Acoustic upgrade of existing shop into flats

General Construction Notes:

  • Follow the manufacturer’s instructions carefully
  • Stagger & tape all junctions on plasterboard linings
  • Around the perimeter of plasterboard linings leave a 5mm gap & fully fill with acoustic sealant
  • Mineral wool in cavities must cover the entire area with no gaps or sagging
  • Resilient bars must be installed correctly, use appropriate screw lengths, do not screw through the plasterboard into the timbers behind
  • Do not crush the resilient bars
  • Lay the resilient layer over the entire floor area & lap up the walls by at least 70mm
  • Spot bond the 18mm T&G flooring to the 19mm plasterboard plank, these layers must remain free floating on the resilient layer
  • Lay the resilient layer back down on the walking surface, 18mm T&G; capture with skirtings & cut flush
  • Full depth timber blocking is required around the perimeter of all timber joisted floors
  • Attention to detail and high-quality workmanship will be required throughout the build if a good acoustic performance is to be achieved


Service Void Penetrations:

  • There should be no service void penetrations through party walls
  • Sockets on party walls must be staggered and not set out back to back
  • SVP’s through the party floor should be carefully cut out, the pipes wrapped with 25mm of mineral wool and boxed inside 2 layers of 12.5mm plasterboard. The boxing & plasterboard must not touch the pipes inside
  • If recessed lights are to be installed into the ceilings, they must be fire & acoustic rated



  • All steels must be treated like SVP’s, wrap the steel with 25mm of mineral wool and box inside 2 layers of 12.5mm plasterboard

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01452 619871
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The Black Containers, Rear of Bullens Manor Farm, High Street, Upton St Leonards, Gloucester GL4 8DL

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