Author Topic: Anyone had success building a stud wall in front of party wall?  (Read 3495 times)


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Anyone had success building a stud wall in front of party wall?
« on: November 27, 2011, 08:31:59 PM »
I live in a semi-detached and can hear the neighbours yelling at each other, slamming doors with all their might at any hour, stomping up and down stairs and being ignorant of how sound travels. I decided to do this in 2 bedrooms 1st build a timber stud frame with gap from the party wall, filled the frame with mineral wool, attached metal resilient bars, attached a layer of acoustic plasterboard, then glued a layer of soundproofing mat then attached another layer of plasterboard.  also laid 2 layers of soundproofing on the floorboards with a new carpet and underlay.

I still hear door slams and stomping up/down stairs which i thought due to it being impact noise, was in bathroom and could still hear them yelling. still havent been in the bedroom when a yelling match has kicked off, time will tell.  I plan to put a wardrobe and a large bookcase or large CD tower case in front of the wall as well.

have i done the right thing, anyone else done somthing similar?

Randy S

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Re: Anyone had success building a stud wall in front of party wall?
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2011, 03:14:47 AM »
Did you remove the existing drywall before building your new wall???

What type of soundproofing mat? and what type of underlayment? 

The stair stomping and door slamming your still going to hear as you suspected but also keep in mind that you have only soundproofed the shared wall not your entire room...


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DJ and Live Music downstairs, Residential tenants upstairs, noise complaints
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2011, 04:59:17 AM »
My business, online at

plays DJ music and Live Music at times.   We are on the ground floor of a
development, with residential tenants on second floor.   There is
essentially no sound barrier between the two floors.  I can hear the
residents walking around above.

The problem is that they also can hear my music.  And complain.

I have about 2500 square feet of ceiling.  I was considering putting in
about 500 square feet of your some sort of acoustical tile on the ceiling.
The tile would go in the corner of the interior directly above
where the DJ or band plays.

I do NOT currently have a drop ceiling.   I would need to have acoustical
tiles that can be mounted directly to the black ceiling above with

Ideas ?


Clark Johnson