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Soundbreaker Bar Acoustic Hanger 3m

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Our Acoustic Hangers absorb sound as it passes through your walls and ceilings, restoring peace and privacy to your home.

Soundbreaker bars are applied to stud walls and ceiling joists to reduce sound vibrating through. The bar’s design isolates plasterboard or soundproof panels from the stud frame or ceiling joist. This separation efficiently reduces noise transference. Order yours today.

    • Size 3m x 75mm x 17mm
    • Soundproofing for Stud walls, party walls, ceilings and soundproofing systems
    • Fitting DIY soundproofing or trades
    • Reduces Vibration and impact sounds
    • Noise reduction Varies (decibels explained)
    • Compliant Part E

     

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Soundbreaker Bars

Soundbreaker bars are designed to improve the sound insulation of walls and ceilings significantly. The soundbreaker bars effectively separate plasterboard and soundproof panels from the stud frame or ceiling joist. The decoupling of the building structure from the plasterboard reduces sound transferring from room to room.

They are an integral part of any wall and ceiling soundproofing solution. To achieve the best possible isolation level, you should consider using these acoustic hangers whenever you consider soundproofing walls or ceilings. Soundbreaker bars are also the perfect solution for any project that requires Building Regulations Part E compliance.

Product Specification

  • 3m (l) x 75mm (w) x 17mm (d)
  • Galvanised steel

Our friendly experts are here to assist with all your soundproofing needs. Get in touch to discuss solutions for your home and tips for installation. You can also check out our guide to fitting soundbreaker bars.

Soundbreaker Bars on Walls

Reduce sound transfer between rooms by attaching the acoustic hangers to timber and metal studs. Fix the bars horizontally across studs at 600mm centres and fix the boarding to the corrugated fixing flange.

The soundbreaker bars will reduce the sound that transfers through walls by absorbing sound that would normally vibrate through the wall’s structure. The unique design decouples the plasterboard from the stud frame.

Soundbreaker Bars on Ceilings

Soundproof ceilings with soundbreaker bars when they are installed on timber ceiling joists. Bars are attached at right angles to the joist. Spacing for the bars on ceilings should be approximately 400mm centres. The bars reduce the sound that transfers through the ceiling by absorbing sound that would normally vibrate through the ceiling’s structure. The unique design decouples the plasterboard from the ceiling joist.

Acoustic Hangers for Part E Separating Ceilings

If you are creating separate dwellings between floors for either new build or conversion projects, you should use soundbreaker bars to construct the ceiling. Ensure your project complies with Building regulations by incorporating soundbreaker bars, acoustic insulation and two layers of acoustic plasterboard. Finalise the construction with a suitable floor covering comprising either acoustic underlays or floating floors. For more information on complying with Part E, please call 01423 339163, alternatively get in touch by sending us a message, contact us.

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Alternative Solutions

Alternative solutions that will offer different levels of soundproofing or another kind of installation method that might suit your requirements.

Wall and Ceiling Soundproofing

Make sure you are getting the right soundproofing for your needs. Understanding the most common types of noise and how to stop them will help you decide the right solution.

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.

For help and advice, get in touch, speak to an adviser, call 01423 339163. Alternatively, please send us your enquiry.

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    Additional information

    Weight 2 kg
    Length

    3m

    Width

    75mm

    Product depth

    17mm

    Product Fitting Guide

    Soundbreaker Bars

    Soundbreaker bars are acoustic hangers used to increase isolation and sound insulation when installed on walls and ceilings. Increase the separation between plasterboard and soundproof panels from stud walls and ceiling joists.

     Soundbreaker bars absorb vibration that carries sound waves through a wall or ceiling structure. Reducing the vibration reduces the overall level of sound that would transmit through a wall or ceiling without the separation created by installing the bars.

    Product information

    • Length 3m
    • Weight 2kg
    • Depth 17mm
    • Fixing area 45mm

    Quick fixing guide for soundbreaker bars

     

    • Fixed to walls and ceilings
    • Only use on timber or metal studs and timber ceiling joists
    • Attach the bars by screwing through the pre-drilled holes
    • The pre-drilled holes go to the bottom, and the corrugated section faces into the room when fixing to walls
    • No need for drilling into the bars
    • Screw straight through the boarding into the corrugated section of the bar
    • Space at 600m for walls
    • Space at 300-350mm for ceilings

    Fitting soundbreaker bars

    You can fit Soundbreaker bars onto any stud frame, including timber and metal frames. You can also fit the acoustic hangers to ceiling joists.

    You shouldn’t fix the bars straight over plasterboarded walls and ceilings or directly onto solid walls. The bars should only be fixed into stud work.

    Soundbreaker bars are fastened to the wall or ceiling with screws. You will not need specialist screws; you can use any screw. Ensure the screw is a minimum of 25mm long.

    Fitting the bars to stud work or ceiling joists

    Before you begin fixing the bars, it’s worth noting which way round the bars are fitted when fixing them to a wall. The narrow edge of the bar has pre-drilled holes running along the entire length of the bar. This edge comes into contact with the stud frame or ceiling joist.

    The bar is attached at right angles to the stud or ceiling joist. Attach the bar by screwing through the pre-drilled holes along the bar’s edge as they contact the stud or joist. If your wall or ceiling is longer than 3m, you should overlap the bar at the nearest stud or ceiling joist.

    Spacing the bars on walls and ceilings

    The correct spacing for bars fitted to a stud wall is 600mm. The first bar is fitted to the bottom of the wall, approximately 50mm up from the floor. The second bar you fix should be 600mm from the floor to the centre of the corrugated fixing edge. Repeat the process up the wall centring each bar at 600mm. A bar will also need to be fitted at the top of the wall, approximately 50mm from the ceiling. Following this method will ensure you have a minimum of three bars per board to fix into.

