For those with a bedroom that joined to a neighbour’s property by a party wall, noise pollution control is potentially even more of a problem, ie. everything will feel louder. That’s because of the close proximity, the reverberations and a range of other acoustic considerations related to sound transmission.
Let’s explore the topic in more depth and go on to answer that burning question: how can I soundproof my bedroom wall (even when it’s shared with my neighbours)?
- There are a range of soundproofing products available to help minimise noise disturbances in situations where party walls are involved.
- You can use our team’s DIY soundproofing tips to save you money, where appropriate.
- Plus, you can learn even more about how to stop noise from your noisy neighbours via another of our articles.
What is considered a common wall (party wall)?
A “common party wall”, which is otherwise known as a “party wall” refers to a wall that is shared when two households are joined, one household to the next — usually via the bedroom wall. This is a fairly common occurrence, especially considering the rise of medium and high-density housing areas across Australia and the rest of the world.
So chances are if you live in a duplex, apartment, unit or townhouse you’ll have a party wall in your residence. The question of whether you need soundproofing will depend on whether you are impacted by external noise, including hearing anything undue, irritating, disruptive or disturbing from your adjoining neighbours.
Is your bedroom too noisy for you to rest?
The issue of getting enough sleep is an important one. That’s because your ability to catch some quality zzz’s is central to your overall health and wellbeing. Your bedroom should be an intimate space conducive to rest and slumber. If you go to bed only to find that you’re woken by a veritable ruckus coming from next door then the reality is: you’re experiencing interrupted sleep.
What are some short-term and long-term effects of lack of sleep*?
- Feeling tired during the day
- Difficulty concentrating
- Irritability/mood swings
- Experiencing aches and pains
- Weakened immune system
Soundproofing your bedroom to get more sleep
The benefits of having a quiet and sanctuary-like bedroom should not be underestimated or ignored. More often than not, the negative repercussion of failing to achieve a good night’s sleep will catch up with you over time. Soundproofing your bedroom is a great solution and we can show you how.
With a little help, you can create long-lasting solutions yourself. That’s the benefit of DIY soundproofing party walls when you order quality, 100% Australian designed and owned products from Soundproof Warehouse. Our team has over 20 years of experience in helping our customers achieve results that improve their quality of life.
DIY soundproofing party walls
Soundstop 5 is an easy to install polymer that can significantly reduce unwanted noise in your home, media room, cinema and ceilings. It’s also ideal for your bedroom — especially when there’s a party wall in place.
You can find out all about how to install it in our Soundproofing Guide.
At Soundproof Warehouse, we are passionate about helping our customers reduce noise in their home environment. This can have several positive effects, including health and wellbeing improvements. Creating a space to sleep which is free from noise disturbance is integral.
If you’re looking for solutions in soundproofing shared walls, we have DIY friendly products on offer. Plus, our friendly team is always more than happy to assist you with your soundproofing projects in providing tailored advice and installation tips. You can also review our learning hub for more handy hints.
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