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Semi detached noise problem
« on: March 23, 2009, 10:43:11 AM »
We live in a brick semi detached house that is over 80 years old. Most of the walls are lathe and plaster except the walls to the adjoining semi where they seem to be just plaster over the brick.  We have a problem with being able to hear noise from the other half of the semi.  The noise in the master bedroom is so clear that their alarm actually wakes us up in the morning!  The master bedroom is not that big and there is only about 27 inches between the end of our bed and the wall in question.  Any ideas/suggestions on how to cut down the sound from next door??? Thanks!

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Re: Semi detached noise problem
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2009, 04:22:23 PM »
Well there has to be more to it, we are missing the main transmission path. Shared floor / ceiling system more likely, give me a call at the office so we can discuss the entire assembly. The solution will not be as easy as just putting something on 27" of wall space.
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Re: Semi detached noise problem
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2009, 07:38:01 AM »
The very first designs for semi-detached housing in London were drawn up and carried out by architect John Shaw and his son, also John Shaw, in the 19th Century – examples of their work can be seen in North London
They were associated with middle-class home owners, who considered the living conditions to be more dignified than those within terraced houses.
During the 1920s and 1930s the housing boom saw many upmarket, often Art Deco inspired, semis springing up in the suburbs and areas which are now 'commuter belts'. These semi-detached homes, especially in the Home Counties, can fetch upward of 1 million pounds due to their large size, relative modernity and convenient location for high-paid city workers.
Immediately after the Second World War, council semis sprung up all over the UK. Despite their kitsch value though, semi-detached homes command serious clout on the UK housing market. Semi-detached 'villas' in London suburbs are now sold for upwards of two million pounds.
The current housing boom has seen the role of semi-detached houses evolve, with some detached homes being partitioned in order to create two more lucrative – if smaller – homes. Other developers have taken advantage of the space to demolish two semi-detached houses and build two detached homes in their place, thus creating a higher value for the same real estate.