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A three-ply acoustic board for wall soundproofing, its application is perfect for rooms that are limited in available space, learn more about MuteBoard™ 3 below.
If you have a noise-filled home or workplace that you are looking to bring peace to, with a solution that you can apply in various ways, whether it is a room tight for space, or something that is acoustically more effective than standard plasterboard techniques, then our MuteBoard™ 3 is perfect.
MuteBoard™ 3 is slim and practical, and this means that you can use it from anything for the reduction of ambient noise levels when applied directly to brick, block or stud frames, or even raised noise issues that can range from intrusive conversation to televisions when installing on an isolated stud frame. To achieve the best possible solution for soundproofing, you will need to incorporate them into what is called 'Systems', and it is here you will find MuteBoard™ 3 in a range of options. These offer ways of increasing acoustic performance by fitting them to decoupled stud frames, internal stud frames to split multiple rooms, or when you need to be conservative with space by directly installing them to your brick/block wall.
Whether you find noises that are a nuisance or are disrupting your home environment, or you are looking to specify our range to put together a solution for a workplace environment that is effective and easy to install, MuteBoard™ 3 will help to overcome these.
As a three-ply soundproof material, MuteBoard™ 3 comprises of a layer of six millimetres closed cell foam that provides a separating layer from the surface, a Mass Loaded Vinyl layer at four millimetres in thickness to provide damping, this means that due to its flexible mass it will help to break down vibration energy positively from rigid materials. Finally, we bond these to soundproof plasterboard that is ready for skim and plastering. You will find acoustic plasterboard throughout the soundproofing world, and we incorporate this into many of our acoustic systems and products, and it is its increased mass over standard plasterboard that makes it more efficient.
MuteBoard ™ 3 is part of iKoustic's MuteRange core - these products are subjected to stringent testing in both laboratory and real-world environments providing the best possible solution for the purpose with a result you can trust.
You can find out more about our all-encompassing MuteRange by clicking on the icon below if you are interested in stocking or specifying our range for projects now and in the future, get in contact with us!
This product contains a high level of mass 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.
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We are always looking for the best ways to describe to you the world of soundproofing through introducing guides that range from the basic principles of sound, how to best soundproof surfaces and what to look for, and how to understand acoustic test data, and this is only naming a few! 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!
A combination of the following will always result in a much improved acoustic performance.
If you're looking to soundproof an already existing home, 'future-proofing' or adhering to acoustic regulations, it is crucial to select the right system. Low frequencies are often the source of many issues and are not just found with industrial machinery or amplified music, but also in the human voice, in the use of soundbars or small Bluetooth speakers, and impact noises such as closing doors. These examples all need a form separate from the structure, and in our 'Systems' you will find MuteBoard™ 3 Stud solutions that help to gain an improved performance for those who can accept higher losses of space. For very intrusive noises you can see our MuteClip® solutions.
Noises in our modern backdrop come in all ranges, from aircraft in motion overhead to traffic noise outside, to your neighbours Bluetooth speaker, and each of these examples will require a different solution depending on the level of noise coming into your home or workplace. Soundproofing systems are most effective when they cover all three properties above and will help to reduce a broader range of sounds by covering the frequency spectrum
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.
Ready to see how MuteBoard™ 3 works for your space? Select our 'Systems' tab to review acoustic performance, overall system depths and 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.
All of our MuteBoard™ series are handmade at our warehouse and with this, there may be some slight overhang - this can easily be trimmed with a Stanley knife to make sure the MuteBoard™ butts up tightly together.
This product is part of the following systems:
MuteBoard™ 3 is our readymade, hand laminated acoustic panel that can be easily installed direct to brick and block walls and can also be fitted to improve standard stud walls both of timber and metal frameworks. Each board requires multiple fixings per board and is an excellent space-saving method for soundproofing against low-level noise at home or to soundproof an office, and it is best used for when airborne noises are an issue which includes the reduction of low to middle volumes of conversations or reduction of television usage. You can improve MuteBoard™ 3 by installing on to an additional separate stud frame fixed away from the existing partition and use of acoustic mineral wool to treat the air space. You can find all systems MuteBoard™ 3 is featured in by clicking on the systems tab next to the FAQs here
MuteBoard™ 3 should not be used to sound proof a ceiling, and the blue cross-linked foam is not suitable for a ceiling installation where fire regulations are concerned, we have a range of ceiling soundproofing options available as alternatives. With Fire Regulations, you will want to discuss the use of our acoustic materials with Building Control so that they can be signed off appropriately.
Soundproofing upgrades are available for MuteBoard™ 3 to help improve the overall acoustic performance, but it is always recommended to use acoustic mineral wool between any adjacent cavities to reduce ‘flanking transmission’. Sound will always find its way to an open cavity if a clear path permits it, going around the MuteBoard™ 3 and appearing in a new location.
MuteBoard™ 3 is only loosely bonded to keep each component together, ready for fixing - it cannot adhere to the wall with adhesive, for this reason, the mass would compromise the safety of installation. Only mechanically fix MuteBoard™.
MuteBoard™ 3 cannot be installed on the floor as the acoustic plasterboard may suffer from cracking under pressure and will not help to accommodate any fluctuation in joist height. We have a whole range of floor soundproofing options which you can view here.
Our guidance recommends the use of Nylon HammerFix 80mm when applying to brick and block walls, and we advise additional advice from a structural engineer for any concerns, we do supply these fixings but are not included with the purchase of Mute Board™ 3.
Reverberation is an acoustic issue that is concerned with the internal of a room and is not related to sound proofing in the sense that it requires something dense to reduce sound moving from room-to-room, but focuses on improving the sound within the room. A sports hall would be an example of reverberation, when the tutor would attempt to shout over the class but the clashing of sound builds up as it bounces off the hard and reflective surface making it unintelligible. MuteBoard™ 3 is a dense product and will not work in this case, and we offer a range of sound absorption products to help with this issue.
Fixing materials through the MuteBoard™ 3 creates a direct path for the sound to travel back through and could potentially crack the plasterboard in a way that makes it less effective. For light fixtures and plug fixtures, we would recommend where possible to relocate them to another wall with the advice of a registered electrician under Part P of the Building Regulations to ensure the best possible soundproofing result. MuteBoard™ 3 has a lining applied over the top ready for skim and plastering, and we would recommend the skim plaster layer applied before any decoration as it can be highly absorbent and will help to reduce small air gaps in the system.
MuteBoard™ 3 can be installed used for soundproofing bathrooms and wet rooms but would require the addition of a moisture board to stop direct moisture coming into contact with the acoustic plasterboard and causing possible damage to the material. Seek advice from a Damp or Bathroom fitting specialist before purchasing, and we can work with such specialists to ensure the right combination of both sound proofing and damp proof materials are applied. The Cross-Linked PE Foam in the MuteBoard™ 3 does not absorb moisture, nor is it prone to fungal or other damp related issues that affect chip foam. iKoustic does not supply damp proof materials.