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Solutions For Soundproofing a Home

There are a few methods you can use to soundproof your home. One way is to install acoustic insulation in the walls and ceilings. This will help to absorb the sound and keep it from echoing throughout the house. Another option is to install acoustic plasterboard. This is a type of drywall that is specially designed to absorb sound. It can help reduce the sound transfer between rooms.

Let’s look at these two options in a bit more detail.

Acoustic Insulation

Acoustic or soundproof insulation is made from a variety of materials, mainly fibreglass or mineral wool. It is installed in walls, ceilings and floors to absorb sound. Acoustic insulation can be purchased in rolls or slabs.

What Are Acoustic Insulation Slabs?

Acoustic insulation slabs tend to be a popular choice for acoustic insulation. They are easy to install and can be cut to fit the space required. They come in a variety of thicknesses, so you can choose the one that best suits your needs.

Rockwool insulation slabs are the top-selling brand on the market. They are made from mineral wool, which has a high density and is perfect for blocking sound. We sell a range of Rockwool products, such as the RWA45, RW3, RW5, and Flexi Slab and they all come in various thicknesses.

Knauf Insulation also manufactures acoustic insulation slabs, which we sell at Materials Market.

What Are Acoustic Insulation Rolls?

Acoustic insulation rolls are also a popular choice for acoustic insulation. They are easy to install and can be cut to fit the space required. They come in a variety of thicknesses, so you can choose the one that best suits your needs.

Knauf Insulation are the most popular manufacturer of acoustic rolls, and offer 25mm, 50mm, 75mm and 100mm thicknesses to suit most partition widths.

Acoustic Plasterboards

Acoustic or soundproof plasterboard is very different from standard plasterboard. It is specifically designed to reduce the noise that travels through walls and ceilings. It is made up of two layers – a sound-absorbing layer and a sound-insulating layer.

They come in various thicknesses and sizes, so you can choose the one that best suits your needs.

We sell acoustic plasterboard brands from British Gypsum, Knauf, and Siniat. The most popular product is the Knauf Soundshield Plus, which comes in 12.5mm and 15mm thicknesses.

What Other Options Are There?

Acoustic Panels

Acoustic panels are an option if you want to soundproof a room on a budget. They are relatively cheap and easy to install. However, they are not as effective as other methods of soundproofing.

Soundproof Doors and Windows

You can purchase soundproof doors and windows to help soundproof your home. This is a more expensive option, a cheap alternative could be to use weatherstripping around existing doors and windows to seal any gaps. However, these are not as effective as installing doors and windows.

Cheap Fixes

There are a few cheap fixes that you can try if you want to soundproof your home on a budget. For example, you can use heavy curtains or rugs to help absorb sound. You can also try using foam pads or blankets to block out sound. However, these methods are not as effective as other solutions.

If you are thinking about investing in acoustic insulation and are unsure of what products would suit your needs, then get in touch with us and a member of our friendly customer service team will be happy to assist you.

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