MuteBoard™ 2 | Wall Soundproofing

A simple wall solution for areas that present tight spaces. MuteBoard™ 2 helps to give an additional boost to standard plasterboard for reducing background airborne noise levels.

  • Airborne: Up to 42dB
  • Impact: Not Measured
  • £
  • 19mm
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MuteBoard™ 2 is a wall soundproofing system, designed for projects that have only a little space to lose on brick or block walls, unable to accommodate suspended wall systems. MuteBoard 2 will help to reduce ambient levels of noise as an acoustic barrier suitable for common household or workplace noise issues. 

 

 

  • Slimline solution for walls.
  • Loss of space approximately 19mm.
  • Easy to install with a little background in DIY or joinery.
  • Up to 42dB for airborne (where a higher number is desirable).* (Details are available on the 'System Performance' tab above).
  • Be sure to check for 'Flanking Transmission' in adjacent surfaces as these can affect acoustic performance.

 

Combining essential soundproofing materials.

 

  • MuteBoard™ 2 - Tecsound fitted, a visco-elastic membrane (helps dampen vibration and improve the reduction of airborne transmission).
  • MuteBoard™ 2 - Acoustic Plasterboard (dense Plasterboard option for reduction of airborne sound).

 

A Guide to Soundproofing a Wall

If you are new to soundproofing, or you are unsure which system to use for your needs, or for any requirements, you can learn more thanks to our handy guide by clicking on the icon below. You can also pick up the phone to say 'hello' or leave us a message, and we will together find out how we can help you best - 01937 588 226!

 

 

How to Install

  • Make sure the wall is as level as possible, potentially rendering prior to level out any inconsistencies.
  • 9 Hammer Framefix screws into each MuteBoard™ 2 leaving a 2-5mm gap from adjacent walls, floor and ceiling.
  • Fix MuteBoard™ 2 with tapered edge vertically.
  • Fill all gaps with Acoustic Sealant.
     

 

Alternatively, we provide Acoustic Installation across the UK to fit all of our systems - they come with a wealth of experience in the field so you can feel comfortable that the right installation methods are being carried out.

 

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All of our systems contain a high level of mass, if there are 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 give an indication of the results that have been achieved in previous tests but are not guaranteed to a specific site as there are multiple factors that can affect this.

We endeavour to display the most up to date testing and to manage expectation as best as possible, please do contact us to discuss your requirements

 

Noise Reduction Guidance*

  • A background level of conversation
     

Compliance with Part E Building Regulations and Scottish Building Regulations

 

  • We would advise conducting a Sound Test to survey any planned conversions in existing properties prior to concluding on an Acoustic System when adhering to Part E Building Regulations; these are applicable across the UK, excluding Scotland (England, Wales, Northern Ireland) and the Republic of Ireland. 
     
  • We would advise conducting a Sound Test to survey any planned conversions in existing properties prior to concluding on an Acoustic System when adhering to Building Standards Technical Handbook 2017 for Scotland, the Scottish Building Regulations contain higher targets than that of Part E, our Legal Requirements section has the required acoustic values.
     

  • For additional guidelines and requirements for non-residential buildings, for example, Gyms, Nightclubs and Industrial focused purposes, please do contact us so we can discuss your available options

Neighbour noise is prevalent especially in our acoustically poor housing stock that can range from old-cottage builds once renovated into separate dwellings where Part E Building Regulations were not required, to concrete social housing builds that featured the use of very cheap building materials - offering very little protection against noise. Conflicts between neighbours can range from noise issues that are just a result of daily actions to where the build is just not sufficient for good levels of sound reduction, all the way up to 'unsociable' behaviour of playing music and practising music instruments - each of these and everything in between has the best soundproofing solution for each. MuteBoard™ 2 as a direct fitting is tailored for those who have very little space to offer and suffer from background noise issues that could do with minimising, and it would not be suited for any noises that are significant in low frequency as this required a form of separation from the structure. If a conversation can be heard at a muffled level, MuteBoard 2™ as a direct fit would be a great option here.

Slim acoustic solutions are important when space is just not available, these can be found in both commercial and industrial projects where certain fixtures and fittings are not possible to simply remove, for example, there may be a small office space that contains some printing machinery that creates a distraction to the rest of the office and door frames and window frames are close to the wall you are looking to soundproof. MuteBoard™ 2 is perfect in this scenario and in any industrial areas that may include meeting rooms in an area where some noise reduction needs to be in place. It is also suitable for boxing in noise pipework too; you will need to install a sturdy framework alongside acoustic insulation and our MuteBoard™ 2 to reduce the noise, it is common to find piping in empty cavities that amplify the sound.

Part E Building Regulations are required for all new conversions and new builds, unless there is a scenario to where any particular circumstance exempt you from requiring to (where you will want to speak your Building Control or Council Officer) such as listed building status - you will need to have your building project pass each target. It may only be that conversion projects would concern using an internal framework to separate dwellings in this scenario. MuteBoard™ 2 would only be applicable for the installation where space cannot be permitted as separation provided is from the visco-elastic material on the reverse of the board, and nothing further. MuteBoard™ 2 can be combined with our MuteClip® options to vastly improve performance where a stud framing cannot be installed by lack of space. It is not likely to pass any of the airborne targets with walls failing more than 5dB lower than the targets.

The age and condition of the wall is an important consideration in making sure it is both stable and not containing lots of gaps or cracks in the mortar or brickwork. If the wall is uneven throughout this will make it very difficult to install MuteBoard™ 2 directly to as it is not a flexible product, breaking MuteBoard™ 2 down do accommodate these will open up further airgaps and trapping of sound behind them. A wall will often require patching up and rendering to create a smoother and easier finish for installation. If this is not possible, a thin direct framework can be installed to create a level wall to install directly - MuteBoard™ 2 Stud.

The reason for always removing dot and dab plasterboard as what it creates when applied is a cavity behind it that allows sound to be amplified. This cavity varies depending on the depth of the mortar and the condition of the wall behind it, something you will need to be prepared for. If dot and dab plasterboard is present on adjacent walls you will want to consider removing this as installing MuteBoard™ 2 up to this will not be gaining for coverage of the wall, this will not gain best acoustic performance. The two cavities left on either side will continue to be a clear path to flank sound - If you cannot remove this then you will at least want to cut in the depth of MuteBoard™ 2 and run up to the wall (remembering to leave a 2-5mm gap from MuteBoard to the structural wall and filling with acoustic sealant)