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Silent Floor 

Creating noise separation between upstairs and downstairs

Product overview

If you are able to remove the existing ceiling you can limit the amount of floor to ceiling height lost by using this system. The first step is to remove the existing ceiling. The ceiling structure can then be refitted and decoupled from the floor joists using Resilient Bars. Silent Floor - retrofit comprises two layers of 15mm Gyproc SoundBloc, 100mm acoustic insulation and Gypframe RB1 Resilient Bars.

The ceiling to be treated should have electrical points isolated and removed from the ceiling. Next, remove the existing plasterboard from the ceiling to expose the floor joists. Gypframe RB1 Resilient Bars can then be fixed to the underside of the joist at 450mm centres, 100mm Isover acoustic insulation placed between the joists and then two staggered layers of 15mm Gyproc SoundBloc fixed to the resilient bars.

Components needed for Silent Floor 

British Gypsum Homeowner - Silent Floor Retrofit System
  • Spacesaver Ready-Cut
    Spacesaver Ready-Cut
  • Gyproc SoundBloc
    Gyproc SoundBloc

    Gypsum plasterboard with a higher density noise insulating core and a blue paper face for easy recognition. The higher density core design of this board enables the wall, partition and ceiling systems to provide greater sound insulation performance levels over standard products by reducing the transmission of sound between rooms.

  • Drywall Screws
    British Gypsum Drywall Screws
  • Gyproc Sealant
    Gyproc Sealant

    Used to seal airpaths for optimum sound insulation

  • Gypframe Sound Insulating Bars
    Gypframe RB1 resilient bars
    Acoustic engineered channel

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