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Noise reduction ceilings

Acoustic ceiling

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Oscar Iso-Mounts: the ultimate noise reduction ceiling systems

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A rigid structure of floorboards joists and ceiling boards all screwed together transmits noise as vibration between floors.  Packing an absorptive material in the voids between joists will give some benefit but an effective noise reduction ceiling works best by isolation.  This is where it is no longer connected rigidly to the floor above using acoustic hangers and the path of vibration and sound is broken.

Prior to the current Building Regulations 2010 Approved Document E, ‘Resistance to the passage of sound’ the issue of noise reduction through floors and ceilings did not have such high priority.  The principle of achieving high noise reduction by isolating ceilings from floors to prevent noise transfer by vibration is well proven and due to the 'Approved Document E of the Building Regulations 2010,' it is now widely practiced in construction.

Oscar Iso-Mount

Isolation noise reduction ceilings

Oscar Iso-Mount noise reduction ceiling mounts isolate the ceiling boards from the joists, thereby drastically reducing the amount of noise generated vibration that is transferred from the floor above.  The vibration energy dissipates within the Oscar Iso-Mount acoustic hangers.  This principle of isolation is fundamental to the success of noise reduction ceilings.

Class leading noise reduction ceiling systems

By studying the shortfalls of other soundproof ceiling systems already available, we have designed and produced the ultimate noise reduction ceiling system for installation by builders and competent DIY people, providing excellent soundproofing results across thousands of properties.

  • Oscar Iso-Mounts are fixed to the sides of the timber joists therefore they can be fixed high, achieving the absolute minimum of just a few millimetres in ceiling height loss but enough to prevent noise transmitting through the floor/ceiling as vibration.

  • The Iso-Mount noise reduction ceiling is all installed from the room below so there is no need to enter the premises above.

  • Independent acoustic tests of actual ‘on site’ installations demonstrate that the recently introduced and stringent Building Regulations Part E have been easily exceeded without the need to lay noise reduction treatments on or under the floor above.

Oscar Iso-Mount noise reduction ceiling reviews

"Ceiling is complete...

I've tested it by powering up a loud DeWalt router in the garage and seeing how loud it is in the room above.

WOW.  Can hardly hear it...It really was much quieter than I thought it would be.  I can finally use the workshop in the evening when the kids are asleep in the room above.  I'll admit not having done it before I was unsure if it would deaden the noise enough for power tools...but I am blown away by how well it works.

Thanks again for your help - much appreciated."

James Burrows
Home DIY installer
5 star review rating


 

“The whole transaction has been simple and easy.  I fitted the ceiling this weekend and it’s made an instant difference.  So much so that I had to ask the owner of the flat above if he had been using the room above.  I will recommend the product to my friends and will use it on other ceilings in my flat.  Keep up the good work!”

Jim Hood 
Home DIY installer
5 star review rating

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Buy Oscar Iso-Mount Type1 online

Delivery available throughout the UK.  For outside the UK please contact us for details.

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The systems can be installed by a competent DIY person, builders and in many areas we can recommend installers.  

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Contact us

For more information regarding our Oscar Iso-Mount noise reduction ceiling range or if you have any questions regarding soundproofing your home you can call us direct on 01474 854902 or fill in our contact us form and a member of our friendly team will get back to you as soon as possible.


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This project uses

Oscar Iso-Mount Type1 - Soundproof ceiling

Oscar Iso-Mount - Type1

Acoustic hanger for timber joist ceilings

  • The minimum of ceiling height is lost: as little as 6mm (less than 1/4 inch)
  • All the work is done from the room below; no work is required to the floor above
Oscar Iso-Mount Type2 Soundproof Ceiling

Oscar Iso-Mount - Type2

Acoustic hanger for timber joist & concrete ceiling

  • Fixes under existing concrete & timber joist ceilings with just one fixing saving time & money
  • Extensions available for deeper voids
Celbar - recycled insulation

Celbar - recycled sound insulation

Celbar is recycled environmentally friendly acoustic and thermal cavity/void fill sound insulation made from paper based materials treated for fire retardancy.  Tests have shown that when packed together, this natural, recycled cellulose insulation material is acoustically and thermally more effective than man-made mineral wool.