21mm T&G wood chipboard flooring on 45 x 195mm solid timber joists at 600mm centres. GypCeiling MF suspended ceiling installed beneath joists using Gypframe Acoustic Hangers to give a 277mm cavity and lined with two layers of Gyproc SoundBloc 15mm with 100mm Isover Spacesaver Ready-Cut in the cavity.
Fire Integrity (mins)
Fire Insulation (mins)
Sound Insulation (Airborne) Rw (dB)
Sound Insulation (Airborne) Rw + Ctr (dB)
Sound Insulation (Impact) Lnw (dB)
|StandardsBS EN 1365-2,Fire resistance tests for loadbearing elements - Floors and roofs.||Standard types|
|StandardsBS EN ISO 140-3,Acoustics - Measurement of sound insulation in buildings and of building elements. Laboratory measurement of airborne sound insulation of building elements.||Standard types|
|StandardsBS EN ISO 140-6,Acoustics - Measurement of sound insulation in buildings and of building elements. Laboratory measurements of impact sound insulation of floors.||Standard types|
|Secondary framework||Gypframe MF5 Ceiling Section|
|Primary framework||Gypframe MF7 Primary Support Channel|
|Suspension type (alternative)||Gypframe FEA1 Steel Angle|
|Perimeter framing||Gypframe MF6 Perimeter Channel|
|Soffit connection||Gypframe GAH2 Acoustic Hanger
Gypframe MF12 Soffit Cleat
|Suspension type||Gypframe MF8 Strap Hanger|
|Framework fixing (alternative)||Gypframe MF9 Connecting Clip|
|Ceiling board||Layer 1: Gyproc SoundBloc 15mm
Layer 2: Gyproc SoundBloc 15mm
|Ceiling screws||Layer 1: British Gypsum Drywall Screws 25mm
Layer 2: British Gypsum Drywall Screws 40mm
|Suspension fixing||British Gypsum Drywall Screws 35mm
British Gypsum Wafer Head Jack-Point Screws 13mm
|Framework fixing||British Gypsum Wafer Head Jack-Point Screws 13mm|
|Insulation||Layer 1: 100mm Isover Spacesaver Ready-Cut|
This section should be read in conjunction with the Products list.
- Framework Fixing: Ceiling sections fixed to primary framework using wafer head screws or clips.
- Finishing Requirements: To achieve the specified performances, the system should be finished using either one of our Thistle or ThistlePro plasters, or Gyproc jointing products. See the product range guides on the British Gypsum website for more information.
- Loadbearing: No
- Maximum Ceiling Load (kg/m2): 30 kg/m²
- Other Requirements: SpecSure® system performance warranty confirms that British Gypsum proprietary systems will perform as specified for the lifetime of the building. The SpecSure® warranty requires that all components are specified in full and constructed in accordance with British Gypsum’s installation guidance. For more details see the British Gypsum website. Always check with the design team before making any changes to the chosen specification, ensuring appropriate substantiation is sought to confirm that the solution still meets all required project performances.
- Perimeter Framing: Perimeter channel suitably fixed to background at 600mm centres.
- Screw: Fix ceiling boards securely to all supports at maximum 230mm centres (reduced to 150mm at board ends and at ceiling perimeters). All joints staggered between layers. Fix working from the centre of each board. Position screws not less than 13mm from cut edges and 10mm from bound edges of boards. Set screw heads flush with plasterboard surface; do not break paper or gypsum core.
- Sealant: Locate sealant at junctions with adjoining structure and other air paths. Apply as a continuous bead to clean, dry, dust-free surfaces, leaving no gaps.
- Structural Background: 21mm T & G Floor Boarding, 45 x 195mm Solid Joists @ 600mm centres
- Approx. Weight (kg/m2): 27 kg/m²
- Maximum Cavity / Plenum (mm): 5600 mm
- Minimum Cavity / Plenum (mm): 277 mm
- Primary Framework Centres (mm): 1200 mm
- Secondary Framework Centres (mm): 450 mm
- Suspension Type: Strap hanger should be used for suspension up to 1000mm. Steel angle section can be used up to 5600mm.
- Suspension Type Centres (mm): 1200 mm
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|Test report labelFire Resistance Test Report||Test report nameBTC 14055FA|
|Test report labelSound Insulation Test Report||Test report nameBTC 10724A|
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