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    • Bobbydog
    • By Bobbydog 14th Jan 20, 7:14 PM
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    Party wall in terraced property
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    • 14th Jan 20, 7:14 PM
    Party wall in terraced property 14th Jan 20 at 7:14 PM
    Hi there,looking for a little advice. I have just moved in to my parents old property after they passed away,itís a terraced property with a double room with sliding doors dividing it.
    In the front part the chimney brest is still present and walls of the alcoves are brickwork I presume as they are solid,but have just realised in the back room there used to be a fireplace which has been removed downstairs and upstairs. But the whole wall in each room sounds hollow as if itís a plasterboard stud partition.
    Would there be a reason why this has been done like this?
    New neighbours have moved in next door and to say you can hear everything is an understatement.
    Is there anything I can do about it?

    Many thanks
    Bobbydog
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    • Doozergirl
    • By Doozergirl 14th Jan 20, 11:15 PM
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    • 14th Jan 20, 11:15 PM
    I doubt very much that the party wall is made entirely of studwork. If it is, I'd be bricking it back up, sharpish!

    It's possible they've studded over it, or stuffed a load of packing polystyrene (the stuff that looks like pasta pieces) behind hardboard, like they did in one house we bought. It came out like an avalanche!
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    • traineepensioner
    • By traineepensioner 17th Jan 20, 9:42 PM
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    • 17th Jan 20, 9:42 PM
    Hi there,looking for a little advice. I have just moved in to my parents old property after they passed away,itís a terraced property with a double room with sliding doors dividing it.
    In the front part the chimney brest is still present and walls of the alcoves are brickwork I presume as they are solid,but have just realised in the back room there used to be a fireplace which has been removed downstairs and upstairs. But the whole wall in each room sounds hollow as if itís a plasterboard stud partition.
    Would there be a reason why this has been done like this?
    New neighbours have moved in next door and to say you can hear everything is an understatement.
    Is there anything I can do about it?

    Many thanks
    Bobbydog
    Originally posted by Bobbydog
    We have similar in our 1950's semi. it's probably a dot & dab plasterboard wall bonded to the brick party wall where the original chimney stood. Yes, you can hear everything! If space allows you could try adding specialist acoustic stuff or extra insulation to mitigate the noise.
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    • TELLIT01
    • By TELLIT01 18th Jan 20, 9:19 AM
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    • 18th Jan 20, 9:19 AM
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    • 18th Jan 20, 9:19 AM
    If the chimney breast has been removed in both properties it is possible the floors have been made good and the space formerly occupied by the chimney just blocked by a stud wall. Can you speak to your new neighbours and ask if they are having the same problem? If it is purely stud and plasterboard there is a fire risk apart from anything else.
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