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Yep.

The absolute snobbery around flats that drips from the OP seems to have passed some normally sensible NSCers by.

I lived in three separate flats in the past and all were great location wise. One shared with a dear mate and two with the now Mrs GB. We also brought our son up in a maisonette. Every single one was noisy because that’s what they are. You don’t get to live in a farmhouse because you have sensitive hearing.

If I’d had enough money to afford a 3 bed 2 bath one in central Hove I’d have probably have opted for a large semi in the suburbs instead. But then I have 2 kids and a dog and no need to show off about where I live
OK. Bang to rights. Booo. BOOO!

Get in the sea @Live by the sea, you first-world-problem-victim, er, you.

And that.
 




dazzer6666

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Yep.

The absolute snobbery around flats that drips from the OP seems to have passed some normally sensible NSCers by.

I lived in three separate flats in the past and all were great location wise. One shared with a dear mate and two with the now Mrs GB. We also brought our son up in a maisonette. Every single one was noisy because that’s what they are. You don’t get to live in a farmhouse because you have sensitive hearing.

If I’d had enough money to afford a 3 bed 2 bath one in central Hove I’d have probably have opted for a large semi in the suburbs instead. But then I have 2 kids and a dog and no need to show off about where I live
Kind of with you on this. Got sent to Jersey to live early in my career, ended up in a bank house with about 18 others. The noise from the girl next door through the very thin walls (an eclectic mix of a Tina Turner obsession and very noisy sex, sometimes together….’simply the best’ is ingrained on my memory) was more entertaining than annoying. It was the same throughout the house….endless stories of what had been heard and subsequent pisstaking

If I had to put up with it now, I would literally kill somebody however
 


CorgiRegisteredFriend

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These are great. ‘Violent f***ing’ included.
 


Guinness Boy

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Kind of with you on this. Got sent to Jersey to live early in my career, ended up in a bank house with about 18 others. The noise from the girl next door through the very thin walls (an eclectic mix of a Tina Turner obsession and very noisy sex, sometimes together….’simply the best’ is ingrained on my memory) was more entertaining than annoying. It was the same throughout the house….endless stories of what had been heard and subsequent pisstaking

If I had to put up with it now, I would literally kill somebody however
Absolutely. You’d think a successful New Yorker would know that though 🤷‍♂️
 






BN9 BHA

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The only flat I rented was opposite the Station Hotel pub (handy :drink:) at the bottom of Hampstead Road. At the bottom of my tiny garden was the main railway lines into and out of Brighton. Our ornaments rattled when the carriages went by. The main noise problem was the aggregate wagons that past over a set of points in the early hours. It nearly knocked us out of bed some mornings🙄
In the opening post some of the 1930s blocks in Hove are mentioned including Courtenay Gate, have you worked in any of these?
 




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Just a point about sound proofing in modern flats. I live in a new build (9 years old) flat. The sound proofing is brilliant. Don’t hear anything from our neighbours. Close the windows and you can’t hear the building site for the phases of the development that followed ours.

It is a tall block so the floor slabs are probably thick concrete to provide the 2 hour fire resistance required and perhaps that helps with noise.

We have had other issues (combustible cladding*, badly installed shower tray leaking, water ingress) but sound insulation is very good.

*an absolute fucker of an issue, but I’m sure there’s already a thread on that
 


dazzer6666

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Just a point about sound proofing in modern flats. I live in a new build (9 years old) flat. The sound proofing is brilliant. Don’t hear anything from our neighbours. Close the windows and you can’t hear the building site for the phases of the development that followed ours.

It is a tall block so the floor slabs are probably thick concrete to provide the 2 hour fire resistance required and perhaps that helps with noise.

We have had other issues (combustible cladding*, badly installed shower tray leaking, water ingress) but sound insulation is very good.

*an absolute fucker of an issue, but I’m sure there’s already a thread on that
….or wait until your in your late 50s, then you wouldn’t hear AC/DC rehearsing next door anyway 🤷‍♂️😂
 




BrightonCottager

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I worked in Brighton planning dept in the late 80s - early 90s when lots of flat conversions got permission. We were prevented by national law and policy to insist on soundproofing between flats. We tried to change local policy like some London boroughs were trying to do but it was an uphill struggle.
 


herecomesaregular

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Oct 27, 2008
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Just a point about sound proofing in modern flats. I live in a new build (9 years old) flat. The sound proofing is brilliant. Don’t hear anything from our neighbours. Close the windows and you can’t hear the building site for the phases of the development that followed ours.

It is a tall block so the floor slabs are probably thick concrete to provide the 2 hour fire resistance required and perhaps that helps with noise.

We have had other issues (combustible cladding*, badly installed shower tray leaking, water ingress) but sound insulation is very good.

*an absolute fucker of an issue, but I’m sure there’s already a thread on that
That's interesting as mine was built in 2007 and the sound insulation is poor in a sideways direction with loads of noise also easily heard from outside (car doors slamming etc). It's only a block of 4 small flats though.
 


Triggaaar

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The absolute snobbery around flats that drips from the OP seems to have passed some normally sensible NSCers by.
The OP has bought and moved into a flat right? So what makes you say they're being snobby towards flats?
 






Triggaaar

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That's interesting as mine was built in 2007 and the sound insulation is poor in a sideways direction with loads of noise also easily heard from outside (car doors slamming etc). It's only a block of 4 small flats though.
There were soundproofing regs in 2007. Not just between flats, but also within each property too. But the regs were reasonably new, and a lot of builders skimped on the soundproofing.
 


CorgiRegisteredFriend

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The noisiest place I’ve lived in was a 1930s semi detached house. That was down to the neighbours weekly parties and coming home after a night out and insisting on putting on loud music. Plus the mum used to swear loudly at her 3 year old daughter. We talking the C word here. Lived in loads of flats and never had a problem. In fact the only noise I’ve experienced was when living as a student in Montpelier Road. The people below were part of The Christian Union and would sing a load of church stuff every Sunday night- but that would finish quite early. My son has a flat in the centre of Brighton but he was sensible to buy at the top so no noise from above. At the end of the day it’s who lives around you not the actual property.
 


Swansman

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These friends all live in older blocks of flats , namely Courtney gate , 4 grand Ave and Wilbury grange . After doing some research it appears these blocks were all built around 1930 give or take and as a result they were all built with thick concrete walls & floors .
This is why when you move to an apartment, you move to a thick rather than a flat.
 






SIMMO SAYS

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In the opening post some of the 1930s blocks in Hove are mentioned including Courtenay Gate, have you worked in any of these?
Did a few walk in showers and retiling on the 7th floor in Harewood Court Hove.
The SS officer receptionist said we weren't allowed to use the lift to take up our materials.
Needless to say we got over that by going really early before she got there.
We got the 6ft shower trays up one by one by shoving them in at an angle and pressing the button for the top floor.
@Wrong Direction dragged them out and then sent the lift down to me.
Very nice place I recall.
 


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