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Stopping noise from neighbours through adjoining wall

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TheAlchemist101 Wed 02-Mar-16 18:41:29

The party wall with NDN is two skinned with a cavity, made of concrete blocks - all pretty standard. But I can hear when someone next door sneezes or talks (admittedly they are loud talkers but still).

I am beginning to think the builders might have left gaps between the ceiling joists and blocks so in some places there is only two layers of plasterboard and air between us - has anyone found this to be the cause? Or any other suggestions as to how it gets through?

wowfudge Wed 02-Mar-16 18:43:44

Do they - and you - have stripped floorboards/laminate/engineered wood? What about curtains or fabric blinds? If not, noise will reverberate instead of being absorbed.

TheAlchemist101 Wed 02-Mar-16 18:48:42

Good point wow I haven't been in their living room but they don't look like the type for soft furnishings - a group of blokes from Estonia - can't even earwig on the conversationssmile

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