Noisestop 1 Panel
The thin, space-saving Noisestop 1 Panel can be used to increase the sound insulation of existing walls. Use it to insulate new and existing stud walls and as part of a system to soundproof party walls as well as on ceilings. To ensure the best level of soundproofing, it should be combined with acoustic and insulation and soundbreaker bars.
- 1200mm x 1200mm x 15mm (1.44 sqm)
- Airborne sound insulation: 39dB
- Suitable for use on walls and ceilings
- Combine with soundbreaker bars and acoustic insulation
- Quick and easy to install
- Acoustic membrane pre-bonded to the acoustic plasterboard
- Ready to plaster or tape and fill the tapered edge
- 30 minute fire rating
Noisestop 1 Panel is a thin soundproofing panel. The product combines a 12.5mm acoustic plasterboard which is bonded to a 2.5mm/5kg/m² mass loaded barrier mat. The result of combining the materials in this way ensure airborne sound transfer is reduced. The high mass of the product and the damping qualities of the barrier mats combined block and absorb sound and vibration from passing through the structure it is applied.
All the soundproof panels in the Noisestop range are supplied with the barrier membrane already bonded to the acoustic plasterboard. This makes for ease of installation, unlike other products that you have to apply to the plasterboard yourself.
Fitting Noisestop 1 Panels
Noisestop 1 Panels are really easy to fit yourself. They can be cut to shape using a sharp knife, hand saw or circular saw. We supply these soundproofing panels with a tapered edge, so can be tapered and filled or plastered for a quality finish. To install, simply:
- Attach to timber studs, ceiling joists or soundbreaker bars with screws.
- Use acoustic sealant around the edge of each board.
- Leave a 2-3mm gap around the perimeter of the wall or ceiling that the boards are being applied to reduce flanking sound. Fill this gap once the panels have been installed with acoustic sealant.
Noisestop 1 Panel Fitted to Walls & Ceilings
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 you soundproof 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 100mm/80k/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.