Resilient bars, such as Gypframe RB1, have been the mainstay of ceiling and wall soundproofing for decades. But whilst they are still widely used, they are no longer the best solution - either in terms of performance or ease of use. There is an alternative which outperforms resilient bars by 4-6dB on both airborne and impact noise. Enter the GenieClip.
We have, and always will, supply resilient bar products to our customers (see our handy resilient bar calculator). Often this is because the product is specified in the plans, or simply, it is the product our customers are comfortable installing. However, over the last couple of years more and more are switching to GenieClip.
Firstly, GenieClips offer significantly better performance than resilient bars, as you can see in the diagram below:
4-6dB improvement on both airborne and impact noise, over and above what can be achieved by resilient bars is huge. Remember, the decibel scale is logarithmic! It can often be the different between still being able to hear a conversation on the other side of a wall or not. The key to this improvement is the patented Canadian design, which encompasses a moulded rubber collar to help isolate the sound:
The decibel performance is unparalleled - if you want the gritty details then you can see the lab tested performance clearly on this chart:
Secondly, the GenieClip is quick and easy to install. You don't need to worry about the dry wall screw going through too far and compromising the system like with resilient bars! You can see clearly in this video how simple the implementation can be.