Food smells coming from next door

(6 Posts)
EarlyInTheMorning Sun 25-Nov-12 18:46:12

We have recently moved into an Edwardian semi-detached property. Several evenings a week, the back room, which we use as the playroom, smells very strongly of food, and it's definitely not ours. This is very puzzling because this particular room doesn't share a wall with next door's kitchen. I don't know if this sounds ridiculous but I think that perhaps the smell seeps through the floorboards. We have original floorboards and there are some gaps between them. There's also a fireplace. Is there anything we can do to stop the food smells from reaching our property, preferably something that isn't structural? TIA.

Hassled Sun 25-Nov-12 18:48:21

It probably is the floorboards, and you should fill them regardless of food smells because you'll lose heat with gaps - you can get some clear resin stuff.

PseudoBadger Sun 25-Nov-12 18:59:08

It's clearly a ghost. Or what Hassled said grin

EarlyInTheMorning Sun 25-Nov-12 19:16:21

Helpful PseudoBadger gringringrin. Now why didn't I think of that?!

Hassled, is that something I can apply myself? Do I just buy it from B&Q?

Thank you both

Hassled Sun 25-Nov-12 19:43:35

Yes, you can buy it and do it yourself but it's a bit of a faff. You're looking for clear mastik.

It also occured to me that it could be the Borrowers.

EarlyInTheMorning Mon 26-Nov-12 13:24:08

So if not me, who would do this? Apart from my husband that is. I mean, do I call a builder or who really?

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