    Bars are fixed to ceiling joists similarly to walls, fastening through the holes along the edge of the bar into the ceiling joist. The bars are run at right angles to the direction of the joists. The spacing for the bars on ceilings is between300-350mm between the bars. Following this method will ensure you have a minimum of four bars per board to fix into.

    Attaching plasterboard and soundproof panels to soundbreaker bars

    Once you have fitted the bars, you can fix the plasterboard or soundproof panels to the bars. You will not require any specialist screws to attach the boards to the bars

    Fix the boarding into the bars by screwing through the boards into the wide corrugated fixing flange of the bar. You will not need to drill any holes beforehand; the screws will puncture the bar and hold the boards in place.

    You should have three bars per board to fix if you are soundproofing walls. If you fit onto ceilings, you should have four bars per board. Use a minimum of five screws when attaching the panels to the bars for walls and ceilings.

    If you need any help regarding products or how they are fitted, call 01423 339163.

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    Delivery Information

    Free Delivery

    Free delivery to mainland UK addresses on orders over £750*.

    Standard Delivery

    Our standard delivery charges are based on the delivery method that is most suitable for the products ordered. Most of the goods we sell are delivered on pallets. Some smaller items will be delivered via courier.

    Standard delivery charge for goods delivered on a pallet £55*

    Standard delivery charge for smaller items £20*

    Certain postcodes will incur additional charges. AB*, DD*, IV*, KW*, PA*, PH* will be charged at £56**. UK islands, including the following postcodes, will be charged £95*. PO30*, PO31*, PO32*, PO33*, PO34*, PO35*, PO36, PO37*, PO38*, PO39*, PO40*, PO41*, IM*, BT*, JE*, GY*

    When you are ordering multiple products, only one delivery charge will be applied if the order total before VAT is £750* or over free delivery will be applied automatically.

    If you have special delivery requirements, please let us know at the point of ordering. It is possible to leave delivery instructions when you place an online order.

    Special Deliveries

    We can arrange to have orders delivered on Saturdays. A surcharge would be applied of an additional £50.

    Please call 01423 339163 if you require any of these additional services.

    How long will delivery take?

    We aim to despatch orders within 2-3 days of placing your order.

    If you order online, you will receive a confirmation email that we have received your order, and it has gone through for processing. We will then contact you once the order is just about ready to be despatched to confirm a suitable delivery date. If you would like to discuss delivery times with us please call 01423 339163. We recommend contacting us if you require the goods to be delivered on a specific date before placing your order.

    If you place an order over the weekend, or on a Bank Holiday this will be confirmed as an order on the first working day after the weekend or Bank Holiday.

    If you need goods in a hurry give us a call. We carry most items in stock which can be delivered quickly if required, call 01423 339163.

    How will my order be delivered?

    The majority of orders we despatch are sent on pallets. We use a network of pallet distribution companies across the UK. All our pallet deliveries are kerbside deliveries. This means the pallet will be delivered as near to the delivery address as possible. Pallets are unloaded from the vehicles with a pallet truck. If it is possible the pallets can be dropped on driveways if they are accessible with the pallet truck.

    Pallet deliveries are normally made on 7.5-tonne vehicles that are similar in size to bin lorries. Occasionally larger vehicles are used. If you know of any reason why it might be difficult to deliver to your address with this type of vehicle, please let us know so we can pass the information on to the delivery company. Typical delivery problems can include parking restrictions, access issues for certain size vehicles, low bridges and overhanging trees. Call 01423 339163 if you are unsure.

    Unfortunately, the delivery drivers will not bring the goods into your property or unload the individual items from the pallets.

    Many of our items are heavy and often require two people to carry them safely.

    All orders sent on pallets are wrapped and secured to the pallet to protect them while in transit. Once you have received your order, we would recommend storing the materials inside. If you are planning on leaving your goods outside, you should use additional coverage to protect them from any adverse weather conditions.

    Damaged or missing items

    In the unfortunate event that items are damaged or missing when your order arrives, you should sign damaged or missing items on the driver’s paperwork. Call 01423339163 to let us know of the issue to allow us to quickly rectify the problem.

    We might ask for a picture of the damage; this is to speed up the process of arranging a suitable solution.

    To enable us to resolve any issues with your delivery it is important that you sign for your delivery when it arrives.

    Returns

    Can I return items from my order? Yes, you can return unused items from your order that are in a salable condition. We can arrange to collect any unused materials and have them brought back to us. We would refund the cost of the items returned back to us less the shipping cost incurred by the company collecting the items. The cost to return the goods would be confirmed at the point of arranging the return. The refund would be paid once the goods have been brought back and have been checked at our warehouse.

    Alternatively, you can arrange to return the materials back to us, and we will issue a refund once they have been received.

    *All prices displayed are exclusive of VAT @ 20%. This will be added at the end of the checkout process before you confirm your order.

    If you require any additional information regarding deliveries, please give us a call 01423 339163, alternatively get in touch via our contacts page.

    How do I attach the bars to the stud frame or ceiling joist?

    Answer: The bars are screwed directly into stud frames and ceiling joists by using the pre-drilled holes that run along the edge of the bars. You do not have to do any drilling to fix these acoustic hangers.

    Which way up do I fix the bars to my stud work?

    Answer: You attach the hangers to stud frames with the pre-drilled fixing section of the bars at the bottom. The wider corrugated flange should be facing into the room.

    How do you fix the panels to the soundbreaker bars?

    Answer: The boards that are being fixed to the bars are screwed straight into the wide corrugated section of the bar. You will not need to drill any holes. The screws will go through the panel and puncture the corrugated section of the bar.

    How do you cut soundbreaker bars?

    Answer: The acoustic hangers can be cut using tin ships or cut to size with a hack saw.

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