Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Our Expert Answers Your Questions

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Our Expert Answers Your Questions

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QCAN you tell me the best way to soundproof a stud wall between me and a noisy neighbour? Frank Seagreves AI USE a company called E-Cousti, which has some great solutions. Sound transfers through the head of a wall and the floor, so soundproofing the wall alone won't solve the problem, however it will reduce it. You need to build a partition with a 200mm air gap between the wall and the partition. Next, use blanket insulation to fill between the studs of the new partition. Then double sheet the partition with 'blue' acoustic plasterboard. Then plaster and paint.

QI PAINTED a garden wall last year and a green algae has grown on it. What can I do about it? Nicole Samson IF your wall is damp and in shade there is not a lot you Acan do. Coping stones can help keep a garden wall drier, but you're probably best using materials that weather well. …

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