Ceiling System 1
Ceiling System 1 is a high performing ceiling soundproofing solution that offers excellent airborne and impact sound reduction. With only 80mm of ceiling height loss this system offers excellent sound insulation with minimal loss of ceiling height. Ceiling System 1 achieves high levels of noise reduction due to the combination of materials and how they are installed on to the ceiling. The system combines two layers of insulation to increase airborne sound reduction.
Separation which is key to ceiling soundproofing is created by fitting the soundbreaker bars, acoustic hangers that reduce vibration through the buildings structure.
The final layer of boards is applied fixed directly into the soundbreaker bars. The Noisestop 1+ panels supplied as part of this solution combine acoustic plasterboard with high mass loaded vinyl sheeting. The resultant panel blocks sound and reduces vibration through the plasterboard.
- Noise reduction against airborne and impact sound
- 57dB reduction for airborne sound
- 52dB reduction for impact sound
- 30 minute fire protection
- DIY ceiling soundproofing solution
- Part E compliant for separating floors
Fitting Ceiling System 1
This soundproof ceiling solution uses the existing ceiling joists. Before you begin installing this solution you should remove the existing ceiling. An alternative method to installing this system would require insulating from the floor above.
If you don’t want to remove your ceilings you can remove the floorboards and access the cavity between the joists from above. Whichever option you choose follow these guidelines for fitting this system.
- Insulate the cavity between the existing joists with the 100mm DFM acoustic insulation. Ensure no gaps are left and the whole area has been filled
- Fix a counter batten to the underside of the ceiling joists, this will allow for the additional 50mm DFM acoustic insulation. If you have removed the ceilings fix straight into the exposed ceiling joists at right angles. If the ceiling is still up you will have to locate the joists and then fix the timber battens in place.
- Fit the soundbreaker bars to the stud frame at 400mm centres using screws. More information on fitting soundbreaker bars is available here. Acoustic hangers will reduce vibration through the ceilings structure
- Screw the Noisestop 1+ panels to the soundbreaker bars, no need to pre-drill any holes. Soundproof panels with high density barriers will block sound and reduce vibration
- Apply AC50 acoustic sealant to the edge of each of the panels. Use the acoustic sealant around the perimeter of the ceiling to ensure the whole area is acoustically sealed
Noisestop Tip – Apply the acoustic sealant to the edge of each board as you install them before you put the next one up. By applying the sealant as you go you will ensure a really good acoustic seal at the end. Once you have finished you can go round filling any small areas that require filling.
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The Noisestop range of products have 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.