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Soundproofing Forum Topics => Other Soundproofing Questions => Topic started by: Matt Johnson on September 16, 2005, 10:23:02 PM

Title: Office Wall
Post by: Matt Johnson on September 16, 2005, 10:23:02 PM
Hi!



I need some help in deciding how to soundproof a wall in my office.



I run a small business and we just moved in to an office complex that has multiple suites.  My office within our suite shares a wall with an office in the suite next to us.  Needless to say, the lady in there is always on the phone, laughing with her co-workers, etc. and everytime her phone rings I reach for my own... lol.



It's a basic 8 ft high wall, about 11 ft wide, drop-tile ceiling, drywall on both sides with no insulation in the wall and no wall extention past the top of the ceiling tiles.



I was hoping that there might be something simple I can hang on the wall, or put another layer of special drywall or something up on my side.  I don't need the whole room to be soundproof, but I do need a bit less noise from next door. :)



I've never done any soundproofing before, so I don't know what to get.  I would appreciate some recommendations.



Thanks,



Matt
Title: Re: Office Wall
Post by: kathnj on April 15, 2008, 06:53:19 PM
Hi Matt, was your questions answered??? I am having the exact same problem and am looking for solutions.
Title: Re: Office Wall
Post by: Nicoleah on May 27, 2008, 12:08:30 AM
Matt
I have the same problem too, did you get an answer??
 ???
Nicole
Title: Re: Office Wall
Post by: Randy S on May 27, 2008, 05:18:49 PM
Ok, Here is the problem with soundproofing these type of offices. Because the sharred wall does not go to the top of the building, soundproofing the wall does very little. The sound will Flank around the barrier and come through the drop ceiling. In this type of situation the most you can expect is absorbing some of the noise.
Bang for Buck solution would be Cotton fiber insulation placed on top of the drop ceiling.
http://www.soundproofing.org/infopages/natural_fiber.htm
And a second layer of drywall with Green glue, for the sharred wall.
http://www.soundproofing.org/ggpages.htm
You can also add a layer of MLV with PSA sound barrier to improve the wall mass.
http://www.soundproofing.org/infopages/flooring.htm
I wouldn't go any further with more soundproofing unless you can close up the wall above the drop ceiling.
This is the biggest problem you have.
If you want more details contact us.
Randy S.