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

  • 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...

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

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

  • 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...

  • Supplier of an extensive range of products including building boards, prefabricated chimneys, real brick cladding, prefabricated dormers & canopies,...

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

  • Our ceiling systems are now used in more than 60 countries worldwide, architects and specifiers in the UK regularly call upon OWA’s technical expertise and...

  • Acoustic specialists providing sound control solutions for building interiors including sound absorbing panels, acoustic wall and ceiling tiles, acoustic...

  • Provide a wide range of acoustic products and services for commercial and domestic consumers.

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

  • TVS Acoustics Ltd - Low Bay, Commerce Street, Commerce Street, Carrs Industrial Estate, Haslingden, Lancashire, BB4 5JT, 01706 260 220
  • The Insta Group - Insta House, Ivanhoe Road, Hogwood business Park, Finchampstead, Berkshire, RG40 4PZ, 0800 526 023
  • Knauf AMF Ceilings Ltd - 1 Swan Road, South West Industrial Estate, Peterlee, Peterlee, County Durham, SR8 2HS, 0191 5188600
  • Custom Audio Designs Ltd - 5 Ridgeway Office Park, Bedford Road, Petersfield, Hampshire, GU32 3QF, 01730 269572
  • Saint-Gobain Isover - Commercial Centre, Gotham Business Park, Leake Road, Gotham, Nottinghamshire, NG11 OLB, 01159 698010
  • 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
  • Euroform Products Ltd - The Heliport, Lyncastle Road, Appleton, Warrington, Cheshire, WA4 4SN, 01925 860999
  • Quietstone UK Ltd - Nab Quarry, Pott Shrigley, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 5SD, (0) 1260 253253
  • OWA (UK) Ltd - Unit 10, Perth Trading Estate, Perth Avenue, Slough, Berkshire, SL1 4XX, 01753 552489
  • Soundsorba Ltd - Shaftesbury Street, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP11 2NA, 01494 536888
  • Trim Acoustics Ltd - Unit 4, Leaside Industrial Estate, Stockingswater Lane, Enfield, Greater London, EN3 7PH, 020 8443 0099

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.



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 -

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.



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



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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