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  1. Silent Screamer

    Sound Proofing...When do you have enough?

    View from the road, you can see the triangle piece of land on the right where they bought it off the neighbour's front yard to create a 5m wide driveway. Shed is about 1m inside other neighbours boundary.
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    Sound Proofing...When do you have enough?

    I have cut the noisy neighbour all the slack they are going to get since the last cop visit they have been quieter than church mice and music turned off at a reasonable hour. Nope can't build any closer... The house up the front with the trees in the back are the only ones that could be closer if they relocate the house to the back of the block. The area is not only character housing (must conform to an early 1900's look) but it is also designated low density, so you can't have two houses on a block. My block was sub divided 20 years ago but never built on, and I can't see the council allowing the neighbour up the front to sub divide, especially since the guy who sub divided my block originally had to purchase some land off the neighbour to make the driveway wide enough to comply with the sub devision, so they are probably about 18m across the front. On the other side of me there are two 10m strips belonging to two different owners. Not sure how this come about but there is a dry creek bed that starts right next to my blocks goes around the back of the block and through one of the 10m strips, so even if they bought both 10m strips there probably isn't enough room to construct a house there. Unless the rules change radically there is pretty much no way to build me out. Hard to believe from these pictures but I am just 500 meters from the CBD.
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    Dune HD PRO 4K media player

    Curious on the performance... Does it play dsf and dff files? How is the video performance on things like UHD sized files? Tried countless devices to get an all in one device, have you found any limitations or files it won't play?
  4. Silent Screamer

    Sound Proofing...When do you have enough?

    Too some degree there is no getting away from the concrete box since the whole bottom layer of the house needs to remain cosmetically the same.
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    Sound Proofing...When do you have enough?

    That flooring gave me an idea for getting air into the room. If I was to put pipes in or under the slab it might make for less noise escaping, also some kind of wood floor like that might help absorb some of the sound from reflecting.
  6. Silent Screamer

    Sound Proofing...When do you have enough?

    Won't be underground underground but cut into a slope although moisture will still be an issue so good advice. Are you southside or northside? Guessing southside if you can hear the freeway.
  7. Silent Screamer

    Sound Proofing...When do you have enough?

    Yep that the exact scenario my head is close to the wall nearest where the noise is coming from. I haven't yet filed a noise complaint because one I don't think it is neighbourly, and two I want a bit of understanding when I use my CNC. On the property though I don't think one of the neighbours will hesitate to call the cops, she is that kind of neighbour. So I would rather overkill than under do it. Even if it means having to treat room problems.
  8. Silent Screamer

    Sound Proofing...When do you have enough?

    That's not my house that is the closest neighbours house (arrow in pic points to future house site)... Here are a couple of mud map pictures to show rough approximation of some close houses, all the blocks are all roughly 20m wide. The HT room will be dug into the slope of the block. There will be about 1m height difference between garage in pink and the HT Room in yellow and the workshop in blue. The purple is a retaining wall and the fence is grey.
  9. Silent Screamer

    Sound Proofing...When do you have enough?

    Guess my concern is brought about largely because of where we are now. The young couple next door have had their sub going at all hours of the night (and early morning) and currently being on a new estate we are probably 4m max from the master bedroom to where they play music. The cops have been called a couple of times already due to their inconsideration (by other neighbours). When they have it cranked all we can hear is doof, doof, doof. We can't hear any of the music just the low frequencies. I have repeatedly asked them if they must listen to music at night to please turn off the sub at a reasonable hour. The last time we spoke I told them the next time it happens I will be calling the police since asking nicely has no affect. Fortunately we have had no repeats since the cops where called another night when we weren't home and they arrived at 1am just as we got home. I don't want to be that kind of neighbour.
  10. Silent Screamer

    Sound Proofing...When do you have enough?

    Just thinking my closest neighbour may not be my biggest concern... Between where I plan to put the house and the neighbour that is set back (roughly level off the road), They have a substantial green border, a 1.8m wood fence. The back part of the immediate neighbour is 20m wide with a fair amount of large trees. I plan to build a 1.8m Colorbond fence between me and the neighbour with the house at the front. There is a chance that the neighbours at the front of the road might be more susceptible to noise even though they are probably 50m away. It is far more open and the fence may not be as effective as they are both high set. Really is a case of enough without going over board, because that then creates issues of it's own.
  11. Silent Screamer

    Sound Proofing...When do you have enough?

    That is the plan... I had to remove the door at the top of the stairs, because you need a landing before a door.
  12. Silent Screamer

    Sound Proofing...When do you have enough?

    Something along these lines... If I go sub basement on the HT room I would need to lose one door. Need to have a landing area near steps.
  13. Silent Screamer

    Sound Proofing...When do you have enough?

    Some really good suggestions... Time to throw the cat in among the pigeons.The block is in an area that is very close to the CBD, and falls within a "character housing" area. Which means from the outside it has to look something like a late 1800's early 1900's house. For cosmetic reasons I would like to do a split face Besser for the entire lower level outside wall, since there are a few houses in the area with the lower section blocked in. Now that doesn't have to be 8" wide, I could for strength reasons look into building a 4" solid precast concrete inner wall (with reo) for the HT room and just use 4" Besser blocks up against the precast concrete for the outer layer (combined outer layer). I am particularly concerned about strength if I ultimately wind up going with a floating concrete slab for the upstairs. I really can afford for the blocks to be cracking by sound or weight. Think most people are unanimously agreed that would be enough of a solid outside structure to cause reflection issues. So some serious bass traps would be needed in room. The inner wall would need to be of a light steel frame with Gyprock. But I think I would wait until the outside is built to test how bad the leak is before deciding on what is required inside. Because if majority of the bass is contained in the room I may be able to get away with cheaper options on the inside wall, as suggested. There is no getting away from 3 out of the 4 walls being partially below ground level (roughly 1m - 1.5m) So lower movement of the outside walls may be less of a worry than if none were below ground. I was even contemplating lowering the floor in the HT room even further to get ratios right, since it is going to be a big room.
  14. Silent Screamer

    Sound Proofing...When do you have enough?

    The HT room will have at least two doors... An inner door to seal the inner room. Then an 8" outer Besser brick skin which could potentially have a custom door, then just outside that another door before the main part of the lower floor. Minimum of three doors between the HT room and rest of the lower floor. The only other thing that will be downstairs is the garage and the workshop.
  15. Silent Screamer

    Sound Proofing...When do you have enough?

    I think the majority of those questions are answered on page 4 with pictures. Basically there will be no windows for several reasons... Noise leaks, light and security. Three door will separate the HT room from the rest of the house. My primary concern is <125Hz since these are the frequencies most likely to annoy the neighbours. Some of the HT room will be under ground so that is going count towards so natural absorption.
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