MuteBoard 4 Stud – Brick Wall Soundproofing

Wall Soundproofing

MuteBoard 4 Stud

Take a look at the system’s features and benefits.

MuteBoard System

Slimline acoustic panels can be applied directly to walls and stud frames.

27mm System Width + Stud

The width added to your wall after the application.


Hear the difference.

Play the video to hear the sound difference before and after installing this system. For best results try to match the volume of the unreduced audio to the volume of the noise you’re able to hear.

The noise in the video has been digitally reduced to give you an idea of the sorts of results you could expect. Unfortunately, this is not a perfect science and your personal results could vary due to myriad reasons. However, we have found our customers prefer to hear a decibel reduction rather than read it!

We stand for quality, and we are proud of it.

MuteBoard® 4 Stud is a high-performing brick wall soundproofing system that seeks to either install MuteBoard™ to an existing isolated stud frame, or the structure of a new frame in front of a partition, commonly brick or block. Where your project can allow for additional losses of ‘space’, MuteBoard™ 4 Stud will help to maintain this high performance for reducing raised airborne noise issues, ones that direct fitted solutions or standard plasterboard or acoustic plasterboard will not be sufficient in reducing.

This system also includes Acoustic Mineral Wool to be fit between the studs, at no less than 45kg per m3, and the use of Isolation Strips around new timber or metal frames to separate it from adjacent surfaces that may be prone to causing Flanking Transmission. All these combined materials make it ideal for ‘future-proofing’, or for a soundproofing specification for noise issues found in homes and workplaces.

How to soundproof a brick wall

Brick walls already have quite good soundproof qualities so to improve that we need to employ some science and engineering magic. Instead of solely adding mass the Muteboard 4 stud introduces decoupling techniques.

Firstly stud frame is constructed only connecting to the ceiling, floor and adjacent walls not the wall that is being treated. The isolation of this stud frame is bolstered with an isolation strip. These strips help absorb noise vibrations that may be flanking around the troubled wall and further isolate the new structure from the old.

The stud wall is then filled with sound-absorbing acoustic mineral wool. The next isolation measure comes in the form of closed cell foam sandwiched between two layers of high-density mass-loaded vinyl. This coupled with the finish of high-density acoustic plasterboard creates decoupled mass which is perfect for soundproofing a wall.

Soundproofing a brick party wall

Unfortunately, we frequently encounter customers who are at their wits’ end because of noisy neighbours. This obtrusive noise may stress a person out or just make them uncomfortable. A MuteClip System can lower this noise to a level that you can forget about when it comes to soundproofing your walls against noisy neighbours!
IKoustic will be ready to provide all the assistance you need to create the system that works for you once you’re ready to put an end to disruptive noise and soundproof your walls against noisy neighbours.

Advice and installation

Our team are always a phone call away ready to offer advice and support. Our systems can be installed by competent DIYers but if you would like to work with an installer we have relationships with installers up and down the UK that we can out you in touch with.

MuteBoard 4 Stud Calculator

Use our handy calculator to see what soundproofing products your project will require. Don’t forget to unfold the ‘more info’ tab below to learn how to use this calculator.

Once you have your calculator results you can add all the products to your basket using the button below. You will have to manually input the results from the calculator. We know this is not ideal and we are looking into developing a solution for this.

Brick Wall – MuteBoard 4 Stud

Partition Measurements


Advanced Settings

Start Over
Wall Isolation Clip Calculator
Wall Stud Center

The wall stud center is the distance between stud uprights. The typical stud upright is 600mm. If you are working directly on a brick wall we recommend using a 600mm spacing here also.

Wall Channel Center

The wall channel center is the distance between the horizontal MuteClip Channels. The typical channel center is 600mm. If you are working directly on a brick wall we recommend using a 600mm spacing here also.

  • If you have multiple adjacent surfaces or partitions to soundproof input them individually. Not as a total m2 input as this will affect the results.
  • If you have windows, fireplaces or other fixed structures we recommend booking a call with us before purchasing.
  • This calculator is designed to give a quick estimate. If you require an accurate quotation please call our team.


A soundproofing system isn’t rocket science but sometimes figuring out which one is right for you can be challenging. Check out our FAQs, get in touch via our live chat, or give us a call to speak to a human.

When neighbour noise is apparent every day it can lead to a stressful situation for some, often turning in to sleep deprivation which can, in turn, affect your health – and in some cases, conflicts between neighbours.

