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Thin M20AD Soundproofing for a Party Wall
A thinner soundproofing solution for a party wall when the thicker, more efficient Studio Wall soundproofing system cannot be used due to space limitations. This recycled sound insulation will take up about 50mm (2 inches) of space yet give appreciable reductions in noise through a party wall.
"I ordered the M20 panels. They are now fitted and work very well - big improvement.” Matthew Heritage
The high mass of M20AD is designed to absorb and block airborne noise that penetrates poorly soundproofed party walls. Easy to fit, this 20mm thick acoustic insulation is simply glued to the existing wall with two layers of 12.5mm acoustic plasterboard bonded on top and is an easy solution if you are disturbed by normal levels of noise from your neighbours. For an enhanced result, use two layers of 15mm Acoustic Plasterboard.
It is ideal for soundproofing party walls, separating stairs and hallways where space is at a premium. Particularly useful for meeting Part E building regulations for control of airborne noise through a separating wall.
The soundproofed wall shown in the detail below when sound tested gave approx an 87% reduction in airborne noise through the wall and complies with the requirements of the latest Building Regulations. It is ideal for sound proofing walls, separating stairs and hallways where space is at a premium.
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Please note: This soundproofing material is effective at reducing normal noise levels that should not be heard, for example talking, radio and TV sound. Loud music, loud noise and bass noise will always be audible although its intensity will be reduced.
Before installing soundproofing onto walls, flanking noise skirting around the sound insulated wall can reduce acoustic efficiency so to obtain the best result, it is advised the void between the joists in timber suspended floors is filled with AMW type Acoustic Mineral Wool immediately adjacent to the party wall. In addition, the floor overlaid with a double layer of 2mm SBM5 Soundproofing Mat. The ceiling above should also have AMW in the void or if a loft is above, then the required amount of fibreglass insulation. In all cases, the ceiling should have an additional layer of high density Acoustic Plasterboard screwed up with 1mm SoundBlocker Membrane sandwiched between the layers. If the building has cavity walls then installing blown mineral wool thermal insulation will give best results. Once you are satisfied potential flanking noise has been taken care of, commencement for soundproofing the wall can begin.
To reduce loud noise please see our Resilient Bar system
We also supply a 10mm version of this product called M10AD. We only advise using this product in extremely narrow spaces and suggest you speak to us to discuss its application BEFORE ordering. Alternatively, use our 27.5mm QuietPanel soundproofing solution if space is at a premium.
PLEASE BE AWARE M20AD PANELS WEIGH 15kg EACH SO YOU MAY REQUIRE HELP LIFTING.
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