Sales of sound insulation because of noisy neighbours have gone up during lockdown according to a West Midlands manufacturer.

Sales have increased by 240% due to several factors including noisy neighbours, internet video calls and more people setting up offices at home.

Charlie Barrett from, a custom foam manufacturer based in the West Midlands.

“Pre-pandemic, our acoustic foam was being purchased mainly by recording studios and musicians such as drummers, who were converting garages or spare rooms into practice studios to help insulate the noise. But now we are receiving enquiries from people saying they need something to insulate their home from noisy neighbours, as they haven’t slept properly in weeks. There’s no evidence the trend won’t continue as the work from home culture benefits many industries.

“Our acoustic foam can greatly assist in reducing reverberation, reflections and flutter echoes in recording studios, home theatres, music rooms, workshops, cinemas, etc.. and now home offices. We can customise our foam to meet any household requirements. We prepare and cut our foam in the heart of the West Midlands from our own factory.

“We have a lot of clients who need to set up a dedicated meeting room at home for taking Zoom & Skype calls. This year, meetings have become one of the standout features of remote working, so it’s unsurprising to see this when our company assists with the problems associated with sound prospering.”

The firm have found it interesting to see where our customers are based and which cities required the most soundproofing and insulation products.

Here are the top 20 cities:

  1. London
  2. Birmingham
  3. Manchester
  4. Glasgow
  5. Sheffield
  6. Edinburgh
  7. Liverpool
  8. Bristol
  9. Nottingham
  10. Milton Keynes
  11. Cardiff
  12. Leeds
  13. Coventry
  14. Bradford
  15. Belfast
  16. Newcastle upon Tyne
  17. Plymouth
  18. Leicester
  19. Wolverhampton

We know all about noisy neighbours through all the emails we get much of which oddly enough are from Your Housing Group tenants.

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