The rise in remote jobs has increased the need for home offices. Working from home is an ideal situation for many except when the environment is not tailored to corporate work. So, an extra effort is required to make the space as conducive as a workplace should be. Resident apartments lack the carefully curated ambiance peculiar to corporate work environments. For example, some parents who work from home complain about the noise from their playing children or their partying neighbors. To solve this, insulating the walls of their home offices can do the job of providing a quiet workspace.
Below are some tips to follow if you want to insulate your wall:
Chose Insulation Method
There are several methods used to insulate a stud wall. The acoustic roll insulation for plasterboard stud wall is the easiest. It requires simple machines and can be followed using any well-directed do-it-yourself guide. This is the method we’ll work with in this article.
Wear the Right Gear
Safety first is the mantra of any construction worker. Be sure that you have your safety suit on including gloves, dust mask, and safety goggles.
Have the Right Tools
A workman without his tools is of no use to the job. So, for this insulation process, a few simple work tools are required:
- Measuring device
- Retractable knife
- Scrim tape
- Power screwdriver
The DIY Process
- With your measuring tape or rule, take measurements of your stud wall, then use the values to cut your plasterboard to match.
- Cover one side of your stud wall with the plasterboard. This will give you a solid surface on which to work.
- With the same measurement, considering all angles, cut your acoustic rolls and fit them carefully into the cavity of the stud wall. Ensure you do not leave any space between the acoustic rolls, as this could lead to leakage in your insulation.
- Cover the open end on your stud wall with another plasterboard to seal in the acoustic rolls within.
- Use corner beads to finish the edges of the wall, then secure them with clout nails. Ensure you do not bend the bead while doing this. The beads will give your finished work a professional look.
- Use scrim tape to cover the joints on your plasterboards. This will ensure that, after plastering, the walls are free from cracks.
- If you can do the plastering and painting, go ahead and add the finishing touches to the wall. If not, find an artisan to handle this part for you.
Stud wall insulation is popular now in buildings. So, don’t hesitate to add one to your home office and keep the outside noise away. Asides from the silence, insulating your walls also saves energy bills. Insulated walls retain temperature for long periods. A warm room with insulated walls can remain warm longer than a warm room with non-insulated walls can. Same for a cold insulated room. This way, there will be less need for turning on the heater or an air conditioner on a cold or hot day.