Plasterboard is typical in construction, as it is used to line walls, ceilings and on the odd occasion, used for flooring. We at iKoustic supply a range of Acoustic Plasterboard options, the ones displayed here we stock and other specialist Plasterboards we have access to but do not stock. What makes these 'soundproof' is that they have a higher density by having a heavier 'core'. The core is the Gypsum material found between the paper sheeting you find with every plasterboard. When you are soundproofing a wall or a ceiling, you will want to be considering the use of these Acoustic Plasterboards combining with other dedicated soundproofing materials, depending on your noise issues. We have listed a few of our most popular soundproofing systems below.
We often combine Acoustic Plasterboard with other materials to increase its soundproofing qualities, These combinations of materials you can find in our systems section, where we have options for all sorts of property types, sizes and budgets! Directly applying mass to a wall or ceiling only looks at satisfying one component of reducing noise - its weight. There are other essential principles for getting the best soundproofing possible.
The creation of an air gap is one of the most efficient ways of reducing noise, and this is because it allows you to fit sound insulation - even with our direct fit MuteClip® options. This fibreglass material absorbs sound bouncing around in the cavity and breaks down the soundwave further by reducing points of contact for vibration to travel through.
It may be that your single layer of Acoustic Plasterboard or even a double layer will not be sufficient for what you are trying to block, or that the methods presented to you are not quite up to scratch. We recommend always to avoid dot and dab, and to remove before applying anything over the top!