For those customers wanting to incorporate the highest performance materials into their soundproofing projects we introduce the GenieClip solution.
The GenieClip is an innovative Canadian product which, in our opinion, offers significantly better protection against transmission when compared to a resilient bar.
This system is very useful where you wish to level up an uneven ceiling or conversely you wish to drop the GenieClip system lower and allow room for services such as plumbing or electrics.
The GenieClip LB2 System
The LB2 represents a state-of-the-art solution engineered to excel in sound control across diverse construction environments such as multifamily housing, high-rises, and commercial structures. Constructed with a unibody molded rubber and steel composition, this resilient sound isolation clip stands out as a robust measure for attenuating noise transmission.
A notable attribute of the GenieClip LB2 is its elongated steel bracket, enhancing its versatility in application. Whether employed as a standalone system or in tandem with a GenieClip wall or ceiling system, it offers flexibility to address specific sound control needs. The extended bracket functions to either extend or diminish the profile space between the plasterboard layer and floor joists or wall studs, providing essential support at the wall termination of furring channels.
What distinguishes the GenieClip LB2 is its adaptability. Users can opt to orientate the furring strips either perpendicular or parallel to the joist direction, allowing for a high level of customization. Moreover, the LB2 accommodates a "hybrid" solution, permitting a combination of standard GenieClip RST clips and LB2 clips. This flexibility proves particularly valuable when dealing with challenges presented by unconventional ceilings or specifications for multilevel ceilings or bulkheads.
In contrast to alternative acoustic ceiling hangers like Isosonic brackets, the GenieClip LB2 excels in its fine-tuning capabilities. It facilitates precise adjustments, empowering users to establish accurate drop heights. This level of precision may pose challenges or be unattainable with other acoustic hanger systems, making the GenieClip LB2 the preferred choice for those in search of meticulous and effective sound control solutions in construction projects.
The GenieClip system is a superior alternative to the conventional resilient bar system producing better performance and is far less prone to fitting error. In fact its virtually impossible to fit incorrectly.
It significantly improves low frequency sound control performance and this is often the hardest frequency to cope with. Of all the resilient solutions that fix direct to joist it offers the best performance.
How it works
The GenieClip is a moulded rubber and steel isolation clip used to to control the passage of noise. The integral springing mechanism providing much more dampening than the corrugations of a resilient bar system. In fact performance numbers are superior even with a single layer of plasterboard potentially saving on materials cost and labour.
The GenieClip superior performance stems from the generous moulded rubber body that sits within a galvanised steel frame work offering exceptional isolation. The GenieClip can be successfully used as part of a regulation E system.
Alongside using the LB2 to reduce depth loss, you can also use it to act as an extender of the GenieClip system to allow services to be run between the joist and the ceiling. This is confined now to the depth of the furring strip (23mm).
The Furring Strip is designed specifically to be used with the GenieClip to provide a system which is both economical and gives highly effective sound attenuation.
Please note that other Furring strips will not fit the GenieClip system.
See the GenieClip in action:
Need zero height loss Ceiling Soundproofing?
If you are looking for a zero height loss solution then we recommend you look at the Type LB3 clips.
Looking for Ceiling Soundproofing?
If you are looking to buy them as part of a ceiling construction we recommend you go to the GenieClip ceiling systems. This page will contain an easy to use set of materials calculators and full fitting instructions for soundproofing a ceiling.
Looking for Wall Soundproofing?
If you're looking for a wall soundproofing solution then we would recommend the GenieClip wall systems. This page will contain an easy to use set of materials calculators and full fitting instructions for soundproofing a wall.
Looking for great alternative acoustic clip and bracket solutions?
Check out these alternatives soundproofing options:
GenieClip LB3 - Where high performance soundproofing is required but cannot afford the head height loss.
Type C Bracket - For projects where timber has been specified for counter battens and preventing sound transfer between surfaces is required.
Isosonic 45mm Bracket - Where metal (MF) sections are specified and a low cost/easy installation is needed.
Resilient Bars - For a reliable system that the delivers basic soundproofing performance levels.