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How to prevent boiler noise from a boiler installed in the loft.
We have had some major extention work done and both the plumber & builder recommended we put our new Worcester condencing boiler in the loft.We were concerned with noise and we told no it would be fine. Well it's not fine as the bedroom below where the boiler is situated above sounds like you have jumbo jets taking off, but when you are in the loft you can hardly here the boiler.
Our loft was already boarded with rockwool insulation underneath and the carpenters built a construction that went between two supporting roof beams that went from mid height of the roof to the loft floor and the structure rested on the the loft floor. I believe the running noise of the boiler is travelling through the beams which is why it is so bad in the bedroom. When we tackled the plumber & builder they said they have installed loads of boilers like this with no complaints and they could offer no solution, so we have built an extention to gain a bedroom but lost one due to the noise of the boiler as you can not sleep in there. If anyone could help who has come across this problem it would give us great relief. Thank you in advance.
normally when you fit a boiler in the loft it is mounted onto the solid outer wall and the flue goes through the wall unless there is another room next door then it gees through the roof, regards Terry.
Answered 24th Jul 2012