office

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Living during a pandemic, most of us are forced to work from home to stay safe from COVID-19. There are several merits and demerits to working from home. While not having to make the daily commute has its benefits, working from home can be distracting. This is especially if you…