Noisy neighbour upstairs

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I am sad to hear that.
My friend had something like you and he went to book 2 month at Geylang Bunk Hotel ($20 a month).
He work from home at 9 am. After work..eat dinner n went to sleep at bunk Hotel. At least he get sleep from 10 pm till 6 am, 8 hours.
No point see TC, RC,HDB or Police.
Unless you want to kill that person n you also be prepared for life or death sentence.
Go watch VIU..Korean Drama n Suspense on killers on how they murder pple for fun
Thanks for the suggestion, but I feel like I can't run away to live in a separate place forever. I am still bound to face the problem of lunatics from the upper floor sooner or later.
 

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been through what u have said. so i know where u are coming from. easiest way is always to 'get another house, top floor', but this has costs involved and you have to await MOP in certain cases. you put your money into a home, spent alot on renovations, only to have low-class standard fools living above you who have no common sense, causes loud noises daily and affects your mental health.

perhaps u can consider the below if you want to retaliate at the fools above you:

1) get a basketball, start bouncing against your ceiling, do it for an hour <think of it as a good workout>

2) buy a ceiling thumper from Alibaba <cost around $150 to $170>

3) buy a rubber mallet and a flat wooden square base <place the wood on the ceiling and start hammering with the mallet. It wont cause damage to your ceiling insteed, the impact will cause alot of noise to the ppl above>

4) buy a Vibration Speaker from Alibaba/Aliexpress and stick onto your ceiling, turn on bluetooth and start playing music with deep BASS or drilling sounds <cost around $100>

5) use the top of the broom and hit against the ceiling <ensure to wrap the top with some cloth or plastic material>

6) handheld weighted sand bag <throw against the ceiling similarly like basketball>


hope this helps you or anyone who wishes to hit back at the neighbours above.
Retaliation often result in more noise..
Months ago when I call hdb and town council to complain, they did send ppl come down to try to “talk” to my neighbour.. but the fker just deny is him lor.. and guess what… that night and next few days morning the noise get even worse…
Calling police is useless coz the noise is intermittent and random.. like every 10-15 knock one time since 7am…
 

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After reading all these.

Either you take it and move house.

Or you can aim for their youngest or weaker member to take revenge when time/chance arrived. That all I can say.
 

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Retaliation often result in more noise..
Months ago when I call hdb and town council to complain, they did send ppl come down to try to “talk” to my neighbour.. but the fker just deny is him lor.. and guess what… that night and next few days morning the noise get even worse…
Calling police is useless coz the noise is intermittent and random.. like every 10-15 knock one time since 7am…
Yes..have to expect retaliation...once go down that route..no turning back. I believe everyone's annoying neighbour here has different levels of madness. Either live in the noise all the way or fight back (& still live in the noise hoping one day they give up, but never knowing when that day may come).
 

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Thanks for advice. I will cancel my foam order now..
U did the false ceiling ??? I got quoted 3.2k for a room to do false ceiling with sound board inside.. madness..
I actually googled for ceiling soundproofing. Not many companies provide such services for residential budget price (below 10k). Majority are for businesses. Hence my search came out with 4 companies, ended up going with the cheapest one (5k). The rest were priced at 7k to 10k.

After doing research on the product they bring in from Europe...I thought why not.. seems legit.

But after the installation..perhaps it became worst. Its a 5cm drop from the ceiling. Insulated with a thin layer of sound deadening material and gysump board. Really disappointed with the outcome..put money aside..I just wanted to reduce the noise by at least 30 to 40% but it seemed it gained more noise by 20%.

4 days installation....5k total cost. End result was disappointing. Perhaps the company I engaged failed to do a proper installation, who knows. All I can say is...the source is from above...have to target from above.

I should have used my money to convince my neighbour upstairs for me to affix for them sound deadening matt covered by vinyl flooring of their choice, instead of soundproofing my ceiling.

But I have moved on from this and carried on in a positive way. I'll take it as a 'learning step' when buying a house next time.
 

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I actually googled for ceiling soundproofing. Not many companies provide such services for residential budget price (below 10k). Majority are for businesses. Hence my search came out with 4 companies, ended up going with the cheapest one (5k). The rest were priced at 7k to 10k.

After doing research on the product they bring in from Europe...I thought why not.. seems legit.

But after the installation..perhaps it became worst. Its a 5cm drop from the ceiling. Insulated with a thin layer of sound deadening material and gysump board. Really disappointed with the outcome..put money aside..I just wanted to reduce the noise by at least 30 to 40% but it seemed it gained more noise by 20%.

4 days installation....5k total cost. End result was disappointing. Perhaps the company I engaged failed to do a proper installation, who knows. All I can say is...the source is from above...have to target from above.

I should have used my money to convince my neighbour upstairs for me to affix for them sound deadening matt covered by vinyl flooring of their choice, instead of soundproofing my ceiling.

But I have moved on from this and carried on in a positive way. I'll take it as a 'learning step' when buying a house next time.
I got quoted 3k+ for a false ceiling work with sound proofing panel installed.. but tbh I dun think will be even as effective as just using foam earplug….
I ordered this recently still waiting for it to arrive… hopefully will help me to sleep..

 

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How do you know when they will moved house ?
Most probably not.
One of my friend, his upper unit make a lot of noise.
He was smart & never tried to talk peace.
He didn't want to alert upstairs that he is taking action.
In the end, he took action and upstairs moved house.
Cos upstairs don't know who they have offended as the noise travelled from their house to all other units.
Lesson learned is keep quiet n take action.
 

