Installing Wall System 1
Installation Instructions for:
Wall System 1
- All skirting and coving is
to be removed. Electrical sockets can be extended to fit on to the new
soundproof wall once completed.
Fixing wall system option 1
- Before the installation commences
we recommend you lift some of the floor boards and inspect the wall area
below the floor level. Dense Fibre Matting (DFM) 100mm/80kgm³ should be
used to in fill these areas as necessary, this will help reduce flanking
noise, further insulation is available on request. Replace the floor boards
as these will act as a solid base for the system.
- Erect the stud wall using
timber or metal stud work, the depth of the stud should be a minimum of
50mm to incorporate the DFM acoustic insulation. The wall can be erected
against the existing wall, try to avoid fixing into the wall as this will
reduce sound transferring along the screws. Leaving a 25mm gap between the
existing wall and the acoustic wall will enhance the soundproofing of this
acoustic wall system. Fix the new wall to the floor, ceiling and the return
walls. Centre the studs between 595-600mm to accommodate the DFM slabs
which are 600mm wide.
- The DFM should be pushed in
to the cavity created by the battens, the material will friction fit and
should not need any fixings to hold it in place. The DFM can be cut with a
hand saw or a knife when necessary, ensure that no gaps are left when
installing the DFM, use off cuts in any areas that may need filling.
- The soundbreaker bars can
now be fitted to the wall. Starting from the bottom of the wall fix the
first bar at right angles to the battens using screws. Fix the screws
through the pre-drilled holes on the bars ensuring the wide flange is
facing up and the section of pre-drilled holes is at the bottom, flat to
the battens. Repeat this along the full length of the wall. Bars can be
cut to length using tin snips or a hack saw, if you need to join any bars
together you can over lap them. Repeat this process up the wall with a gap
of 600m between the bars, each board should be attached to three
Soundbreaker Bars. NOTE: bars should be spaced to
allow the top of the fisat layer of boards and the bottom of the top row
of boards to share one bar. We recommend bars spaced at around 600mm
centres to achieve this.
- Now the wall should look
like a chess board with battens running one way and the bars running at
right angles. You can now fix the boards to the Soundbreaker Bars; boards
should be screwed directly into the bars through the wide corrugated
section of the bar, do not screw in to the battens behind the bars as this
will reduce there effectiveness. You do not need to pre-drill holes, the
screws will go through the board and puncture the bar, and this will hold
the boards in place. We recommend that you use a minimum of 12 screws per
board (3 rows of 4). The boards can be cut to size with either a hand saw
or equivalent. Please ensure that you seal all joints with a suitable
acoustic sealant. An extra layer of 12.5mm soundblock board can be applied
over the top if required. Once completed the wall can be decorated to your
desired finish, we recommend that the wall is plastered.
For technical advice please call 08451 306269.
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