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GenieClip with Stud Wall Solution

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Our Highest Performing Solution

Our Highest Performing Solution

- Wall soundproofing at a level significantly above regulation requirements

- GenieClips outperform resilient bars by ~7dB

- Highest performance independent stud wall

- GenieClip technology in a home soundproofing package

- Online calculator will work out your exact requirements

Choosing the right solution

We offer different combinations of stud wall thickness with different sound proof upgrade possibilities. Just select the solution you want above, enter the dimensions and we will work out all the materials you need for a particular solution. In this case you just need to know the size of stud you are going to use. The performance table below indicates the performance of that system.

Our GenieClip with Stud Wall Upgrade Solutions:

Solution: Wall Depth Gain: Solution Airborne Performance: Typical Airborne Improvement: Added Benefit:
Solution:50mm Stud. Wall Depth Gain:133mm Airborne Performance:64 dB Airborne Improvement:26 dB Added Benefit:NA
Solution:50mm Stud. + SBx Upgrade Wall Depth Gain:124mm Airborne Performance:70 dB Airborne Improvement:31 dB Added Benefit:NA
Solution:50mm Stud. + Tecsound 50 Upgrade Wall Depth Gain:135mm Airborne Performance:67 dB Airborne Improvement:29 dB Added Benefit:NA
Solution:75mm Stud. Wall Depth Gain:158mm Airborne Performance:67 dB Airborne Improvement:29 dB Added Benefit:Low Frequency Improved
Solution:75mm Stud. + SBx Upgrade Wall Depth Gain:149mm Airborne Performance:72 dB Airborne Improvement:34 dB Added Benefit:Low Frequency Improved
Solution:75mm Stud. + Tecsound 50 Upgrade Wall Depth Gain:160mm Airborne Performance:69 dB Airborne Improvement:31 dB Added Benefit:Low Frequency Improved
Solution:100mm Stud. Wall Depth Gain:183mm Airborne Performance:69 dB Airborne Improvement:31 dB Added Benefit:Low Frequency Improved
Solution:100mm Stud. + SBx Upgrade Wall Depth Gain:174mm Airborne Performance:74 dB Airborne Improvement:35 dB Added Benefit:Best for Low Frequency Sounds
Solution:100mm Stud. + Tecsound 50 Upgrade Wall Depth Gain:185mm Airborne Performance:71 dB Airborne Improvement:33 dB Added Benefit:NA

Solution Airborne performance is an attempt to give the performance of a basic single skin plastered brick wall with GenieClips walls added to. The improvement figure that is quoted is an idea of what can be expected over a basic starting point.

GenieClip Soundproofing

To gain the maximum performance, when soundproofing a wall, you should attempt to create an independent wall structure that sits in front of the wall you are attempting to soundproof. Lining this wall with GenieClips as your resilient layer will afford the best level of soundproofing performance that we know of. 

The key to the superior performance of GenieClips is the high quality rubber mounting that is integral to the GenieClip. Countless studies point to the enhanced soundproofing performance of rubber over other sound dampeners.

See the GenieClip in action:

How it works

The GenieClip is a very high performance solution that provides the best single component we know of when soundproofing a wall. The clip itself outperforms a resilient bar by around 7 dB, an impressive amount, whilst also being relatively slim with just 41mm depth gain when used with furring strips.

The GenieClip is a moulded rubber and steel isolation clip used to to control the passage of noise. The integral springing mechanism provides 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.

Installation Overview

The GenieClip is screwed direct to stud work in the same manner that a resilient bar would be. Into the GenieClips, the furring strips are then clipped. To these furring strips plasterboard is then screwed.

For more detailed installation instructions view the GenieClip Wall Instructions.

Disclaimer: It is the responsibility of the installer/builder, not, to ensure all building and fire regulations are met, and that the construction itself is appropriate for the building and situation. can advise and give instruction on installation but hold no liability for the application itself.

Watch the GenieClip with Stud Wall solution installation project:

The alternative to an independent wall

A number of options for party wall soundproofing are available. From the very slim line stick on solutions to the thicker and more effective independent stud structures. We are frequently asked if resilient bars or GenieClips can be added direct to a party wall to save space. 

Creating the independence of the wall, even if it is just a few millimetres, can make a significant difference to the end result. If, however, you are unable to make the wall independent you can screw battens to the wall and then add the genie system direct to this. The end result, while not quite as good as an independent wall, will produce an improvement within the 20dB range.

If space is at an absolute premium, the solution can be fixed direct to the party wall. Again the acoustic performance will be less. Please see the table and schematic below. Creating a stud wall is simpler than you might think, see our fitting guide on this page for further details. We also offer an SBX upgrade for those looking to absolutely maximise performance.

Performance Upgrades

The use of resilient bars significantly improves the acoustic performance of a wall soundproofing project. However, for maximum performance, we offer two upgrades to the basic solution; one is by adding Tecsound 50 membrane; and the second using 10mm SBx boards.

Tecsound 50 Membrane Upgrade

A very high performance acoustic membrane, it is flexible and improves both impact and airborne passage of sound. It is a high density polymer based synthetic soundproofing membrane providing excellent acoustic insulation in different construction elements. The product is fire resistant and self extinguishing.

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.

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

Simply select these options above to add these upgrades to your soundproofing solution.

More information.....

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. Here the use of the resilient bar is vital as it will greatly enhance the performance of the plasterboards. For even greater resilient performance Genie clips should be considered.

3. The sound "absorbency" of the wall - By adding different materials the sound energy gets absorbed more easily within the wall. The most cost effective method is the use of acoustic mineral wool.

A fourth component that can be added is a barrier component is a membrane that acts to block the sound but not by mass alone. For most of our systems we offer Tecsound 50 as a cost effective method of upgrading any soundproofing system.

The total performance which is normally quoted on most sites refers to the performance of an average wall 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 wall. So 20dB would indicate a 75% Improvement over and above the original wall.

There is a lot to take in from this table. However it is important to spend a few moments interpreting the figures.

When comparing soundproofing materials the performance data is often misunderstood. We try and give you the performance increase from an existing structure. In the above table we assume this is a brick wall. When comparing competing products it is essential to understand what the performance in a real world situation will be. Many products are rated 30, 40 even 50dB. However once they are added to a wall this figure might drop to just 15dB or 20dB of improvement.

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

Remember, a 1% hole in your soundproofing surface can reduce performance of your soundproofing by up to 10%. Lining your plug sockets will go some way to reducing this leakage.

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 acoustic question, we are of the opinion that sound proofing 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, may be 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 sticking the acoustic panels in 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 (38-43dB).

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