Thin Party Wall Soundproofing
£38.40/panel inc VAT
M20AD soundproofing overview
M20AD is a 20mm thick, high density, recycled acoustic rubber panel for stud and masonry walls and can be used to improve the soundproofing of party walls. When used in conjunction with two layers of 15mm Acoustic Plasterboard only 50mm of roomspace is used.
"I ordered the M20 panels. They are now fitted and work very well - big improvement.” Matthew Heritage
The high mass of M20AD soundproofing is designed to absorb and block a degree of airborne noise that penetrates poorly soundproofed party walls. Easy to fit, this 20mm thick insulation is simply glued to the existing wall with two layers of 15mm acoustic plasterboard bonded on top and is an easy DIY solution if you are disturbed by normal levels of noise from your neighbours.
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 wall.
The soundproofed wall shown in the detail below gave approx an 87% reduction in sound 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.
Please click on our Tech Specifications link above right to see further information.
Please note: This sound insulation is effective at reducing normal noise levels that should not normally 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 any soundproofing onto walls, flanking noise skirting around the sound insulation can reduce effectiveness 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. Once you are satisfied the floor and ceiling have been properly sound insulated, commencement for soundproofing the wall can begin.
More information on how to reduce flanking noise can be read in our article How to Soundproof a Party Wall.
To reduce loud noise please see our Resilient Bar system
Because M20AD is produced from recycled rubber, a ‘rubbery’ smell may sometimes be noticed when the product is first unpacked. Usually any smell will dissipate within a few days. If a smell is evident after installation of the plasterboard, you can seal the wall with a primer sealer that has been tried and tested by another customer. Click on the following link for more information http://www.zinsseruk.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/B-I-N-TDS.pd
If there is still not enough space to install this 50mm thick product, have a look at our 27.5mm QuietPanel.
PLEASE BE AWARE THESE PANELS WEIGH 15kg EACH SO YOU MAY REQUIRE HELP LIFTING.
As featured on www.buildingdesign.co.uk