Insulation Question

Since putting up a new ceiling with 9m board +1/2" polystryrine backing replacing 1" old lime and plaster there is an increase in noise levels between upstaires and downstaires. the room is 10' * 12'

I live in Haringey London north.

3 Answers

i do not see any question . However, that is to be expected. You have reduced the thickness of insulation by half so it is normal to experience a higher level of noise coming through.

Answered 8th Mar 2011

DanHandyman

Member since 15 Sep 2010

if you want to reduce the noise fill your floor joists with insulation by removing the upstairs floorboards. This will also keep the heat in and reduce noise transmission. Insulation is cheap at the moment at most diy stores.

Answered 9th Mar 2011

D S Property Services

Member since 8 Dec 2010

No feedback

THE POLYSTYRENE BACKING TRANSMITS NOISE SO IS NOT MEANT FOR SOUND DEADENING JUST INSULATING PURPOSES

Answered 19th Mar 2011

RV DEVELOPMENTS

Member since 5 Jan 2010

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