What is an Acoustic Chippanel?

What is an Acoustic Chippanel?

Acoustic Chippanels for Floor Applications

Acoustic chippanels are a soundproofing solution for floors. They are popular method of meeting Part E Building Regulations (sound) on existing developments. Acoustic chippanels are quick and simple to install making them suitable for skilled and novice installers. When installed as part of a complete soundproofing system they are an effective solution for silencing noisy neighbours and other noise pollution.

Acoustic Chippanel Composition

Acoustic chippanels are traditionally a combination of a P5 chippanel top layer technically bonded to high performance resilient layer. The typical overall thickness of acoustic floor panels is 28mm (chippanel is 18mm and the resilient layer is 10mm). The chippanel component adds mass to the floor to help eliminate impact sound transmission, whilst the resilient layer effectively deal with airborne sound.

Refurbishment Floors

Acoustic chippanels are a suitable solution for existing timber floors. They represent an essential component within a complete soundproofing system. The following components should be installed to meet the demands of Building Regulations on an existing timber floor:

Resilient bars and acoustic plasterpanels should also be installed below the timber joists to deliver the best possible acoustic performance.

ResoDeck acoustic chippanel laid on a solid joist timber floor

Alternatives to Acoustic Chippanels

Dry screed panels are a modern alternative to acoustic chippanels. The high density panels replicate a concrete floor finish and offer superior soundproofing properties. Better acoustic performance is achieved through the panels mass, making them an excellent solution for timber frame developments that lack the necessary mass to achieve building regulations. The panels concrete finish enables them to accept various floor finishes directly including ceramic tiles. For more on dry screed panels read this article:

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