This sound insulation kit uses a specially design construction board that has a mass-loaded vinyl layer to help with easy installation and is also a budget-friendly solution for any project.
- Easy to install to brick or masonry wall
- Telephone advice on best practices when installing*
- Complies with Part E building regulations when installed correctly
- Test data available to meet building regulations
This soundproofing kit is high mass, so if you do not have enough room, one of the other kits may be more suitable.
HiGH Mass Solution
Direct-to-wall fitting with no need to fit bars
Airborne noise reduction
Exceeds building regulations for airborne sound reduction 58 DnTw db
Expert Telephone Support
Get expert advice on how this acoustic solution can work with your project
- Install timber studs to the existing wall. An airgap can be left to create an independent stud for a better performance. The deeper the stud frame and airgap the better the performance will be at low frequency. Install the studs at either 400mm or 600mm centres.
- Infill the stud with the same depth of insulation. Hush slab or RWA45 Rockwool can be used.
- Fix Maxi Resilient bars perpendicular to the stud at 400mm centres. Ensure the Maxi resilient bars are short of the perimeter walls and not touching.
- Fix dBoard to the resilient bar. Install the dboard in brockbond pattern. Leave a 5mm expansion gap around the perimeter to the dboard and infill with an acoustic sealant. Ensure to use a 35mm Maxi HP Screw to fix the dboard.
- Install Sinat Fireboard 15mm Over the dBoard and fix through to the resilient bar. Ensure to use the correct depth of dry wall screw to fix through to the resilient bar without bridging the bar. No more than a 50mm scre shound be used. Again install in a brick bond pattern and leave an expansion gap around the perimeter of the wall of 5mm and infill with an acoustic sealant. The wall can the be tape an joint finished or skimmed and decorated.
The most important factor to soundproofing a room is to add layers of dense mass. In layman’s terms, the thicker the wall the less sound can travel through it.
Often referred to as building a room within a room.
The initial step in effective soundproofing wall construction involves the process of wall decoupling, which can be achieved through various methods.
The most optimal and highly effective approach is to implement a double-wall system. This entails the construction of a secondary wall utilising standard two-by-four lumber in combination with steel studs. This double-wall configuration creates a physical gap between the inner and outer walls, significantly reducing the transfer of sound vibrations and enhancing the soundproofing performance of the space.
The idea is to separate the brickwork from the stud wall to create a void that will break the direct path of sound. A good analogy is to think about how electricity travels through a circuit, if you can isolate it and break the path, electricity will no longer travel that path.
Read our guide on decoupling walls here
Acoustic Mineral Wool is engineered with a density that surpasses many other sound control methods, making it a superior choice for those seeking effective acoustic insulation.
When installed between floor joists and within stud partitions, it offers an optimal solution for enhancing soundproofing capabilities.
This specialised mineral wool effectively absorbs and dampens sound vibrations, significantly reducing noise transmission and enhancing the acoustic performance of the space. Its unique density and composition make it a valuable addition to any soundproofing project, ensuring a quieter and more comfortable environment.
This wall soundproofing solution is designed to exceed Part E Acoustic Building Regulations. So, it’s only the installation that could let you down. The main focus to do your homework on what noises are present and where they are coming from.
The primary distinction between conventional plasterboard and acoustic plasterboard hinges on their density. Acoustic plasterboards possess superior sound-deadening attributes thanks to their denser core.
Although both variants are crafted from gypsum, acoustic plasterboard incorporates additional components, such as mineral wool or glass fibre, which enhance its sound absorption capabilities.
Consequently, sound-resistant plasterboard excels at diminishing noise levels and obstructing sound transmission through walls and ceilings. These boards can reduce sound by approximately 30 to 50 decibels. However, it’s important to note that the heightened density of acoustic plasterboard can render it heavier and more challenging to install compared to standard plasterboard.
Sockets can be a problem when soundproofing your wall but luckily we have a product and a solution – Read out guide on installing scoustic socket boxes here
Radiators are often hung on a wall with the pipework coming though the floor.
hen it comes to soundproofing the alcoves of a wall, the chimney breast often requires less extensive soundproofing. This is primarily due to the fact that chimney breasts are typically constructed using a double layer of fire bricks, which are significantly denser and heavier than the standard bricks commonly used in alcove walls.
Nonetheless, it’s important to note that there can be exceptions to this rule. To determine the extent of soundproofing required, a useful tip is to conduct a simple ear test. Place your ear against the alcove wall when you hear noise coming from the neighboring room, and then repeat the same test at the chimney breast. Compare the results of these tests.
If you detect noise transmission through both the alcoves and the chimney breast, there are several options available to address the issue.