TOP TIPS FOR REDUCING CITY NOISE
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TOP TIPS FOR REDUCING CITY NOISE

When living in a big city like London, it can often feel like the world is your oyster. We can hop on public transport any time of the day, grab a take-out in the early hours and make exciting plans at the drop of a hat. Floating in a bubble of excitement, we bounce from one sparkling event to the next: new bars, delicious food and soaring careers! But as with all things in life, for every high there comes an equal low.

Price hikes and the dreaded commute five day of the week have to be two of the worst aspects of city living, especially in a city as vast as London. Many a city goer complains about the hectic pace of life…but there is something even worse.

Have you ever thought just how many people live in the average house in the Big Smoke? Back in 2012, 13% of the UK’s population lived in London and that is a figure has been forever increasing since then. And with that ever expanding population come ever-expanding problems too.

One prime example is our homes. Our living quarters are important to us. They are a way to escape the outside world, forget our worries and be ourselves. In London, it is near impossible to spend time alone. For one, we have critters everywhere. Mice in the walls, foxes howling through the night, pigeons taking over the parks and many rescue centres cropping up to house the growing population of stray cats and dogs prowling the streets.

And let’s not forget the loudest animals of them all; humans! Whether it’s next door’s newborn keeping you up throughout the night, or your roommate’s incessant drum playing, it may seem like you never have that serene, uncomplicated quiet time. We might be making London feel like the ultimate ‘city safari’, but general noise pollution is a serious issue for the British capital.

However, all is not lost! Below is a rough guide to soundproofing your home.

1) Noise Reduction

Noise reduction soundproofing works by blocking any significant passages that result in sound waves transferring quickly and loudly from room to room. By using objects – in this case, foam – to minimise the amount of sound waves passing through, muffles and reduces the vibrations. This results in the most effective way to reduce sound pollution in your home, giving you peace and quiet at an efficient cost.

2) Noise Absorption

Absorption is the process of morphing the sound wave itself. As a sound wave comes into contact with certain materials and substances (such as foam), it adapts, therefore adjusting in frequency. A lower frequency (and not necessarily just considering the volume) is a sure-fire way to solving your sound pollution woes.

3) Sound Damping

Using sound damping custom foam inserts, you can swiftly deal with the noise pollution troubles you are having. For long term effectiveness, a super quick service that cuts straight to the issue and leaves you with the peace of mind you’ve been looking for.

4) Further Advantages of Sound-Proofing

By using bespoke foam inserts to soundproof your home, not only are you removing the highly irritating outdoor noise but you are also heating your home more effectively too. When the sound waves create vibrations, those vibrations are transferred into heat energy. By investing in soundproofing foam inserts to pad out your walls, they lock in the heat generated by the sound waves saving you an astonishing amount on your bills, especially during those frosty winter months. Once you have the soundproofing installed, chances are you will never have noise pollution problems again.

However, it’s worth noting if you’re having a neighbourly conflict, or even a particularly rowdy pub around the corner still causing you distress, then your London borough council can deal effectively with these issues.

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