Acoustic Plasterboard 12.5mm

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  • Performance: up to 36dB on single course brick wall.*
  • Dimensions: 2400mm x 1200mm x 12.5mm.
  • Weight: 36kg
  • For: homes and workplaces.
  • Compliance: Compliant with both Part E Building Regulations (England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland).*
  • Installation: will vary depending on which system it features. Where: wall and ceiling applications of metal, wooden, brick and concrete structures.

Universally recognised throughout the world of soundproofing, commonly used as part of an acoustic system, or combined with additional acoustic materials such as our MuteClip®.

A minimum of 20 can only be ordered due to shipping. There can be a lead time of up to 5 days for this material, our team can help you with your arrangements on 01937 588 226.


Acoustic Plasterboard is a material you will have come across many times in soundproofing, perhaps you have read it in one of our guides, or a local installer has suggested it as a solution to your neighbour noise, or seen that it features on a specification for a housing or office refurbishment. It is a truly universal product.

 

Acoustic Plasterboard is a basic essential in soundproofing, especially for walls and ceilings. Options range from simply applying directly to a brick or block wall, suspended from metal ceilings and applied to stud frames. Installation teams may sometimes overlook the importance of soundproofing and these simple approaches may not be effective in what you need, from neighbour noise to maximising office soundproofing, soundproofing plasterboard will be involved.

Soundproof Plasterboard has a higher mass than standard Plasterboard, and it is this mass provides the reduction of airborne, 'blocking' the sound transferring from room to room and reducing sound energy. To achieve the best possible result in soundproofing, you will need to incorporate Acoustic Plasterboard into our acoustic systems, and you will find these in our 'Systems' tab above in all of our ceiling and wall soundproofing systems across a range of different solutions. Each offers methods of increasing the soundproofing performance by combining them alongside our MuteClip®, or as the front face of our MuteBoard™ series, or as an option for the direct install to stud frames where available space is at it's most premium.

 

  • 2400mm x 1200mm x 12.5mm (2.88m2).
  • Blue-faced Acoustic Plasterboard.
  • Increased density over standard Plasterboard for best acoustic performance.
  • Featured in our MuteClip® Systems for walls and ceilings.
  • Tapered Edge.
  • Apply plaster skim directly over the top.
     

 

Whether you find that random conversation or light household use enters your home, or you are looking to put together a solution for a workplace environment that is effective and easy to install, Acoustic Plasterboard is essential.

 


 

This product contains a high level of mass, so if there 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.

We endeavour to display the most up to date testing and assist in managing your expectations through each stage of the process so that the choice we make is the right one.
 

Weight38 kg
Length2400 mm
Width1200 mm
Height15 mm

The world of soundproofing and general construction presents an uncertain journey for those arriving fresh to the subject, there maybe terminology or use of acoustic testing figures that could appear confusing, and even if you are at a professional level, it is good to brush up to make sure you are making the right choice. We want to help you come to the right decision, so whether this is through the use of our guides or talking to a member of our team - we are here to help!

 

How to Soundproof a Wall or Ceiling

A combination of the following will always result in a much improved acoustic performance.

 

  • Mass: the addition of more substantial materials to reduce sound energy, for example, added layers combined with soundproof Plasterboard.
  • Separation: breaking contact with the surface or surfaces through the use of acoustic isolation clips or stud framing.
  • Damping: the reduction of vibration through the use of flexible, damping materials such as Tecsound.
     

With the combined properties above, you are creating a soundproofing system that is effective at reducing a more extensive range of sounds, and this works by covering the lower frequencies by separating the mass from the structure and suspending it away. Even with attaching substantial mass directly to the wall or ceiling, it is still attached, and is often lacking an air gap; this is fundamental in the isolation of sound. This, therefore, allows those low-frequency sounds and vibration (not just from machinery but the simple act of walking around, flicking a light switch or closing a door). We recognise the subjective nature of sound and how we react to each one, and that is why we offer so many variances in our systems. We understand that it is not always possible to incorporate significant losses of space with say, the introduction of a stud frame, so we provide different variances to suit what performance you need, your budget and thickness.

 

Learn more about what you need, and how to approach soundproofing walls and ceilings below.

 

 

Ready to see what options you have available? Select our 'Systems' tab and on any system to learn more about each of their acoustic performances, overall system thickness and in what scenarios you can apply them to. You can then add all featured components to the cart in a press of a button!

 

Whatever your soundproofing project, grand or personal, come and speak to our team on 01937 588 226.

  • You will want to make sure that the surface you are applying to is flat to avoid any joints unsuccessfully matching up. 
     
  • When affixing Acoustic Plasterboard you will want to use heavy duty fixings of 18 per board and remember to leave a 2-5mm gap from the adjacent surfaces.
     
  • Fix with tapered edge vertically
     
  • Fill all gaps, including the abutting of all joints and around the perimeter. The aim to make sure the surface is as airtight as possible as you are trying to reduce airflow that airborne noise transfers through, even the smallest of gaps.
     
  • Use a scrim tape on joins to provide a strong bond for skim plastering; it is essential to note that you require no additional lining paper for skimming, it is ready to go.

Acoustic Plasterboard is best performing when used in a sound proofing system like our MuteClip® options, or when combined with other acoustic materials such as Tecsound or our MuteBoard™ options. When space is at an absolute premium and would only allow the thickness of Acoustic Plasterboard, it will offer an improvement over lightweight standard Plasterboard options. If you are fixing over a stud frame, you will want to use acoustic mineral wool between the frame so that you treat the open cavities.

We do not recommend soundproofing your floor with acoustic plasterboard, and this is because it could lead to cracking or breaking of the board, as well as not accommodating any deviation in joist levels.

The blue facing of Acoustic Plasterboard can be skimmed straight on to without any additional lining paper, remember to use scrim tape on all joins to make sure the plastering layer bonds successfully.

The blue paper finish will want to be facing into the room; if using a tapered edge, it will be the tapered edge facing into the room.