Soundproofing FAQs

Listed below are answers to some of the questions we are asked regularly about our Iso-Mount soundproof ceiling systems. 

You can also view our Oscar Iso-Mount soundproof ceiling video to find out more about the full acoustic ceiling hanger range.

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How much sound will an Oscar Iso-Mount soundproof ceiling eliminate?

Acoustic testing has shown that a significant failure of Building Regulations Approved Document E can be turned into an easy pass.  Independent testing on a house (ref 19 Wilberforce Road) showed that resistance to airbourne sound (speech, music etc.) increased by 23dB DnT, + Ctr and impact sound insulation increased by 24dB LnT,w; a significant and worthwhile difference.

The installation of the Oscar Iso-Mount Type1 soundproof ceiling system achieved (better than) compliance with the stringent requirements of the 2010 Building Regulations Approved Document E for Airbourne and Impact Sound.

Why use the Oscar Iso-Mount soundproof ceiling system?

Soundproof ceiling Iso-Mount Type1

  • Absolute minimum of ceiling height loss with Iso-Mount Type1 (as little as 6mm).
  • Achieved a fire-rating of up to 90 minutes for the tested configuration at BRE.
  • Adjustable height, enabling flat ceilings across uneven joists.
  • All work is done from the room below with no disruption to the room above.
  • Exceeds compliance with British building regs Document E for airborne & impact sound.
  • The installation of the acoustic ceiling is within the capability of a competent DIY person.
  • Appears no different to a standard plastered ceiling once complete.
  • Fast and simple clip together soundproof ceiling installation.
  • Uses widely available standard clip-on steel channels.

How does sound transmit through ceilings and floors?

Sound passes through ceilings and floors as vibrations.  Sound pressure waves generated by footsteps, music or voices in an upper flat, penetrate and travel through the floor boards, joists and ceiling in the form of vibration.  They radiate from the ceiling as sound pressure again; weaker but in many cases still too powerful and loud.  Either side of joists, the sound pressure turns to vibration through the floor – back to sound pressure through the air void – vibration again through the ceiling – and back to sound pressure in the flat below.
The solution

By installing a soundproof ceiling with our Oscar Iso-Mount noise reduction ceiling range, you will stop the vibration that causes the transfer of unwanted noise between floors.

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