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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: SS20 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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11 September 2014

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.\\\"



29 April 2014

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..



05 February 2014

I felt the soundstop panels were nice and easy to fit onto my party wall. Was little tricky cutting around for my plug socket, but all worked well. Also great just to have the finished plasterboards ready to paint and not having to pay for a plasterer. The sound reduction is amazing and will now use on my upstairs bedroom.



08 May 2013

1) Outline the problem? Noisy neighbours - noise varied from full on parties to general noise, tv, coughing, talking etc... 2) Ease of fitting? Very straightforward as it is essentially just gluing boards to the wall. 3) The end result, did it cope with the problem/ what can you hear now? Background noise really reduced - you have to press your ear against the wall to hear anything! It iss great to have some privacy!
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