The Acoustic Benefits of Carpet Tiles in Social Housing

At a Glance

Noise can erode community bonds – leading to a wider, deeper sense of dissatisfaction and detrimental mental health for residents. At the same time, household noise is the most common mishandled type of noise reported, as per the Ombudsman findings. It is also very costly. In 2019 – 21 the Ombudsman handled 848 cases, awarding £141.5k in compensation. Noise complaints cost both financially when handling the complaint, and in staff morale. Uplyfted carpet tiles have acoustic benefits, reducing sound transmission and increasing sound absorption, making them a fitting affordable product to address noise in housing.
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Noise complaints are a major issue for social housing landlords, both interms of the human cost to residents and the financial cost to the landlords. According to a report by the Housing Ombudsman Service, most noise reports concern household noise rather than anti-social behaviour (ASB) and yet most landlords handle it under their ASB policy. The report found that the most common type of noise reported that had been mishandled was household noise and flooring, or lack of it, was a significant contributing factor.


To address this issue, carpet tiles can play an important role inmitigating noise and reducing anti-social behaviour complaints in social housing properties. Our company, Uplyfted, offers high-quality like-new carpet tiles that have been tested for sound insulation and have been found to absorb the most frequencies from 2kHz to 8kHz, which are someof the frequencies that humans hear best. 


Installing carpet tiles in social housing properties has several benefits, including…
Improved Mental Health and Well-being: The reduction in noise will lead to improved mental health and well-being for residents, as excessive noise levels can erode community bonds and lead to a wider, deeper sense of dissatisfaction.
Improved Community Relations: With fewer noise complaints and improved mental health and well-being, community relations in social housing properties can also improve, leading to a more positive and harmonious environment for residents.
Cost Savings: By reducing the number of noise complaints, social housing landlords will save money on costly interventions, multi-agency liaison, and staff morale.