Hi all, living in a third floor apartment with two apartments below and one above. The structure of the apartment block is a steel frame with prefabricated wood/chipboard type structure ceilings walls and floors slotted into it.Deffo no concrete in the structure.The units are identical and all the rooms in the same place in each.
We have had serious noise issues from the apartment above for years, and its a combination of in my opinion bad/no soundproofing and the owner above having wooden floors.
We have made complaints to the owner,managing agent etc etc and gotten nowhere.the builder is in liquidation for the last few years so we couldnt follow up and demand soundproofing checks etc. Thw owner above is not someone who can be reasoned with, and despite us trying to let her know how much noise she is making, she basically is denying that she makes any noise and thinks we're overreacting. of course she has no neighbours over her so couldnt care less. The Managing Agent have told us that if we want to go down the route of making her put down more suitable flooring"as stated in the house rules we would have to bring her to court.
I've looked up old threads here and some have mentioned soundproofing walls, i was wondering if anyone had soundproofed ceilings ?
We basically live with contstant noise, to add to this she appears to be ocd or something as spends hours (and i really mean over an hour, hoovering a 6mx3m room) hoovering every second day, dragging the furniture across the ceiling, i can only presume to clean behind it etc. She doents seem to sleep much walking around the house at all hours etc and i dont think ive slept a full night for the last three years.
So after my rant (most likely from lack of sleep , has anyone ever soundproofed this kind of ceiling successfully?