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Resilient bars for soundproofing (Why we don’t use them anymore)

Resilient bars for soundproofing (Why we don’t use them anymore)

Posted: Aug 01, 2022

What are resilient bars?

Resilient bars, or res bars as they are more commonly known are thin galvanised steel channels that allow a secure fixing of plasterboard or other types of boarding to timber joints while improving the acoustic insulation of walls or ceilings. When installed correctly, they can improve the soundproofing of a room against impact and airborne noise by decoupling a wall or ceiling from the main structure.

Soundproofing for walls (the complete guide)

Soundproofing for walls (the complete guide)

Posted: Jun 28, 2022

Neighbour noise or ‘noisy neighbours’ can be a major nuisance for many homes throughout the UK. According to research with local authorities, a noise complaint is raised every 80 seconds in the UK, and these are only the ones that are raised with local authorities. There will be many more noise issues within the UK that are not reported.

 

 

 

Best acoustic underlays (top 7 picks & when to use them)

Best acoustic underlays (top 7 picks & when to use them)

Posted: Jun 24, 2022

Does acoustic underlay make a difference?

Acoustic underlay does make a difference in sound reduction when done right!

There is a wide range of options available so understanding how they work is the key to choosing the best one for you.

You reduce airborne sound by efficiently de-coupling high mass products from the ridged floor surface to reduce the transfer of the airborne sound vibrations. Translation: you need to make a gap between two heavy things to stop the noise vibrations travelling straight through them with relative ease.

soundproofing panels (how to pick, install and buy)

soundproofing panels (how to pick, install and buy)

Posted: Jun 16, 2022

Do I need soundproofing panels or sound-absorbing panels? 

Lots of people get confused with this one but there is a significant difference between soundproofing panels and sound-absorbing panels.

Best soundproofing for walls (Top 5 methods)

Best soundproofing for walls (Top 5 methods)

Posted: Jun 01, 2022

What to look for when choosing the best soundproofing for walls.

Living with noisy neighbours can cause stress, interrupt your sleep or just be a general nuisance. Fortunately, if it’s time to take action and invest in some soundproofing you have a lot of choices! It’s really important to make the right choice to find a solution that works for the noise you’re dealing with and your budget. To choose the best soundproofing for walls you will need to take all the science into account.

Ceiling soundproofing (everything you need to know)

Ceiling soundproofing (everything you need to know)

Posted: May 27, 2022

Can you really soundproof a ceiling?

Yes, you might be surprised to learn that making a soundproof ceiling is a common upgrade to many people’s homes. Many soundproofing systems available are successful at lowering impact and airborne noise, usually created by noisy neighbours.