Soundproofing a Ceiling: All Your Questions Answered

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Soundproofing a ceiling can be key to your enjoyment of spending time in your home, whether it is one you are building from scratch or a house you are renovating. This is not something that only applies to those living in flats or houses with multiple occupants either — if you live in a terraced or semi-detached house you might also find yourself plagued by noisy neighbours or lodgers. 

Even those living in detached homes can find themselves being subjected to noise transfer from upstairs (teenagers playing loud music or children running around, for example). 

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.