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How to Soundproof a Stud Wall

How to Soundproof a Stud Wall

How to Soundproof a Stud Wall

Restore peace and quiet 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 interior walls.

The best acoustic insulation for stud walls 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. These Range 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 is to suit the various depths of stud work.

For the best level of soundproofing of an existing stud wall is to remove the existing plasterboard from one side of the wall. This will leave the cavity between the stud work exposed, infill between the studs with stud wall sound insulation DFM slabs. Once the stud cavity is filled attach soundbreaker bars to the stud work. Attach horizontally across vertical studs using screws. The soundbreaker bars should be spaced at 600mm centres. Finish the stud wall soundproofing using either specialist soundproofing panels, or two layers of acoustic plasterboard.
Stud Wall Kit

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Soundproof stud walls with direct to wall panels

If you decide not to remove the existing plasterboard the best way of soundproofing 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 of the soundproof panels in the Noisestop range can either be glued or screwed to stud walls to increase sound insulation. The best individual soundproofing panel is the Noisestop Acoustic Panel, 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

Slim sound proof Noisestop Acoustic Panel
Slim sound proofing panels for walls and ceilings
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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 sound to transfer through the floor. If you are soundproofing a party wall you should check to see if floor joists are going through to your neighbours 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, this will increase 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 floor boards 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 off a slab.

Noisestop range

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 been able to develop the Noisestop range of products to ensure the very best levels of soundproofing to restore peace and quiet at work and in your homes.

Using our extensive knowledge of the soundproof and acoustic industry we have been able to develop products to soundproof 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 you don’t know which solution to choose, don’t worry we have had many years of experience which we can share with you to help solve any noise related issue.

You can contact us through our contacts page and send us an enquiry, alternatively give us a call on 01423 339163.

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