Soundproofing a party wall

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    markbuild

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    Hi there. We have noisy neighours, so I am trying to soundproof the party wall . I have found several sites offering advice, but some of it is a bit conflicting. One thing they all seem to suggest to use is a resilient layer. I have been looking at Genie Clips and resilient bars. Any one got any experience of using these? The other option seems to be stick on panels. Any comments/advice appreciated. Thanks in advance.
     
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    These systems will give you resilience. Ive used res bar a long time ago, which was ok. I have recently used the Genieclip system, and it worked pretty well.Their website says Genieclip is 7dB higher performance than res bar. Well, I have no way of measuring it, but does seem to work better. With the res bar way of doing it , its easy to make a mistake. I had to redo some plaasterboard screws on the final layer, that had gone all the way through to the studs, which rather defeats the object.
     
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    Hi, Im a bit confused about this, can you explain why the resilience is important? I have also come across countless stick on solutions including soundproofing wall paper ( this cant work , can it ?!?). I suppose the bottom line is this , if I want max performance, what do you reckon I should use? Should I go for an independent wall? Or stick on ?? Advice greatly appreciated ! M
     
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