Gyvlon – a sound choice

This month we are going to look at one of the acoustic solutions in which Gyvlon is used.

The Soundbar System was used by Wave Homes in conjunction with Mansell to build a mix of 31 apartments and office units for ex-services personnel at Catterick camp in North Yorkshire.

The residential apartments are located directly above the office units. Therefore it was important to find an acoustic solution to the potential sound transmission that might disturb those using the offices below. The Soundbar System comprises Finnforest Soundbar board, Finnjoists and Gyvlon screed. On this project 1650sqm of the system was supplied for the first floor of the building, in order to meet the requirements.

The Soundbar System has its own Robust Detail (EFT -4); the system provides an alternative solution to other Robust details in timber frame and can also be used in masonry construction. This saves time on site because there is no need to wait for sound testing when Robust Detail (EFT-4) is specified.

Where site access is difficult and where space is at a premium, The Soundbar System has many advantages reducing the need for on-site craneage, storage and waste disposal. Finnjoists, Soundbar board and Gyvlon screed are delivered direct to site, as they are needed.

The Project Architects Croft Goode had used the system previously in two care developments in Blackpool. It had proved ideal there, giving very good sound reduction figures.

The Soundbar System also offers a more durable surface finish than a timber floating floor.

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