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Gabion walls for sound-proofing garden

Posted: 12/03/2016 at 09:50

Gabions done well are fantastic - I loved the one on Monty's Big Dreams the other evening, with the ferns planted among the stones

Gabion walls for sound-proofing garden

Posted: 12/03/2016 at 08:59

Built a distance away, as alongside a main road with the noise all coming from one direction and where it skirts a housing development, a gabion wall with stone at the surface and a softer/dense material filling the inner will work.  But it is the dense material in the inside of the gabion that absorbs the sound.  The stones are there to provide the structure. 

I feel that when you're dealing with a noise source that is close by, and surrounded by buildings with brick walls which will bounce the sound around, soft surfaces which absorb sound will work better.

I may be wrong but it's what I would do.

Private Messaging

Posted: 12/03/2016 at 08:20

This thread has been flagged up to the Mods - they will deal with it when they are in the office. 

May be best left alone now?  Don't want to inflate its importance   

Hello thinking about getting a few chickens

Posted: 12/03/2016 at 08:16

Hi Jess

I love chickens and used to keep lots on our smallholding - however we're older now and have moved and don't have chickens any more.  You'll find lots of help on this forum

http://poultrykeeperforum.com/viewforum.php?f=3&sid=83e9b37ede93142f2d87966dc59f4f6d

Hope that helps

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 12/03/2016 at 08:04

Hello Pat

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 12/03/2016 at 07:44


 Is that ok Flumpy?  


 

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 12/03/2016 at 06:55

Good morning all   G'day Pat

Fidget, MA took some time out from the board.  He returned as Hortico but doesn't post very often. 

Don't wish to cast aspersions but I think there may have been some Friday night pop around, or funny fags or something along those lines at least   Can't make head nor tail of a lot of it, and I've been to art school!!!!!!!!

Overcast and dull here this morning 5.9C at the moment.  It went down to 4.4C overnight.  There's a male chaffinch sitting atop the ash tree shouting his head off - I guess his missus is nesting in the neighbour's shrubs nearby.  The bluetits were busy around the nestbox yesterday too

TV alert new series Big Dreams Small Spaces

Posted: 11/03/2016 at 16:14

I loved last night's programme - that little yard was a delight

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 11/03/2016 at 16:11

Well, I've given the honeysuckles a good cutting back and I've stood and stared at the corner where the tree was trying to work out how we're going to re-design it.  Still haven't completely made up my mind - think I need OH out there with me, on the other end of a tape measure

Poor Flatters   Because in essence he's a stray who set up home in Wonky's shed, he has a life that she doesn't know about.  She's taken him to the vet to be treated for abscesses and paid for his medication, he's had him neutered and pays for his jabs and worming, and she feeds him twice a day and has given him a lovely snug 'Cat Cave' in the shed and she takes her cat Harrie out into the garden to play with him every if the weather is fine, but what does he get up to when the rest of the world is at work or asleep at night?

The ugly house TV show

Posted: 11/03/2016 at 14:29
Hostafan1 wrote (see)

exochorda might fit the bill too. Or Spirarea Snowmound.

Just to be awkward

Who?  You?????????

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