PhoneStar Sound Insulation Board for Walls, Ceilings & Floors

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An eco-friendly, natural and breathable soundproofing board which provides outstanding results for both airborne sound reduction (e.g. talking, music, television noise) and impact sound reduction (e.g. footstep and furniture dragging noise) when soundproofing  floors, walls and ceilings, in one single product a very versatile, high-performance and simple to use acoustic insulation product that exceeds Building Regulations for the Resistance to the Passage of Sound in the UK


Because it is only 15mm thick, PhoneStar is an ideal soundproofing solution for new builds, conversions, refurbishments and remedial projects, because it takes up very little precious room space and is easy to install. In addition it adds thermal mass to the structure so is very beneficial to use on timber frame or lightweight buildings which tend to overheat in summer. The PhoneStar board will absorb the heat during the day and release it at night-time as the room cools.


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  •  Exceed Building Regulations for the Resistance to the Passage of Sound

  •  Reduce noise from noisy neighbours

  •  Reduce noise from within your own home

  •  Reduce noise from a recording studio or music practice room

  •  Reduce noise between offices or workspaces
     


PhoneStar acoustic insulation is your one-stop solution ideal for use on timber, steel or solid concrete substrates. PhoneStar can be used very effectively to soundproof a wall, soundproof a floor or soundproof a ceiling.


Boards measure 1200 x 800 x 15 mm


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PHONESTAR SOUNDPROOFING BENEFITS

  • 60dB Airborne and 53dB Impact Insulation for a simple Part-E floor structure
  • 36dB (Rw, -4Ctr) Airborne and 21dB (ΔLw) Impact sound insulation on its own
  • Impact insulation improves by a further 3dB when a hard floor surface is fitted on top
  • For new build, conversion, remedial and refurbishment projects
  • PhoneStar is natural, breathable, pollutant free and odourless
  • Only 15mm thick
  • Easy to cut and fit with simple butt joints
  • Speed of installation time resulting in lower labour cost
  • Excellent thermal mass and recommended with underfloor heating systems
  • Feels like a solid floor underfoot rather than a spongy feel common with foam products
  • Internal non-load bearing walls can be built on top due to very high loading capacity
  • CE marked.

Soundproofing has been made easy with PhoneStar, which is a very versatile, high-performance and simple to use acoustic insulation product that exceeds Building Regulations for the Resistance to the Passage of Sound in the UK and Ireland. This eco-friendly, natural and breathable soundproofing board provides outstanding results for both airborne sound reduction (e.g. talking, music, television noise) and impact sound reduction (e.g. footstep and furniture dragging noise) through soundproofing floors, walls and ceilings, in one single product. It is also CE marked. Because it is only 15mm thick, PhoneStar is an ideal soundproofing solution for new builds, conversions, refurbishments and remedial projects, because it takes up very little precious room space and is easy to install. In addition it adds thermal mass to the structure so is very beneficial to use on timber frame or lightweight buildings which tend to overheat in summer. The PhoneStar board will absorb the heat during the day and release it at night-time as the room cools.

PHONESTAR SOUND INSULATION PERFORMANCE

The PhoneStar soundproofing board on its own has been certified to reduce Airborne Sound by a very high 36 Decibels (dB) (Rw, Ctr = -4). When the acoustic insulation board is then added to a wall, floor or ceiling structure, the overall Airborne Sound Insulation result of the complete structure will be much higher. Please note that when comparing Airborne Sound Insulation results of a complete wall, floor or ceiling structure, the higher the result the better the reduction in airborne sound.

PhoneStar reduces Impact Sound by a very significant 21dB (ΔLw) when laid on the industry standard concrete test floor. The overall impact sound insulation result of the complete floor and ceiling structure can also be tested and this laboratory result in Decibels is denoted by Ln,w. Please note that when comparing Impact Sound Insulation results of the complete floor structure, the lower the result the better the reduction in impact sound.

THE PHONESTAR SOUNDPROOFING CARCASS

PhoneStar is a dense product with a high mass, but it is also soft due to its compacted but loose quartz sand filling contained within an engineered, fluted cardboard carcass. These are the critical characteristics required for noise reduction and it also has unique self-decoupling properties.

A cross-cut section of the phonestar sound proofing board weight: 18 kg/m² density: 1200 kg/m³

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PhoneStar soundproofing board has been rigorously assessed by various European laboratories and it has a European Technical Approval – ETA 13/0411 – ensuring compliance with Building Regulations Part E for The Resistance to the Passage of Sound.

