Category: Tips & Tricks

We will be honest - this category is the place where we dump all of the soundproofing tips that don't quite fit into any of our other categories. Whether you want to know how to make your high heels quieter or what active noise cancellation is, this is the place to look for those more obscure soundproofing answers! 

how to hammer quietly
How To Hammer Quietly: 6 Ways

Hammering is noisy. If you live in a terraced house, a flat, apartment or a shared home then your essential D.I.Y jobs can quickly become the bane of someone else's life. Hammering nails into walls in the evenings when your kids are sleeping isn't going to make you any friends, yet for many of the […]

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How To Walk Silently: 9 Tips

Knowing how to walk quietly is a valuable skill that can come in useful in many different circumstances. Whether you're trying to sneak out of your sleeping child's room, walk past wildlife, are hunting or you need to sneak away from a dangerous situation. Whatever your reason is learning how to walk quietly is well […]

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10 Soundproofing Myths Explained: Don't Do These

Properly soundproofing a room can be an expensive job, which is why there are many soundproofing myths around which offer cheap but completely ineffective ways of soundproofing a room. Below we bust some of these myths and explain what (if anything) these methods are actually useful for: Contents 1. Egg Boxes2. Foam Panels3. Soft Furnishings4. […]

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How To Make An Anonymous Noise Complaint

Noise complaints are handled by local councils so to make a complaint you need to get in touch with them directly, this can usually be done through your council's website. If you live in the U.S type "your local authority name make a noise complaint" into your search engine of choice. This should bring up […]

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How To Determine The STC Rating Of A Wall

STC stands for Sound Transmission Class and is a rating of how well a structure reduces the transmission of airborne sound (also known as attenuation). The higher the STC, the better the barrier is against sound. When STC is talked about, it is mostly related to doors, walls, ceilings and windows. Calculating the STC is […]

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How to Make Heels Quieter Using Heel Silencers & Other Methods

High heels can be very noisy, particularly on hard floors. While some people may find heel noise attractive, it can also be disturbing and annoying. If you work in a quiet office or you are just particularly conscious of the noise your heels make then there are ways you can silence them without having to […]

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Cork Soundproofing: How Effective Is It?

Cork is a natural soundproofing material that is made from cork oak tree bark. Cork gets its brilliant soundproofing properties from billions of tiny cells, 35 million per square centimeter, which trap layers of nitrogen and oxygen between them. This gives cork a flexible membrane that is responsible for its characteristic bounce or elasticity which […]

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How To Make A Clock Quieter: A Step By Step Guide

Traditional clocks are great until you are trying to relax… The continuous ticking of a nearby clock is enough to drive a person crazy but before you rip the clock off the wall and throw it out, take a look at these quick and simple ways to quieten the ticking of a clock once and […]

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Sound Absorbing Plants For Outdoor And Indoor Noise Dampening

Plants are one of the most underutilized sound dampening solutions available. High-end hotels routinely shroud their seating areas with tall leafy plants, while many gardens also make use of tall dense hedges to dampen road sound and create a quiet garden oasis. If you're in a rush check out our quick summary of the best […]

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DIY Bass Traps: How To Make One

The purpose of bass traps is to dampen and reduce the resonance of low-frequency noise such as bass.  Bass builds up noticeably in corners, particularly where walls meet floors, ceilings or another wall (more on this later), so they are typically used in the corners of rooms such as recording studios, concert halls and cinemas […]

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