This Week: Soundproofing a Ceiling
Byline: diy donny
There's nothing worse than having a noisy neighbour living upstairs.
But there is a way to reduce the din - soundproof your ceiling.
There are two basic systems you can install which don't cause too much mess or disruption.
The first is for rooms with high ceilings, such as Victorian townhouses and tenements.
The second is thinner and is for rooms with restricted height, such as modern homes and council properties built after World War II.
I've detailed both methods below and recommend E-Cousti materials, which are available from Sheffield Insulations (01698 833755).
TOOLS YOU'LL NEED
Wood and masonry drill bits
E-Cousti quilt sound insulation
15mm acoustic plasterboard
E-Cousti Fix and Seal acoustic mastic
Dry wall screws
E-Cousti wall and ceiling clips
E-Cousti ceiling clip rail
25mm Rockwool acoustic partition slab
Here's how it's done..method 1 (high ceilings)
1 Fix joist hangers to the wall. Install secondary joists hung off the hangers, sized to suit the span of the room and able to take the weight of two layers of acoustic plasterboard (allow 30kg per square metre). …