 

PHONESTAR SOUNDPROOFING BOARD TECHNICAL DATA

 DATA

 MEASUREMENT

 VERIFICATION

 European Technical Approval

 13/0411

 ETA

 German Agrément Approval

 Z-23.21-1605

 DIBt

 L x W x D

 1200 x 800 x 15 mm

 ETA

 Area

 0.96 m2

 ETA

 Weight

 19.0 kg/m2

 ETA

 Density

 1300 ± 100 kg/m3

 ETA

 Airborne Sound Insulation

 Rw (Ctr) = 36dB (-4 Ctr)

 EN ISO 717-1

 Impact Sound Reduction

 ΔLnw = 21dB

 EN ISO 717-2

 Reaction to Fire Classification

 Class E

 BS EN 13501-1

 Thermal Conductivity

 ≤0.17 W/mk

 EN 12664

 Specific Heat Capacity

 1050 J/KgK

  

 Latent heat storage per m³

 1260 kJ/(m³ K)

  

 Latent heat storage per m²

 18,9 kJ/(m² K)

  

 Vapour Diffusion Factor

 14 µ

 EN 12572

 Sd Value

 0.2 m

  

 Load Resistance

 65 tonnes / m2

 MPA Stuttgart

 Distributed Load

 5.0 kN/m2

 DIN 1055: 2002

 Point Load

 4.0 kN

 DIN 1055: 2002

 Areas of Application

 Floors, Walls, Roofs, Ceilings

 DIN 1055: 2002

 Bending Tensile Load

 2107 N - Lengthwise

 DIN EN 520

 Bending Tensile Load

 2123 N - Widthwise

 DIN EN 520

 Bending Tensile Strength

 ≥16 N/mm2 - Lengthwise

 DIN EN 520

 Bending Tensile Strength

 ≥16 N/mm2 - Widthwise

 DIN EN 520

  

For application guides, installation details and further technical information please click on the "TECHNICAL INFO" tab

Acoustic results with PhoneStar on various structures from sound research laboratory

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PhoneStar soundproofing - cutting and taping guide

 Taping and cutting PhoneStar with PhoneStar eco-tape

  • PhoneStar must be stored in a dry location
  • PhoneStar must be stored flat
  • The building structure should be watertight (unless offsite instructions are adhered to)
  • Acclimatise PhoneStar in the fitting location
  • Read all instructions carefully prior to fitting

 Cutting PhoneStar

  • Ensure careful handling to minimise filler spillage – otherwise the final performance may be compromised
  • Only cut the PhoneStar board while it is laid flat
  • Use a straight edge for guidance
  • Cut with a jigsaw, hand saw, Stanley knife or circular saw (ceramic tile tungsten carbide grit jigsaw blade, or general purpose tungsten carbide fine tooth circular saw blade, for longevity)
  • Immediately seal all cut edges with PhoneStar Eco-Tape while holding the board upright - see below

 Taping the cut edges of PhoneStar with PhoneStar eco-tape

1. Hold the cut edge upwards. Roll out the tape with a 3 to 5cm overhang at each side.

2. Press and smooth the tape down onto the cut edge

3. Tear the tape to length.

PhoneStar Cutting Guide 1

 

 

 

 

4. Press and smooth the tape down both edges.

5. Press and smooth the tape down both front and back faces.

6. Fold in the remaining wings onto both front and back faces.

PhoneStar Cutting Guide 2

 

    

 

 

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PhoneStar Cutting Guide 3

 

 

 

 

 

If laying a traditional 18mm or 22mm tongue & groove top-deck over PhoneStar, then all flooring finishes above this top-deck are treated conventionally and the following instructions are not required. For all other permutations please see the notes below.

Notes on specific floor finishes

Fitting solid wood, engineered wood, parquet & laminate floors directly over PhoneStar

1. Wood flooring must be acclimatised in the fitting location prior to fitting for the length of time specified by the flooring manufacturer. This prevents shrinkage, cupping and warping at a later date. 
2. Prior to installation, the installer has the final responsibility to inspect the finished flooring as to grade, manufacture and factory finish. The installer must use reasonable selectivity and discard or cut off pieces with deficiencies. 
3. It is imperative that the expansion gap is carefully adhered to, as this is also necessary to prevent the transmission of sound from the wood flooring to the adjoining walls which in turn would transmit flanking noise. This gap is usually 6mm (12mm when floating) around all vertical objects and the whole perimeter of the room. 

 

Mechanical fixing (usually 6mm expansion gap):

1. Solid wooden flooring cannot be nailed directly to PhoneStar or more importantly through to the sub-deck, which would cause a sound bridge. For ‘Hidden Nail Technique’ glue 9mm (minimum) plywood, OSB or chipboard on top of PhoneStar. Leave a 6mm gap between the wooden layer and the walls (and any other vertical structures) to reduce vibration and flanking noise. 
2. Then nail the timber flooring directly into 9mm top layer only, leaving expansion gaps as per manufacturer’s instructions. Leave a 6mm gap between the flooring and the walls and any other vertical structures. The gap at the perimeter can be sealed with flexible acoustic sealant. 

