The GenieClip™ - Highest performance wall solutions
Genie Clip independent wall
Genie Clips outperform resilient bars by ~7dB
Highest performance independent stud wall
Genie Clip technology in a home soundproofing package
Wall soundproofing at a level significantly above regulation requirements
Online calculator will work out your exact requirements
Genie Clip Soundproofing - How it works
To gain the maximum performance when soundproofing a wall you should attempt to create an independent wall structure that sits in front of the wall you are attempting to soundproof. Lining this wall with Genie Clips as your resilient layer will afford the best level of soundproofing performance that we know of.
The key to their superior performance of Clips is the high quality rubber mounting that is integral to the Genie clip.
Creating this independence , even if it is just a few millimeters can make a significant difference to the end result. If however your are unable to make the wall independent you can screw battens to the wall and then add the genie system direct to this.The end result while not quite as good as an independent wall , will produce an improvement in the 20dB range. Or if space is at an absolute premium the solution can be fixed direct to the party wall. Again the acoustic performance will be inferior. Please see table below and schematic below. Creating a stud wall is simpler than you might think click here for a simple guide.
A number of options for party wall soundproofing are available from the very slim line stick on solutions to the thicker and more effective independent stud structures. We are frequently asked if resilient bars or Genie clips can be added direct to a party wall so saving space.
If you wish to calculate or buy the materials just click on the blue calculator. Our delivered solutions come with all the necessary parts to complete a DIY soundproofing job. For more detailed instruction simply click on the fitting instruction link.
Sound proofing basics
When soundproofing a wall it is necessary to improve three basic components.
1) The mass of the wall- This is normally achieved by adding acoustic plasterboard.
2) The Resilience of the wall- This is the springiness of the wall. Without this, the addition of the mass will have very little impact. The best product available on the market today to maximise the performance of this element is The GenieClip™ system.
3) The sound "absorbency" of the wall. By adding different components the sound gets trapped more easily within the wall. The most cost effective method is the use of acoustic mineral wool.
4) A fourth component that can be added is a barrier component. A membrane that acts to block the sound but not by mass alone. For most of our systems we offer Tecsound 50 as a cost effective method of upgrading any soundproofing system.
To the right you will see a performance table.
The total performance which is normally quoted on most sites refers to the performance of an average wall with soundproofing materials added
We also give an indication of performance uplift. Remember that every 10dB of performance uplift corresponds to roughly a 50% improvement in the performance of the wall. So 20dB would indicate a 75% Improvement over and above the original wall.
For those customers wanting to incorporate the highest performance materials into their soundproofing projects we introduce The GenieClip™ solution. The GenieClip™ is a very high performance solution that provides the best single component we know of when soundproofing a wall. The clip itself outperforms a resilient bar by around 7 dB, an impressive amount.
* Total system performance is an attempt to give the performance based on application to an exiting plastered single skin brick wall. Improvements are over this basic starting point. A correction factor of ~5dB is applied to take account of bass frequencies within total performance.
Installing clip into stud wall
The GenieClip™ is screwed direct to stud work in the same manner that a resilient bar would be. Into the Genie Glips, the furring strips are then clipped. To these furring strips plasterboard is then screwed.
The GenieClip™ system is a superior alternative to the conventional resilient bar system producing better performance and is far less prone to fitting error. In fact its virtually impossible to fit incorrectly.
The GenieClip™ is a moulded rubber and steel isolation clip used to to control the passage of noise. The integral springing mechanism provides much more dampening than the corrugations of a resilient bar system. In fact performance numbers are superior even with a single layer of plasterboard potentially saving on materials cost and labour.
It significantly improves low frequency sound control performance and this is often the hardest frequency to cope with. Of all the resilient solutions that fix direct to joist it offers the best performance.
There is a lot to take in from the above table. However it is important to spend a few moments interpreting the figures
When comparing soundproofing materials the perfromance data is often misunderstood. We try and give you the performance increase from an existing structure. In the above table we assume a brick wall . When comparing competing products it is essential to understand what is there performance in a real world situation. Many products are rated 30, 40 even 50dB. However once they are added to a wall this figure might drop to just 15dB or 20dB of improvement ( read more)
Thanks to Soundstop team thank you for your patience with all my questions. Mark was so helpful . We have the soundproofing installed and we are very pleased with the result . Muy Bien!
Jason 25 May 2017
Great result I installed the Gnei clip wall in a studio / live music venue. We had read a lot about the product before buying . The end result was really very good with the live room being well insulated. The venue leaks virtually no sound at all. Thanks to the very helpful mark at soundstop.
Keith Horlock 08 March 2017
Simple to fit good end result I ordered this system for my lounge where we have a very poor quality single skin brick wall. The most hassle was the stud work as my walls are wonky. Hoever when it got to putting genie clips in that part was very simple. The end result was impressive we here nothing from next door at all. We will end up doing the upstairs some time soon
Carl Rinksom 01 February 2017
Pleased with the part i did I was happy with the result of the area I did but it was slightly frustrating that I did not do the fire place as well. I asked whether I should do firplace as well and Gawaine at sooundstop suggested it was not likely to be the problem. However having done the tow alcoves which are soundproofed really well I find the sound IS leaking through the fireplace itself. I would sey the product has done a good job though
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