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MuteBoard 2

£32.00 (Excluding VAT)

£38.40 (Including VAT)

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Why Choose MuteBoard 2

Dimensions: 1200mm x 1200mm x 19mm.

Weight: 29kg

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

Installation: 9 fixings for each MuteBoard 2 (fixings not included).

Where: wall applications of metal, wooden, brick and concrete structures.

A two-ply acoustic board for soundproofing walls and ceilings that are perfect for rooms that have restrictions in available space, learn more about MuteBoard 2 below.


Specialist Soundproof Plasterboard for Part E Building Regulations Compliance

With nuisance noises coming from almost every direction in our urban environment, disturbing homes and workplaces, it can be challenging to find an effective solution for tightly arranged rooms. 

What MuteBoard™ 2 provides you with is a slim and practical solution for the reduction of ambient noise levels that is suitable for tight, challenging spaces on both walls and ceilings. To achieve the best possible solution in soundproofing, you will need to incorporate them into acoustic systems, and these are found in our 'Systems' tab above, here you will find MuteBoard™ 2 in a range of options. These offer ways of increasing acoustic performance by fitting them to decoupled stud frames, internal stud frames to split multiple rooms, or when you need to be conservative with space - directly installing them to your brick or block wall, or joist ceiling.

Information

  • 1200mm x 1200mm x 19mm.
  • A hand-made product that may require trimming off excess.
  • For improving issues with airborne noise on both walls and ceilings.
  • Application to both concrete and timber structures.
  • Easy to apply a plaster skim layer directly
  • 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.*

Whether you find that random conversation or light household use enters your home, or you are looking to put together a solution for a workplace environment that is effective and easy to install, MuteBoard™ 2 will be a great addition.

As a two-ply soundproof material, MuteBoard™ 2 comprises of a layer Tecsound SY70, and we use its self-adhesive backing to bond it to a high-density acoustic grade of soundproof plasterboard, one that is ready for skim and plastering. Both of these acoustic materials is of high value for sound control. Tecsound is a visco-elastic material that is high in mass, and mass is a crucial component in the reduction of airborne noise, and its flexible, non-rigid properties assist in decoupling from the applied surface to lessen the transfer of vibration. You will find acoustic plasterboard throughout the soundproofing world, and we incorporate this into many of our acoustic systems and products, and it is its increased mass over standard plasterboard that makes it more efficient.

MuteBoard ™ 2 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!

Can MuteBoard™ 2 be installed to soundproof a brick or block wall?

MuteBoard™ 2 is our acoustic panel that is easily installed to either directly to brick and block walls, or fitted on to an existing or new stud framing. Each board requires multiple fixings across each board and is a great space-saving option for low-level interruptions for sound proofing the home or office against airborne noise, low-level conversations and or light television usage are two examples of how MuteBoard™ 2 can be used. You can improved performance by installing on an additional stud frame that is separated from the existing partition and using acoustic mineral wool to create a sound insulated stud frame. You can find all systems MuteBoard™ 2 is featured in by clicking on the systems tab next to the FAQs here.

Can MuteBoard™ 2 be installed on to the ceiling to help with soundproofing?

MuteBoard™ 2 is a suitable solution to sound proof a ceiling where issues with ceiling height are at an absolute premium with noise issues that fall into the background noise level category, the use of acoustic mineral wool is important between any joists, battens and adjacent wall cavities to ensure the best acoustic performance.

Do you recommend installing any additional soundproofing materials alongside Mute Board™ 2?

With Mute Board™ 2 various upgrades can be made to increase the effectiveness of sound proofing. One consideration that is often neglected is the use of acoustic mineral wool between adjacent cavities, these can be stud frame walls adjacent to the wall or between flooring and ceiling joists as a few examples - we would always recommend these to be put in place to reduce what is called ‘flanking transmission’. Fitting MuteBoard™ 2 on to a dedicated stud frame will help drastically improve performance for more problematic noise issues where space is a concern or a specific budget has been allocated to where MuteClip® or other alternatives are not possible.

Can I adhere MuteBoard™ 2 to a wall or ceiling with adhesive?

We advise not to fix MuteBoard™ 2 with adhesive, and this is because of the visco elastic backing will not receive adhesives for a strong bond to the majority of structural materials, this is because the mesh lining that holds together the visco-elastic is not porous, it also contains a high mass.

Can Mute Board™ 2 be used to soundproof a floor?

Mute Board™ 2 has plasterboard facing that risks breaking under pressure from footfall or heavy furniture, and with uneven flooring, this will lead to further damage with cracking appearing in the board. Dedicated options are available for sound proofing a floor that would fair better than the installation of MuteBoard™ 2.

What fixings should for installing MuteBoard™ 2 and are they included?

Our guidance recommends the use of Nylon HammerFix 60mm when applying to brick and block walls; we recommend additional advice from a structural engineer or professional with any concerns, we do supply these fixings we do not include these with the purchase of MuteBoard™ 2.

Can I fix my television, speakers or hung decoration into the MuteBoard™ 2?

Fixing anything through the MuteBoard™ 2 will create a direct path for the sound to travel back through and could potentially crack the plasterboard in a way that makes it less effective. With light fixtures and plug fixtures, we would recommend where possible to relocate them to another wall with the advice of a registered electrician under Part P of the Building Regulations to ensure the best possible result. If this is not possible, the use of Acoustic Socket Box Inserts should be used to minimise sound transfer.


Can I install MuteBoard™ 2 to soundproof bathrooms and wetrooms?

MuteBoard™ 2 can be fitted in bathrooms and wetrooms but would require a moisture board to stop direct moisture coming into contact with the

You will want to make sure that the surface you are applying to is flat to avoid any joints unsuccessfully matching up. A rendering of walls will help to not only create a level wall but to patch up significant gaps in the mortar and create a stronger surface to apply MuteBoard™ 2.

When affixing MuteBoard™ 2, you will want to use heavy duty fixings with 9 per board and remember to leave a 2-5mm gap from the adjacent surfaces.

Fix MuteBoard™ 2 with tapered edge vertically.

Fill all gaps, including the abutting of all joints and around the perimeter. The aim to make sure the surface is as airtight as possible as you are trying to reduce airflow that airborne noise transfers through, even the smallest of gaps.

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