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Control the Noise Levels in Your Property for Peace and Quiet

Control the Noise Levels in Your Property for Peace and Quiet

Whether it’s a home or a business, experiencing too much noise is not something you want in your property. It’s difficult to have to deal with high levels of noise from neighbours, traffic, people talking, or any other noise that might plague you. You often can’t do much to stop noise outside your property, but you can take steps to prevent noise from travelling inside. With better control over how sound travels and which parts of your property it can reach, you can have more peace and quiet. You have a few different options that can help you to control noise in your property.

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Can You Control Outside Noise?

The first thing to consider might be whether it’s possible to have any control over outside noise. While it’s often not possible, there are steps that can be taken to help reduce outside noise. If there’s noise coming from your neighbours, the first step is to ask if they can keep it down. If that gets you nowhere, recording the noise can give you evidence to show your local council, who might be able to do something about it. Noise from construction or roadworks could be addressed too, especially when conducted outside of the allowed hours.

Use Acoustic Panels

Lining the walls of your property is one way you can control sound and prevent it from travelling too much. You can use decorative wall paneling that doubles up as acoustic panels. Timber wall panels are a good option for absorbing sound and helping to soundproof your property. They’re available with fire retardant properties so you can ensure they’re safe to use. There are various other soundproofing systems that you can have professionally installed. It might not be something you want to pay for in your home, but it can be a good choice for a business that wants to have better control over noise levels.

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Absorb Noise By Covering Surfaces

One of the simple ways you can control noise levels in your property is by covering some surfaces. Soft furnishings, rugs, and other textiles that can cover hard surfaces will all help to improve the absorption of sound. These things can be found in a range of stylish and practical options that are suitable for both homes and businesses. Carpeting floors can help to reduce the sound of footsteps or you can use large area rugs if you prefer not to have fully carpeted floors.

Divide Your Space

Open-plan offices and living spaces have both been popular at certain points. However, many people have come to realise that open-plan spaces allow sound to travel much further and more easily. Fortunately, if you have an open-plan space, there are ways to divide it up. If you don’t want to put in permanent walls, there are different types of partitions you can use. Create different zones and divide up your space so that sound won’t travel so far.

If the noise levels in your property are too high, there are ways to improve soundproofing and create some peace and quiet.