Soundproofing Noise Nuisance from Your Next-door Neighbours

How to insulate impact noise from next-door neighbours
Impact noise from your next-door neighbours, such as footsteps, moving chairs or closing doors, can become audible due to the transmission of vibrations. This is especially the case in older houses, with floors on wooden beams which connects both houses. Installing a decoupled or floating floor at the causative agent would be the most efficient solution here. In order to reduce impact noise from entering your home you have to soundproof ceilings, floors or walls with Akoestikon Acoustic Studs.  With these Acoustic Studs you can make decoupled, floating walls and ceilings. Decoupled and floating means a rigid free connection with the building.

Next-door neighbours can also be the upstairs neighbours in a flat or apartment. In the latter you need to insulate the ceiling by installing a decoupled, or floating, ceiling with the use of Akoestikon Acoustic Studs. When impact noise originate from the neighbours to your left or right and consist of ticking high heels for example, and they are not willing to cooperate by installing a decoupled floor, you need insulate all surfaces that connect your house with that of the neighbours, i.e. all the walls, floor and ceiling need to be soundproofed because they all can transmit impact noise.

Soundproofing airborne noise from the neighbours
Airborne noise is the sound of a source, the most common sources are loud talking people, loud music, TV and traffic noise. Airborne sounds are vibrations in air, however loud music with lots of bass can make walls or ceilings vibrate and become audible next door. To insulate a concrete ceiling or (brick)walls against airborne noise, from- or to neighbours, you best use Akoestikon Acoustic Studs.

Light walls and floors made of plywood or plasterboard can also be insulated by adding mass, the heavier a wooden floor or wall becomes the better the result. Isomat KE is a Mass loaded insultation, that can be used to increase the weight of plasterboard ceilings or walls, and Plywood Floor. Use Mass Loaded Vinyl sheets, such as Isomat KE, if the mass of the surface (plasterboard e.g.) can be doubled of close to it.

What to expect in terms of results?
For acoustic insulation and other acoustic treatments goes: The best result is achieved by using the heaviest and thickest sound insulation available, when possible applied at the source. In most cases the neighbours might not be that cooperative. Then even more is it important to use the right product at the right place and situation. Do you need advice on how to insulate against noisy neighbours, give us call or send us an email.

Products to soundproof wall and floor against noisy neighbours


How to reduce impact noise and vibrations from and to neighbours?
On our Tips Page we have multiple guides to insulate and isolate all sorts of impact noise sources. Loudspreakers, subwoofers, refrigerator, all sorts of solutions to insulate and isolate noise that might cause sound problems.

How to reduce airborne noise from and to neighbours?
If you are bothered by noise from loud neighbours, or the other way around, you might find a solution on our House-page. There you will the most common sound problems between two or more neighbours. Can't find a solutions to your noise problems? Just let us know, we are happy to advice and help you.