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1930s houses in SE23
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Post: #1
13-11-2009 01:10 PM

Hi all

I'm looking to move from our small flat to a proper house, and have looked around a few of the nice 1930s houses in Forest Hill, nr Colfe and Cranston Roads.

They seem great, but I'm a little concerned about the party walls and noise from neighbours travelling through them.

Can anyone help me on this - do you live in one of the 1930s terraced houses, and have any feedback on how thin/thick the walls are??


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Post: #2
14-11-2009 12:25 AM

I live in a 1930s terrace (though neither on Colfe nor Cranston) and find it blissfully quiet compared to my last house which was a small Victorian terrace.

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Post: #3
14-11-2009 12:37 PM

I live in a 30s house but not on those roads, and I have to say that the walls are pretty thick and soundproof, unlike many of the Victorians I have been to. However they didn't have sound systems in those days.....

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24-11-2009 01:14 PM

I live in Cranston Road and experience no problems regarding noise.

In fact, I love my houseThumbsup

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24-11-2009 01:19 PM

We've lived on Cranston for 10 years, and they are great houses. Yes, sometimes you can hear the neighbours, but in general it is quiet.

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24-11-2009 01:36 PM

Our next door neighbour's daughter was learning the violin - strangled cats or what! But they didn't complain either when we had all night parties and played Motorhead. Gotta give and take...

But if you've lived in a flat/conversion with people clumping on the floor above, then an Edwardian semi will make you think you've gone deafLaugh

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