Brease Block Walls and False Ceiling Constructed for Soundproofing


Postby Colin134 » Wed May 21, 2014 11:32 pm

I am planning to have false ceilings installed by a specialist soundproofing
company..
The false ceiling will be about 9 inches below the floor joists of the flat above.
My flat is on the ground floor , with concrete floors.
The flat was converted in the 1970's - hence no sound installation from the flat above me . .
Some internal non load bearing walls, in my flat, are made of breeze block and impact/footfall sounds/vibrations , from the flat above , travel through the breeze block.
Therefore I have decided these internal no-load bearing breeze block walls will have to taken down in order for the new sound proofed ceiling to be constructed.
A builder who is interested in doing the work (once the soundproofed ceiling had been installed) suggests demolish these walls and build new ones.
My one question is this.....
Why can't we just take about 2 ft off the top of the walls, the new ceiling goes in and then the walls are constructed up to the new ceiling ( like they are now.) and I don't have to demolish all of the wall.
Thanks,
Colin
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Postby welsh brickie » Thu May 22, 2014 1:22 pm

like you said no need to remove the walls, its not cost effective
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Postby Colin134 » Thu May 22, 2014 2:10 pm

Thanks , Welsh Brickie.
Hopefully as I take the top 2ft of the wall , the rest of the 6ft .wall will remain undamaged structurally.
It is plastered both sides , so I image it should be quite strong , although I have repaired cracks in it before.

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