"I read all the previous reviews before buying this product - on balance I felt it would do the job I wanted it to which was to deaden the sound between our bedroom and that of our next door neighbours. Our house is a Victorian semi and there is only one brick width and a thin bit of plasterboard between us and next door. I found the product much easier to use than I expected and it cut easily with a Stanley knife. I wore gloves and didn't find any problem with itching. I must admit I didn't follow the instructions on the packet and laid it in rows flat against the wall (not in the recommended brick pattern) because I wanted to hold it all in place with a framework over the top and staggering the joins would have meant too much wood on top. I then put 18mm mdf over the top with strip-wood over the vertical joins to create a panelled look. It's still early days but either next door have been much quieter than usual recently or it's working! Can't say how it would be with loud music but for deadening normal noise I'm very happy with it."
"I bought this product together with the acoustic plasterboard to make sure it would stop my neighbours blaring TV spoiling my evenings. I had this installed by my builder and hey presto - IT HAS MADE NO DIFFERENCE TO THE NOISE COMING THROUGH THE WALL!! My advise - don't waste your money on this product."
"I thought this product was very expensive but bought it thinking it would be good because of the price. I used it in conjuction with other items such as sound boards and green glue in the hope of reducing the sound of my neighbours. It didn't work and I think the sound boards reduced the noise a little but was not impressed with the acoustic insulation. Far too dear and make sure you use a mask!"
"bought this too stop next doors music put 2 lots of sound proof plasterboard on top and not made any difference at all DO NOT BUY"
22out of41found this review helpful.
Response from Wickes:By Wickes Insulation Team, 19 June 2013
"Thank you for your comments. We are sorry that you found this product unsatisfactory. We take all our customer reviews seriously, so please be assured that your comments will be read and any issues investigated thoroughly. If you want to discuss this matter further, please feel free to speak to our Customer Services team on 0330 123 4123. "
"Plus points - Heavy duty sound slab and easy to cut with your average saw. quite dusty so a face mask is advisable.
Negative point - This is usually available 'Off the shelf' so I was a tad irritated that I orederd online and paid £5.95 delivery, when a differently wrapped product arrived at my door - i.e the version available in the shop. So, a minor gripe, but I didn't need to wait and could have saved myself £6. That said, it does do what it says on the wrapper."
"Up to now i have lined two walls of my cottage with these sheets. The sheets are very strong and can be just fixed to the wall with rawlplug and screws fitted with large washers. They cut easily to size with a wood saw and i found them excellent. PS The room now is a lot warmer and saves heating costs."