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Understanding our MuteClip® Range in 25 Seconds

When it comes to acoustics we understand that not every project is the same and we want to assist our customers by providing them with all the relevant information required to understand which of our noise control solutions are appropriate for their acoustic requirements.

We have produced 25 second summary videos which can help you understand more about our extensive MuteClip® range in a bitesize chunk. Whether you are soundproofing a ceiling or a wall we have a MuteClip® that can reduce the sound transmission through that partition.

MuteClip®

MuteClip® (acoustic isolation clip) is a dual density sound isolation clip or acoustic hanger designed to reduce a broader range of frequencies, a mini-shock absorber that decouples rigid plasterboard layers, dampening the vibration in between those two layers.

MuteClip® can be used to soundproof any space where you have layers of mass on a wall or ceiling: stud frames, masonry walls, concrete ceiling, metal stud, brick wall, concrete soffit, timber joist.

You must use a MuteClip® in conjunction with a MuteClip® Channel, the two have been tested together at Salford University. This ensures the high acoustic performance, in the reduction of both airborne and impact sounds of the MuteClip® systems.

A MuteClip® system is an easy installation, as it is one screw through the centre of the clip and then you install your MuteClip® Channel into the jaws of the clip, then attach your plasterboard layers and acoustic membrane to the suspended grid of channels. There is significantly less risk of installing the MuteClip® system incorrectly, which is very common with comparable systems such as resilient bars.

MuteClip® XP

MuteClip® XP (soundproofing clip) is the extended profile option of the MuteClip® (sound isolation clip) range. The MuteClip® XP is an acoustic hanger that is used to soundproof a ceiling (typically a timber ceiling) that also allows you to even out the ceiling if there are any uneven joists.

The MuteClip® XP still has the dual density acoustic isolator of the standard MuteClip® which helps to reduce both airborne and impact sounds over a broad range of frequencies. The MuteClip XP must always be used in conjunction with our MuteClip® Channel.

The MuteClip® XP has a longer bracket that allows you to slide the clip up and down the joists, that will allow some variation between one clip and the next. This can be used in a range of ways: to create a deeper void or joist cavity, get around an obstacle such as an RSJ or if you have joists that are uneven.

These acoustic hangers or sound isolation clips are typically used in older buildings where the joists may of warped over time, the timber joists in the ceiling might slant or the joists might be at different heights. You can use MuteClip® XP to even out the ceiling and accommodate for any inconsistencies with a timber ceiling without compromising on the acoustic performance of the ceiling system. You can use the MuteClip® XP to pass Part E Building regulations.

 

MuteClip® LP

MuteClip® LP (soundproofing clip) is the low-profile option of the MuteClip® (sound isolation clip) range. The MuteClip® LP is an acoustic hanger that is used to soundproof a ceiling (typically to reduce unwanted noise coming through a timber ceiling).

The MuteClip® LP must always be used in conjunction with our MuteClip® Channel. This still has the dual density acoustic isolator of the standard MuteClip® which helps to reduce a broad range of unwanted noise/sound, including both airborne and impact sounds.

The design of the MuteClip® LP allows the installer to recess the full clip and the majority of the channel up into the joist cavity, reducing the amount of head height lost with this acoustic ceiling system. The MuteClip® Channels will then run parallel to the ceiling joists, only about 5mm lower than the current timber joists. You can then attach layers of acoustic plasterboard and acoustic membrane to the channels, which will dramatically reduce the amount of sound that can transfer through the ceiling partition.

MuteClip® LP are very popular acoustic systems within flats (especially basement flats) because it’s a slimline acoustic partition and you don’t lose much ceiling height, which is very important with urban spaces that require as much space as possible.

If you have an acoustic issue (such as noisy neighbours) and you want to reduce the amount of unwanted sound transferring through your ceiling but don’t want to lose the head height, MuteClip® LP is the best option to soundproof your ceiling. You can use the MuteClip® LP to pass Part E Building regulations.

 

MuteClip® MP

MuteClip® MP (acoustic isolation clip) is a multi-purpose variant of the MuteClip® products and is slightly different to the other acoustic solutions within the range, as it is the only version that is not there to support the MuteClip® Channel, it is there as a supporting mechanism or anchor for other acoustic partitions or build ups.

The MuteClip® MP still has the same dual density acoustic isolator of the MuteClip® range, which allows it to dramatically reduce a variety of unwanted noise and sound over a range of surfaces and partitions.

MuteClip® MP is an innovative acoustic hanger that can be used in a multitude of ways such as on the underside of a concrete soffit to support some ceiling timbers, to support an MF ceiling system, to tie studs together (without allowing vibrations to transfer through the supporting point) or to attach a new stud wall to an existing part e wall.

If you have any elements or areas of a building that you are experiencing acoustic issues with you can use a MuteClip® MP to decouple two surfaces or structures. These can be used to pass Part E Building regulations.

 

MuteClip® Channel

The MuteClip® Channel is a core part of most MuteClip® systems and it has been specifically designed to be used with our MuteClip® variants to soundproof walls, ceiling, and any other spaces where you are experiencing noise issues.

The MuteClip® Channel comes in 1.85m lengths as standard but is also available in 2.4m length upon request.

The design of the MuteClip® Channel incorporates returned edges, which provides the channel with better strength, a better grip within the clip and improves the overall health and safety of the channel. It also has a knurled face on the channel which allows the screws (you must use self-tapping screws) to grab the channel much easier and pull the layers together.

The MuteClip® Channel is your fixing point for your layers of mass (typically acoustic plasterboard and acoustic membrane) these are attached to your channel and your channel is decoupled from the structure with the use of a MuteClip®. This creates a high performing acoustic system/partition.