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Artist in Acoustically Isolated Recording Studio

Recording Studios

Whether your studio is for film, television, radio or music production; it is crucial that it is totally free from external noise. Any slight sound or disruption of the recording process can reduce the quality of, or even ruin, the end product.

Luckily the acoustic isolation of recording studios is one of Mason UK’s areas of speciality. We can help with all the critical elements to achieve high levels of isolation and exceptional performance. Clients, such as the BBC and Sky, often use Mason products because they know they’re the very best the industry has to offer.

Box in Box

Well-designed studios incorporate the 'box in box' concept, which is an acoustically isolated room, built within the existing structure. This room (or box) is totally separate from the original structure, only connecting through the various spring or rubber components of our products. These acoustic isolation products create an air gap, which controls air-born noise, working in the same way as double-glazing.

Acoustic Floating Floors
The main component is a floating floor, which is the base that can carry the sidewalls and the potentially the ceiling to create a floating box completely isolated from the structure. There are several types of floating floors available; our two main types use our jack-up system, with either L.D.S. rubber or spring elements. The nature of the noise/vibration will dictate the best solution. To learn more about our acoustic floating floors, please scroll down to the bottom of this page and click on the associated product.

Isolated Walls
Walls should be designed with Mason acoustic wall ties to brace the walls, if required structurally. Mason wall ties use LDS as the isolating element to reduce or eliminate vibration transmission. Normally we recommend our DNSB wall ties - more information on these can be found at the bottom of this page. However, we have several other types of wall isolation available for specialist needs, these can be viewed via the ‘Isolated Walls’ page, on the products drop down menu.

Suspended Ceilings
If ceilings are to be hung from the structural floor, acoustic hangers should be used which reduce or eliminate the transmission of vibration between floors. Our most popular hanger is our HDQF, which has been designed to easily clip onto the common MF metal frame grid system. For more information on this, scroll down the page and click on the relevant product. There are other hanger types available, the selection of which is driven by the ceiling construction and the nature of the vibration. To learn more about these, please click the drop down ‘Products’ button at the top of the screen and select ‘Hangers & Ceilings’.


Mason UK has successfully sound proofed many recording studios; we’ve got a great track record with many famous clients such as the BBC, Sky, Pinewood Studios, Gold Crest ADR studios in Soho, The Royal Opera House and many more. Just check out the past projects in the right hand grey bar.

For a more accurate idea of what you will need, or to answer any questions you may have, please contact us by using the details in the blue bar to your left, or send us a quick email via our ‘Contact’ page.

      Typical Products Used

HDQF - Rubber Ceiling Hangers

Quick fit ceiling hangers are made from high quality low dynamic stiffness (LDS) natural rubber. This hanger has been designed to aid the contractor with a quick installation of suspended acoustic ceilings which use a metal grid system.

HDQF-A - Acoustic Hanger PDF
Mason UK Ltd -  HDQF-A - Acoustic Hanger PDF View Datasheet

Mason UK Ltd - HDQF DWG View CAD File

Hangers & Ceilings

Acoustic suspended ceilings are an excellent way of preventing airborne noise from below passing into the ceiling structure, or preventing noise/vibration from the floor above entering the room below. Mason U.K. has a very large range of acoustic hangers available, click below to view.

AB-716 Angle Head Restraint

Angle head restraint for the top of the block and stud walls. The AB-716 provides support whilst ensuring acoustic isolation is maintained

AB-716 Angled Head Restraint
Mason UK Ltd -  AB-716 Angled Head Restraint View Datasheet

DNSB-A Sway Brace / Wall Tie

DNSB-A is a low frequency wall tie. It has a bolt end for stud walls or hooked end for masonry walls. Click below to learn more.

DNSB Sway Brace PDF
Mason UK Ltd -  DNSB Sway Brace PDF View Datasheet

Isolated Walls

The walls of a space sensitive to noise or vibration transmission need to be isolated from the main building structure. The walls can be built on a floating floor or specially designed wall support plates. Click below to learn more.

Jack-Up LDS Rubber Floating Floors

The Mason FSN Jack-Up system eliminates the need for the labour intensive installation of boards & the lifting process ensures the airgap without the possibility of bridging. The Jack-Up system is highly flexible and assures excellent performance.

Small FSN Floating Floor Mount
Mason UK Ltd -  Small FSN Floating Floor Mount View Datasheet

Large FSN Floating Floor Mount
Mason UK Ltd -  Large FSN Floating Floor Mount View Datasheet

Floating floor brochure
Mason UK Ltd -  Floating floor brochure View Datasheet

Jack-Up Spring Floating Floors

Mason Industries jack-up spring acoustic floating floors are used for low frequency isolation or where impact isolation is required, such as bowling alleys, gymnasia & health clubs. Click below to find out more.

Spring Mount Floating Floors PDF
Mason UK Ltd -  Spring Mount Floating Floors PDF View Datasheet

Form Work Floating Floor

The formwork system is the traditional method of creating a floating floor. Isolators are placed at regular intervals across the area and the floating floor built on top.

EAFM Floor Mounts
Mason UK Ltd -  EAFM Floor Mounts View Datasheet

Concrete Floating Floors

This is an introduction to Mason UK concrete acoustic floating floor systems. There are 3 main systems; LDS rubber FSN jack-up, FS spring jack-up & EAFM form work. These acoustic floating floor systems are used to acoustically isolate a room from its surroundings. Please click below to learn more

Spring Floating Floors PDF
Mason UK Ltd -  Spring Floating Floors PDF View Datasheet

Rubber Floating Floors PDF
Mason UK Ltd -  Rubber Floating Floors PDF View Datasheet