How to Soundproof Walls
How to soundproof walls, find the best way to soundproof a wall. Reduce sound transferring through by adding mass, density and creating separation. This will ensure sound is blocked and absorbed before the sound can transfer through the wall. High-density panels will block sound passing through walls, while acoustic insulation slabs will absorb sound waves as they try to pass through the wall. Create separation by using soundbreaker bars as acoustic hangers to reduce sound as it vibrates through the wall’s structure.
This guide will show the best way to soundproof walls to increase sound insulation between rooms. Whether your requirement is to soundproof walls against noisy neighbours or you need to increase privacy in your own home. Find answers in this how-to soundproof walls guide that suit your needs.
Wall Soundproofing range
Our wall soundproofing solutions range from thin sound panels for walls to complete acoustic wall systems, the best way to soundproof a room. Please take a look at our complete range of products for soundproofing walls. Alternatively, continue reading through our how to soundproof walls guide for more information on the best soundproofing for walls.
Please view our complete range of wall soundproofing products.
How to soundproof walls with soundproof panels for walls
One of the most common questions we are asked is, can I soundproof my wall without losing space? The answer is yes; you can increase the sound insulation of your walls without compromising living space.
Noisestop Systems have developed a range of slim wall soundproofing panels suitable for soundproofing existing walls. These sound deadening for wall panels will block the sound of background TV noise and conversation coming through your walls. Effectively reduce general household noises through a party wall from your neighbour. Wall soundproof panels will also increase the sound insulation for walls in your home, increasing privacy between rooms.
Noisestop Acoustic Panel
Noisestop Acoustic Panel is our best individual wall soundproofing solution. As a stand-alone soundproofing board, it will ensure your walls reduce up to 50dB of sound. These panels are quick and easy to install in your home. Soundproofing existing walls that have been plastered or decorated. Soundproof existing partition or internal stud walls without compromising living space. At only 22.5mm thick, these panels will soundproof walls without you losing valuable living space. Find out more about the Noisestop Acoustic Panel.
Noisestop 2 Panel
The Noisestop 2 Panel is the only soundproof panel that can be bonded directly to soundproof brick walls. This soundproof panel can be fitted onto any wall using plasterboard adhesive, dot and dab the panel onto bare brick or walls that have already been finished. These panels will soundproof a wall up to 46dB; this will ensure your walls comply with Part E and reduce unwanted noise from noisy neighbours. Find out more about Noisestop 2 Panels.
Combine soundproofing materials to effectively soundproof walls
When the best sound insulation for walls is required, we recommend using a combination of soundproof materials. Combing acoustic materials will soundproof a wall already built. Using a combination of materials to reduce impact and airborne sound through walls already built. High-density acoustic insulation slabs block and absorb sound from reverberating inside stud work. Further increase the soundproofing apply soundproof boards to block and absorb sound coming through the wall.
Build a false wall to stop sound transfer through partition walls; alternatively, incorporate soundproof materials into a stud wall for soundproofing internal walls. We have a range of solutions for soundproofing existing walls.
Please take a look through our wall soundproofing systems for party wall and stud wall soundproofing.
Wall System 1
This soundproofing system is used mainly to soundproof party walls against high levels of neighbour noise. The complete system is only 83mm thick meaning a small amount of space loss for high levels of airborne and impact noise reduction. Materials supplied with this system are 50mm DFM acoustic insulation, soundbreaker bars, Noisestop 1+ Panel and AC50 acoustic sealant.
Wall System 2
Stud wall soundproofing solutions
Soundproof stud walls using our stud wall kits. A combination of different thicknesses of acoustic insulation to suit the depth of your existing stud walls. Alternatively, combine any of the individual products when building a soundproof wall. Restore quiet in your home by soundproofing a wall between rooms, insulating your stud walls to stop noise transfer between rooms.
Stud Wall Kits
Reduce flanking noise when soundproofing a wall
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 moving through floor cavities between the floor joists.
If your floor joists are shared with a neighbouring property, it is easy for 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 likelihood 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 to soundproof walls, floors and ceilings that are 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 to 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.
You can contact us through our contacts page and send us an enquiry, alternatively give us a call on 01423 339163.