MuteBoard™ 3

£51.60 (Including VAT)
£43.00 (Excluding VAT) Price promise

1 - 10: £43.00
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26+: £40.42


MuteBoard 3 is a high performing wall soundproofing product for attenuating airborne noise where space is at a premium.

This product is labelled in our Essential Soundproofing Collection, which takes our most popular products in soundproofing walls, floors and ceilings to help you review what other customers are rating highly for noise insulation. Call us on 01937 588 226 if you would like further assistance with selecting the best products for your project.


MuteBoard 3 is an ultra thin, dense material to soundproof a wall to reduce airborne noise within residential, commercial and industrial properties. It is a three-ply acoustic material made of Acoustic Plasterboard, Mass Loaded Vinyl and a 6mm Closed Cell Foam - this lamination of varying soundproofing materials help to break down the sound energy as it passes through them, there is also a provision of a damping layer within the closed cell foam. Suitable for both retro-fits and new builds.

 

We recommend using the MuteBoard 3 within a system to achieve it's optimum performance.

 

 

MuteMat™ 3 is part of iKoustic's MuteRange core - these are products that been 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, or get in contact with iKoustic today.

 

 

How to Soundproof a Wall

When considering Wall Soundproofing, you are looking to increase the mass initially to reduce airborne noise, but to yield the best reduction for high levels of noise you will want to consider using a seperating constructions such as a stud frame.

If you are uncertain of what to look for when soundproofing a wall, you can read our handy guide - A Guide to Soundproofing a Wall by clicking on the icon below.

 

A Guide to Soundproofing a Wall

 

 

MuteBoard 3 Information

  • 25mm x 1200mm x 1200mm (1.44m2)
  • For reducing airborne noise through partition walls
  • Can be applied to brick/block and stud work
  • Tapered edge
  • Plasterboard finish ready for skim/plaster layer
  • Compliant with both Part E Building Regulations (England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland) and Building Standards Technical Handbook 2017 for Scotland for impact transmission.
     

Timber construction

  • Use of high density acoustic mineral wool between joist of both floor and ceiling to reduce flanking transmission and cavity resonance, stud partitions will also want to be treated
     

Handmade Product

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 contains a high level of mass, if there are any structural concerns you will want to consult a Structural Engineer to discuss your requirements.

EAN number5060484200032
Weight31 kg
Length1200 mm
Width1200 mm
Height25 mm
Fire ratingFoam Class O, MLV Zero Burn Rate

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 a great space saving method for sound proofing against low level noise at home or to soundproof an office, it is best used for when airborne noises are an issue which include the reduction of low to middle volumes of conversations or reduction of television usage. MuteBoard™ 3 can be improved by installing on an additional seperated 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, 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.

Sound proofing upgrades are available for MuteBoard™ 3 to help improve the overall acoustic performance, but it is always recommended to use an 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 be adhered 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 accomodate any fluctuation in joist height. We have a whole range of floor sound proofing options which you can view here.

Our guidance recommends the use of Nylon HammerFix 80mm when applying to brick and block walls, additional advice from a structural engineer would be best sought with 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 is focused 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 as it bounces off the hard and reflective surface makes it unintelligible. MuteBoard™ 3 is a dense product and will not work in this case, we offer a range of sound absorption products to help with this issue.

Fixing materials through the MuteBoard™ 3 creates an immediate path for the sound to travel back through and could potentially crack the plasterboard in a way that makes it less effective, with 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 sound proofing result. MuteBoard™ 3 has a lining applied over the top ready for skim and plastering, 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, 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 chip foam, for example, can be effected by. iKoustic does not supply damp proof materials.