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WestCountryLass Wed 13-Jul-05 22:52:59

My DH was mixing in the garage this evening and a neighbour came and banged on the garage door and told him to turn it down

It was at 6.45pm and he would have stopped at 7pm as we have kids and so does our neighbour 2 doors along but they would not have known that.

The thing is we are end of terrace and our garage is not attached to anyone. I could not hear the music in my lounge which is attached to the garage by the external wall but obviously the garage walls are not as thick as that. That said, it was not 'taht' loud.

Do you think she needs a good seeing to and told to lighten up considering it was not late and not that loud?

janeybops Wed 13-Jul-05 23:03:05

I wouldn't like to listen to music I don't like at any time of the day even if it was only moderately loud.
sorry

kid Wed 13-Jul-05 23:04:59

If your neighbour had to close a window or turn the TV up to hear it then the music was too loud. If not, they are just grumpy with the heat

Might be worth going to have a chat with them, appologise if the music was too loud for them and tell them that you couldn't hear from the room you were in.

Its not nice to fall out with neigbhbours, it makes going in and out of your house awkward!

batters Wed 13-Jul-05 23:05:11

oh yes I think your neighbour does indeed need a good seeing to.

Hopefully that will mean that next time your dh is mixing in the garage (I assume it is too much noise for him to mix in your house) and disturbing her, she will be too frightened to think about asking him to turn the noise down.

Dior Wed 13-Jul-05 23:05:14

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gigglinggoblin Wed 13-Jul-05 23:05:51

depends what she was doing aswell - i know we are noisier than we should be and my lovely quiet neighbour never complains but it really bugged me when i could just hear her music whilst trying to revise.

would probably have a word if he is going to be doing it regularly and establish some rules such as good/bad times

hunkermunker Wed 13-Jul-05 23:06:31

Don't think she needs a good seeing to. I am remarkably irritable though, especially when it's hot. And she didn't know it was going to stop at 7pm, as you said. She probably thought she'd come and ask you before it had gone on too long and got too late to come and see you!

lou33 Wed 13-Jul-05 23:07:45

can you not put something on the walls of the garage to dampen the sound?

Aero Wed 13-Jul-05 23:09:07

Agree jb - must have been loud enough to be annoying or she'd not have banged the door.
Do you get on well normally?
Sorry - but have lived in misery with inconsiderate neighbours (not that I'm saying you're inconsiderate at all). If it were a regular occurance though, I'd have asked him to turn it down too. However, I'd have knocked on the front door, explained myself and asked politely if he'd mind keeping it a little quieter in future.

marthamoo Wed 13-Jul-05 23:09:22

Headphones?

Fimbo Wed 13-Jul-05 23:14:54

"Do you think she needs a good seeing to and told to lighten up considering it was not late and not that loud?"

I seriously hope the above was a joke, my neighbours are extremely noisy and when you live next door to it every single day, then sorry it becomes a living nightmare.

WestCountryLass Wed 13-Jul-05 23:16:48

Bwahahaha Batters!

The 'seeing to' I had in mind was more of the husband and wife bedroom variety but you have a point and I will look through the box marked 'knuckle dusters' post haste, bwahahahaha

Oh, and FWIW, we have recently moved and put the decks in the garage because we don't have the room for them in our new house. In actual fact I was in the garage with my DH and our baby having a little boogey to the tunes when she banged on the door, that is how not loud it was as I would not be in their with my DD if he was blasting out the bass at full throttle.

Demented Wed 13-Jul-05 23:17:12

On the fence here, DH was recently shouted at by our next door neighbour for starting work (cellar conversion) at just before 8am on a Sat morning but the same neighbour will play really chronic music in his garden/garage until 10pm at night, diddley, dumpey, dumpey didle Scottishy type stuff. That being said I have not and would not complain about neighbour (as we are plenty noisy ourselves ) but he seems to think it is OK to complain about us.

WestCountryLass Wed 13-Jul-05 23:18:41

Or even 'in there'

hunkermunker Wed 13-Jul-05 23:19:02

But music heard through a wall sounds appalling IME. Our next door neighbours used to play a religious channel (and deal drugs - er...) and there was some appalling stuff on there.

monkeytrousers Thu 14-Jul-05 07:25:02

GGG's good time/bad times is a good idea. Very civilized!

You never know, between 6-7 might be her meditation hour.

expatinscotland Thu 14-Jul-05 08:14:24

I'd say headphones as well. Sorry, but music from neighbours is about the only pet peeve I had, but it REALLY drives me round the twist.

So, out of courtesy for others, we listen w/wireless headphones.

batters Thu 14-Jul-05 09:41:44

fair enough, wclass. Still can't see the connection between sex and hearing but there you go .

But I don't see why a neighbour would bother to come round and tell your dh that he is making too much noise unless he was really disturbing her. How long had your husband been mixing for? If several hours perhaps she had simply had enough of having to listen to the noise, if only a few minutes then perhaps she is being too sensitive?

My dp has loads of music making equipment in his office in our house. He uses headphones most of the time out of consideration for our neighbours.

monkeytrousers Thu 14-Jul-05 09:50:57

Batters - I heard that too juch makes you deaf. Maybe that's your problem WCL

batters Thu 14-Jul-05 10:07:49

lol monkeytrousers!

WestCountryLass Thu 14-Jul-05 21:46:30

I wish Monkeytrousers

Batters, there's no connection, just the assumption that she is not getting any if she is so uptight

Honestly, DH had only been mixing for 10 minutes and he only does it a couple of times a month for no more than an hour and he usually does use headphones but they were broken in the move.

If it were me I might have banged on the garage door but I would have said 'please could you turn the music down', not just 'turn it down' said in a pissy way

Lonelymum Thu 14-Jul-05 21:53:21

Hello WCL, have been wondering where you were lately! Now I have my answer, you have been making friends with your new neighbours!

Don't know what her problem is. Do you think she has taken offence at anything else? It is so hard with new neighbours isn't it? We have met ours and I feel like I am on egg shells every time I see them now even though they are outwardly friendly.

spidermama Thu 14-Jul-05 21:54:14

I don't like having to hear other people's music much either but I respect their right to listen to it and I'd never ask them to turn it down before, say, 9pm. I like to listen to my music after all.

Last weekend I had to ask my new neighbours to turn down their music, but it was after midnight. They were listening to such crap as well. Can you imagine having the Spice Girls 'Tell you what I want, what I really, really want' and Ronan Keating with bad sing-along.

Libb Thu 14-Jul-05 22:02:15

I hate music from neighbours but on the other hand you have to be reasonable - 6.45pm isn't that late really, I would've given until 8 or so then gone round and made a friendly commment.

WestCountryLass Thu 14-Jul-05 22:06:13

Spidermama, now if we'd been listening to the Spice Girls i'd definitely ahve them on headphones, oh the shame And I share the same mentality as you re noise, my last neighbours son was a drummer and I would only have asked him to stop practicing if it were late.

I'm sorry things are a bit tense with your new neighbours LonelyMum My immediate neighbours on both sides are really nice and we asked them if the music really bothered them and they said they couldn't hear it so i've no idea why our across the road neighbour has a bee in her bonnet(????).

We've actually been really welcomed into the village and everyone else so far has been really friendly so we definitely feel as if we made the right move and would recommend this area to anyone wanting to live in a village location. We also had a very nice surprise when we discovered public land behind our house with walks along the gorge, cycle track and two man made lakes that are just beautiful all up a lane that goes up the back of our house

So how is Thornbury? Are the kids getting on alright at school? Have you made any friends yet?

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