Bonding (usually 6mm expansion gap):

1. If the installer requires the option of being able to remove the wood flooring at a much later date without damaging the PhoneStar acoustic layer, then a wooden overlay must be laid and bonded to PhoneStar - 3mm to 6mm thick plywood is common. It is important to leave a 6mm expansion gap around vertical objects and the whole perimeter of the room. 
2. For bonding wooden flooring, use the wooden flooring adhesive as recommended by the flooring manufacturer (usually rubberised wood flooring glue) which should be spread evenly on the floor with a medium notched trowel, as per the flooring manufacturer’s instructions. 
3. Always check for an adequate adhesive bond before proceeding. 

Floating (usually 12mm expansion gap, 6mm for laminate):

1. Flooring suitable for fitting as a floating layer, as per manufacturer’s guidance, (usually over 7mm thick), should be laid directly over PhoneStar without underlay for the best acoustic performance. 
2. Joint Sealant for Laminate flooring can be used to permanently protect Laminate from moisture effects, if necessary. 

Fitting ceramic tiles directly over PhoneStar

1. It is recommended to use marine ply as your sub floor, if possible. 
2. If floor height is not an issue it is recommended to lay a Tile Backing Board or a 6mm Marine (WBP) Plywood board over PhoneStar which is bonded to PhoneStar using a grab adhesive. This will protect the PhoneStar acoustic floor should you wish to change the tiles in the future. It is imperative to leave a 5mm expansion gap between the tile backing board / plywood and any vertical objects, as well as the whole perimeter of the room, and fill the gap with a permanently flexible and waterproof sealant, to reduce flanking noise.
3. If floor height is an issue, place a 100mm wide fibre glass mesh ‘scrim tape’ over all PhoneStar joints. Then lay the tiles in a thin bed of rapid setting flexible cement based tile adhesive, suitable for wooden floors. The scrim tape ensures no movement will take place due to vapour in bathrooms and kitchens. If tiling a wet room, please see the next section. 

 

Fitting ceramic tiles directly over PhoneStar in wet rooms

1. It is recommended to use marine ply as your sub floor, if possible. 
2. PhoneStar is moisture resistant and its performance will not deteriorate in these applications. Do not knock boards tightly together - simply lay lightly butted allowing for minimal expansion. 
3. In high moisture areas it is important to lay a vapour barrier, or else it is recommended that a Tile Backing Board or a 6mm Marine (WBP) Plywood board should first be laid and bonded over PhoneStar using a grab adhesive. It is imperative to leave a 5mm expansion gap between the tile backing board and any vertical objects, as well as the whole perimeter of the room, and fill the gap with a permanently flexible and waterproof sealant, to reduce flanking noise. 

Fitting carpet directly over PhoneStar

Carpets requiring an independent underlay:

1. PhoneStar is not an ‘underlay’; a good quality carpet underlay is still required to protect the carpet and PhoneStar. 
2. Carpet Grippers can be bonded to PhoneStar in the same manner as for solid concrete floors; using a rapid set grab adhesive recommended for carpet grippers. The nails are hammered through the carpet and into the carpet gripper - however it is imperative that the nails do not pass through into the sub-deck below. Common carpet gripper nails are insufficient length to pass through the 15mm PhoneStar, but it is the installer’s responsibility to confirm this on site. 

Carpets with a pre-bonded foam or felt underlay:

1. These carpets usually incorporate a thin foam or felt backing, insufficient to spread point pressure load and therefore require a 3mm to 6mm plywood bonded to PhoneStar prior to fitting the carpet. 
2. The plywood is bonded to the PhoneStar leaving a 5mm expansion gap around all vertical objects and the whole perimeter of the room which can be filled with permanently flexible acoustic sealant. 
3. Foam backed carpets should always have a brown building paper laid prior to fitting which prevents the foam from sticking to the floor when its glue seeps out. 

Fitting linoleum & vinyl directly over PhoneStar

1. Linoleum or Vinyl cannot be fitted directly on the surface of PhoneStar. For commercial applications use a hard Linoleum and Vinyl subfloor system floating over PhoneStar or 6mm plywood bonded to PhoneStar. For domestic applications, bond 3mm to 6mm plywood to PhoneStar.

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PhoneStar Installed on Walls

 I would just like to express my thanks to you for supplying your “PhoneStar” product. I had the misfortune of tenants moving into the house next door – 10 months ago, constantly making the most awful noise – which was making my life a misery. I literally felt as if they were living in the same house. I had explored many ways to try to find a resolution to the problem, via my management company and the landlord, but with no success – the tenants just didn’t care how much noise they made and ignored requests to keep the noise levels down.

