This sound insulation kit helps to make decoupling a little easier by using the market-leading Genie Clips and Channels.
- 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
- Fix Genieclips into the existing wall with appropriate fixings. If the wall is brick or block use Masonry fixings, fischer anchor hammer fixings are often used. Ensure you chose the appropriate fixing for the wall. Fix the genieclips at 1200mm centres in a diamond pattern. The next line will be offset so the clips are diagonally 600mm apart. For comprehensive instructions and a diagram click here.
- Fix the the Genieclip furring channels at 600mm centres into the geneiclips. Ensure they overlap and fix together with a metal framing screw.
- Install 25mm Hush Slab or RWA45 between the furring channels and friction fit to keep it in place.
- Fix Siniat 15mm DB Acoustic plasterboard to the genie furring channel. Leave an expansion gap of 50mm around the perimeter of the boards and infill with an acoustic sealant. Again install in a brick bond pattern.
- Install Tecsound Self adhesive membrane to the plasterboard. Ensure complete coverage of the plasterboard and but joint the sections of tecsound together. If there are any gaps infill with acoustic sealant. Tecsound Self adhesive membrane is available in 3 weights. The higher the weight the better the acoustic performance. Tecsound SY50 (5KG PER M2) Tecsound SY70 (7KG PER M2) Tecsound SY100 (10KG PER M2).
- Install Sinat Fireboard 15mm Over the Tecsound self adhesive membrane and fix through to the furring channel. 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 fiber, 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.