How to Soundproof a Stud Wall
Restore peace in your home with stud wall sound insulation. This guide will show you the best way to sound insulate stud walls. Reduce the transfer of sound between rooms with stud wall sound insulation. Reduce impact and airborne sounds that pass through stud walls by combining soundproof materials. Increase the mass and density for the best sound insulation for stud walls.
The best stud wall acoustic insulation is DFM acoustic insulation slabs between the studs. Fix soundbreaker bars and install soundproof panels for an effective solution for stud walls. Noisestop Systems provide stud wall soundproofing kits to suit different stud depths ranging from 50mm studs, 75mm studs and 100mm studs. Find out more about these stud wall soundproofing solutions below.
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Stud wall kits to soundproof walls
All of our stud wall soundproofing kits combine DFM acoustic insulation, soundbreaker bars, Noisestop 1+ Panels, 12.5mm acoustic plasterboard and AC50 acoustic sealant. The different combinations of kits are to suit the various depths of stud work.
Soundproof stud walls with direct to wall panels
If you decide not to remove the existing plasterboard, the best way of sound-insulating the stud walls would be to apply a direct to wall soundproofing panel. The overall level of soundproofing would not be as high as using a combination of materials. However, you can reduce airborne sound transferring between rooms with wall soundproofing panels.
All soundproof panels in the Noisestop range can be glued or screwed to stud walls to increase sound insulation. The best individual soundproofing panel is the Noisestop Acoustic Panel, and this will reduce the sound of low-mid level airborne sounds transferring through stud walls. See below for our recommended solutions for using direct to wall soundproofing panels on stud walls.
Noisestop Acoustic Panel
Noisestop 1+ Panel
Noisestop 2 Panel
Reduce flanking noise
When you are considering any form of wall soundproofing, you should take into account flanking sound. Sound travels around a building through any cavities it can find. One of the easiest ways for sound to pass through is between floor cavities. Sound transferring through these areas is flanking sound. When soundproofing a wall, you should consider reducing the chance of sound transferring through floor cavities between the floor joists.
If your floor joists are shared with a neighbouring property, it is easy or sounds to transfer through the floor. If you soundproof a party wall, you should check to see if floor joists are going through to your neighbour’s property. Do this by checking which way your floorboards are running. If they run in the same direction as the wall, the chances are you floor joists will be running into the wall, increasing the chance of flanking sound transferring between the properties.
The easiest way to reduce flanking sound through your floors is to insulate between the floor joists. Remove a few floorboards up against the wall and fill the cavity against the wall with acoustic insulation 80kg/m³ would be a suitable density of slab to use. Fit the slabs against the wall, coming back into the room approximately 600mm, or the width of a slab.
The Noisestop range of products has been fitted into homes and businesses across the UK for more than twenty years. In that time, we have developed the Noisestop range of products to ensure the very best levels of soundproofing to restore quiet at work and in your homes.
Using our extensive knowledge of the soundproof and acoustic industry, we have developed products for soundproofing walls, floors and ceilings that are both affordable and, more importantly, good at what they do. All the products we supply have been tried and tested in real-life situations in homes and businesses, so we know they work in real-life situations, not just in a lab.
From our base in Yorkshire, we are well placed to deliver your soundproofing requirements throughout the UK. We send all our soundproof products direct, so we have full control over all the products that leave our warehouse.
Our team are ready and willing in assisting you with any enquiries relating to products in the Noisestop range. Whether you are unsure about a product or don’t know which solution to choose, don’t worry; we have many years of experience, which we can share with you to help solve any noise-related issue.
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