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soundproofing:  GenieClip™ Stud Wall and Ceiling Decoupler

a GenieClipGenieClip being held in palm of hand GenieClip decoupling system with steel channel being clipped into position



A vibration absorbing resilient steel clip used on timber studs for walls and ceiling joists. This allows the new wall or ceiling to be de-coupled from the vibrating surface which will reduce both vibration and impact noise penetration. The GenieClip is a unibody molded rubber and galvanised steel part used to attach drywall to either wall or floor/ceiling assemblies. Made from recycled components, and engineered to allow reduction in
assembly weight.


Easy to Install

The GenieClip is easy and fast to install using standard steel furring channel and is extremely stable when held in place with a single fastener.

There is nothing to adjust or site fit. The furring channel is simply snapped into the GenieClip and the plasterboard can be immediately installed.

GenieClip about to be screwed into the batten GenieClip screwed to timber stud GenieClip decoupling system with steel channel being clipped into position


No Short Circuiting

cross-section of normal Resilient Bar System with screw cross section of Resilient bar short circuited with screwcross section of fitted GenieClip system

Resilient Channel is commonly short circuited     GenieClip is impossible to short circuit

Use on Ceilings

cross section of floor and ceiling joist with GenieClip and 15mm Acoustic PlasterboardVibration absorbing GenieClips are essential to help soundproof suspended timber floors and bring them into compliance with Part E of the building regulations for noise control through separating floors for flats.

Used in connection with other sound insulating materials we supply, the GenieClips will create an effective acoustic break between the bottom of any floor joists and the plasterboard ceiling. If not fitted directly beneath the floor joists, GenieClips can be supported by 50mm square battens screwed to the underside of any existing ceiling.

cross section of floor and ceiling joist with GenieClip and 5/8" Acoustic PlasterboardThe GenieClips should ne installed with our Acoustic Mineral Wool between the joists and a double layer of 12.5mm Acoustic Plasterboard we would expect the acoustic improvement to increase to around 16dB. This should make a considerable difference to reducing any noise nuisance experienced.

Two layers of Acoustic Plasterboard are then screwed to the GenieClip using our self drilling screws and for best results; a layer of our Acoustic Membrane should be sandwiched between the two layers using Sta-Put aerosol contact adhesive.


With the 50mm batten system, for best results it is essential that our Acoustic Quilt is fixed between the battens before installation of the GenieClips or alternatively, our Acoustic Mineral Wool (AMW50) can be used but will not perform as well.

GenieClip decoupled ceiling system beneath concrete floor.



When installed beneath an existing ceiling using AMW50 and 25mm of plasterboard, airborne noise improvements and impact sound would normally be well in excess of 300%this can be further enhanced when our Acoustic Membrane is sandwiched between the plasterboard layers.






Use on Walls

green recycled logoVibration absorbing GenieClips are also recommended to upgrade the sound insulation of any wall; particularly effective at reducing loud music or bass noise penetrating the wall.

Ideally, a new stud batten frame built spaced away from the current wall is required. This will create a sealed, insulated gap between the new wall and the existing one. Fill in between the studs with our sound absorbing Acoustic Mineral Wool. Care should be taken not to fit the acoustic mineral wool too tightly. A loose fit is better than a tight fit.

The GenieClips are screwed to the stud frame from floor to ceiling using our self drilling screws followed by two layers of 12.5 mm Acoustic Plasterboard. For best results, a layer of SBM5 Soundproofing Mat should be sandwiched between the two layers using Sta-Put aerosol contact adhesive specifically developed for bonding all of our soundproofing materials.

It is essential that both layers of plasterboard do not touch the surround walls or floor. Fill in this gap with flexible acoustic sealant and then the entire soundproofed section of wall will be floating on the GenieClips. For detailed installation instructions please click on the Installation Guide above.

single stud separating wall with GenieClip systemHow to build a single stud separating wall using the GenieClip system to comply with Part E building regulations for the control of noise


four separate stud walls soundproofed with GenieClip system


























One screw fixing of GenieClip

Technical Information


Width: 1‐5/8” (40 mm)
Height: 15/16” ( 24 mm)
Length: 2‐1/2” ( 63 mm)
Weight: 1.25 oz. (40 grams)








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