MuteClip® Single | Wall Soundproofing

A wall soundproofing solution using our MuteClip® for decoupling, it provides protection against light vibration and muffled levels of airborne noise. For tightly fitted residences and workplaces.

  • Airborne: Up to 50dB
  • Impact: Not Measured
  • ££
  • 56mm
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MuteClip® (Patent Pending) Single is our slimmest option for projects that require a wall soundproofing solution that performs at a high standard and is space-conscious, with only a 56mm loss of space. It creates fewer points of contact with the partition wall using our MuteClip®, which is composed of a dual-density rubber in a galvanised metal case, acting as a shock absorber. The  MuteClip® Channel affixes to the MuteClip® and the new soundproof wall which is composed of a single layer of dense Acoustic Plasterboard 15mm suspends away from the partition wall,  ultimately resulting in a vastly improved reduction of airborne noise, especially in the more problematic lower to middle-lower frequencies, as well as reducing immediate vibrations.

 

 

  • Easy to install, no incorrect fixing or shortages, unlike standard Resilient Channel.
  • Loss of space only 56mm.
  • Up to 50dB for airborne (where a higher number is desired)* (details are available on the 'System Performance' tab above).
  • 10dB estimated improvement for airborne noise.

 

MuteClip® Single can be specified on a wide range of projects that include large scale residential builds, commercial properties such as separating office partitions for increased privacy, and even audio recording and audio editing environments that are limited in space, this can also be installed as a retrofit for those looking to improve existing properties, perfect for soundproofing the home. 

In projects where you are specifying the use of an acoustic system, our team can help you from start to finish and with the use of our MuteClip® Double Plus. We can provide Acoustic Modelling Data for estimating results, CAD drawings of the MuteClip® and Channel to aid visualisations, and fantastic rates so that you feel you're making the right choice. We also provide Acoustic Testing for existing structures as well as Part E Building Regulation testing and additional acoustic testing options for projects that include Gyms and Nightclubs or even homes that require or seek increased acoustic performance for improved living quality.

 

MuteClip® Single contains components from our MuteRange core - these are products that have 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 icons below or get in contact with iKoustic today.

 

 

MuteClip® System vs Resilient Channels

We have provided a detailed blog on the use of our MuteClip® System against the 'Additional Costs of Resilient Channel.' 

"To make you aware of the potential issues and additional costs Resilient Channel can leave within the project, we have provided some brief points to review before proceeding with this method."

 

A Guide to Soundproofing a Wall

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. You can also pick up the phone and say hello to find out how we can help you on - 01937 588 226!

 


 

 

Making sure you are prepared

  • Conduct prior sound testing or home testing to draw attention to any potential flanking paths (where sound takes an alternative path), and this will be an essential part of making sure you have the best soundproofing in place and managing what is possible to achieve, our team can help guide you on this.
  • You will need to make sure you are fixing directly into the brick/block work and not fixing over existing plasterboard (this may require levelling before installation)
  • To lay Acoustic Mineral Wool between flooring and ceiling joists to help reduce flanking transmission
  • Loss of space approximate 56mm


How to Install

Installation is based on a 600mm spacing, and we recommend staggering the MuteClip® at 1200mm in a diamond configuration with a MuteClip® at each end. MuteClip® Channels would also installed with a 600mm spacing with one located 100mm from top and bottom

  • MuteClip® fixed to the brick/block
  • 100mm overlap on MuteClip® Channel with four self-tapping screws into the shoulders of the  MuteClip® Channel, running parallel with the joists.
  • Rockwool RW3 30mm behind MuteClip® Channels
  • A layer of Acoustic Plasterboard fixed on to MuteClip® Channel with self-tapping screws (leaving a 2-5mm gap from any adjacent surfaces and using 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.

 

Contact us | 01937 588 226

 

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 indicate the results that have been achieved in previous tests but are not guaranteed to a specific site as multiple factors 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*

  • Television, light music levels
  • Muffled conversation
  • Minor impact noise issues and vibration
     

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 before concluding on this Acoustic System in regards to Part E Building Regulations; these are applicable across the UK, excluding Scotland (England, Wales, Northern Ireland) and the Republic of Ireland.
     
  • Regarding Scottish Building Regulations we would advise conducting a Sound Test to survey any planned conversions in existing properties before concluding on this Acoustic System as they 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.

First of all, the MuteClip® Single is our slimmest option available with an acoustic system featuring our acoustic clip and bar system. It’s decoupling properties help to improve the overall performance and is ideal for soundproofing a home where the full MuteClip® Double is not applicable. Where noise issues include around reducing background conversation, low-level television to where your neighbours may have hung their TV or some find that there is often clicking of pilots from boilers or light switches to be problematic, this will help to reduce those noise issues. On a standard brick wall construction with a direct fit, we look to see an improvement of 5-10dB which is a 25-50% reduction of noise issues that are not excessive, music and the slamming of doors are often prime examples that do require a healthy wall soundproofing option.

Although there will be a reduction in noise, it may not be sufficient given the suspended mass is too low, the combination of both the suspension of MuteClip® and Channel and the buildup of various high-quality wall soundproofing materials is what is required to begin noticing significant reductions with these noises, they are often suspended again on a timber or metal framework since these usually come with more considerable energy in the low frequencies. They will also create problems with Flanking Transmission, something you will want to investigate.

Depending on your current buildup it is not always possible to tell with conversion projects, especially to where there are Flanking potential paths that could have a profound influence on the outcome of the airborne performance. With new builds, we can look to create internal partition make-ups with estimates on acoustic figures with various densities of wall build up to provide a good indicator. If there is uncertainty in the conversion process, we would either recommend to carry out an acoustic test or to upgrade to our Mute Clip™ Double or Mute Clip™ Double Plus. We have further information on Part E Building Regulations on our dedicated page.

With the potential incorrect fixing of Resilient Bars and how this can result in failure of acoustic testing, having the restart the installation process with additional costs across the board - MuteClip® and it’s Channel cannot be fixed incorrectly, it is a single fixing per MuteClip® and the MuteClip® Channel is then snapped in, grasping on the lips of the return. No overtightening and bending the bar, no short circuit fixing by accidentally drilling into the structure and it cannot be installed the wrong way up. All processes that even the best can be subject to when time is against you on a project. It will also offer higher acoustic performance in controlling low frequencies.

The void left behind the MuteClip® and Channel is 41mm, so we suggest using the 30mm or 25mm Acoustic Mineral Wool to make sure the cavity is treated, an air gap is beneficial in soundproofing when it is accompanied with a sound insulating, absorption material.

When there is contact between two rigid surfaces this allows for vibration to transfer freely, short-circuiting the MuteClip® and Channel and introducing them to the Acoustic Plasterboard - this can have a detrimental effect on the overall acoustic system. The gap is as close as possible without touching and requires a bead of acoustic sealant run down each gap and on the abutted Acoustic Plasterboard layers together where there are no adjacent surfaces.

Yes, leaving Dot and Dab is always recommended to do before installing any soundproofing, fixing over them could yield a negative double leaf effect, and with any adjacent walls containing dot and dab, there are still two apparent voids to which the sound can again travel - these will also want removing, or at the very least cut in so that the new acoustic soundproofing on the primary wall is 2-5mm away from the adjacent walls.