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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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How to Make a Motorcycle Helmet Quieter (Safely)

Riding a motorcycle generates a lot of noise, some of it comes from the engine and some from passing traffic. Wind bouncing off the motor and helmet, on the other side, makes the most noise. In a full-face helmet, the sound of air being displaced around the head at high…

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Meaco 260c Cordless USB Fan (Full Review)

If you’ve read any of my previous posts, you’d have seen I wrote a post on my favourite quiet fans. Well, we’re going to review one of Meaco’s range individually… the Meaco 260c. It’s one of their cheapest and smallest fans, so let’s see how it compares to others paying…

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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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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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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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