Soundproofing for walls

Soundproofing walls is essential for creating a quiet and comfortable environment in any space. Whether you're looking to reduce noise in a residential setting, improve acoustic quality in a studio, or ensure privacy in an office, our range of soundproofing products offers effective solutions. We offer solutions for both brick walls and drywall, ensuring that you can effectively reduce noise transmission and improve acoustic comfort. Contact us for more information on how to soundproof a wall and find the right product for your needs.

Understanding Wall Soundproofing

Soundproofing walls is crucial to creating a peaceful and quiet environment, whether in a residential space, studio, or office. Different types of noise, such as airborne noise (e.g., voices, music) and impact noise (e.g., footsteps, machinery), can penetrate walls, disrupting comfort and productivity. Sound travels in waves, and when these waves hit a wall, they can cause the wall to vibrate, transmitting the sound to the other side. To stop sound from travelling through walls, various soundproofing methods and materials are used to absorb, block, or decouple the sound waves, preventing them from passing through the structure.

Noise Regulations

Compliance with noise regulations is essential for maintaining a peaceful environment, particularly in residential areas and public buildings. Local building codes often specify minimum sound insulation requirements for walls. Ensuring that your soundproofing efforts meet these regulations will not only enhance comfort but also ensure legal compliance.

Main Benefits of Wall Soundproofing

Physical Benefits:

  • Enhanced acoustic comfort by reducing noise transmission.
  • Improved privacy in shared or adjacent rooms.
  • Increased property value by creating quieter living and working spaces.

Mental Benefits:

  • Reduced stress and improved concentration due to a quieter environment.
  • Better sleep quality and overall well-being.
  • Increased productivity in workspaces free from disruptive noise.


Comparative Guide to DECIBEL Wall Soundproofing Products

Selecting the right soundproofing solution for your walls depends on the specific requirements of your environment, the type of noise you need to control, and the construction of the walls. Here's a comparative overview of our products to help you make an informed decision.

  1. MUTE SYSTEM Panel The MUTE SYSTEM panel is ideal for those seeking highly effective wall sound insulation with advanced technology. Utilising the patented DClox™ anti-vibration mount, this system maximises the Mass-Spring-Mass acoustic principle, effectively dispersing sound energy and preventing sound transmission. It's perfect for residential properties, public buildings, and industrial applications. The unique isolation system keeps wall contact below 1%, ensuring superior acoustic efficiency.
  2. DECIBEL Block System™ For the highest level of sound insulation, the DECIBEL Block System™ offers unparalleled performance, with sound insulating properties ranging from 15 to 24 dB, depending on the wall type. This system uses a combination of materials with varying densities and elasticities, along with a sound absorption layer and vibration mounts. It's suitable for residential, public, and industrial buildings and can be installed on light partitions like stud walls and plasterboard. This system also recommends additional floor or ceiling sound insulation for optimal results.
  3. DCvisco™ Soundproof Membrane The DCvisco™ membrane enhances sound absorption by increasing the density of noise insulation systems. It is designed to work in conjunction with the MUTE SYSTEM, adding up to 3 dB noise reduction. Made from 80% recycled PVC, DCvisco is eco-friendly and effective for medium and high frequencies. It can be attached to any surface, making it versatile for various installations, including flat or curved surfaces.
  4. VISTO 48 Soundproof Panels VISTO 48 panels are high-tech, elastic soundproof and sound-absorbing solutions for walls and ceilings. They combine multiple layers to achieve superior sound insulation, especially effective in the 400-650 Hz range typical of the human voice. VISTO 48 is suitable for installation behind plasterboard, above suspended ceilings, under raised floors, and as finished surfaces in studios and music practice rooms. These panels are easy to install and offer versatile applications for enhanced acoustic environments.
  5. IZO SOUND IZO SOUND provides excellent sound absorption with a glass cloth scrim and glass-mineral felt that increases friction with sound waves, improving soundproofing properties by an average of three decibels compared to traditional materials. It's particularly effective for high-frequency noise and is used for sound insulation of machinery, air conditioning, compressors, and noise reduction partition panels.
  6. TECWOOL Soundproofing Panels TECWOOL panels offer a combination of fire-resistant and soundproofing properties, suitable for domestic and industrial use. With a highly visco-elastic polyvinyl core, these panels provide superior sound reduction. They are ideal for installation behind plasterboard, above suspended ceilings, under raised floors, and as finished facings in studios and music practice rooms. TECWOOL panels are designed to be installed within a recess to prevent damage in high-traffic areas.