Part E Building Regulations was introduced in 2003 and meant that all new builds and conversions would need to adhere to values featured for both airborne and impact noise in single dwellings and separate dwellings. Part E is not a perfect target for even when met, sound can still be heard through each partition, and for those who are sensitive to sound and those who want to have the most peaceful living environment possible would need to improve their soundproofing.

MuteBoard® 4 Stud offers separation that helps to improve on the acoustic performance of the wall by a significant amount, in some cases beyond 10dB which is a halving of the noise as an average. If you have not the space to use our MuteClip® Stud systems, MuteBoard® 4 on stud framing will provide a considerable reduction.

The adverse effects that noise has on the workplace are more impactful than you think, they can hinder productivity and concentration by notable amounts and is generally a common source of complaints that are received against workflow – we have written a detailed blog entry on these effects and the importance of office soundproofing.

MuteBoard® 4 Stud offers a high degree of separation from the independent framework, high-density Acoustic Mineral Wool installed to treat the air gap and then finished with MuteBoard® 4, an incredibly dense material comprised of limp mass and solid mass for the best reduction of sound.

For when acoustic privacy in quiet environments is a must in doctors surgeries, human resource departments in the conducting of interviews or even gym wellness areas – we would make use of MuteBoard® 4 Stud to reduce sound transmission between spaces so that workflow can be at its best.

Part E Building Regulations are required for all new conversions and new builds, unless there is a scenario to where any particular circumstance exempt you from requiring to (where you will want to speak your Building Control or Council Officer) such as listed building status – you will need to have your building project pass each target. MuteBoard® 4 Stud installed as full is perfectly capable of exceeding building regulations – but you will want to make sure this is installed in conjunction with adequate soundproofing on its adjacent surfaces to prevent the failure of an acoustic test through flanking transmission

Flanking Transmission can cause vibration to travel between tightly joined hard surfaces, which can have a significant impact on any system’s acoustic performance. Always allow a space between the nearby walls, floor, and ceiling, and line it with acoustic sealant as closely as you can without touching.

Depending on the age and thickness of the stud frame, this will often determine whether it can support the additional weight of MuteBoard® 4. Timber and metal frameworks less than the 75mm will require replacing or strengthening to support this extra weight; you will also need to consider the importance of the Acoustic Mineral Wool installed here.

Structural engineers (if it is a large project) should be consulted during the  large scale projects to consider  the broader aspects of the structure when adding significant weight, local joiners with experience will also most likely be able to advise on smaller home projects. If there is any sign of damage such as cracking or bending – then we recommend replacing the frame. New stud frames will also benefit from the use of our Isolation Strip to provide decoupling from the surrounding surfaces, helping to reduce immediate vibration transfer.

Competent DIY’ers have installed our systems thousands of times if you have good DIY know-how and read our installation guide carefully you should have no problem.

If DIY isn’t for you we have a network of independent soundproofing installers up and down the country that we can recommend to you.

Just as above, this all depends on the thickness of the stud frame, but the principle of applying Acoustic Mineral Wool to any cavity is to make sure you do not compress between two surfaces, these two surfaces, for instance, is between the two plasterboards on a stud frame.

Forcing in acoustic insulation of 200mm into a 100mm cavity is not beneficial and will create an immediate path for the sound to travel through. Air gaps are helpful when coupled with an insulating material as it allows it to absorb noise found in the cavity. The rule here is to have at least a 10mm air gap on either side, so if the stud frame is 100mm in thickness, use a 75mm Acoustic Mineral Wool.

Find out more information about MuteBoard 4 Stud by downloading the guides below.

Product Data Sheet


If you are looking to specify this product for a build, please refer to our downloads tab for technical product or systems information.

Technical Support
Should you require further technical assistance in specifying our products, please contact us and ask for our Technical Rep, Gabriel Whittle.

BIM Objects
iKoustic also supply a selection of BIM objects via our NBS profile, which can be found here. 

Our products contain a high level of mass. If there are any structural concerns you will want to consult a Structural Engineer to discuss your requirements.

*Our Typical Performance Results and Noise Reduction Guidance are provided to indicate the results that have been achieved in previous tests but are not guaranteed to a specific site as multiple factors can affect this, you can view their variants on our ‘Featured Systems’ tab.


There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “MuteBoard 4 Stud – Brick Wall Soundproofing”

Delivery information.

If you place an order online it’s likely we will call to discuss delivery to make sure it runs as smoothly as possible. Deliveries can arrive on a large vehicle. If there are access issues or HGV restrictions, please do let us know in advance as our website options are given in good faith of no restrictions. All of our deliveries must be signed for so you will need to ensure someone is on the premises on the day of delivery.

Delivery Times