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Old 08-06-2012, 06:03 AM   #1
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I'm seeking a partitioning system (for luxury villas project) that eliminates the need for plastering. And at the same time I don't want the hollow sound produced by Drywalls when you tap/knock on them. The challenges are as follows:

1) use sandwich panels => but the problem is that I find the systems not very accurate in dimensions resulting to poor finish quality or the need for plastering... both are not acceptable.
2) use drywall panels fixed on studs and runners => this is the best solution except that I can't find ones that doesn't produce hollow-sound upon knocking/tapping on them.

Can anybody help?

Thanks in advance.

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I'm seeking a partitioning system (for luxury villas project) that eliminates the need for plastering. And at the same time I don't want the hollow sound produced by Drywalls when you tap/knock on them. The challenges are as follows:

1) use sandwich panels => but the problem is that I find the systems not very accurate in dimensions resulting to poor finish quality or the need for plastering... both are not acceptable.
2) use drywall panels fixed on studs and runners => this is the best solution except that I can't find ones that doesn't produce hollow-sound upon knocking/tapping on them.

Can anybody help?

Thanks in advance.
use 5/8 0r thicker drywall attached to soundboard on studs

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use 5/8 0r thicker drywall attached to soundboard on studs
Thank you for your reply.

Using 5/8" or thicker is fine but can you recommend a soundboard that does the job? If not, what should the specs be for the soundboard?

Thank you again.
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QuietRock is 5 times the price as regular rock but works pretty good. I just feel for money spent you can do something better. Soundboard usually comes in 4' by 8' sheets at 1/2" thick
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Don't knock on the wall.
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I use metal studs 12"OC and 1/2" drywall.
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I use metal studs 12"OC and 1/2" drywall.
Ok, but this would still produce hollow sound when you tap on it which is not acceptable here by buyers/home owners.

Let me give you more details here:
1) These walls are for internal partitioning (Non-Bearing Walls) up to 3.2 m high to be used in luxury villas project.
2) Thicknesses of these walls (with the cavity) are mostly 15 cm but in some cases 20 cm.
3) No limitation here to the type or thickness of drywall to be used as long the HOLLOW tapping noise gets eliminated and the finish doesn't require PLASTERING.
4) No limitation here to the type or size of the studs and runners.
5) Oh one last thing, the drywall must be able to hold a LED TV screen anywhere without the need for backing reinforcement.

The best solution would seem to use Sandwich panels. But unfortunately we couldn't find sandwich panels that has low tolerance in thickness to accept putty/paint directly without plastering.

I look forward for your help... and thanks again in advance.
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Jesus man...put some 5/8 ply under the sheet rock then. This is not that difficult. Hollow? Who's tapping on the walls? I don't think I have ever in my life tapped on a wall and said "aha!....These walls are hollow! We're outta here!"
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fill the cavity with mud plywood and quietrock and green glue should do the trick, very pricy
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Double layer drywall and cover with a thick fabric product. No plastering needed.

Cinder block walls. Cover with pre-finished panels.

Don't know...............?

Why can't you finish/plaster the walls ?????
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Steel studs, acoustic insulation, 18mm ply, shark cage, 18mm ply then 13mm acoustic rated gypsum board. If its good enough for the gubbamint its good enough for luxury villas.

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