Noisiness between neighbouring homes has become a growing problem in the UK. When you hear stories about noise-related disputes you automatically presume that the issue has been caused by people of a young age, however this is not necessarily the case!
An 87 year old woman in Hampshire has been handed with an ASBO (Anti-Social Behaviour Order) after being found guilty of causing severe disruption over the past 13 months. Georgina Sims was reported by her neighbours for playing loud music on her radio and banging her walking stick on the wall to try and drown out ringing in her ears caused by tinnitus. The ASBO was issued upon Mrs Sims as she and her family had previously been warned by the local authority.
This of course is an extreme case, but it just goes to show how much excess noise can cause others a permanent headache, leading to neighbours becoming frustrated, restless and ultimately driven to the point where they feel the need to report the person responsible. Things should never be allowed to get to this point.
The best way to go about things is to first of all talk to the neighbour concerned and advise them of the problem, as more often than not this will resolve the issue. If it doesn’t then you need to employ the expertise of a soundproofing company such as Acoustic Supplies as we have a range of sound insulation products you can use when soundproofing a room.
After identifying the areas where noise gets in and applying the relevant materials, you should be able to notice a difference in sound levels. If you don’t then this is the point where you need to get in touch with your local authority.
Hopefully after choosing Acoustic Supplies this situation can be avoided!