SPANISH houses are the second nosiest in the world, a new study has confirmed.
More than 80% of homes don’t have sufficient sound-proofing according to the survey by Danosa, a company that sells sustainable building solutions.
Since 2009, new regulations required Spanish homes to be sound-proofed to European standards but, prior to this, there were no laws covering Spain.
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), the recommended level of noise is 55 decibels during the day and 45 at night.
In Spain, residents endure up to 65 decibels, second behind only Japan in developed countries.