The Noisedeck 18T acoustic floorboard will ensure Part E compliance in new builds and conversions. It can be installed as a complete soundproofing system for separating timber floors. Install the Noisedeck 18T as an overlay system over existing floorboards. Being one of the slimmest soundproof overlay systems at only 18mm means the Noisedeck 18T is a great choice for use in rooms where limits restrict the flooring solution’s depth. When installed as part of a complete sound reduction system, it enables a timber floor to meet the sound transmission regulations of Approved Document E 2003 and subsequent amendments in 2004, 2010, 2013 and 2015.
Tongue and groove interlocking soundproof overlay system.
- System thickness 18mm
- Noise reduction
- Airborne noise 49dB
- Impact noise 53dB
The Noisedeck 18T comprises the following materials.
- 12mm P5 V313 moisture resistant chipboard
- 6mm layer of Isofiba
Noisedeck 18T performance as an overlay system over:
- 18mm chipboard floor.
- 200mm x 70mm joists @ 450mm centres with100mm 60kg/m3 insulation between joists.
- 20kg/m2 double boarded 25mm o/a plasterboard on resilient bars @ 400mm centres
perpendicular to the joist direction.
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When installed as part of a complete sound reduction system, it enables a timber floor to meet the sound transmission regulations of Approved Document E 2003 and subsequent amendments in 2004, 2010, 2013 and 2015.
- Fit Noisestop Isolation tape to the room’s perimeter before installing the flooring to isolate it from the walls. The tape is folded over the flooring and secured below the skirting. Excess can be trimmed with a sharp knife.
- Commence the installation at the furthest point in the room from the entrance. Ensure the timber floor soundproofing panels at the end are no less than 200m wide.
- Lay Noisedeck 18T over a structural timber sub-floor in a brick bond pattern and glue the tongue and groove edges with PVA wood glue. Wipe away surplus glue before it dries.
Separating Ceiling to Meet Part E Building Regulations
Comply with Part E Building Regulations by installing the Noisedeck 18T over an existing sub-floor using the following ceiling construction method. This system is suitable for timber ceilings.
Noisedeck 18T System Products
Floor and Ceiling Soundproofing
Make sure you are getting the right timber floor soundproofing solution for your needs. Understanding the most common types of noise and how to stop them will help you decide the right floor soundproofing products for your space.
Different Types of Sound
- Airborne sounds – Conversation, TV noise and radios are examples of airborne sound. The best way to stop airborne sounds is to add mass/density to the walls or ceilings.
- Impact/vibration sounds – Footfall and moving furniture across a floor are examples of impact sounds. The best way to reduce these sounds is to create separation.
In summary, the best way to reduce airborne sounds is by increasing the mass of the area you would like to soundproof. Reducing impact/vibration sounds is achieved by creating separation within the structure.
Reducing Impact and Airborne Sounds
By following some of these steps, you will ensure you get the best level of soundproofing for your room.
- Mass/Density – Increasing the mass and density of the area you are soundproofing will block airborne sounds from transferring between rooms. You will increase the mass of walls and ceilings using materials such as soundproof panels or high-density acoustic insulation slabs.
- Separation – Incorporating separation within the structure will reduce vibration and impact sounds transferring between rooms. Achieve separation by building independent stud walls and ceilings. If you don’t have the space in the room, you can use acoustic clips and resilient channels to decouple the wall and ceiling.
- Absorption – Use materials that are going to absorb sounds. Acoustic insulation is suitable for sound absorption as it converts the sound waves into heat as it passes through the insulation. Dense mass loaded barriers will also dampen and absorb sound. Use acoustic underlays or floating floors to absorb footfall through timber and concrete flooring.