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  1. BOOMERANGBUBB

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    Hi everyone, Hope your all a-okay :hiya:

    I will soon be starting my Home Cinema Project, the problem is.... I need to sound proof one of the walls, It's just a partition wall (sounds like it's very hollow) and is up stairs so can reach it from the loft (I guess???).

    Do you know If I can insulate/sound proof the wall without pulling it apart?

    Really stuck on this one and would really like to have everything planned out properly before I start the project.

    Thank you so much for any time and help
    Take it easy
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    hi!!!
    it sounds like you have what is known as a stud wall.
    the dividing of the two rooms is done by building a wooden frame out of probably 4x2 or 3x2 its then insulated with rockwool or similar then boarded either side and plastered. i could be wrong but if you tap it and it sounds hollow then this is very likely what it is, especially used in modern house builds.
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    http://www.soundservice.co.uk/soundabsorber_industrial_applications.html

    http://www.ourproperty.co.uk/guides/how_to_soundproof_your_house.html
     
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    Nick,

    This info is absolutely fantastic mate!

    Thank you so much for your help. :thumbsup:

    Yes you are right, that is how the wall is constructed.

    I think I will just cover the walls half way up with one of the suggested materials in the first link and this should solve my problem.

    Great... Thanks again
    Keir
     
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    hi!!
    you are more than welcome mate!!
    best regards
    nick
     

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