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A set of 4 highly resistant, jig-saw cut-out rings that are applied directly to the guide-shaft of weight machines without having to reassemble the apparatus.
MuteStop™ is our solution to reducing the significant impact noise found in pulled-weight machines, and by innovative we mean that you do not need to take apart your already existing apparatus, its jigsaw-like interlocking groove offers a direct fitting to the guide-shaft, a first in the gym soundproofing world.
Reducing impact noise is important in both preventing structural borne vibration by the dropping of heavyweights that collide simply on to other weights below it, and to reduce the excessive shaking of the equipment, which over time could extend its lifetime. There are three densities that offer different levels of compressibility, and each combination is responsive to specific weight drops. The recommended combinations are found in our handy guide found towards the bottom of this page. This not only helps to reduce structural borne vibration, but internal disruption from weights clashing creating disruptive airborne noise.
MuteStop™ should be used in conjunction with additional gym soundproofing materials, especially when there are acoustic targets or regulations set by local authorities. For the proposal of new gyms, we would heavily recommend a comprehensive Gym Noise Impact Assessment to provide a detailed report and what measures need to be taken to avoid disruption to local neighbours, especially when they are located in multi-use dwellings, and when residences are in close proximity.
MuteStop™ is part of the iKoustic MuteRange core - this is our broad range of acoustic materials that have been subjected to stringent testing in both laboratory and real-world environments to provide you with the best possible solution for the purpose with a result you can trust. With Gym Soundproofing it is important to find materials that are long-lasting, and highly effective without deviation in the material quality - with MuteStop™ you can rest easy without the weight of noise issues on your shoulders.
You can find out more about our all-encompassing MuteRange by clicking on the icon below or get in contact with iKoustic today.
The importance of the correct specification of acoustic materials to be installed in each Gym, especially those located in multipurpose structures or that are even adjacent to residential properties, is paramount - all manner of noise issues need to be tackled in different methods and to the correct noise level to avoid any potential neighbour complaints on both a residential or commercial level, this reinforces the importance of carrying out a Gym Noise Impact Assessment for any proposed gym, as any council based complaints could result in the discontinuation of your premises. With the vast range of activities that often take place in Gyms, each will present their own acoustic challenges that range from cross-fit areas to yoga, pilates or Zumba classes, for example, and when such noise sensitive areas are adjacent or in close proximity to one another you will want to consider how this could affect such activities and the result of the overall engagement within them without damaging the experience your customers receive. Your brand and the feedback you receive is important for continued success, and iKoustic want to help you maintain this!
Our selection of MuteGym™ modular tiles come in a range of thicknesses that have different intended uses with each design for a range of different activities, or to achieve a targeted specified minimum noise level. You can find these variations below or contact our team to begin putting together a full solution alongside our Noise Impact Assessments for your Gym today - 01937 588 226
"To minimise the risk of complaints regarding gym noise, we recommend that new mixed-use developments are designed so that noise from the gym is generally inaudible in adjoining dwellings. This is a much higher level of sound insulation than the minimum requirements in Part E of the Building Regulations. Inaudibility is particularly difficult to quantify as it is dependent on the background noise levels and the Gym may not yet have been built. In these cases iKoustic use nominal design targets such as ...
Design targets for maximum gym noise levels in habitable rooms of adjoining residential properties:
Daytime (0700-2300hrs) - 20 dB LAmax
Night-time (2300-0700hrs) - 10 dB LAmax"
In proposal of new Gyms or any neighbour noise complaints with existing gyms, we would recommend to always carry out a Noise Impact Assessment or a General Impact Noise acoustic test (depending on the scenario) to help us specify the right solution for you, and help to mitigate future or ongoing noise issues with any neighbouring properties. MuteStop™ works at source by heavily reducing the impact between weights on a range stack-weight machinery, reducing the vibration transferring in to the apparatus itself and limiting structural borne vibration. It will also soften the airborne noise created through the impact of the weights. The MuteStop™ is incredibly efficient at soundproofing for the cost and ease of installation.
It is used between selected weight slabs by inserting on to the guide shaft, depending on the intended overall weights used there are different densities of MuteStop: Brown is the softest of the three for lightweight drops, Red is the medium level density of medium weight drops and Grey is the most dense of all three for the heavy weight drops. We combine each of these densities to gain optimum levels of compression in a range of ways, you will find this on the main product description lower down on the page of what combinations are best for intended weight ranges.
Each MuteStop is cut into a jig-saw like insertion so that it can be applied to the guide shaft without having to disassemble the entire apparatus, all you will need is a safety buffer between the weights to insert the MuteStop safely, with of course somebody strong enough to lift such weights - we hope this is the case.
With the MuteStop in place, there is an immediate tackling of the impact transference at source, but with airborne noise issues in the room we would recommend reviewing both wall and ceiling sound proofing solutions to minimise airborne noise transfer, and any excessive weights being lifted our MuteGym ranges to further reduce impact noise.