Soundbreaker Bars isolate the plasterboard and soundproof panels from stud walls and ceiling joists. isolating the boards from the timber frame reduces sound and vibration through the building structure. Use soundbreaker bars as acoustic hangers to improve the sound reduction when they are combined as part of a wall and ceiling soundproofing solution.
Increase the sound insulation of walls and ceilings, reduce airborne and impact noise that vibrates along solid surfaces such as wall studs and ceiling joists by attaching soundbreaker bars before you fix the plasterboard or acoustic panels.
The soundbreaker bars are designed to reduce sound as it vibrates through the buildings structure; they also decouple the stud work and the plasterboard reducing the surface area that connects the plasterboard to the stud due to the unique shape of the bar.
Consider using the soundbreaker bar when you are combining soundproof materials to sound insulate walls and ceilings.
With minimal space loss to the room they make them an ideal product to use in a soundproofing system.
Soundbreaker Bars are used as part of a Part E compliant ceiling structure for separating floors. Attach to the ceiling joists before you fit the plasterboard ceiling.
Fitting Soundbreaker bars
Soundbreaker bars are attached to timber or metal studs using screws. Fasten the bars by screwing into the stud work through the pre-drilled holes that run along one edge of the bar.
Once you have attached the bar to the stud work the wide corrugated flange should be facing into the room, if using on a wall the wide flange should be pointing upwards. When the boards are attached to the bars they will pull away from the wall slightly.
We calculate the number of bars needed based on square meterage. One bar per sqm for wall soundproofing systems and one and a half bars per sqm for ceiling soundproofing systems.
For more information on how to fit the bars read the product fitting guide, explaining how to install acoustic hangers on to walls and ceilings.
Soundbreaker Bar Spacing for walls and ceilings
- Walls 600mm centres
- Ceilings 300-350mm centres
Soundproofing systems that use soundbreaker bars
Noisestop Systems provide a range of wall and ceiling soundproofing systems that use these bars as part of the system. The following soundproof kits all have the bars as part of the combination of materials that is supplied with each system.
Use acoustic hangers with combinations of materials for effective levels of airborne and impact noise reduction
Use combinations of acoustic products for the best levels of sound insulation for walls and ceilings. You will reduce impact and airborne sound by using acoustic insulation between stud frames or ceiling joists, this will block and absorb airborne sounds.
Acoustic hangers to the face of the stud frame or on to the ceiling joists, reducing vibration through the structure.
Fit acoustic plasterboard or soundproof panels to the bars to finish your wall or ceiling.