Hearing the neighbours tv through the walls.. . Anything you can do ?

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Found 13th Aug 2017
Not a huge complaint. Just wondering! moved house recently and I can hear the tv from next doors bedroom or music being played, I don't think it's that they have it on that loud think it's just thin walls maybe.

we are putting a wardrobe up so hopefully that will stop it a little bit, anything else worth trying? I'll be scared to speak thinking they can hear everything on the other side too!!!

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Not much you can do to be honest. However you're lucky it's only TV and music, at least for now. Late at night all noises can be heard.
If you own it, you could always add more insulation. Not really possible if you're renting though, unless you're willing to have a sheet of acoustic foam or something visible.
Edited by: "Muir" 13th Aug 2017
Play a porn video REALLY loud. Revenge is sweet...and it pays to advertise!
I know its right out of left field ! But could you not just mention it to them politely(they perhaps don't even realise it ) ? Or don't folks talk to their neighbours these days -Just post on HUKD for an answer
mrty12 m ago

Play a porn video REALLY loud. Revenge is sweet...and it pays to advertise!



Don't do that - I might be in it Had a very colourful past life
rogparki2 h, 11 m ago

Don't do that - I might be in it Had a very colourful past life



So that's why they call you the HULK
rogparki2 h, 44 m ago

I know its right out of left field ! But could you not just mention it to …I know its right out of left field ! But could you not just mention it to them politely(they perhaps don't even realise it ) ? Or don't folks talk to their neighbours these days -Just post on HUKD for an answer

I don't think they are doing anything wrong, they probably think we are being loud too just the way houses are! Just thought there may be a way to sound proof somehow
rogparki3 h, 51 m ago

I know its right out of left field ! But could you not just mention it to …I know its right out of left field ! But could you not just mention it to them politely(they perhaps don't even realise it ) ? Or don't folks talk to their neighbours these days -Just post on HUKD for an answer



While i would normally agree with this, i have one absolute superb neighbour, and the other is an absolute idiot of the highest proportions who does not have an ounce of sense.....
My mum lives in a semi built in 1905. The walls are half a mile thick but you can still hear the neighbour's telly. Short of living in a detached house, not sure there is much you can do. I would say stay on good terms with your neighbour because that way if the noise is an issue they are more likely to turn it down if you ask. My neighbour is fabulous. She gives us the most random presents. Over the last month she has given us two car air fresheners, a paper fan, a portion of Thai chicken curry, some prawn crackers and half a water melon. I love living next door to Cora.
I live in a mid terrace and will hear when the person 3 doors down is using a drill as the houses just echo through each other.

When I first moved here a few years back, I was working in restaurants so wouldn't get home till midnight or later. Like most people I would have dinner when I got home from work.

After a couple of pled of weeks I had a phone all from the council, one of the next door neighbours had put in a complaint that they could hear us in the kitchen (opening/closing cupboards, using the microwave etc). The lady I spoke to told me that as it was a complaint, she had to follow it up but she was dismissing it as it was ridiculous and we had the right to live in our home and do things like make dinner.

But but it did make things really awkward for a long time as we were living next to these people who seemed unfriendly. But they were weirdos anyway, they also had this 5ft fence around their front garden with a padlock on the gate so that no one could get in. Sometimes even the postman was locked out.

one night the neighbours on the other side of me had a party and weirdo neighbours put in a noise complaint about us too. I don't know why they didn't like us but they seemed to make these mad complaints that were unreasonable. Aparantly they once phoned the fire brigade because one of the other neighbours had a bonfire.

so basically just suck up the noise if it's just normal people living their lives or you will be the weirdo that nobody likes. And if you don't want to hear noise then find a detached house
farmlama52 m ago

I live in a mid terrace and will hear when the person 3 doors down is …I live in a mid terrace and will hear when the person 3 doors down is using a drill as the houses just echo through each other. When I first moved here a few years back, I was working in restaurants so wouldn't get home till midnight or later. Like most people I would have dinner when I got home from work. After a couple of pled of weeks I had a phone all from the council, one of the next door neighbours had put in a complaint that they could hear us in the kitchen (opening/closing cupboards, using the microwave etc). The lady I spoke to told me that as it was a complaint, she had to follow it up but she was dismissing it as it was ridiculous and we had the right to live in our home and do things like make dinner. But but it did make things really awkward for a long time as we were living next to these people who seemed unfriendly. But they were weirdos anyway, they also had this 5ft fence around their front garden with a padlock on the gate so that no one could get in. Sometimes even the postman was locked out.one night the neighbours on the other side of me had a party and weirdo neighbours put in a noise complaint about us too. I don't know why they didn't like us but they seemed to make these mad complaints that were unreasonable. Aparantly they once phoned the fire brigade because one of the other neighbours had a bonfire.so basically just suck up the noise if it's just normal people living their lives or you will be the weirdo that nobody likes. And if you don't want to hear noise then find a detached house


They sound awful. Such a shame when people spoil it for the whole neighbourhood.
Really there a 4 options, some of them not good ones.

1, live with it
2, politely mention it to your neighbour
3, report them (you'll be asked if you spoke to them first)
4, do it better than them (but what does this achieve?)

You're probably noticing it because it's still new to you. I live near a train line, always used to feel the house shake when trains went by, now I rarely notice it.

Also one of my neighbours plays music I can hear through the walls, which doesn't bother me much, but another neighbour (backs on to me) plays their music at excessive volumes that I can hear it over my tv even when the windows and doors are shut. I think you need to make the decision as to what's excessive and what's reasonable. I hope you find a solution soon.
You can get sound resistant plasterboard - wickes.co.uk/Kna…657


Worth looking around for better deals/thinner products.
always a problem for properties where the lounge is next to yours and the walls are thin.
Oh wow yeah it's nowhere near as bad as other people are having. Ever since I posted this I haven't heard anything too, maybe it was just a weekend in bed kinda thing and they are usually up and about. Was just thinking there may be something I could do to help stop it as I bet our tv noise is worse than there's downstairs if the walls are thin there too.
Our first house had paper thin walls, we heard all the bedroom antics of next door. She liked it rough is all I'll say

When we bought our next house, we insulated the walls and created a false wall and plugged it with rock wall fibreglass insulation and then topped with plasterboard sheets. Works a treat! It's wasn't perfect but cut out dogs barking, shouting, TV etc.

We've since moved and have no attached neighbours
Edited by: "darlodge" 15th Aug 2017
My neighbours tv is really loud and people have already intervened but he seems committed to keeping it loud...might have to contact “Régie du logement” here In Quebec, Canada, the people who take care of buildings and appartments...it’s quite annoying.
take your ear off the wall
Wongy1104 m ago

Check for glue …Check for glue first.https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/nov/12/climate-activists-glue-hands-to-uk-government-building-in-new-protest


i have a feeling they put the glue there themselves rather than it being some sort of giant protester trap
guess it cant hurt for the op to check to be on the safe side though!
brilly5 m ago

i have a feeling they put the glue there themselves rather than it being …i have a feeling they put the glue there themselves rather than it being some sort of giant protester trapguess it cant hurt for the op to check to be on the safe side though!


Safety first
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