Refurbishment Acoustic Insulation
Meeting the soundproofing demands of an existing development can be extremely challenging. As with new build timber floors, refurbishment floors typically lack the mass required to achieve the required acoustic performance levels. A lack of clarity on the buildings type of construction is a potential stumbling block when working with older properties.
There are various flooring options at your disposal to meet performance requirements of your project. Below you will find products that are suitable for refurbishment soundproofing applications, for additional advice contact the Resonate technical team.
Soundproofing an Existing Floor
A suitable method of meeting Part E Building Regulations on Refurbishment timber floors often involves a combination of the following acoustic treatments:
1. Acoustic floor boards on the sub floor, 2. flanking strips around the floor perimeter, 3. soundproofing wool in between the joist, 4. resilient bars and acoustic plasterboards fixed below the joists.
The acoustic floor boards will provide the necessary barrier for impact noise, whilst soundproofing wool is effective at reducing the transmission of airborne noise. Resilient bars decouple the floor from the ceiling, reducing the transmission of vibrations through the floor.
GYPDECK dry screed acoustic floor boards are an excellent soundproofing solution for existing floors and refurbishment developments. The boards provide very high impact and airborne noise reduction properties to enable a project to achieve Part E Building Regulations and provide occupants with excellent living conditions.
GYPDECK boards are able to accept floor finishes such as carpet, ceramic tiles and laminate floor directly making them the ideal solution for any floor or room.
GYPDECK Dry Screed Flooring Options
Featuring our unique Resonate FibreFleece resilient layer GYPDECK 28 represents the very best in slimline, easy to install soundproofing solutions.
Equipped with a high performance closed cell resilient layer GYPDECK MR represents an excellent soundproofing option, capable of dealing with potential floor undulations.
GYPDECK WF provide additional compressive strength benefits, which makes them an ideal noise reduction solution for floors expecting heavy furniture and white goods.
GYPDECK R features a rubber (R) resilient layer, the panels benefit from excellent moisture resistant and compressive strength properties.
GYPDECK 18 is a versatile dry screed panel that can be added to existing under floor heating system, or supplied as a complete flooring system (GYPDECK 18 +ufh).
ResoDeck acoustic chipboards are an excellent soundproofing solution for existing floors. The boards designed to reduce the volume of noisy neighbours and help a project meet Part E Building Regulations. The soundproofing boards are easy install on the sub-deck and are available with various resilient layers depending on the intended application.
ResoDeck Flooring Options
ResoDeck 28 PRO
RESODECK 28 PRO is a high performance acoustic flooring solution suitable for use on timber separating floors.
ResoDeck 28 MR
The closed cell acoustic layer featured on ResoDeck 28 MR boards makes them ideal for coping with floors with minor undulations.
ResoDeck 28 WF
Incorporating a high compressive strength acoustic layer ResoDeck 28 WF is a suitable noise reduction solution for floors expecting non-load bearing partitions and heavy furniture.
ResoDeck DIRECT is a high performance acoustic flooring solution suitable for “direct to joist” timber floor applications in refurbishment applications.
Super soft, easy to handle and half the thickness of traditional mineral wool (50mm not 100mm) ResoQuilt 50 are installed between the timber joists or wall cavities. They provide excellent soundproofing benefits for refurb and new build developments.
ResoQuilt 50 soundproofing rolls are user friendly to install between joists and wall cavities.
Slimline and versatile the ResoWall boards provide essential soundproofing for structural and partition walls on new build and retrofit developments. The solution can be fitted directly to walls or to resilient bars for extended performance benefits.
ResoWall 30 boards are suitable for both timber stud and concrete block walls in new build and refurbishment developments.
ResoEdge are a versatile range of soundproofing flanking strips designed to isolate floors and walls. An acoustic system without edge strips can lead to failed Part E sound regulation tests.
Resonate ResoEdge L30 are “L” shaped soundproofing strips installed around the floor perimiter of our soundproof floor treatments to prevent sound escaping and acoustic failure
ResoEdge Roll are high performance straight edge soundproofing strips installed in conjunction with floor and wall treatments to prevent acoustic failure.
Is Your Project Part E Compliant?
All Floors and Wall in New Build and Refurbishment developments must meet minimum sound insulation values. Contact our technical experts to prevent delayed project completion and meet Part E regulations.