Our slimmest party wall soundproofing system at only 43mm thick. Wall System 2 offers maximum noise reduction for minimal space loss. A simple DIY soundproof solution for homeowners looking to sound insulate their walls without losing valuable living space.
- System thickness 43mm
- Noise reduction 54dB
Wall System 2 is a slim soundproofing solution that reduces noise against airborne sounds through solid party walls. The combination of materials in this kit allows you to increase the sound absorption of party walls, restoring peace in your home.
The AcoustiClip Stud Wall System comprises the following materials.
- AcoustiClip – Isolates and decouples the wall from the soundproof panels, decoupling the new wall
- AcosutiChannel – Metal furring channel to attach the soundproof boards
- Acoustic insulation – Adds mass and absorption to reduce airborne sound transfer
- Noisestop 1+ Panel 18mm – Acoustic plasterboard 12.5mm with a layer of 10kg mass loaded vinyl membrane to increase mass and dampen sound and vibration energy
- Acoustic plasterboard 15mm – More mass than standard plasterboard
- Acoustic sealant – Ensure acoustic integrity of the wall by sealing edges and gaps
Thermal Resistance R:
- Acoustic plasterboard 12.5 mm = 0.050 m2 K/W
- Acoustic plasterboard 15.0 mm = 0.060 m2 K/W
- Mass loaded vinyl 0.14 m² K/W
- Acoustic insulation 2.90 W/mK
Thermal Conductivity λR:
- Acoustic plasterboard 0.25 W/mK to BS EN 12524:2000
- Mass loaded vinyl 0.037 W/mK
- Acoustic insulation 0.034 W/mK
Reaction to Fire
- Acoustic plasterboard 12.5mm & 15mm Euroclass A2-s1, d0
- Mass loaded vinyl 10kg EN 13501-1 B-s2,d0 (2)
- Acoustic insulation EN13501-1: A1
Untreated brick wall DnT,w
Single skin 100mm brick wall 38db
Treated brick wall DnT,w
Wall System 2 applied 54dB
Noise reduction with treatment 16dB
Note: Every 10 decibels(dB) reduction in noise level is roughly perceived as a halving of the perceived loudness. So, for instance, if you have a sound that measures 70dB and it decreases to 60dB, it would sound about half as loud to the human ear.
Wall System 2 Products
Quantity of materials supplied with this soundproofing system. Order over 20 sqm by adding additional combinations. For example, to order 35 sqm of this system, you can add 20m and 15m to the basket. These calculations have been based on a room’s average height of 2.4 metres. If you are unsure of the quantities you require or need to alter the number of materials you need, you can order extra materials online or give us a call to discuss your options. Call 01423 339163.
Fitting Wall System 2
- Install a stud frame if one is not already in place
- Fill inside the cavity between each stud with the DFM acoustic insulation slabs. Ensure the slabs are packed tightly between the studs
- Attach the Noisestop 1+ Panel to the stud frame with screws. Leave a 2-3mm gap around the wall’s perimeter to avoid noise transfer. Apply a bead of acoustic sealant to each joint and the edge of the wall
- If you are reinstating electrical outlets, use acoustic putty pads inside the back boxes
NOTE ON FLANKING SOUND – Before installing any soundproofing system, it is important to consider any flanking paths for the sound. These are areas around the wall where sound will bypass the soundproofing and enter the room. The most common flanking path for sounds would be above or below the wall, this would be through a floor or ceiling cavity. If these areas are constructed from timber joists, you should consider filling the cavities above or below the area with DFM acoustic insulation to stop potential flanking noise.
Alternative solutions will offer different soundproofing levels or another installation method that might suit your requirements.
Essential Soundproofing Rules
Achieve the very best wall soundproofing results by following these essential soundproofing rules. These are adding mass/density to the area, isolating or decoupling the new structure from the existing and increasing sound absorption. These rules of soundproofing apply whether you are attempting to soundproof a stud wall or solid brick walls. Increasing mass makes it harder for the sound to transfer. The variety of high-mass products will block a great range of sounds. Decoupling the structure will reduce sound as it vibrates through a solid structure. Increasing absorption allows the wall to absorb the sound energy. These soundproofing principles are built into the design and specification of our wall soundproofing products and systems.
Adding mass/density to an area blocks sound transfer. Using materials with different densities will reduce a greater range of frequencies.
Creating isolation or decoupling the existing structure from the new enhances sound insulation.
Increase sound absorption with materials that absorb sound waves and reduce the energy that carries the sound.
Soundproofing Walls FAQs
The best way to soundproof a wall is to block the sound transmission from one room to another. The most effective methods to soundproof walls are:
Add mass: increasing the density of the wall by adding mass. Use mass loaded vinyl, soundproof plasterboards and high density acoustic insulation to enhance the sound insulation.
Decoupling: By isolating the existing structure from the new wall, you will reduce the vibration sound that transmits through the wall. The AcoustiClip system is the best method of decoupling walls and ceilings.
Sound absorption: The walls ability to absorb sound waves is crucial in noise reduction. Product combinations work best for overall sound absorption or sound dampening. Acoustic insulation and soundproof membranes will dampen and absorb sound waves as they come into contact with them.
All our solutions are designed to incorporate as many of these as possible.
The best way to soundproof party walls and internal stud walls is to use a soundproof system that combines materials to offer the highest level of noise reduction.
We recommend the AcosutClip System to soundproof any wall. The systems incorporate all the soundproofing products to ensure exceptional noise reduction against airborne and vibration noise. Provided with the systems are the AcoustiClip, AcoustiChannel, acoustic insulation, Noisestop 1+ Panels, acoustic plasterboard 15mm and acoustic sealants.
We have the AcoustiClip Direct System, our most popular solution for party walls. If you require soundproofing for excessively noisy neighbours or studios, we have the AcoustiClip Solid Wall System. The AcoustiClip Stud Wall System will restore privacy within your home for internal stud partitions.
Silent Panel 30mm: The Noisestop Silent offers the best acoustic performance of wall soundproofing panels. At only 30mm thick, it can be used to soundproof walls in the tightest of spaces.
Wall System 2: Our thinnest solution combining soundproofing materials is Wall System 2. If you have limited space and require maximum sound insulation this is our recommended solution.
All our products and systems for walls and ceilings are supplied with acoustic plasterboard as the final finish. This type of plasterboard can be finished in the same way as standard plasterboards.
The acoustic plasterboards have a tapered edge which allows for taping and jointing if you want to avoid having them plastered.
Yes, you can reinstate electrical outlets into any of our soundproofing solutions.
We can provide acoustic putty pads for the electrical back boxes for single and double sockets.
You can use your wall as any other wall when attaching lightweight items.
For heavier objects like wall-mounted TVs, you must secure them to the structural wall behind the soundproofing. Direct sound transmission through these fixings would typically be minimised due to the mass and absorption of the soundproof panels.