To create the perfect outdoor living space, it’s essential to consider the impact of noise on your surroundings, especially in close-knit residential areas. MyLiving Outdoors offers solutions that can help to minimise noise, ensuring a peaceful environment for you and your neighbours.


Strategic Placement of Outdoor Features

Thoughtful placement of outdoor structures like carports, verandahs and decks can act as natural sound barriers. Positioning these structures between the noise source and your neighbours can significantly reduce sound transmission.

Quality Construction Materials 

An essential aspect of reducing noise in your outdoor living space is understanding how different materials interact with sound. Utilising high-quality, dense materials in the construction of outdoor features can help dampen sound. This is particularly effective for structures like carports, verandahs, decks and screens, which can be designed to absorb and block noise. 

Incorporating Timber Decking for Better Acoustics

Hard, smooth surfaces like concrete tend to reflect sound waves, whereas porous and pliable materials like timber are excellent at absorbing and diffusing sound. This characteristic of timber makes it an ideal choice for decking in outdoor spaces as it significantly reduces noise levels compared to concrete, tiles, or bricks. Timber’s natural ability to absorb sound waves reduces reverberations and creates a more acoustically pleasant environment. Furthermore, incorporating slatted timber furniture in your outdoor space can assist in improving exterior acoustics. 


Incorporating Natural Elements

Plants and shrubs not only enhance the beauty of your outdoor space, they also serve as natural sound absorbers. Dense foliage can effectively reduce noise pollution, creating a tranquil outdoor environment.


Mindful Entertainment Practices 

When planning outdoor entertainment areas, consider the placement of speakers and the direction of sound. Positioning speakers away from neighbouring properties and keeping the volume at a reasonable level can prevent disturbances.

By implementing some or all of these strategies, you can enjoy your outdoor living space while maintaining a harmonious relationship with your neighbours. MyLiving Outdoors is committed to helping you create a serene and neighbour-friendly outdoor environment. Every detail, no matter how small, contributes to a more serene and neighbour-friendly outdoor area.

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