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MuteCradle™ 16/30

Dimensions: 90mm x 90mm x 16/30mm dual height selection

Weight: 250g

For: Great and small scale residential and commercial projects looking for soundproof over screed.

Compliance: Compliant with both Part E Building Regulations (England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland).*

Installation: Please see the installation tab below.

Where: Floor application only, this will also create a void for including Acoustic Mineral Wool, and the running of services through the access void.

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MuteCradle 16 30mm – Acoustic Cradle l
Achieving good levels of Sound Insulation to ensure you pass your sound test and achieve Part E compliance can seem a daunting task. We have put together a myriad of commonly used soundproofing wall and soundproofing floor solutions, with the simple aim of achieving passing your Part E sound test. We have selected a range of products which we have tested frequently and are confident in their onsite performance. So look no further your sound testing, acoustic design and product supplier is looking right at you.

MuteCradle™ 16/30mm is our dual height acoustic cradle system that offers a soundproof floating floor system that isolates away from concrete and timber floors, effective for the reduction of both impact and airborne sound. MuteCradle™ also allows you to produce a flat floor without the use of screed. A screed layer can often be an impractical solution due to the long lead times, the use of sizeable machinery and the cure times. Our MuteCradle™ Packers come in a range of sizes to help in fine-tuning any unevenness in the concrete floor.


  • 16/30mm x 90mm x 90mm
  • For levelling uneven floors as well as providing an acoustic performance to reduce impact noise on a floating floor make up
  • Application to both concrete and timber subfloors
    Suitable for 36mm and 46mm soft timber battens
  • Compliant with both Part E Building Regulations (England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland) and Building Standards Technical Handbook 2017 for Scotland for impact transmission.

Also, if you are creating a work environment that needs the use of an access floor, then our MuteCradle™ will help to provide this, helping to store away servicing while offering a robust soundproofing system. To achieve the best possible solution in soundproofing, you will need to incorporate them into ‘Systems’, and it is here you will find MuteCradle™ in a range of options. Each offers ways of increasing acoustic performance, for example, by fitting them alongside our MuteMat® 2 or MuteMat® 3 with sound insulation between the battens for a vast improvement for airborne and impact noise.

The subjective nature of noise means that a problematic or irritating noise for you will not be the same for others. Your sensitivity to a specific sound or event will vary, and this could be disruption from footsteps above, to the low hum of a washing machine and even building recording studios or cinema rooms. Acoustic issues vary for homes or workplaces, but our MuteCradle™ offers you flexibility across your specifications for performance, cost and thickness.

MuteCradle™ 16/30mm is part of the MuteRange core – these products are subjected to stringent testing in both laboratory and real-world environments providing the best possible solution for the purpose with a result you can trust.

You can find out more about our all-encompassing MuteRange by clicking on the icon below if you are interested in stocking or specifying our range for projects now and in the future, get in contact with us!

When sound proofing timber sub-floors (this is a ply or MDF layer fixed to the joists) a compressible sound insulation material would is best used for the reduction of impact noise, MuteMat® OSF 750-03 would not offer soundproofing against footsteps, moving of furniture or household goods including washing machines and dishwashers in timber constructions because of its density – it’s properties make it perfect for use in concrete structures.

Take a look at MuteMat® 2 or MuteMat® 3 for floor soundproofing in timber structures.

MuteCradle™ is perfect for use in audio control rooms, recording studios and has been specified for use in cinema rooms to help float the floor away from the substrate, issues in these scenarios are when a subwoofer is in place and would often transfer low frequencies in to the structure with direct contact with the flooring, causing these low frequency vibrations to bypass acoustic wall systems – this can be a difficult issue to solve in retrospect and this is why we recommend the use of an acoustic cradling to reduce this from happening at an early stage.

Acoustic Cradles are also often used to soundproof homes in concrete structures where maximum impact reduction is sought after, we often find that cradles are a good option to where the structure has dips, troughs and stepped levelling in places where applying a screed level is difficult or costly, and where sound proofing needs to be considered under Part E Building Regulations or Scottish Building Regulations, which require higher values to be achieved for both impact and airborne insulation.

It is also a popular option for sound proofing large sports halls as well as other uses that include office soundproofing as it helps to accommodate servicing that may need to be installed underneath the flooring.

Mute Cradle™ can be alternated to accommodate different levels across a single floor layout, for example small steps can be factored in without any additional work required to the structure. There are also cradle packers to help fine tune small fluctuations in the flooring.
Yes it does, for levelling floors that span increasingly different levels – the fitting of stud framing is the same for each.
Offices often require a soundproofing option that can accommodate the running of servicing and cabling for those desiring for them to remain out of sight and not to be run through any boxing or trunking on the walls or ceiling – as this is often not desirable, aesthetically speaking, this makes MuteCradle™ perfect for this use.

Installation Guide

MuteCradle™ Levelling Information

20mm maximum height for Cradle Packers 16/30mm

3mm maximum tolerance for batten floor base


MuteCradle™ 16/30mm Product Data

MuteCradle™ Performance Data

Sound insulation advice for Part E

Soundproofing Floors
Soundproofing Floors
Soundproofing Designs for Party Floors to achieve compliance with Part E of the Building Regulations.
Soundproofing Walls

Soundproofing Walls

Soundproofing Designs for Party Walls to achieve compliance with Part E of the Building Regulations.

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