They say love thy neighbour, but that is far from the case in many parts of the country. Conflict is a common problem between neighbouring homes, particularly over the issue of noise. When you live in an overcrowded and ever-growing population it is inevitable that the noise generated is going to be higher than it may have been say 20-30 years ago.
It also results in a growth of housing, with many homes being packed tightly together to ensure that everyone has somewhere to live. Visit any modern housing estate and you will not fail to notice just how closely knitted properties are nowadays. Because of this, sometimes even the smallest of noises can transfer from one home to another and result in a fall-out of some sort.
Walls, doors, ceilings and floors, sometimes just do not have the capacity to keep noise out much to the annoyance of others which makes hosting any occasion that involves a certain amount of noise very difficult at times.
House parties, birthdays, christenings or even those laid-back gatherings with friends and family have to be put on the backburner or at least limited to an early finish so that you do not find yourself in trouble with those next door or even the law!
Due to a rise in noise-related complaints in the home, local authorities and the police are cracking down harder on those responsible, with those tagged as being noisy neighbours, potentially putting their enjoyment, possessions and even their property on the line.
But rather than allowing things to get this serious, those worried about whether noise emanating from their home is causing others a serious headache should look into soundproofing as a way of keeping the peace with those around you.
You can find soundproofing materials for every area of the home. All that is required is for you to correctly identify where the problem is, install the relevant piece of soundproof material and the chances of you getting under your neighbours skin again will be significantly reduced for good.
It must however be noted that soundproofing is only an aid to noise reduction, not a sure-fire of eliminating noise completely. You need to take responsibility for the amount of noise produced so always ensure that common sense prevails i.e. that you keep the noise down at certain times of the day and do nothing to antagonise your fellow householders.