Wall Independent

The UK's property stock varies greatly. From residential, to commercial and industrial we need diverse soundproofing systems for different needs. Some partitions offer very little sound insulation and need the most robust of wall soundproofing options to solve them. In both concrete and timber builds an Independent Wall option is necessary, especially if the wall is uneven or has weakened over time. Part E Building Regulations and Building Control often call for such systems to be put in place. Here we offer answers to these issues by mounting our MuteClip® and MuteBoard™ options to timber or metal stud frames for them to reach their best performance.

 

To help you understand what the performance means and our additional focus on areas when gathering information for a soundproofing project, selecting 'view more' below will expand this for you. These systems will offer options for those looking at three deciding categories: Performance, Cost and Thickness. 

 

                             Acoustic Testing or Sound Testing

Acoustic Design         Installation            Sound Test

 

Whether you are soundproofing against neighbour noise, protecting workspace environments from disruptions in noise-sensitive areas or even building recording studios, it is here you will find the best options for successfully achieving peace and quiet. Decoupling and gaining separation from the partition wall is incredibly important when it comes to invasive noise issues, ones heard with clarity and increasing low-frequency noise. Breaking the contact will lessen the paths for the sound to travel through on that wall. So, if there is a loud conversation that is bothering you, music and television noises that appear as though they are in your room, or wanting to create areas that may produce excessive sound in homes and workplaces, you are in the correct place!

 

Understanding Performance in System Summary

Our system summaries are based on guided figures of the highest demonstrable number for this has what has been achieved. If you are an architect, acoustic consultant or specifier you will find all of our test data relevant to that system under 'System Performance' and complete test data under 'Related PDFs' for comparing different scenarios.

 

If you are a homeowner looking to improve the soundproofing or your home, we have given subjective readings in our 'System Performance' too, and we are always looking at how to best represent the effectiveness of our systems so that you feel comfortable in your decision. Talking to our wonderful team with their wealth of experience will help you to clear up any uncertainties you have. We are Creating Quieter Spaces Together.

 

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Airborne Performance Reading | We have included an 'Up to *dB' rating supported by taking our test data and applying the correction, we have outlined these in details in our 'Guide to Understanding Acoustic Test Results'. But, if you are comparing systems, with a (-*number) you need to subtract this from the first number as like our example below.

 

DnT,w (C;Ctr) =56 (-2;-7) dB | = 'Up to 49dB'


Additional guidance for understanding system and performance. 

  • Systems are important to understand as a whole because they give the clearest picture. 'Soundproofing Products' are assembled and tested in a system, and this includes the partition, the wall in this case, with all its parts. A single product will almost never provide you with an additional "45 dB reduction" for airborne noise, and will almost certainly include the wall partition as a whole. 

 

Understanding Costs in Systems

Since the costs can vary, we have based this on a £-£££££ rating. We are basing this on the material costs alone, we try to factor in frame costs here, which are often low in material costs. We provide installation and cover nationwide - so we'd be more than happy to go through the details of this with you by contacting our team!

 

Understanding Thickness in Systems

With these systems, we are including the isolation gap that is between the structural wall and stud frame, and the stud frame in brackets recommended for that system. There is then the system depth not including any finishing such as skim plastering and other decorative features, these are often nominal.

 

Acoustic Design and Flanking Noise

We provide Acoustic Design at varying levels, and you can read more about how we provide this to all of our customers, whether you are a newcomer soundproofing their home, or an architect or specifier. A basic level of Acoustic Design is included in all of our projects, this is because every property will offer its uniqueness in passing sound, there is no definitive answer to any project. We know that makes it difficult, but we will help you get to the point of using the best system for soundproofing your concrete ceiling while making sure focus is given to the smaller details. We will investigate with you!

 

If you are working on new build structures as an architect, acoustic consultant or a specifier, we provide 'Partition Designs' that span across our various Independent Wall systems to showcase potential acoustic performance values. We are able to look at the projected airborne and impact down to the different thickness, density and layers of brick and block walls alongside a selection of wall soundproofing systems to find the right one for your project. We are also able to do this with existing builds when we have the previous structure design with the relevant information.

 

Acoustic Design requires a blend of the creative, scientific and practical approaches to solving the huge majority of issues found in soundproofing. An understanding of everything from neighbour noise to workplace disturbances with how it affects every individual differently cannot be acknowledged by simply adhering to regulations, they must be recognised together, whether that is with you, an individual or the workplace as a whole.

 

Flanking transmission or flanking noise is where sound takes an alternative path, which varies from room to room, and structure to structure. When open cavities great or small or adjacent to the area you are covering, for example, any wall partitions that are adjacent to the ceiling will become the next area of weakness. We can help advise on this and the answer can range from installing Acoustic Mineral Wool between the studs to using varying floor and ceiling soundproofing systems to get it under control.

 

 

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MuteBoard™ 4 Stud | Wall Soundproofing

For decoupling the structure to increase airborne performance and to reducing vibration by introducing the use of an isolated stud frame. For homes and workplaces

  • Airborne: Up to 52dB
  • Impact: Not Measured
  • ££££
  • 87mm
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MuteBoard™ 2 Stud | Wall Soundproofing

For decoupling the structure to enhance airborne performance, this system is great for tight budget projects with limited room space. For both homes and workplaces.

  • Airborne: Up to 48dB
  • Impact: Not Measured
  • ££
  • 89mm
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MuteBoard™ 3 Stud | Wall Soundproofing

For decoupling the structure to improve the airborne performance, this system is great for projects with limited room space but need high performance. For both homes and workplaces.

  • Airborne: Up to 50dB
  • Impact: Not Measured
  • £££
  • 85mm
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MuteClip® Stud Double | Wall Soundproofing

Independent wall solution using both stud frame and MuteClip® for isolation. It is a high performing system that protects against raise airborne noise and vibration found in homes and workplaces.

  • Airborne: Up to 70dB
  • Impact: Not Measured
  • ££££
  • 135mm (with a 50mm stud frame)
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MuteClip® Stud Double Plus | Wall Soundproofing

Independent wall solution that uses our MuteClip®. Highest performance against reducing airborne noise and forms of vibration for homes and workspaces searching for a peaceful environment.

  • Airborne: Up to 72dB
  • Impact: Not Measured
  • £££££
  • 140mm (with a 50mm stud frame)
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