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The Independent Wall Soundproofing System is designed to protect from loud noises both inwards and outwards such as shouting, loud music, barking dogs etc. This soundproofing system can be fitted onto either stud walls or brick walls and is a 2 part resilient bar system utilising clips and furring channel. The system can be further uprated by including mineral wool in the cavity and upgrading the 5kg Soundproofing Mat for 10kg Soundproofing Mat.
Please Note- This guide is written with the assumption that you have moderate knowledge and experience in construction or joinery.
- This system can either be mounted directly onto a brick wall or a timber stud wall.
- If the system is to be mounted onto a timber stud wall remove the plaster and plasterboard to expose the timber stud.
- If there is currently none in place, fit mineral wool between the stud frame, ensuring the mineral doesn’t sit beyond the edge of the timber frame. It should be friction held between the studs.
- Check the wall for damage, ensuring it is sound and free of defects. Any defects will need to be repaired now.
- On the brick or timber wall measure up, mark out and fit the correct locations for the MuteClips. The perimeter MuteClips must be no further than 100mm from the adjacent surfaces. The clips are to be spaced out a maximum of 600mm apart vertically. The centres are to vary between 600mm and 1200mm centres creating a diamond configuration.
- Attach the MuteClip Channels into the MuteClips. The channels should run horizontally.
- MuteClip Channels must overlap by 200m if necessary, fix 4 self-tapping screws into the shoulders of the Channels to maintain a secure join.
- The Channels must not overlap on a MuteClip. The Channels can be cut to length with Metal shears or a hacksaw.
- Fix your first layer of 15mm Acoustic Plasterboard to the MuteClip Channels ensuring you leave a 5mm gap around the perimeter of the wall. Additionally ensure the screws aren’t so long that they touch the timber stud or brick wall.
- Seal the perimeter of the wall with AC95 Acoustic Sealant using a caulking gun.
- Attach 5kg Soundproofing Mat to the Acoustic Plasterboard using Advanced Acoustics Contact Adhesive ensuring you have a good bond between the mat and the plasterboard and that there is no trapped air. Smooth out with a stiff brush or roller.
- Tape the joints of the Soundproofing Mat with PVC Jointing Tape.
- Fix the second layer of 15mm Acoustic Plasterboard staggering the joints from the first layer. Maintain the 5mm gap from the adjacent surfaces. Ensure that the screws are long enough to fix to the MuteClip Channel but not so long that they touch the brick or timber.
- Seal the 5mm gap with AC95 Acoustic Sealant.
- Scrim tape the plasterboard joints and finish with a plaster skim.
- Reinstate skirtings and architraves.
- MuteClip Channel must not be installed over any opening or vent in the wall. To overcome this, install a MuteClip and Channel section above the opening or vent to support the weight of the system.
- If installing this system on a wall with a pitched roof, use one section of channel support by MuteClips along the slanted side to ensure the plasterboard is supported along the edge.
When installing a MuteClip system around a door or window, a piece of Channel and suitable quantity of MuteClips should be installed above each door and window to ensure the plasterboard us supported along the edge.
System Thickness - Approx 80mm.
MuteClip Direct to Wall - Hammer Fix Plug & Screw
or MuteClip to Stud Frame - 5mm x 60mm Wood Screw
1st Plasterboard to Channel - 32mm Fine Thread Dry Wall Screw
2nd Plasterboard to Channel - 50mm Fine Thread Dry Wall Screw
MuteClip Channel Overlap - 20mm Steel Self-Tapping Screw