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Soundstop Panels - Our most popular product due to the ease of installation and quality of results

A Video Guide To Soundstop Panels

Soundstop panels are our most popular party wall soundproofing product (see case studies) due to the ease of fitting and quality of the final result achieved. If you wish to calculate or buy the materials just click on the blue calculator icon below:

When soundproofing a wall it is necessary to improve three basic components.

1) The mass of the wall- This is normally achieved by adding acoustic plasterboard.
2) The Resilience of the wall- This is the springiness of the wall. Without this, the addition of the mass will have very little impact.
3) The sound "absorbancy" of the wall. By adding different components the sound gets trapped more easily within the wall- The most cost effective method is the use of acoustic mineral wool

The soundstop panels improves each of these elements. - We offer two versions of the panel solution the second adding some more mass to give extra performance.

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SoundStop noise insulation panels take advantage of advances in acoustic control technology to strike a highly effective balance between increasing the mass of the transmission wall and introducing a dampening air spring element of acoustic mineral wool. Soundstop panels come in boards which are 2.4m x0.9m they are just 52mm ( 2inches) thick.

*The SoundStop panels can be upgraded from providing 13db increased acoustic protection to 16 db increased acoustic protection through the addition of a 15mm layer of SoundBloc plaster board. This is added by simply gluing it to the sound panels. Fitting Instructions

Electrical Sockets

If you are thinking of refitting electrical sockets back into the wall. You might be advised to line your electrical boxes with acoustic putty.

 

 

Dry lining Soundstop Panels to a smooth decorate-able finish

We are often asked what is the final finish and do I need a plasterer? We provide all the materials necessary to achieve a smooth decorate-able finish. Please see video below on dry-lining. The wall you end with will be similar in appearance to the video. We supply the finishing compound that allows you to achieve a smooth wall without plastering. All items are automatically added when you press the blue calculator.

 

 

The SoundStop panels themselves are a uniquely bonded gypsum and acoustic mineral wool product, which provide different degrees of soundproofing performance. They have been tested to exacting standards (BS EN ISO 140) and conform to all UK Health and Safety regulations.

The best results for soundstop panels are achieved with solid brick party walls. Breeze block walls may suffer from flanking transmission problems so any soundproofing treatments require an assessment of this possible difficulty Flanking Transmission problems.

A note on fireplaces: We are frequently asked whether it is necessary to run wall soundproofing around the chimney breast on a party wall? While there is no definitive answer on this question, we are of the opinion that soundproofing the alcoves either side is usually sufficient. This is because chimneys are typically constructed to be fire and smoke proof and are at least of double brick construction, whereas the walls either side, the alcoves, maybe poorly constructed and of single brick. Of course there are exceptions, but in the majority of cases you can reduce your labour and time considerably by just doing the alcoves. Due to the acoustic nature of stud walls and timber framed walls we would recommend a different set of treatments when upgrading these walls as described in solution 5 stud wall soundproofing. Example results based on typical party wall construction of 100mm brick wall (45-47db)

  Increase in acoustic privacy
52mm Soundstop panels 13db
52mm Soundstop panels plus 15mm SoundBloc plasterboard 16db


So for example after fitting 52mm panels your wall could have a 60 db rating, which is an excellent level of acoustic privacy. Remember these are average figures across a range of frequencies. In practice all sound proofing works better at higher frequencies. Our solution is designed to be fitted to just your side of the wall. If you can install to the other side (the neighbours side) of the wall you will experience an even greater acoustic privacy. See our case studies

Chart comparing all our wall soundproofing solutions

Room Size Loss Labour intensity Airborne Sound
(improvement db)
Relative Material Cost
52mm Low 13-16db* (brick party wall) Low

Solution 2: Genie Clip Wall (independent) ( with tecsound Membrane)

132mm High 27db (30db with Tecsound) Medium

Solution 3: Independent Wall Resilient Bar(with Tecsound Membrane)

107mm High 22 db (26db with Tecsound)) Medium

Solution 4: SM20 Panels

45mm Medium 19db+
High

Solution 5: Stud Wall Soundproofing

35mm Medium 16db+
Medium

 

 

Just see our case studies to see how effective this solution can be.

