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Mid terrace house and neighbour's treadmill noise

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GatheringRequirements Sun 21-Dec-14 14:51:01

We moved into a property 2 months ago our neighbour has 3 teenage daughter and he and his wife both don't work and home full time.

They have a treadmill and all of them use it for an hour each, I'm at work during the day and DH works from home.He didn't want to fall out with neighbours so has put up with the treadmill noise by just moaning.

School holiday time is worse as all five of them were on the treadmill for more than an hour each.

A month ago I saw my neighbour outside his house and asked him about the treadmill he just replied as it can't be his treadmill noise as there are two walls between our houses although because of the noise we came to know he has a treadmil.

I'm at home today and treadmill is going on for nearly two hours, I went around knocking their door neighbour's wife asked me to come in and the neighbour on the treadmill told me off as its his house and if I want I can complain.I was being as polite as I could be but he wont even come off the treadmill to talk to me.

I'm so upset with two young DC ,I'm stressed with the noise, I felt like crying, please advice....

OnePlanOnHouzz Sun 21-Dec-14 16:28:56

Sounds like they need a couple of washing machine sound absorption mats, one at each end should help - but getting them to actually use them might be difficult ?! Such a shame when you were being so polite about it .

specialsubject Sun 21-Dec-14 18:28:15

why can't they go out the front door for a run? This is ridiculous.

Treadmills are incredibly loud and should never be used unless in a detached house. Or a gym where they belong.

you've tried the polite and reasonable approach. Looks like there's really no alternative but to start the dispute via the council.

still 3 working days this week so call them for advice.

Pinkje Sun 21-Dec-14 21:49:43

How do they afford the electricity if neither of them work?

wowfudge Sun 21-Dec-14 22:22:04

That's a very good point Pinkje. They may work from home of course. It does sound strange though. I agree the OP should contact environmental health for guidance.

GatheringRequirements Sun 21-Dec-14 23:00:14

Thanks everyone,I'll contact the council for advice first thing tomorrow morning

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