 I literally could not enjoy being in my own home, or relax at the weekend, and finally thought the only thing which could at least give me some peace was to install the PhoneStar on my walls. Thank you for putting me in touch with John, who did a great job fitting the product for me.

 Although the tenants are STILL as noisy as ever – the installation of the PhoneStar has DRAMATICALLY reduced the noise levels, I can - at least - return home in the evening after work without the dreadful feeling of “putting up” with the unacceptable levels of noise made by inconsiderate neighbours Again thanks for all your help - it has most certainly made a big difference to my quality of living!!

 Kind regards

 Shirley B

 Yes I did purchase PhoneStar and install it. Managed to source the resilient bars at a local DIY merchant. Everything went quite well with the installation. Didn't realise the boards were going to be so heavy though. Also it got a little bit messy with the sand spilling out when cutting to size. This was ok when sealed up with tape though. Over all it wasn't too difficult a DIY task and I am very pleased with the result. It's installed over a week now and I'm still trying to hear noise from the neighbours as before but all is quiet. Thought they might be on holidays but no they are there but I can't hear them anymore, which is brilliant.

 So I am very happy with the result and have recommended your product to family and friends. Thanks for your help

 Robert H

This is a follow-up on the installation of the PhoneStar over a year ago by John Hall and his crew, we were very happy with the quality of work carried out by John and his crew, they took good care when cutting the PhoneStar to shape etc. We had John install the resilient bars, PhoneStar and the 15 mm soundblok plasterboard on the entire party wall of our semi-detached house. This did make a big improvement with regard to the reduction in sound coming from our neighbour’s house. In the past you could hear sneezing, conversations and TV from next door, now the sounds are much fainter and we only hear the TV if it is turned up very loud. Our neighbours had a party earlier this year and unfortunately the sound did travel along the internal wall which is connected to the party wall and so the sound was transferred along this wall down stairs while the party was going on next door, however as we sound insulated the upstairs party walls there was no problem with noise during the night from the neighbour’s house. Therefore, we are happy with the reduction in noise that the product provides us with.

 Best Regards

 Jacinta F

 

Yes, used resilient bars, PhoneStar and 15mm SoundBlok plasterboard and re-skimmed within two rooms across the party wall. Yes happy with the final result, sound was significantly reduced.

 Paul D

Yes, I purchased your PhoneStar boards and we installed with the sound bars and Fermacell boards over the top. Significant improvement. Very pleased. Niamh was fantastic and we certainly appreciated her advice and assistance.

 Best,

 Simon D

 

Yes I went ahead and got the job done on the walls, has reduced the noise level, not completely, but I knew that would be the case. Maybe when I'm getting my carpets changed it might be worth contacting the guys again and getting the floor done to stop noise travelling up from below. Overall it was worth doing, a very professional job done by John and his crew.

 Thanks

 Clare O’C

We are very happy with the results PhoneStar and John's team have provided. The combination of the PhoneStar material and John's team ability to ensure all gaps were sealed have made our house more peaceful and private.

 Many Thanks,

 Helen M

 

PhoneStar Installed on Floors

I recently purchased PhoneStar noise insulation panels, just a note to say how fantastic the product is, easily fitted and  absolutely effective! Fitted into flat above very noisy pub, brill!

 Thank You

 Regards...Colin P

 

Yes we are very pleased with the PhoneStar sound insulation which we put on the upstairs floors in our timber frame house. They were pretty easy to fit, and they have deadened the sound considerably. Our children couldn't sleep with the TV and talking noise going up into their rooms at night-time, but now barely hear anything, if at all. We have also found that these rooms are much warmer in the winter than previously, which is great.

In fact we want to use PhoneStar on a rental property which we are renovating at present, so I will be in touch with you shortly about this.

 

We have recommended PhoneStar to neighbours and family, and are very pleased with the product.

 Good luck

 

Clare S

 PhoneStar Installed on Ceilings

 We would be very pleased to recommend you, Acara Concepts, and PhoneStar. If it would help you secure contracts, we would be pleased to give a reference by telephone or by email to your prospective clients.

I would also like to personally go on the record as stating that you, Paul, are an excellent advocate for the PhoneStar product. We truly appreciate the time you gave to us to explain the technical details and to try to help us find competent installers of the soundproofing system. Thank you for recommending Daniel and his team from Soundproofing R Us. It is difficult, even with the search engine facility of the Internet, to find good reputable companies who stand behind their work.

 We are very happy with the soundproofing achieved on the ceiling in our flat, and would recommend PhoneStar to everybody.

 We cannot hear anything from the flat above when we are in the rooms with the PhoneStar on the ceiling, but as soon as we go into the bathroom and kitchen we realise what we used to endure. Life is so much more peaceful now!

 

Take good care of yourself and very best wishes, and please remember if we can help you in any way we would be very happy to do so.

 

Karina and David, London


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