 


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Customer Reviews  
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Shirley and Robert
05 March 2016

1970\'s Semi Detached
1) Outline the problem? "Our problem is a very deaf neighbour, resulting in us suffering, over a long period of time, from having to listen to the sound of high volume TV programmes, loud voices and banging of internal doors etc through the brick party walls of the adjoining property. We used to have to watch the same TV programme as our neighbour as we could view our mute set and listen easily to the sound from next door !!." 2) Ease of fitting "My husband and his brother (both approaching their 70s in age) fitted the recesses of the adjoining wall with resilient bars, acoustic wool and acoustic plasterboard, and the chimney wall with 52mm soundstop panels. The whole job took two days and both men found the materials easy to work with and the instructions easy to follow." 3) The end result, did it cope with the problem what can you hear now? "What an amazing difference this has made!! I can now sit in my own lounge and read a newspaper or watch TV in peace, something I haven't been able to do for over 8 years. We no longer know which programme our neighbours are watching or if they have friends or relatives visiting and we feel so relieved to have our lives back again. Now and again there is a slightly muffled TV sound penetrating through to our side of the wall but this is completely bearable and nothing at all like the mental torture we have suffered previously."


Walker
23 October 2015

Easy to fit and worked
1) Outline the problem? "My party wall had just as well not been there. I could hear my neighbours and their children whenever they raised their voice. They didnít need to shout to be heard. The only problem with their television was we couldn \'t see the picture otherwise I could have sold my TV .It was becoming really annoying especially at weekends. We could hear almost everything & I mean everything especially at night !! 2) Ease of fitting? "I fitted the soundproofing , and it really is easy .I even did it on my own without help. I just followed the simple instructions supplied and it really was simple. Even cutting the boards was easy as pie. You would not know it was there. That canít be bad especially as I have only ever attempted simple D.I.Y tasks before." 3) The end result, did it cope with the problem what can you hear now? "The results are outstanding. There is no way Iím letting my neighbour know Iíve put it up because they will probably be even noisier than before. I can only hear their television when they blast it, plus you can hear it louder from outside the house now! Their everyday noise is virtually none existent unless you turn off the TV and put your ear to the wall, even then itís a quiet mumble. Even at night the noise is really, really difficult to hear, you have to try and hear them now!! A brilliant product with brilliant results and easy to fit .Believe me it works!!!"


Gary Albian
11 September 2014

Did the job
1) Outline the problem " We could hear the people next door talking loudly and shouting at each other, it was loud enough to hear above the sound of our TV with the volume turned up." 2) Ease of fitting? "I found it very easy to fit the boards,and could not think of anything to make it easier." 3) The end result, did it cope with the problem what can you hear now? "Now after fitting the boards it has made a dramatic difference it is much better, we can sometimes hear something but it is mainly a distant muffled sound, I would say an 90% improvement and would use the same method again."


Heather
29 April 2014

Pleased
1) Outline the problem? I live next door to a very nice young family, unfortunately they have a nocturnal two year old who kept me awake as well as his harassed parents. I didnt blame anyone, its just normal family life, but I needed to get some sleep at night .I found this web site and as the cost was affordable I decided it was worth a try. 2) Ease of fitting? I had the bedroom room re plastered at the same time as the fitment of the boards to the party wall, the boards were fitted and the room re plastered all in one day and as I had all the materials, the cost was just the days labour. 3) The end result, did it cope with the problem/ what can you hear now? The improvement is immense, I can sometimes hear the family faintly if I am awake, but I am never woken by them now. At the moment I have bought the boards to do the party wall in the living area and in time I am also going to sound stop the other party walls in the house..

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