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Soundproofed Ceiling - impact noise - two floors below

Postby Sam Baillie » Mon Sep 15, 2008 1:22 pm

Please can you advise. I purchased a duplex ground floor apartment. This is an old Victorian housed rennovated into two apartments in the 1980s. We're on the ground floor with a further floor converted in the basement/cellar.

Unfortunately, the upstairs apartment's kitchen - their floor is laid in lino - and is above our dinning room. Below that is the main bedroom.

On moving in there was a lot of noise - mainly impact noise from the neighbours and their children walking/running around as well as thudding and banging which travelled through the two floors to the bedroom. Therefore we employed a builder who advised to lower the dining room ceiling (it is a high ceiling room) and filled it with double layer of rockfelt, soundproofing board and replastered. We then laid acoustic matting on the dinning room floor as another precaution.

(It is not possible to lower the bedroom ceiling as it is too low.)

Unfortunately, while it is improved by 60%, sound is still travelling through the two floors to the bedroom area - now it seems to be coming down through the walls.

What else can we do - help!!!! Can anything more be done.... ie if we pay for a new floor for our neighbours kitchen ie recovered in matting and lino - would this work?
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