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Like my cousin once being disturbed by upstairs. He knew it cos during CNY, he played mahjong on one night.
Next few days, suddenly got hammering on his ceiling.
He tried to ask upstairs and the noise n hammering still continued.
Their family then go on cruise to avoid the noise over the weekend. When they came back and got disturbed again. My cousin went up and found that upstairs had installed a camera to record plus changed the door from key lock to digital to prevent glueing their key hole.
Obviously the upstairs knew that they are causing distress to him and protect themselves with door camera.
That why when you tried to "talk" to un reasonable person, they will disturb more but they take care of their action.
 

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It is indeed my direct downstair neighbour knocking n dragging and all these while I thought was my upstair!! I can feel the vibration and echo as if it was coming from ceiling! Can't quite believe at first.... anyway, I just approached them n hope things will be better.
Hi, what sound do you hear that was caused by downstairs but seem like come from upstairs? Does it include footstep sound?
 

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Hi, what sound do you hear that was caused by downstairs but seem like come from upstairs? Does it include footstep sound?
When you heard noise from upstair, you take a pole to hit the ceiling.
And if upstair hit back, it is very obvious.
You know it.
But when you asked the upstairs family, he or she will denied it.
Hence dont asked or try to talk.
Let them test your patience.
Take your time to revenge even it is a few months.
No need to talk or ask them to quiet down or they will purposely do.

There are a few action to take but keep your cool.
 

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After reading all these.

Either you take it and move house.

Or you can aim for their youngest or weaker member to take revenge when time/chance arrived. That all I can say.
I think if really no choice I might have to consider your option of bunking in but I would need to find some way to have money. I am worried though cause I don't do well with people, might there be new problems like the people you stay with might be shady? Would prefer a place where I have a room to myself and able to lock the room for security.
How do you know when they will moved house ?
Most probably not.
One of my friend, his upper unit make a lot of noise.
He was smart & never tried to talk peace.
He didn't want to alert upstairs that he is taking action.
In the end, he took action and upstairs moved house.
Cos upstairs don't know who they have offended as the noise travelled from their house to all other units.
Lesson learned is keep quiet n take action.
Would you elaborate more on what action did he take?
 
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Hi, what sound do you hear that was caused by downstairs but seem like come from upstairs? Does it include footstep sound?
It was dragging of furnitures everyday from 5am, banging, knocking and slamming. Seriously, I can't believe at first cos it was really like on my ceiling, direct upstair! I can hear footsteps sound occasionally but I believed is my upper next door unit cos my direct upstair is vacant since last year March.(2020). HDB told me so.
 

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Of course when you stay in a capsule hotel like in Geylang (My Space), you can meet some kinds of pple.
Some stayed long term like 3 months and quite quiet.
They woke up n go to work n back to sleep around 9 or 10 pm.
Due to covid, normal 6 in a bunk become 3 persons.
Try book 1 month first or 3 weeks n before due dates, let the in-charge know on advance that you wish to continue.
Got locker for you to keep. While staying there, you get to sleep and do some planning.
 

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Anyone knows what audio visual recorder I can use that can capture their noise 24/7 and also record some kind of video to prove I am not the one doing the noise? Got woken up by their stomping again when I just finally slept an hour ago. When I try to use my phone to record, my phone runs out of storage or they just nice stop stomping when I record hence wasted memory space in recording so irritating. And I can't just stop my life to record them all the time just to prove to hdb that my case is worthwhile to look into.
 
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Anyone knows what recorder I can use that can capture their noise 24/7 and also record some kind of video to prove I am not the one doing the noise. Got woken up by their stomping again when I just finally slept an hour ago. When I try to use my phone to record, my phone runs out of storage or they just nice stop stomping when I record hence wasted memory space in recording so irritating. And I can't just stop my life to record them all the time just to prove to hdb that my case is worthwhile to look into.
Try www.yfong.com.sg

Model VB-8213 or RS-232 VB -8220
Less than $1k. You can attach the device on your ceiling with 3M tape like I taped my fire alarm device on my hall ceiling.
You can download the recording onto your laptop.
 

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Try www.yfong.com.sg

Model VB-8213 or RS-232 VB -8220
Less than $1k. You can attach the device on your ceiling with 3M tape like I taped my fire alarm device on my hall ceiling.
You can download the recording onto your laptop.
Apologies..that device is for recording vibration.
For noise..there are some vendor but now covid- short of technician.
The supplier will set up at night n record 12 hours, say 8 pm to 8 am
 

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It was dragging of furnitures everyday from 5am, banging, knocking and slamming. Seriously, I can't believe at first cos it was really like on my ceiling, direct upstair! I can hear footsteps sound occasionally but I believed is my upper next door unit cos my direct upstair is vacant since last year March.(2020). HDB told me so.
Hmm I have hear similar noise like slamming noise and dropping object noise and footstep noise which sound like come from upstairs. But upstairs deny.

One time I heard the footstep noise very frequently in my living room and decided to go check if anyone was in the unit upstairs. The unit upstairs living room light was turned off indicating they may not be at home at that time.
 

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Hmm I have hear similar noise like slamming noise and dropping object noise and footstep noise which sound like come from upstairs. But upstairs deny.

One time I heard the footstep noise very frequently in my living room and decided to go check if anyone was in the unit upstairs. The unit upstairs living room light was turned off indicating they may not be at home at that time.
I can walk around my hall with dim or light in the kitchen toilet as I am used to my home location.
People used to do things in the dark but God can see.
 

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Hmm I have hear similar noise like slamming noise and dropping object noise and footstep noise which sound like come from upstairs. But upstairs deny.

One time I heard the footstep noise very frequently in my living room and decided to go check if anyone was in the unit upstairs. The unit upstairs living room light was turned off indicating they may not be at home at that time.
Could be your upper next door unit too! And yes, if my direct downstair dropped something, I can hear too! eg. Laundry poles.
I am sure not my direct upstair cos it is cfm vacant.
 
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