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Acoustic Hanger and Bracket Solution

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Top Rated Suspended Ceiling

Top Rated Suspended Ceiling

- A low mess ceiling solution

- A very DIY-able Solution

- Online calculator will work out your exact requirements

- Delivery direct to your door within 48 hours

Our Acoustic Hanger & Bracket Solutions:

Solution: Ceiling Depth Gain: Solution Airborne Performance: Typical Airborne Improvement: Typical Impact Improvement:
Solution:Acoustic Hangers Ceiling Depth Gain:37-90mm Airborne Performance:46 dB Airborne Improvement:18 dB Typical Impact Improvement:16 dB
Solution:Acoustic Hangers + SBx Upgrade Ceiling Depth Gain:37-81mm Airborne Performance:51 dB Airborne Improvement:20 dB Typical Impact Improvement:19 dB
Solution:45mm Brackets Ceiling Depth Gain:72mm Metal or 92mm Wood Airborne Performance:46 dB Airborne Improvement:18 dB Typical Impact Improvement:16 dB
Solution:125mm Brackets Ceiling Depth Gain:82-167mm Airborne Performance:46 dB Airborne Improvement:18 dB Typical Impact Improvement:16 dB

Why choose an Acoustic Hanger or Bracket?

When it comes to soundproofing a ceiling it is essential you consider both issues that need resolving: impact sound and airborne sound.

For those who are budget conscious, the ceiling hangers are an excellent choice in cases where you are able to lose 85mm-91mm (about 3 inches) of ceiling height. It is not an intrusive method of sound insulating your ceiling, as it is relatively mess free. This is because you usually retain your existing ceiling. This is particularly the case where you have existing lath and plaster ceilings and don't want the mess of removing the old ceiling.

The Acoustic Hanger is part of a Regulation E system for flat conversions. The full solution can be found at www.uksoundproofing.co.uk

Our Hangers & Brackets:

Type A Hanger

Type A Hanger

Performance wise the product has superior impact sound qualities when compared to resilient bars. These can be fitted to the side of joists and so result in minimal ceiling height loss whilst providing effective soundproofing.

Like resilient bars, the hanger acts as a de-coupler by means of an acoustic pad within the hanger that prevents sound transfer from one surface to another. These Type A hangers are fitted to the side of joists so require that the existing ceiling is removed but give the benefit of reduced loss of ceiling height compared with type C hangers.

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Type C Hanger

Type C Hanger

Isosonic Acoustic Hanger Type C can be used for up-rating an existing ceiling, providing an effective resilient component. Performance wise the product has superior impact sound qualities when compared to resilient bars.

Like resilient bars, the hanger acts as a de-coupler by means of an acoustic pad within the hanger that prevents sound transfer from one surface to another. Being about 3-4 db better performing, these Type 1 hangers are best used when keeping the existing ceiling in place. This is recommended where lathe and plaster ceilings are present as the lathe and plaster offers good airborne soundproofing qualities, and they are very messy to pull down.

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45mm Bracket

45mm Bracket

Isosonic Acoustic Brackets from Thermal Economics are the low cost, high-performance, and easy to fit solution to providing acoustic performance for ceiling and walls. They are designed to reduce vibration and sound transmission between the main structure and the ceiling or dry-lined wall by around 18 dB (subject to flanking noise).

The Isosonic Bracket 45 is suitable for use in both timber joist and concrete floor constructions. It is fixed to the underside of the structural floor and provides a ceiling drop of between 40mm – 60mm. Isosonic Brackets can hold a 50 x 50mm batten or a 50mm wide ceiling channel.

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125mm Bracket

125mm Bracket

The Isosonic Bracket 125 is suitable for use in both timber joist and concrete floor constructions. It is fixed to the underside of the structural floor and provides a ceiling drop of between 50mm – 135mm. Isosonic Brackets can hold a 50 x 50mm batten or a 50mm wide ceiling channel.

Along with 45mm, the bracket can be used in both new build applications, and in refurbishment project. They can be combined with mineral wool in the wall or ceiling void to decrease sound transmission by a further 1-2 dB.

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Product Application Advice

The normal method of installation is to attach the hangers through the existing ceiling. These hangers house 50mm wooden battens that then act as the support onto which new plasterboard is suspended.

We also describe a method below which employs Isosonic Brackets (rather than Hangers) which can be used with metal sections. The acoustic performance of both systems is identical.

For customers looking to insulate noisy pipes, please see our acoustic pipe wrap, for a highly effective insulating material.

Solution Installation

The method for installation of this ceiling soundproofing solution is straightforward.

The joist lines of the existing ceiling are located, either via a joist finder sold at B&Q etc. or by carving into the ceiling.

Along the joist line, starting from one end, you affix an acoustic hanger. Hangers are screwed into the joists at max 800mm centres across the length of the joist.

Wooden battens (kiln dried) are threaded through the joist hangers.

A Flexi-edged mineral wool layer is affixed between the battens.

A Double plasterboard layer is affixed to the battens and the perimeters sealed.

Any spotlights placed in this ceiling will require acoustic hoods.

* Please note we do not supply the wooden battens needed for this solution. You will need 50mm by 50mm "kiln dried" timber.

SBx Board Upgrade

These boards are an excellent product designed to reduce the transmission of impact and airborne sound between two spaces. The product is our number one choice when trying to improve the soundproofing from noisy neighbours. SBx can be used for soundproofing walls, floors and ceilings whether constructed from timber, steel or solid substrate, in new builds, conversions, remedial and refurbishment projects.

In general we believe that the SBX board will improve performance by around 8-10 db over and above the stated figures in the comparison table. There is also an improvement in impact sound performance as well.

Read more about the SBx Upgrade to find out exactly why we recommend it so highly. 

Simply select this option above to add these upgrades to your soundproofing solution.

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If you are adding recessed spotlights in this ceiling you will need to add an acoustic fire retardant light hood to each light, otherwise your soundproofing efforts will be severely compromised due to the hole you have created.

These acoustic spotlight hoods can be purchased from our on-line store.


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

1. The mass of the ceiling - This is normally achieved by adding acoustic plasterboard and high density products. The SBx upgrade achieves this with its increased mass.

2. The resilience of the ceiling - This is the springiness of the ceiling. Without this, the addition of the mass will have very little impact. The GenieClips are the best form of resilience we know of.

3. The sound "absorbency" of the ceiling - By adding different components the sound gets trapped more easily within the ceiling; here we prescribe the easfit slab.


The total performance which is normally quoted on most sites refers to the performance of an average ceiling with soundproofing materials added.

We also give an indication of performance uplift. Remember that every 10dB of performance uplift corresponds to roughly a 50% improvement in the performance of the ceiling. So 20dB would indicate a 75% improvement over and above the original ceiling.

Soundstop.co.uk refers to dB improvement when we compare any of our systems. This we hope is an informative way of telling the customer what kind of improvement they will get when they add a soundproofing system. Many competitor sites offer products that will boast much higher numbers. Be aware these are often referring to a complete system which include the original ceiling or floor. This often leads to confusion when trying to compare systems. We are an independent site and as such will try to sell only the most effective solutions available on the market today.


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