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Noise and vinrations travelling through new build

  • 20-03-2022 9:41pm
    Registered Users Posts: 451 ✭✭ DubLad69

    We moved into a new build semi detached home recently. All is going well, except for one minor issue. Our neighbours tend to slam their front door.

    When they do, we can hear the sound all over our house. More noticeable, is that it makes the table in our hallway shake and the stuff that is on it rattles. We never hear any other sound.

    Is this normal? Could the constant vibration cause damage?

    The house is brick built, but, the wall between our two houses is timber.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,073 ✭✭✭ Ray Palmer

    Are you saying there is only a partition wall between you and your neighbours? Plaster board on each side with wood frame and maybe insulation between them?

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,368 ✭✭✭ JimmyVik

    Par for the course with semi-ds.

    Your neighbors are probably complaining about how noisy you are too :)

    You will both get used to it eventually and wont even notice.

  • Registered Users Posts: 666 ✭✭✭ CreadanLady

    Probably a timber frame house. The outer skin is brick/block but the main structure is time frame, including the party wall.

    Personally, I view timber frame as a second rate method of construction and its sole purpose is to minimise build cost and build time for the benefit of the developer.

    The MFV Creadan Lady is a mussel dredger from Dunmore East.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,305 ✭✭✭ Brego888

    Same. New build semi D as well. Don't hear a thing and I mean nothing from next door other than the slam of the front door. Doesn't matter where you are in the house we always hear their door.

    Lived in many an older semi d though where you could hear what channel was on their TV so it a minor inconvenience compared to that.

    Not much you can do about it.