Noise Pollution Types
The four categories of noise
Wherever you live, and however you spend your time, when you are at home you want peace. You want your house to be a haven of tranquility where you can find solace from the stresses and demands of everyday life.
In the modern world, however, this desire is not always easily achieved. That precious peace can be disturbed with noise from a variety of sources – especial-ly if you live in an urban environment.
Hugo Carter understands how important peaceful living is to you – and has the solutions to bring you the silence you crave and deserve.
We believe there are four main categories of noise:
Aircraft Noise Pollution
Ever since air travel began growing in popularity after the Second World War, people living near airports have been disturbed by flightpath noise – the sound of planes taking off or coming in to land.
It’s too glib and easy to say that, after a while, you get used to it. The growing roar as a big passenger jet passes overhead, which rises to a crescendo as it clears your house, provides a regular accompaniment to home life for too many of us.
There is little chance that the noise will abate, as airlines press for the right to operate flights through the night. So if your home is affected by flightpath noise, it’s time to work with Hugo Carter to find a solution.
Tube Train Noise Pollution
The sound of a distant train whistle echoing through the night can be incredibly evocative. However, the train noise generated by a busy station right next door to you, or a regular express service rushing past the end of your garden, is a lot less romantic.
The harsh, metallic sound of trains has the potential to be extremely intrusive to anyone living within a few hundred yards of a station, or a busy track.
With services running until after midnight, and recommencing well before the rush hour, there is little respite for those close affected. We suggest contacting a window supplier who understands the science of silence.
Anti-social Noise Pollution
Living very close to a town centre or your favourite watering-hole clearly has its advantages – but it also brings drawbacks in the form of anti-social noise.
It could come in the form of loud music, or simply the sound of large groups of people partying well into the night – well past the hour when you long for peace and quiet.
It’s not always easy – or advisable – to confront those responsible for such a dis-turbance. The answer may be to install windows that reduce anti-social noise to manageable levels.
Road Noise Pollution
Very few of us these days enjoy the luxury of living in a location completely devoid of traffic noise. Whether it is an intrusive roar or a distant, steady hum, the sound of cars, motorcycles and lorries is rarely absent from our lives.
Maybe a certain level of ambient noise is the price we pay for being part of a society in which having a motor vehicle is as normal as owning a television or a fridge.
But for those who live on or near a road that is busy 24 hours a day, traffic noise can be a significant irritant. Fortunately, an answer is at hand thanks to Hugo Carter.