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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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Man installing plasterboard

Acoustic Plasterboard Guide: Where and How to Install

If you’re looking to soundproof a room (or several) in your house it can be confusing. Even if you’re not planning on doing the actual work yourself the range of products available is extensive. It’s best to understand the uses, pros and cons of each before you start, to ensure…

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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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5 Top Quiet Electric Fires to Stay Cosy This Winter (2021)

Keeping your home warm is top priority, particularly when winter arrives. In the past a fireplace in every room was your only option. Now that homes are almost universally fitted with central heating, having a fireplace is no longer a necessity. If you don’t have an open fireplace, then a…

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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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a noisy refrigerator

5 Ways to Quiet a Noisy Refrigerator Compressor

There are a lot of things in a house that can make noise such as the central heating, dishwashers, washing machines, extractor fans and even the people who live there. But: A refrigerator is the only one that is constantly running. If the noise is irritating you it’s not an…

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