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DOCKERS
Jul 14, 2013
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I'm saying NSC has a rich tradition of not sticking to the point and of low comedy being aimed in the direction of someone who may, just possibly, deserve it. It's kind of the culture.

Stick around and I'm sure you'll get it. Just don't go offering anyone an olive branch.

Most days :smile:

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luge

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Dec 18, 2010
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Thanks Luge . Guinness boy being his usual unhelpful self !
I remember my first london flat. A young family below us, with a 17 year old UK garage DJ. To be fair to them, they played music during the day. - but I was working night shifts!
 


Zeberdi

Brighton born & bred
Oct 20, 2022
1,621
I'm saying NSC has a rich tradition of not sticking to the point and of low comedy being aimed in the direction of someone who may, just possibly, deserve it. It's kind of the culture. We've all been on the receiving end too, mods included.

Stick around and I'm sure you'll get it. Just don't go offering anyone an olive branch.
You know I wasnt responding to the comedic cartoon you posted right? I was responding to your comments implying people that own their own properties or live in private rentals don’t suffer the mental health or physical impacts of anti-social behaviour or noise intrusion to the extent those on benefits/low income do. Which, is wrong and clearly spouted from the top of your head - if you’ve never suffered from noisy neighbours to the extent it was seriously impacting on your life, then you don’t ‘get it’

PS NOT that this thread is about me but by the way, I’ve been on enough chat forums to understand how they work, enough to know when people are being trolled or verbally attacked, baited or mocked and enough to know when people are spouting BS or being patronising twankers - I can do it with the best of them - I think I’ll survive thanks 🙂
 
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Guinness Boy

“Self appointed racist finder general”
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Jul 23, 2003
28,854
Up and Coming Sunny Portslade
You know I wasnt responding to the comedic cartoon you posted right? I was responding to your comments implying people that own their own properties or live in private rentals don’t suffer the mental health or physical impacts of anti-social behaviour or noise intrusion to the extent those on benefits/low income do. Which, is wrong and clearly spouted from the top of your head - if you’ve never suffered from noisy neighbours to the extent it was seriously impacting on your life, then you don’t ‘get it’

PS NOT that this thread is about me but by the way, I’ve been on enough chat forums to understand how they work, enough to know when people are being trolled or verbally attacked, baited or patronised and enough to know when people are spouting BS or being patronising twankers - I think I’ll survive thanks 🙂
But that’s not what I said. I was specifically talking about the OP who bought a flat with cash he can move out of any time - he said as much himself- who’s a bit miffed that you can hear TVs and talking in flats. Of course you can. Same in every flat I lived in.

I was contrasting that with people who are trapped in a property or don’t have one at all.

You still don’t understand that. You also said you were off.
 
Jul 5, 2003
7,692
TQ2905
Check your lease for any rules regarding noise - for example in my block with the exception of the kitchen and bathroom, all floors must be carpeted. A few years back one of the leaseholders was able to get the owner of the flat above to remove their laminate flooring.
 

Zeberdi

Brighton born & bred
Oct 20, 2022
1,621
I was contrasting that with people who are trapped in a property or don’t have one at all.

You still don’t understand that. You also said you were off.
Clearly you’ve never tried to sell a property quickly because of noise and anti-social behaviour - my last one was on the market for nearly 12 months and it cost me nearly £10,000 just in surveys, solicitors and agent fees plus hotel bills while looking for (house not flat ) property in a cheaper part of the country - it is NOT that easy - even if renting out the only property you are living in is an option, it still comes with costs (especially if upgrades are legally required) and risks of renters defaulting on the rent.

And you were missing my point that regardless of circumstances- people respond to noise intrusion in different ways and have different levels of tolerance but when it’s at the stage for anybody where it’s impacting severely on the peaceful enjoyment of their home and causing chronic sleep disturbances the mental impact of that can not be quantified by wealth or fortune. I won’t bang on with personal details but suffice to say ‘I have been there’ and it rendered me homeless for a while in one situation and trapped for years in another property with another situation.

ps - people suggesting someone of being a previous member of a forum when you don’t like what they say - what is that even the fuck about - very weird ? 🤷‍♂️
 


Braggfan

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May 12, 2014
1,640
Why ? Because of the noise from neighbours .

I can hear the muffled sound of TV in the early hours of the morning & doors shutting & people talking . I’m can’t make out what they are saying but I can hear the noise .

All very annoying as it is effecting my sleep .
I was chatting to a colleague in the week who said she'd had trouble with noisy neighbours and it had affected her sleep.

She said she bought a white noise emitter, and said once she got used to it, she sleeps through her neighbours noise and sleeps better generally. Might be worth trying?

If you've got an alexa, you can ask her to play white noise and you can set it to play on a loop throughout the night.
 

dejavuatbtn

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Aug 4, 2010
6,030
Henfield
Applies to semi detached as well. Wood floors, thin walls with longes backing on to each other. We lived in a semi where they reconfigured next door to have stairs running up the other side of the lounge.
my mum lived in a purpose build flat for over 55s and they were configured so that lounges backed on to bathrooms, so little noise from one to the other.
You could look at having an insulated stud wall put over the party wall to see if that helps. You lose a couple of inches of room, but could do the trick.
 

Zeberdi

Brighton born & bred
Oct 20, 2022
1,621
my mum lived in a purpose build flat for over 55s and they were configured so that lounges backed on to bathrooms, so little noise from one to the other
I was going to add earlier (before getting side-tracked) that looking at the configuration of your flat to see if it’s possible to change the layout so you sleep in a quieter area of the flat - we did this in one of our old (previous) properties and created a knock through living room as a bed-sitting area with wooden screen doors installed which then served as a large living room/dining room but spare bedroom if noise was too bad.
 

Wrong-Direction

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Mar 10, 2013
12,792
There's shall we say, a fairly large girl living in the flat below, she has respiratory issues and coughs continously throughout the day/night. It doesn't help that her bed is directly below mine, 5am wake up call this morning. The most annoying thing is though, after she's stopped coughing, she instantly falls asleep and then the snoring vibrates up through the floor, through my bed and into my bones! 🤬
 

jackanada

Members
Jul 19, 2011
2,815
Brighton
Good point about the lease conditions. You'll find most of the older ones insist on carpet everywhere except bathroom, and think cheap laminate on the cheapest thinnest possible underlay is very popular in rentals.

Slightly OT but I got asked to sand and finish the floorboards of the ground floor of a maisonette in park crescent many years back. I pointed out that this was both unwise and unfair on the basement resident. They didn't care so I walked out. Twats. They were going to rent it too.
 

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