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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

Hope that helps

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Posted: 12/03/2016 at 08:04

Hello Pat

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Posted: 12/03/2016 at 07:44

 Is that ok Flumpy?  


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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!!!!!!!!

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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

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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?????????

Gabion walls for sound-proofing garden

Posted: 11/03/2016 at 13:51

I've worked in music venues, concert halls etc and a family member is a sound engineer - to absorb and deaden sound you need soft materials (like the bark suggested by Obelixx).

Hard materials, like brick and stone, will bounce sound around and make things worse. 

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