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Soundproofing Ceilings

Ceiling soundproofing is intended to focus on the control of noise seeping in or out of a room through a ceiling framework. This could be sound transmitting through a typical floor/ceiling get together, from upstairs to down, or down the stairs to up, or it could be focusing on the end of clamour seeping from space to room through an open plenum ceiling tile framework.

Regardless, the objective is to deliver more security inside the room, and more assurance against the sweep of the commotion in or out of the room. Soundproofed ceilings are exceptionally successful in multi-family tasks and business structures where private units are above retail space or eateries. Some selective materials are utilized as a part of soundproofing.

Soundproofing a ceiling with The Genie Clip System gives the most elevated level of acoustic execution and studio quality soundproofing. The Genie Clip has been specifically built to give upgraded acoustic execution to the diminishment of effect and airborne sound through divider and ceiling.

The resilient bar or sound breaker bar likewise works by decoupling the new suspended ceiling from the joists. The new ceiling is, as a result, gliding off the joists by means of lightweight layered steel bars. The sound is ingested as it goes through the layered rib of the resilient bar.

The utilization of resilient bars or acoustic hangers in ceiling developments altogether enhances the acoustic execution of a ceiling soundproofing extend both from the effect and airborne point of view. Strong bars the ceiling sections goes about as a de-coupler by methods for an acoustic grommet inside the holder that keeps sound exchange starting with one surface then onto the next.

Soundproofing a ceiling to meet the Part E regulations can be accomplished utilizing one of our scopes of Noise deck gliding floors. Soundproof timber and concrete floor developments utilizing one of the Noise deck sheets. There are different sorts of the board which can be utilized to diminish the sound transmission through floors for new form and transformation ventures.

Autonomous ceilings are by and large considered to offer the best levels of soundproofing when attempting to decrease commotion exchange or to conform to Building Regulations. Introducing an autonomous ceiling will drop the ceiling tallness by at least 6 inches. Soundproofing with sound isolation clips is the absolute best answer for stride commotion and airborne clamour. Separating the ceiling from the floor joist above will anticipate vibration (commotion) from overcoming in the two bearings.

Ceiling soundproofing that does not detach every one of the nails and sinks may offer some change airborne clamour like voices, TV and stereo commotion however it won't square strides from above or low recurrence commotion like a Home Theater in either course. Sound Isolation Clip ceiling can do both and will beat some other soundproof ceiling alternative accessible for the cash. Sound isolation clip as a reasonable and significantly successful soundproofing item for ceilings are anything but difficult to introduce works with a standard drywall furring channel.

Ceiling Soundproofing Solutions

Please find below many Ceiling Soundproofing solutions to minimise noise in your home today.

Resilient Bars Approved logos

One of our most popular and cost-effective ceiling and wall products for decoupling acoustic plasterboards from existing structure when space loss is an issue. The resilient bars would only take around 35mm of current ceiling height after installation. The Resilient bar system will give you a good improvement in both impact and airborne noise when used with acoustic rock-wool and 2 x layers of acoustic plasterboards. Very popular for basements flats as due to an already low ceiling. Can also be used when wanting to comply with Part E Regulations through separating floors.

Acoustic Type C Hanger Approved logos

If you have some height which you can afford to lose and require a product which will decouple a new structure from the existing and is not very disruptive and will give you a good improvement in both impact and airborne noise, then our Acoustic hanger type C ceiling decoupling bracket will be most suitable for you. Excellent acoustic performance when installed to an existing lath and plaster ceiling. If you cannot to loose any ceiling height ask about our Acoustic Type A ceiling hangers.

Independent Ceiling Approved logos

If you are one of the lucky ones and can afford to lose some ceiling height and also want to get excellent improvement in both impact and airborne noise after an installation, then a Full Independent ceiling solution may be the answers? A 25mm Airgap is left between the current and new ceiling structures, eliminating contact between the two ceilings.

Acoustic Genie Clip – Ceiling Remains Approved logos

Genie Clips are very popular decoupling brackets for all types of properties with standard and high ceiling. If you want excellent improvement in both impact and airborne noise without taking too much ceiling height, then our genie clip system would be most suitable for your property. Part E Compliant

Independent Genie Clip Approved logos

When Impact noise is extremely high and you can afford to lose some ceiling height, then our Independent Genie clip solution would work best for you and your ceiling soundproofing. Decoupling the new structure from existing and using the genie clip mount, will give the maximum improvement in impact and airborne noise. *This solution can be further upgraded with MLV 50 and/or 15mm Db boards.

Sound Isolation Clip Approved logos

High-performance acoustic Sound Isolation Clips to improve on both impact and airborne noise through timber joists ceilings. Can also be installed to concrete ceilings. A foolproof system which reduces risks of any error during installation. Outperforms most decoupling brackets by 7db. Great for creating rooms within music studios.

The Sound Isolations clips can be installed with current ceiling remains or when ceiling has to be removed.

Ceiling Solution Comparison

Solution Solution Description Ceiling Height Loss Material Cost Labour Intensity Airborne Noise Improvement Impact Noise Improvement
A Resilient Bars 30mm Medium Medium 50%* 50%*
B Acoustic Type C Hanger 75mm Medium Medium 55%* 55%*
C Independent Ceiling 170mm High High 65%* 65%*
D Acoustic Genie Clip- Ceiling Remains 75mm High High 65%* 65%*
E Independent Genie clip 195mm High High 75–80%+* 75–80%+*
F Sound Isolation Clip 70mm High High 65%+* 65%+*
*above results are averages achieved on various installations through the UK. We cannot guarantee the exact same of improvement on every installation carried out.

Upgrade

All the above systems can also be further upgraded with various soundproofing products to achieve a higher level of noise reduction after installation:

  • MLV100
  • MLV50
  • Green Glue
  • 15mm Db Boards
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