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  • Wardray Premise Ltd specialise in the manufacture of all types of radiation shielding for medical & industrial applications. We provide a total...

  • We are are UK market leader for insulation, acoustic, and roofing services and our InstaFibre loft and cavity wall insulation, InstaCoustic...

  • Knauf AMF is one of the worlds most innovative manufacturers of high performance suspended and acoustic ceilings. We have representatives covering the...

  • Our services are noise & vibration surveys, consultancy, bespoke manufacture, material supply and installation services. We cover building & interior...

  • Euroclad Ltd are specialists in rainscreen cladding, standing seam roofing, and metal roof cladding. Our products use non-combustible cores and...

  • Euroclad Ltd is one of Ireland’s and the UK’s foremost producers of metal cladding systems and continuous development is specifically geared towards...

  • Custom Audio Designs Ltd are acoustic specialists providing consultancy and high quality, effective, noise control solutions for virtually any domestic,...

  • Hush design, manufacture and supply acoustic flooring and sound insulation products. Our comprehensive product range includes floating acoustic...

  • Sound Reduction Systems Ltd are one of the UK's leading manufacturers of sound insulation and sound absorption materials for use within buildings. We have...

  • From TV & sound studios to heavy industry, from shooting ranges to motorways, QuietStone can offer simple solutions in the field of sound absorption.

  • Manufacturing and supplying glass mineral wool products to the dry lining and plastering industries.

  • Stockists and distributors of insulation materials and building products to the construction industry in the Midlands, Wales and South West.

Types and Uses

The importance of acoustic insulation is well recognised and in many instances is covered by regulation. For new developments, sound insulation is installed to tackle noise transmission between rooms of the same building, and to protect the occupants from environmental noise outside.

A need for additional insulation might arise when an existing building is being refurbished, perhaps to add a home cinema – or to cut down on intrusive noise from a neighbour.

Some products are suitable for both new build and renovation projects, while others are more specific. Solutions are available for both wall and floor applications.

Insulation requirements for new builds are set out in building regulations Approved Document E. If constructors use products that meet or exceed the Robust Details specification, there is no need for sound testing.

Where to buy acoustic insulation

  • Wardray Premise Ltd - Unit 3 Hampton Court Estate, Hampton Court Estate, Summer Road, Thames Ditton, Surrey, KT7 0SP, 020 8398 9911
  • The Insta Group - Insta House, Ivanhoe Road, Hogwood business Park, Finchampstead, Berkshire, RG40 4PZ, 0800 614 861
  • Knauf AMF Ceilings Ltd - 1 Swan Road, South West Industrial Estate, Peterlee, Peterlee, County Durham, SR8 2HS, 0191 5188600
  • Total Vibration Solutions Ltd - Low Bay, Commerce Street, Commerce Street, Carrs Industrial Estate, Haslingden, Lancashire, BB4 5JT, 01706 260 220
  • Euro Clad Ltd - Wentloog Corporate Park, Wentloog Road, Cardiff, CF3 2ER, 02922 010101
  • Euroclad Ireland - Unit 4, Newhall Industrial Estate, Nass, County Kildare, +353 (0) 45 435 570
  • Custom Audio Designs Ltd - 5 Ridgeway Office Park, Bedford Road, Petersfield, Hampshire, GU32 3QF, 01730 269572
  • Hush Acoustics Limited - 44 Canal Street, South Sefton, Merseyside, L20 8QU, 0151 933 2026
  • Sound Reduction Systems Ltd - Adam Street, Off Lever Street, Bolton, Lancashire, BL3 2AP, 01204 380074
  • Quietstone UK Ltd - Nab Quarry, Pott Shrigley, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 5SD, (0) 1260 253253
  • Saint-Gobain Isover - Commercial Centre, Gotham Business Park, Leake Road, Gotham, Nottinghamshire, NG11 OLB, 01159 698010
  • Woods Insulation - Unit 9, Merryhills Enterprise Park, Park Lane, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, WV10 9TJ, 01902 733711

I have between 14mm and 16mm in space to lay thermal insulation between a concrete floor and floating wooden floor.

Q1) Is there a thermal insulation this thin on the market that also prodvides acoustic insulation?

Q2) Can I lay the floating floor directly over this insulation?

I would appreciate any guidance on this matter.

Thanks,

Simon

You do not say what type of floating wooden floor you are using, but I’m guessing it’s either tongue and grooved hardwood planks or a composite laminate plank floor. Nor do you say whether the concrete floor is a ground floor or an upper floor...

Let’s for arguments sake assume it is an upper floor separating flats. If you only have 15mm zone within which to meet both acoustic and thermal requirements your choices are very limited and the solutions more expensive.

There is one super thin insulation product (Silica gel based-derived from Space Shuttle technology) that I know of which is certainly used for walls but equally may be adapted for floors.

This is available in 5mm thick increments from a well known UK based group.

Talk to the manufacturer about your requirements.

So you may be able to use this product in combination with a more robust rubber resilient underlay on top of the concrete (provided it’s floated pretty smooth).

There are numerous suppliers in the UK which will enable compliance with Robust Detail Standards for Part E for airborne and impact sound.

Don’t try and re-invent the wheel here! Have a look at Robust Details which can be proven to meet all requirements.

Leigh Tugwood - Architect - www.ap-studio.co.uk

Hi Leigh,

Thanks for your response.

The flooring is strand woven bamboo and the concrete floor is in the basement.

So, acoustic insulation is not as important as if I was living above another tenant.

Thanks for your advice as it was very helpful.

Simon

Hi

I am looking to get something to absorb sound in a metal skin portacabin.

I am planning to lay carpet with an underlay, but wondered if there are any suitable baffle / acoustic board products available that I could fix to the internal walls? Anything I use would need to be quite hard wearing / impact resistant as it will be in a high use area.

Kind regards

Joanne

Joanne,

There are a number of products on the market that would be suitable. Acoustic GRG Products Ltd featured above offers a first class solution called The Absorber.Please contact Matthew at GRG Tel: 01303 230944 for further details.

ReSpace Acoustics also offers bespoke sound insulation systems and it may be also worth contacting the sales team Tel: 08448 844011 to discuss your requirements.

Kind regards

Debbie Prince -The Construction Centre

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