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The NHBC Foundation has reported an encouraging drop in new homes noise complaints. A survey of the the owners of new attached homes shows a reduction in noise complaints following the introduction of tough new building regulations on sound in 2003.
The NHBC Foundation report Sound Progress: a review of homeowner feedback on noise in new homes looked at feedback to NHBC from owners of new homes built since the introduction of the new standards to see whether the changes have led to a reduction in concerns.
The main finding is a significant reduction in noise-related concerns from the owners of new attached homes since 2004:
The research also looked at noise issues raised by the owners of new detached homes and discovered that these owners were more likely to contact NHBC in relation to noise issues than those living in attached homes, with creaking floors being the most common problem highlighted.
See the research report for more information.
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