Domestic Ceiling Soundproofing Products
||Even in new build houses and flats, that are built using the correct materials and methods,
loud noise produced by music and shouting etc will always be heard and can be particularly worse in the evening when
normal daytime background noises have stopped and the ambient background noise is therefor much less. Apart from the
airborne noise nuisance, 'impact' noise from above, caused by footfalls etc, is also an additional annoyance|
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Soundproofing a ceiling is not an easy task mainly because the work involved is carried out upside down! It is often cheaper and easier to treat the floor above especially as this can reduce the problem of impact sound at source rather than after it has entered the structure to travel down the walls etc. We supply Resilient Bars, which are the only really effective solution to ceiling soundproofing and dramatically improves the noise transmission over simply adding another sheet of plasterboard to the existing ceiling.
Resilient bars should ideally be used in conjunction with acoustic mineral wool or 2FT45 quilt, acoustic membrane or soundproofing mats and 2 sheets of additional 12.5mm (or thicker) plasterboard.
Either remove the existing ceiling and infill the cavity space with 100mm mineral wool, or even better our 2FT45 quilt, then fix the bars perpendicular to the joists at 400mm centres. Fix up plasterboard screwed into the bars then stick a layer of Acoustic Membrane (or soundproofing mats) to the plasterboard then finish off with a final plasterboard sheet. Keep the plasterboard 5mm away from the perimeter walls and use plenty of our acoustic sealant to seal this gap airtight to keep the 'floating' nature of the new system.
If working from an existing ceiling then batten out with 50mm x 50mm (or deeper battens) fixed perpendicular to the ceiling joists via our 5mm neoprene isolation strips then infill between the battens with our acoustic mineral wool (or even better our 2FT45 quilt) then follow the same procedure above.
Further improvements can be gained by stapling the acoustic membrane across the battenwork before fixing the bars in place and by adding a layer of membrane between the plasterboard sheets.
For more detailed information on each product, as well as installation instructions, please click on the images.
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