How to Soundproof a Wall

  1. Identify the Source of Noise: Determine whether the noise is airborne or impact.
  2. Choose the Right Product: Select from our range of acoustic wall insulation products based on your specific needs.
  3. Prepare the Wall Surface: Ensure the wall surface is clean and free of any debris before installation.
  4. Install Soundproofing Materials: Follow the installation guidelines for the chosen product.
  5. Seal Gaps and Cracks: Use acoustic sealant to fill any gaps or cracks around the edges of the wall to prevent sound leakage.
  6. Finish with Decorative Acoustic Panels: Complete the wall with preferred decorative coverings, such as paint or wallpaper. For optimal results, add acoustic panels to complement the soundscape of your place.


How to Select the Right Products

When selecting the right soundproofing product, consider the type of noise (airborne or impact), the wall structure, and the specific requirements of your space. The MUTE SYSTEM or Decibel Block System™ are excellent choices for high-performance sound insulation. For enhanced sound absorption and eco-friendly solutions, consider the DCvisco™ membrane. VISTO 48 and TECWOOL panels are recommended for versatile applications and superior sound insulation. IZO SOUND is perfect for high-frequency noise and specific applications like machinery and air conditioning insulation.


Alternative Low-Budget Soundproofing Materials

For those seeking to soundproof walls on a tight budget, several cost-effective materials can help reduce noise, with varying degrees of effectiveness. 

Heavy curtains and rugs can absorb sound and reduce echo, while thick blankets or quilts hung on walls can provide additional sound dampening. Acoustic foam panels are another affordable option, offering moderate noise reduction and improved acoustics. Carpet tiles and rubber mats can be applied to walls for a basic level of sound insulation. 

While these low-budget materials can help mitigate noise, they may not deliver the expected high-quality results as specialised soundproofing products. 

Investing in dedicated solutions like the MUTE SYSTEM or VISTO 48 panels is recommended for optimal soundproofing. Contact us for a personalised consultation targeting your specific soundproofing needs!

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you soundproof an existing wall?

Yes, you can soundproof an existing wall by adding soundproofing materials like soundproof panels, membranes, or acoustic insulation. Products like the MUTE SYSTEM Panel or VISTO 48 panels can be installed on existing walls to reduce noise transmission.

How can I soundproof a wall?

To soundproof a wall, first, identify the noise source, then choose the appropriate soundproofing product, such as the MUTE SYSTEM Panel or DCvisco™ membrane. Prepare the wall surface, install the soundproofing materials according to the guidelines, and seal any gaps with acoustic sealant.

What is the best soundproofing for walls?

The best soundproofing for walls depends on your specific needs. The MUTE SYSTEM Panel and DECIBEL Block System™ are excellent choices for high-performance sound insulation. For versatile applications and superior sound absorption, VISTO 48 and TECWOOL panels are recommended.

Do you need to cover a whole wall to soundproof?

For effective soundproofing, it's generally best to cover the entire wall to ensure comprehensive noise reduction. Partially covering the wall may not provide sufficient sound insulation, as sound can find its way through uncovered areas.

Can you soundproof a room without damaging walls?

Yes, you can soundproof a room without damaging walls by using products that can be installed on the surface, such as soundproof panels or acoustic wall coverings. These products can be applied with minimal impact on the existing wall structure.

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