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ACOUSTIC STUDS, METAL STUDS and METAL TRACKS

USES:
  • Walls / Partitions.
  • Internal and Separating Walls.
  • Domestic and Commercial use.
  • Can be used to meet New Building Regs
    (with other products)
BENEFITS:
  • Reduced installation time saves money
  • Performs far better acoustically than timber studding
  • Lightweight.
  • Slimmer partitions maximising floor space
  • Low cost.

Click here for standard 'C' section metal stud and track

metal studs and tracks 

A cost effective way to achieve improved acoustic performance in both domestic and commercial situations. These studs have built in 'discontinuity' which results in improved sound insulation.

Acoustic Studs are designed to offer better sound insulation in the key speech frequency bands (250 - 1000Hz) whilst maintaining structural strength and integrity. This enables slimmer partitions to be constructed, maximising floor space but still satisfying high acoustic requirements.

Partitions built using acoustic studs are constructed in exactly the same way as standard 'C' Stud Partitions. All existing track sections can be utilised with Acoustic Studs. Plasterboard fixing centres are also the same.

System is assembled using self tapping screws.



Self tapping screws - Supplied in boxes of 1,000


 
Flanking Noise


Flanking noise transmission occurs when sound travels along elements shared by adjacent structures. Sound does not always travel straight through the building element. If the wall, floor or partition has good sound reducing capabilities the sound will travel from A to B by the easiest route, which is often over the top or around the sides.

It should be bourne in mind that flanking noise transmission can exceed direct transmission and reduce the overall capabilities of a construction if flanking details are not correctly specified and constructed.

Attention to detail is essential. Sound will travel through the smallest crack and reduce performance considerably. Although a 25mm round hole may be easily noticed a 1mm hairline crack along the top or bottom may not be seen so always use acoustic sealant and always use isolation tape between the stud, the plasterboard and the structure.

Acoustic Stud Configurations

Acoustic Studs can be used in a wide range of partition designs, depending on specification requirements. An example of some system configurations is tabulated below:

Maximum height m

Nominal thickness mm

Fire resistance minutes

Sound insulation RwdB

Test reference no.

 

Studs: 50mm Acoustic Studs
Facings: one layer of 15mm Acoustic Plasterboard both sides.

2.8

80

30

40

A5001

 

Studs: 70mm Acoustic Studs
Facings: one layer of 15mm Fire Plasterboard both sides.

3.8

100

60

41

A7001

 

Studs: 70mm Acoustic Studs
Facings: one layer of 12.5mm Acoustic Plasterboard both sides.

3.6

95

30

42

A7002

 

Studs: 70mm Acoustic Studs
Facings: one layer of 15mm Acoustic Plasterboard both sides.
Insulation: 70mm rock

3.8

100

60

51

A7003

 

Studs: 70mm Acoustic Studs
Facings: 2 layers of 12.5mm Acoustic Plasterboard both sides.
Insulation: 25mm rock

4.6

120

60

58

A7004

 

Studs: 70mm Acoustic Studs
Facings: 2 layers of 15mm Acoustic Plasterboard both sides.
Insulation: 25mm rock

4.9

130

90

59

A7005

 

Studs: 70mm Acoustic Studs
Facings: 2 layers of 12.5mm Fire Plasterboard both sides.

4.6

120

120

50

A7006

 

Studs: 70mm Acoustic Studs
Facings: 2 layers of 12.5mm Fire Plasterboard both sides.
Insulation:25mm rock

4.6

120

120

54

A7007

 

Studs: 92mm Acoustic Studs
Facings: 1 layer of 15mm Acoustic Plasterboard both sides.
Insulation:75mm rock

4.2

122

60

52

A9208


Click here to view corner junction best practice details when using acoustic metal studs.

Click here to view door jamb and socket best practice details when using acoustic metal studs.



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