Archive for June, 2012
Excess noise can be a real pain. Not only a painful listen for our ears, but when it gets out of hand it can hugely affect our health and overall well-being. No-one should be have to put up with noise if all they want to do is relax in their chosen environment and location.
Soundproofing is a concept that many people will be aware of, but few will have actually employed to try and ward off unwanted noise. This would seem a pity as soundproofing can be installed in a huge variety of locations:
The place where you will most likely want to block out noise from the surrounding area is your home as it is the location in which we spend the majority…
After a long and strenuous day or week at work all you crave is a little bit of peace and quiet so that you can recharge the batteries and enjoy some precious free time. On occasions such as this we will often look towards our homes for solace but are very often let down due to the inability of the walls, doors, floors and ceilings of our property to keep out noise.
It is surprising how sometimes even the faintest of noises can cause an unwanted distraction. A loud TV, a noisy conversation or even the sound of an alarm clock first thing in the morning from those living next door can be all it takes to drive you up the wall.
Rather than just…
When customers purchase soundproofing from Acoustic Supplies we always reiterate the fact that they need to make sure that their chosen product is installed properly, as otherwise they could be running the risk of it having little or no effect. Just as important is the need to ensure that you pick the right product for the job, unlike the following story from Germany.
‘The Local’, an English-based German news site, has reported that attempts to build a brand new airport in Berlin have taken a turn for the worse after it was discovered that 2,000 nearby flats have been insufficiently soundproofed. The reason being is because soundproofing materials at too low a cost have been used which means that they will all have to be…
The curse of the noisy neighbour has become a growing issue in the UK as the population continues to expand.
In order to try and tackle the problem, Home Secretary Theresa May has announced that police are to be given new powers to deal with anti-social behaviour, with fines of up to £2,500 issued to those found to be regularly causing noise-related problems.
At the moment, local authorities deal with the vast majority of noisy disputes which has led to large criticism from some quarters that in most cases this is insufficient and fails to resolve the issue. Mrs May said:
“It’s time to put victims first. That’s what this government will do. Our new plans aim to give victims the chance to have their…