Noisestop 2 panels are part of the Noisestop direct to wall soundproofing range. The combination of two layers acoustic plasterboard and the mass loaded vinyl centre that make up this soundproof board will block and absorb airborne sounds. Acoustic plasterboard is made to a higher density than normal plasterboard meaning it is much better at stopping sound transmission than normal plasterboard. The centre of the panel is a 2.5mm high density vinyl, this centre of the panel blocks sound that would normally transfer through a wall, it also reduces vibration of the plasterboard. As sound tries to pass through a solid surface the sound waves vibrate, by reducing this vibration the panel reduces the over all level of sound.
- DIY soundprooing
- Thin soundprooing solution or walls, can be applied to ceilings
- 1 hour fire rating
- 45dB reduction
- Noisy neighbour solution
- Part E compliant for separating walls
- Bond directly to walls using plasterboard adhesive
It is not always possible to install soundproofing systems that combine various acoustic products if you have a limited amount of space. Rooms that require soundproofing in your home, or work place environments like offices and meeting rooms with limited space can use this type of soundproofing panel to reduce conversation or television sound from passing between rooms. As a stand alone soundproofing panel the Noisestop 2 panel is an ideal choice if you need to increase the sound insulation of a room, but do not want to lose valuable space in your room.
Fitting Noisestop 2 panels
The most common application or these panels is direct to walls, this means bonding them directly on to the walls surface with plasterboard adhesive. By using this method you reduce the possibility of sound transferring through screw fixings. These boards can also be used to upgrade acoustic wall systems by fitting them to studs or soundbreaker bars. If you are soundproofing ceilings use these panels over an existing ceiling, or as part of a new acoustic ceiling.
- Apply directly on to walls using plasterboard adhesive
- Screw panels on to stud frames, soundbreaker bars or ceiling joists
- Plaster directly on to the panel
- Tapered edges mean you can tape and fill the edges as an alternative to plastering
Fit these panels directly on to your walls using plasterboard adhesive. This type of application, referred to as dot and dab means there is no need or mechanical fixings. Apply the plasterboard adhesive as per the instructions on the bag. Adhesive can be applied to the wall in fist size dabs use a minimum of 9 dabs per board. Ensure the boards are level as you apply them. Use the acoustic sealant along the edge of each board as you install them and around the perimeter of the wall. Cut the panels using a hand saw or circular saw to shape.
These panels can be used as part of an acoustic wall or ceiling soundproofing system, this will require them being fixed to stud walls, ceiling joists or soundbreaker bars. Use dry wall or universal screws to apply the boards to these structures. If you are fitting the panels on to ceilings they will require a minimum of 16 screws per board. Once the panels have been fitted you can plaster or tape and fill the tapered edges prior to decorating.
Noisestop Tip – Apply the acoustic sealant to the edge of each board as you install them before you put the next one up. By applying the sealant as you go you will ensure a really good acoustic seal at the end. Once you have finished you can go round filling any small areas that require filling.
|Fire rating||1 hour|
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 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.
Direct to wall soundproofing comparison table
Direct to wall soundproofing solutions
|Product||Type of noise||Systems thickness||Noise reduction|
|Noisestop Acoustic Panel||Clearly audible noise, loud conversation||22.5mm||50dB|
|Noisestop1||Low level noise, for higher results results use as part of a wall system||15mm||39dB|
|Noisestop1+||Low level noise, for higher results results use as part of a wall system. Supplied with all our soundproofing kits||18mm||42dB|
|Noisestop2+||General domestic background noise improved performance||30mm||48dB|
|Noisestop2||Normal conversation and background noise||28mm||45dB|
How to soundproof walls – A wall soundproofing guide
The Noisestop range of products have been fitted into homes and businesses across the UK for more than twenty years. In that time we have been able to develop the Noisestop range of products to ensure the very best levels of soundproofing to restore peace and quiet at work and in your homes.
Using our extensive knowledge of the soundproof and acoustic industry we have been able to develop products to soundproof walls, floors and ceilings that are both affordable and more importantly good at what they do. All the products we supply have been tried and tested in real life situations in homes and businesses, so we know they work in real life situations, not just in a lab.
From our base in Yorkshire we are well placed to deliver your soundproofing requirements throughout the UK. We send all our soundproof products direct so we have full control over all the products that leave our warehouse.
Our team are ready and willing in assisting you with any enquiries relating to products in the Noisestop range. Whether you are unsure about a product, or you don’t know which solution to choose, don’t worry we have had many years of experience which we can share with you to help solve any noise related issue.
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