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    Help With Noisy Neighbours....sound insulation

    I have really noisy neighbours. I live in a semi detached house that has terribly thin walls. Had various arguments over things, the latest being the 17 year old next door bouncing a basketball in the house constantly, sounds like a bowling ball, if he's not bouncing it in the house he's been outside this afternoon doing it (cant complain at that but inside is ridiculous). To top it all off he's sporadically got music on loud too and his mums in, another total joker.

    Anyway Ive had enough so been looking into sound proofing, anyone had experiences with doing it and what to use. I was thinking of creating a partition against the adjoining wall, say bewteen 5-10cm in depth and filling it with loft insulation, then plasterboarding it and plastering the plasterboard, therefore hopefully creating an 'sound trap'. But been looking around and seen some foam sheeting and some other 'board' thats around 3cm thick. Obviously the thinner the better as dont want to lose loads of room space.

    Never done anything like this before so any suggestions are quite welcome.

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    have you spoke to them?x

    cardboard egg trays supposed to be good

    crumbs if it's bad enough for you to consider that have you not tried contacting the council for sound recording equipment?

    Are you keeping a log: Dates, Time, Duration, Kind of noise n how loud...

    Only know about between floors sound-proofing, for under carpets..but think there's specially made stuff for walls...

    You need to contact your local council (enviromental health dept) to make an official complaint. You don't have to be in rented accomodation to do this. Speak to them and they will give you advise and then you decide whether you want to take it any further.

    I had sound proofed windows fitted that might help with some of the external noise but I'm sorry i don't know anything about internal sound proofing. have you tried yellow pages?

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    Leer;3305361

    have you spoke to them?x



    spoke on several occasions which only ended up making the problem worse as the mother of the 17 year old said that they dont make noise, so after that row I decided to leave it, then not so long ago I was asleep and got awoke by signing at 3am and screaming (the mother was chasing the 7 year old around the house), so I banged on the wall, next thing bang bang bang at my front door 'why are you banging on MY wall?", I retorted with 'its an adjoining wall so bear that in mind when your runing around at 3am' and slammed door, then another bang bang bang and its the 17 year old threatening to smash my car up with a rounders bat! I'd have liked to show him a lesson but 1. fighting isnt neccessary, all I wanted to was sleep and 2. I'm older and have alot to lose by assaulting a teenager.

    She has a younger daughter, 7 years old who runs that house - total terror, everytime she goes upstairs she bangs against the wall, which just happens to be onto the back of my bedroom.

    As for council thats in process but been told it may take a while and to write down all the noise, from 4pm today I have an A5 binded book with standard line spacing and 3 pages filled - and Ive been selective!

    super_leeds_86;3305507

    spoke on several occasions which only ended up making the problem worse … spoke on several occasions which only ended up making the problem worse as the mother of the 17 year old said that they dont make noise, so after that row I decided to leave it, then not so long ago I was asleep and got awoke by signing at 3am and screaming (the mother was chasing the 7 year old around the house), so I banged on the wall, next thing bang bang bang at my front door 'why are you banging on MY wall?", I retorted with 'its an adjoining wall so bear that in mind when your runing around at 3am' and slammed door, then another bang bang bang and its the 17 year old threatening to smash my car up with a rounders bat! I'd have liked to show him a lesson but 1. fighting isnt neccessary, all I wanted to was sleep and 2. I'm older and have alot to lose by assaulting a teenager.She has a younger daughter, 7 years old who runs that house - total terror, everytime she goes upstairs she bangs against the wall, which just happens to be onto the back of my bedroom. As for council thats in process but been told it may take a while and to write down all the noise, from 4pm today I have an A5 binded book with standard line spacing and 3 pages filled - and Ive been selective!



    In that case get in touch with the council.hope u manage to sort it hun.xxx

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    super_leeds_86;3305507

    As for council thats in process but been told it may take a while and to … As for council thats in process but been told it may take a while and to write down all the noise, from 4pm today I have an A5 binded book with standard line spacing and 3 pages filled - and Ive been selective!


    any council, local authority, registered landlord or private housing association has a mandatory obligation to investigate any complaint you may make with regards to issues of anti-social behaviour. However, following their investigations, they might decide that an ASBO is not the most appropriate solution at this time for the problem you are experiencing. If that is the case, they should write to you explaining the reasons for their decision. However, if you wish to take matters further, you can contact the local authority’s anti-social behaviour team if the problem persists and, if appropriate, you might decide to go through your local authority’s formal complaints procedure and even the independent local government ombudsman, as a last resort, who will investigate the way your complaint has been handled and will either decide to come down on your side and ask for the decision to be reviewed or, equally, he can decide to agree with the local authority’s original decision.

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