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Timber Suspended Floor System using Acousticel R10

Corner of R10 turned up with thumb and finger
drawing of soundproofed joisted floor with R10 floating floor black and white recycled logo
Corner of R10 turned up with thumb and finger


Timber suspended Part E system for separating floors using our Acousticel R10 to decouple the timber floating floor.


" I am exceptionally pleased with the R10 system.  I have been using the R10 system for many years in all my flat conversion projects because it always gives far better results when tested and I have never had a test failure. Acousticel R10 has been a reliable and and effective system for us over the years. We highley recommend it as an isolated flooring system."                             E. Harris Building & Contracting


The Acousticel R10 product has been specified in the UK for nearly 20 years. It provides a true independant timber floating floor for use on timber suspended floors to reduce impact noise and comply with Part E requirements when used as part of a soundproofing system for separating floors..

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Acousticel R-10 Sound Reduction Performance
New Build Refurbishment
DnT,w + Ctr 52dB DnT,w + Ctr 48dB
Part E Acoustic Requirement
New Build Refurbishment
Min DnT,w + Ctr 45dB Min DnT,w + Ctr 43dB


Acousticel R-10 Sound Reduction Performance
New Build Refurbishment
LnT,w 55dB LnT,w 52dB
Part E Acoustic Requirement
New Build Refurbishment
Max LnT,w 61dB Max LnT,w 64dB

Components and Fixing Data

drawing of soundproofed joisted floor with R10 floating floor and key to materials

The components in more detail.

Acoustic Mineral Wool

The density of Acoustic Mineral Wool is more than twice that of normal loft insulation and so is very efficient at absorbing noise. Acoustic Mineral Wool (AMW) is used extensively in buildings and throughout industry to give acoustic, thermal and fire insulation. It is particularly useful as a sound absorbing infill for the reduction of airborne sound between flooring joists. If you require a more superior product we would advise looking at our Acoustic Quilt. For additional information on our Acoustic Mineral Wool please see here

Acoustic Sealant

Our white Acoustic Sealant is a one-part Fire Retardant Water-based Acrylic Sealant. It exhibits good adhesion to a wide variety of common building substrates without the need for a primer. Paintable with emulsion paints three hours after application. Allow 12 hours before over painting with gloss paints.
When subject to flame our sealant will intumesce (expand and char), thus blocking the passage of fire and smoke. Additional information on Acoustic Sealant can be seen here

Soundproofing Mat - OPTIONAL

Our Soundproofing Mat or SBM5 as it is more commonly known, is a heavy layer mineral loaded soundproofing mat nominally 2mm thick with excellent sound insulating qualities which will give significant sound loss improvements to lightweight structures when used as a sound barrier. It is equal to lead of the same mass in effectiveness and acts as a thin de-coupling sound barrier in stud walls and timber floors.  Whilst this product is optional in the system, you will find it will increase the airborne reduction and if you are not planning on lifting the original floorboards it will help seal the floor. Additional information on SBM5 can be seen here


A recycled rubber sound proofing for floors engineered to reduce impact noise through a timber separated floor and specifically designed to help bring a timber suspended floor into
Independently tested, this acoustic insulation is the popular choice for all flat conversions and complies with the latest Building Regulation requirements. 
This unique resilient mat is also ideal for soundproofing a floor in existing flats, homes and a wide variety of other domestic uses and should be used to create an independent floating floor to reduce impact and airborne noise nuisance. Additional information on R-10 can be seen here


QuietBoard is a revolutionary, waterproof, cement impregnated high-density acoustic floor panel designed to improve the airborne noise transfer through separating floors.
Cement impregnated chipboard is now specified in the Approved Document E as the best material for this application. It is quick to install and is easily cut to size. QuietBoard Acoustic Flooring is constructed from two well-established building materials - wood particles and cement.

As well as being made from 75 % recycled material, QuietBoard is a very dense product, light grey in colour and both faces have a hard smooth flat surface. They are non-toxic, contain no flammable materials and generate no toxic fumes during combustion. Additional information on Quietboard can be seen here