Leading drywall products manufacturer Siniat has launched a new acoustic stud product, Resilient Acoustic Stud (RAS), to help specifiers and installers construct thinner high-performance acoustic partitions, in significantly less time than regularly used systems.
The only product of its type in the world, the stud helps specifiers and installers to quickly and efficiently meet acoustic performance requirements while maximising floor space. Providing a 17mm thinner partition than Siniat’s previous Resilient Bar System, RAS is a simple ‘stud and track’ system which also offers easy solutions for installing M&E fixtures such as light and plug sockets.
The stud features two steel profile sections held together by an acoustic tape to prevent airborne and impact sounds from passing through. Unlike traditional metal C studs which actively transmit airborne and impact sounds from one face of a partition to another, RAS reduces the connection between the two sides of the partition within the stud itself, removing the need for designers to specify a traditional single frame with multiple boards or a resilient bar to overcome this.
Part of the company’s commitment to driving innovation in the dry construction sector, the Resilient Acoustic Stud was developed by Siniat’s own acoustic engineers. It is designed specifically for use on hotel, student accommodation, care homes and change of use projects, and meets both the performance requirements of English Building Regulations Part E: Rooms for Residential Purposes and Part E: Change of Use.
Lee Hamilton, product manager for Resilient Acoustic Stud at Siniat, commented: “Siniat is committed to finding new ways to help our customers overcome installation challenges and deliver the best results for their projects. The simpler design of Resilient Acoustic Stud means installation of the frame can be up to 50 per cent faster, lowering the installation time of the overall partition and helping specifiers and installers to quickly and efficiently meet project requirements without compromising on acoustic performance.”