The Various Benefits of Acoustic Plasterboard Panels

Construction & Contractors Blog

There's standard plasterboard, and then, there's acoustic plasterboard. Both plaster-based construction products help insulate against heat transfer, but the latter is specifically designed to provide sound insulation to improve occupant comfort and acoustic performance.

If you're considering soundproofing your building with acoustic plasterboard panels, you should know the benefits that await you. That way, you can make an educated decision as to whether they're the right choice for your soundproofing application.

Highlighted below are a few top advantages of using plasterboard acoustic panels.

1. They are quick and easy to install

Acoustic plasterboard panels can deliver great acoustic performance from minimum thickness. These relatively thin, lightweight panels are easy to work with, making them fast to fix in place. 

It is, however, important to note that thicker plasterboard panels deliver greater acoustic performance.

2. They are rigid soundproofing systems

The rigid design of acoustic plasterboards allows you to customise your soundproofing application. Plus, acoustic plasterboard panels can be attached to any structurally sound wall or ceiling without any sagging and bowing problems, no matter the thickness (or thinness).

3. They can provide fire protection

Acoustic plasterboards are already fire-resistant because they contain fire-resistive water crystalline molecules. However, they can be made even more fire-resistant by adding some other additives to the panels' core.

Fire-resistant acoustic plasterboards are a great choice for building owners that face a significant risk of fire.

4. They are available in a variety of decorative designs

Acoustic plasterboard panels are no longer available in conventional square and rectangle shapes only. They can be cut to come in any shape and size you like with a wide range of colours to choose from.

As a result, you don't have to sacrifice the aesthetics of your interior design to achieve the desired acoustic performance in your building.

5. They reduce environmental impact

If you care about the environmental impact of the construction materials you use, then you're going to appreciate the fact that plasterboard acoustic panels have high recycled content. 

What's more, a significant percentage of the materials can be recycled again when it is time to have the panels removed.

Installing acoustic plasterboard panels in your building can deliver the above benefits and many more. However, they may not be suitable for every soundproofing application. If you want to know if these acoustic panels are right for you, don't hesitate to consult acoustic panelling specialists near you.


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Finding the Best Contractors for the Job

Welcome to my blog, my name is Blake and from now on, I will be writing a series of blogs which will deal with the process of finding and working with contractors when constructing a new building. I am not a construction specialist but last summer I gained a lot of experience in this area when I hired a team of 32 contractors to build a holiday home. When hiring contractors, it is important that you understand how to communicate with them and their ways of working. Below are a series of blogs which will help you to find the best contractors.