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Making a stud wall soundproof - best value materials?

Discussion in 'Building' started by spiller1960, 24 Aug 2014.

  1. spiller1960

    spiller1960

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    Hi all :)

    We have a stud wall which isn't insulated in any way. We're having to replace the plasterboard anyway, so we thought we may as well insulate it at the same time. We'd like something to soundproof a bit as well, which Rockwool and plasterboard doesn't do very well (in past experience).

    We've seen this kind of thing: http://www.noisestopsystems.co.uk/how-to-soundproof-a-stud-wall - naturally I would guess this approach costs quite a lot more.

    Does anyone have any experience of just how much difference this method makes, in relation to the extra it costs?

    Kind Regards
    Mark
     
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  3. Deluks

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    Too many unknown variables to give a straight answer.

    If you're that worried about it, build a second wall in front of the first. Rock wool and plasterboard are effective when done properly, use the denser grade of rockwool, full fill, and double up the plasterboard, seal all gaps etc.
     
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    You could try soundblock plasterboard - Its denser than normal pb (and twice the weight). Ive used it on the underside of a flat roof on my extension as it was a bit noisy when it rained. Can still hear the rain but it has improved things.

    Also you can use rigid board insultaion in a stud wall or there are soundproofing materials that you can put between the studs etc.

    Research these to get some idea of the options.
     
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