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MuteCradle™ 45/60

Dimensions: 90mm x 90mm x 45/60mm 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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Mute Cradle 45 60 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™ 45/60mm 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 structure.


  • 45/60mm 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.

Although MuteCradle™ is designed for the sound proofing of concrete floors, it can also help with timber floors – it’s sound insulation values for impact transmission are greater in concrete because it’s dense rubber padding is to ensure its stability under weight, in which this dense acoustic pad is often less effective in timber, but it does help to decouple the floor leaving minimal points of contact with the structure. MuteCradle™ houses timber stud framing across the floor which creates an air gap to accommodate sound insulation – this is effective in reducing low end noise issues and vibration.

Where Part E Building Regulations are concerned, MuteCradle™ is a perfect addition to concrete building to help achieve and often surpass the required values, they can also be used in conjunction with the Scottish Building Regulations to achieve their higher acoustic requirements.

Additional soundproofing can be installed to the new floating floor such as our: MuteDeck™ , MuteMat® 2 or MuteMat® 3 for those looking to provide further acoustic improvements against both airborne and impact noise issues.

MuteCradle™ has been used to soundproof audio control rooms, recording studios and specified for use in cinema rooms to help float the floor away from the substrate, this is often where the sub-woofer would transfer low frequencies in to the main structure and cause them to bypass any wall soundproofing systems that are in place, this can present real difficulties when trying to resolve in retrospect, we would look to specify them in the beginning of such projects. It is also a popular option for soundproofing large sports halls as well as other uses where services may need to be run underneath the flooring.

When it comes to soundproofing a home, especially in large residential constructions, they will often greatly benefit from the introduction of acoustic cradles, especially in concrete structures to where maximum protection against impact noise is required for sound will often flank and travel great distances – they are also a good option to for when the floor contains dips, troughs and stepped levelling in areas where applying screed is difficult or costly.

MuteCradle™ can be alternated to assist differences in floor levels, if there are small steps these can be installed without any additional work to the structure. You will also find fine tuning packers here to even out small fluctuations found in concrete builds.
They are designed to be used with each other for levelling floors that are within these ranges – the fitting of stud framing is the same for each.
The 45/60mm option creates a larger air gap, which can accommodate more servicing if required, which with office soundproofing this is usually important when running servers and cabling over vast areas – making the organisation of cabling simpler, safer and certainly more aesthetically pleasing.

Installation Guide

MuteCradle™ Levelling Information

20mm maximum height for Cradle Packers 16/30mm

3mm maximum tolerance for batten floor base


MuteCradle™ 45/60 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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