WALLS

A guide to domestic ceiling soundproofing

Option 1:
Boards direct to wall

This is a system best suited where space is at a premium and will be fixed to block or brickwork walls via mechanical fixings .

 

(Approx 3cm loss of space)

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Option 2:
Clip & furring channel direct to wall

This is the ideal system where a little extra space is available. From here a clip and furring channels are fixed directly to party wall to create subframe ready for mineral wool to assist in absorbing sound inside the cavity.

Install isolation clip and furring channels at 600mm centers across wall.

  • Spray contact adhesive mineral wool between furring channels.

  • Fix first layer of 15mm SoundBloc plasterboard to furring channels ensuring 5mm gap around edges.

  • Seal gaps with acoustic sealant.

  • Adhere Tecsound membrane over entire surface.

  • Fix second layer of 15mm SoundBloc plasterboard.

  • Plaster finish.

(Approx 7cm loss of space)

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Option 3: 
Independent timber stud frame

(inc clip and furring channel)

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The best performing domestic soundproofing system. An independent timber or acoustic metal stud frame will be erected with an air gap to ensure minimal contact with the party wall.

  • ​Construct timber frame with isolation strip to perimeter edges.

  • Seal frame with acoustic sealant.

  • Fill timber frame with 75mm 60kg acoustic mineral wool.

  • Mechanically fix clip and furring channel system across wall at 600mm centers.

  • Fix first layer of 15mm SoundBloc plasterboard to furring channels ensuring 5mm gap around edges.

  • Seal gaps with acoustic sealant.

  • Adhere Tecsound membrane over entire surface.

  • Fix second layer of 15mm SoundBloc plasterboard.

  • Plaster finish.

Floors would require an insulation inserted inside the cavity and a 15mm soundmat over the entirety of the space.

(Approx 14cm loss of space)

These 3 systems are generally considered the most popular in domestic settings but can be altered to suit different challenges and needs

Please call if you require any assistance with your soundproofing project.