Archive for the ‘Noise’ Category

Domestic Noises by Decibel Levels

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

You might be aware that noise is measured by decibels and the higher up the scale they are, the louder the sound will be. Some objects around your home are louder than others, find out how noisy they are, and it should give you some idea of how much sound you inflict on the neighbouring properties.

With effective soundproofing in place you’ll have nothing to worry about. Without it, any of these noises could be driving your neighbours up the wall.  (more…)

Check These Amazing But Noisy World Records

Monday, October 26th, 2015

Noise is a nuisance most of the time. Once it invades your privacy the need develops for effective soundproofing capabilities and this is where we can help at NMN with our noise reduction expertise.

From time to time noise can be useful though. It reverberates sound that leaves a lasting mark on mankind, creating world records in the process. (more…)

Neighbourly noises that infuriate you the most

Tuesday, 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. (more…)

Soundproofing Doors: How they Reduce Noise Reduction

Thursday, 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. (more…)

How to stay sane in a noisy office

Thursday, 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. (more…)

Be aware of noise to become a good neighbour

Saturday, 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. (more…)

Noise pollution and other causes of office complaints

Thursday, 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. (more…)

The best ambient noise apps

Thursday, 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. (more…)

Our guide to dealing with noisy neighbours

Tuesday, 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? (more…)

How noise can affect health and productivity

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

Sound is all around us. The TV in the background, the traffic driving past your office window – you can’t escape sound. But do you know that it can affect health and productivity? (more…)