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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2018 1:49 pm 
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Hi all

I have a loft conversion which I would like to soundproof from noisy neighbours (main source is arguments/laughing and chatting loudly with friends on their part).

I am currently undergoing renovations in the loft conversion so it’s an ideal time to complete the work.

We have one breeze block shared wall (semi-detached). What I was going to do was build a stud wall out of 2”x2” timbers, approx 1” away from the shared wall, fixing it to the floor and ceiling. I would fill the voids with 50mm rockwool sound absorbent insulation slabs and plasterboard with a layer of 12.5mm sound bloc plasterboard.

Can anyone advise me if this sounds like it would work, or if there is anything that needs adding etc.

Thanks in advance

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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2018 11:06 pm 
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do your loft floor joists run into the loft party wall?
does the neighbours joists run into the party wall?
is there a chimney breast running up the loft party wall on both sides or one side?

soundproofing in residential property is a thankless task. you first have to try tosee if its coming through the structure material - or through gaps and is in the air so to speak.

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