Neighbourly noises that infuriate you the most

September 8th, 2015

Without sound insulation your home is vulnerable to neighbouring properties.  This runs two ways of course. Not only will you have to put up their noise, they’ll have to listen to the sounds you produce too, which can be slightly embarrassing for all parties concerned. Read the rest of this entry »

The best noise cancelling headphones of 2015

August 26th, 2015

If you have read any of our previous posts, you’ll know that background noise in the office can be really distracting and ruin productivity. So we’ve talked a lot about plugging headphones in and listening to ambient sound. We haven’t discussed the headphones you should choose though. Read the rest of this entry »

How does soundproofing work?

August 19th, 2015

We have talked a lot about the benefits of soundproofing here on our blog, but we have never delved too deep into how soundproofing actually works. And we think that the more you understand the science behind the art of soundproofing, the better chance you have of putting it into practice in your own space. Read the rest of this entry »

Soundproofing Doors: How they Reduce Noise Reduction

July 23rd, 2015

Simply put, a soundproof door is a door that has been heavily insulated to prevent vibration disturbance from sound from disrupting the rest of the building. With a design that includes strong seals and dense insulation soundproof doors can reduce noise from causing disruption where it shouldn’t. Read the rest of this entry »

How to soundproof a room

July 16th, 2015

Home is our place for peace and quiet; a space to relax and wind down after a hard day’s work. But your teenage son’s drumming and your daughters flute practice is cutting through that quiet and not just driving you up the wall, but your neighbours too. Read the rest of this entry »

How to stay sane in a noisy office

July 9th, 2015

Noisy offices are hellish places to work. You workload has been building up for days, and you’re fighting to get everything done to the best of your abilities. But your colleagues don’t care about your workload. They have last night’s TV to discuss, customer to argue with, and that sandwich they need to eat as loudly as possible. Read the rest of this entry »

Be aware of noise to become a good neighbour

June 6th, 2015

Would you consider yourself to be a good neighbour? Getting along with the people next door will certainly make your life easier, the last thing you need is to upset your neighbours and turn them into your enemies.

Noise is one of the biggest causes for complaint amongst neighbouring properties. In most cases, the problem could easily be avoided simply by being a little more considerate about the effect your actions have on the people that live close by. Read the rest of this entry »

Noise pollution and other causes of office complaints

May 28th, 2015

Noise pollution is one of the biggest gripes for office workers. This problem grows out of control in poorly designed, open plan offices, where a large number of colleagues sit in close proximity to each other.

Other, just as annoying issues can affect the performance of office workers though. According to research, productivity is lower in open plan settings where there’s literally no escape from team members. Read the rest of this entry »

The best ambient noise apps

May 21st, 2015

We have, at times, advocated silence while you work. But there are exceptions. Many office workers choose to block out noise with ambient sounds rather than music. Which can be great for productivity.

Complete silence can sometimes be just as bad for work as a noisy environment too. Finding the perfect balance is essential. Read the rest of this entry »

Our guide to dealing with noisy neighbours

May 12th, 2015

Noisy neighbours can make life tough. You don’t want to be the neighbour who complains about every little, thing. But you aren’t getting sleep; it’s keeping the kids up, and affecting your work life.

So what can you do about those neighbours who like to play music at 3am? Read the rest of this entry »