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Soundbloc plasterboard

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Building DIY' started by voodooflux, Mar 25, 2003.

  1. voodooflux

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    I know some of you garage-conversion types have used Gyproc Soundbloc plasterboard, but does anyone know the difference between Soundbloc and Soundbloc RAPID?

    I saw a few posts on here quoting Soundbloc prices at around 5 or 6 quid a sheet (which would match the price that Jewson gave me for the RAPID stuff) but the only prices I can find for *just* Soundbloc are around 20 quid a sheet.

    Any info appreciated!

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    Never heard of sondbloc rapid, but it could be small sheets like plasterboard laths (sp?) which are designed to be used in a loft and the like and are small enough to get in through a loft hatch, about 1200 x 600 I think.

    I could be completely wrong though. :D
     
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    You might be on to something there, as it looks to only be available in 900mm widths. I think it's part of the whole Gyproc rapid system that uses metal studs.

    Anyone know of a good supplier for Soundbloc, and approx prices?

    Cheers
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    Try Sheffield Insulations, www.sheffins.co.uk don't go by their online pricelist, they usually give a discount of approx 40%

    I got 27 sheets of 15mm 1200x2400 sheets for £140, but that was through a builder I know who has an account with them.

    Oh, and make sure you get it delivered unless you have access to a Transit van or bigger as it is extremely heavy.

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    Cheers mixmanx, I've dropped their Birmingham office a line. Sure hope I can get a discount, 'cause according to their pricelist I'm going to forking out over 700 quid :eek:

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    I made some more enquiries, according to Gyproc there is only one type of board 'Soundbloc'. There is no product known as soundbloc rapid.

    This is all on their website.
     
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    Hi X3ELS

    I've seen Rapid mentioned on one of their datasheets from last July (http://www.british-gypsum.bpb.co.uk/pdf/SDS09v4.pdf), as well as at:

    http://www.cpsupplies.co.uk/downloads/gypsum_coshh.htm
    and http://www.sheffins.co.uk/pricelist_pdfs/drylining/dry_partitioning.htm

    ...and it seemed to be the only type of Soundbloc that my local Jewson knew about.

    It's also on the website for the "Federation of Plastering and Drywall Contractors" - they actually have their own federation????

    Was it www.gyproc.com that you checked out?

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