spare me the unsympathetic noises: do barking dogs have you barking mad? do car alarms make you want to shriek? peace is at hand, says david lawson - car alarm control
Can you hear me?
I'm sorry to write so loudly, but I can't hear myself thinking outside about the drill.
Cable promises don't seem worth the cost of aspirin.
At least I know they will end soon.
The car alarm on Tuesday for most of the time seems doomed to the end of the world.
It is not just machines that disturb our peace.
A group of construction workers recent cost. they of the company 1 pounds 13,000 GBP fine because they is located in London Center of site near of residents in a sleeping of bank holiday in for "Banana Boat Song" of endless
At the same time, a woman in Dorset county was ordered to remain silent for two years as she played Jim Reeves's records 18 hours a day and drove her neighbor's potty.
So life is so noisy, what can we do for some peace?
The data seem to support the view that noise is now a major source of pollution.
It is estimated that complaints will reach 100,000 per year after more than double the post-80 s.
But a noise-control official said that this reflects, to some extent, the collapse of society, especially in the city center.
"Neighbors are not prepared to talk to each other and solve problems.
As part of the wider controversy, they often catch the noise.
We act like social workers.
There are many things we can do to cover up the growing discord.
A better home;
Able to sell them another one.
One of the main reasons for complaining is that people can no longer easily sell their houses and move away.
If the walls suppress the irritation of loud music, screaming children and barking dogs, they may not have to do so.
Building regulations aim to keep peace by setting minimum insulation standards, but more than a decade ago it was revealed that more than half of new homes are not fully insulated.
Dr. Les Fothergill, head of the acoustic department of the Building Research Institute, said the houses are only as good as their workmanship.
Some small gaps and noise in the mortar flow through the cracked dam like water.
The bigger gap made the conversion without any control until the law was changed earlier this year.
BRE admits that apartments built by old houses always leak sound like a sieve.
This makes thousands of homeowners vulnerable, which can sometimes lead to tragedy.
In the past decade, a man has shot and killed his noisy neighbor and six people have been forced to commit suicide.
What can you do?
"Try to talk to your neighbors," said David Barber, who handles up to 8,000 complaints each year for Lewisham Council in southern London.
They may not realize that they have caused problems.
But people can change.
The government has launched a "quiet neighbor" program on his site as a pilot for proposing selfcontrol zones.
Residents should agree to limit anti-social noise such as earlier DIY work.
However, it did not stop the most serious criminals, but collapsed a year later.
It is worth considering to strengthen the insulation.
BRE offers a guide to simple and inexpensive solutions such as fake plasterboard walls and ceilings.
But it is notoriously difficult to track noise leaks.
Dr. Fothergill has a computer that works full time just to study how noise is transmitted at home.
There will soon be new laws to help kill the worst criminals.
Andrew Hunt, a Conservative MP for Basingstoke, is pushing for a private MP Bill that controls cars and anti-theft alarms.
If you buy an alarm clock
Or move into a new home-
You have to make sure the system stops flashing after a while.
But some activists say pressure from the government has removed the threat of severe fines in the first place, making these rules useless and not feasible.
A voice asked, "What should I do ? "Control Officer
"Take the crowbar to a shiny BMW, tear out the inside, or take the number and advise the owner not to do so again?
Labor MP Jim Dowd of Lewisham West did not succeed in the bill that created noise nuisance between nine o'clock P. M. and seven o'clock A. M.
The bill stems from the experience of his local council, which has been conducting "noise patrols" five and Saturday nights a week for nearly 20 years ".
Every year, more than 30 people are prosecuted for loud music and midnight revelry.
Local councils are the first line of defense for most families.
Forget the police because they have little power to intervene in disputes between neighbors.
Environmental health officials say it is meaningless to hold the law in their own hands.
A harassing householder used tape to bounce his noisy neighbor back from the wall.
He was sued.
The same is true for an elderly couple who beat the pan and slamming the door at five o'clock A. M. to counter the noisy students in the upstairs apartment.
When the tea room under my apartment was converted into a noisy bar, I wanted to pick up my arms.
Police ignored complaints about drinking on the sidewalk, saying there was no serious confusion.
When parliamentary officials arrived, loud music in the building was rejected and then put back up after they left.
Fortunately, the licensing judge told them to cheer up or I might have been doing it for a while now.
But Mr Barber pointed out that anyone could use the law to protect it, which is a cheap and easy way.
In accordance with Section 82 of the Environmental Protection Act, an order is applied to the magistrate to prevent someone from causing noise nuisance and does not require any fees.
But you have to remember to go through the right procedure.
Write to the neighbors first and record the riots.
Get witnesses to support your case.
If you feel that the insulation is insufficient, builders and landlords can be summoned under the same laws.
In other words, you don't have to spend a lot of money.
But please note that this may backfire.
A group of residents complained that an apartment in the neighborhood was rented out to noisy students.
Additional insulation material has been ordered, but the cost must be paid by the residents themselves as this is written in the lease.
Barber said never go to court without exploring all possibilities.
"In fact, you 'd better talk to your neighbors first to solve the problem.
But you can win a little peace if you have a strong reason.
"Improve the sound insulation of your home" is provided free of charge from the Building Research Institution of Watford WD2 7JR Garston
The agency of environmental health officials also provided suggestions (071-928 6006).