An innovative thin partition system from Siniat is set to help multi-residential developments increase floor space while providing high-specification acoustic insulation.

Resilient Acoustic Stud (RAS) 90 is the newest addition to Siniat’s specialist stud range, allowing specifiers and installers to maximise saleable floorspace for new builds and refurbishments without compromising performance.

RAS 90 is capable of exceeding Part E of Building Regulations for acoustic performance in residential buildings at a partition width of only 150mm – up to 50mm thinner than traditional partitions. It is the first product in the RAS range to be designed specifically for use in the residential sector, as well as in hotels, student accommodation and change of use projects.

With value in every square metre of living space, RAS 90 increases net internal areas to have a demonstrable impact on development value. Most recently, Galliard Homes’ Great Scotland Yard development – a 95,000 sq. ft hotel refurbishment – gained an additional one square metre per room by switching from a traditional party wall and external corridor partition to an RAS system.

The stud’s simple design means that frame installation can be up to 50 per cent quicker than standard systems. Unlike traditional metal studs,

RAS 90 features an inbuilt visco-elastic acoustic material which prevents airborne and impact sound from passing through dividing walls, removing the need for cavities or an acoustic brace.