Hush - Batten 55
Resilient Flooring Battens

Hush-Batten 55 has been designed as a resilient composite batten used to enable the construction of a service void, whilst reducing impact sound transmission between separating floors. Hush-Batten 55 provides long lasting support for floating timber or chipboard floors owing to superior quality timber and the highly resilient acoustic Hushfelt™ used in manufacture. Excellent results are achieved in both refurbishment and new build projects when Hush-Batten 55 are used as part of a sound insulation system for separating floors.

  • For use in many situations requiring impact sound insulation between separating floors.
  • Creates a service void, ideal for use with under floor heating systems.
  • Easily upgrades concrete floors less than 300 kg per m² mass per unit area when used in conjunction with Hush-Felt 10 Resilient Layer.
  • Designed to exceed the current Building Regulation< requirements of Part E England and Wales), Part H (Scotland) and Part G (Northern Ireland).>
  • Robust Details FFT3 compliant for floor structures EFC-1, EFC-2 and EFS-1.
  • Comprises 45mm x 45mm planed timber and a 10mm acoustic resilient layer of  Hushfelt™ factory bonded to the underside.

Acoustic Performance - Typical test results*

Impact lntw dB
Airborne dntw dB
ctr dB

*based on Hush-Batten System test results incorporating Hush-Batten 55 Resilient Flooring Battens.

Test Data

Test data for field tests in compliance with Building Regulations Document E and laboratory tests complying with Robust Details can be supplied upon request.

Product Data

Can be laid over timber or concrete floors

45mm x 45mm x 1800mm long double vac treated dressed timber
10mm Hushfelt™ resilient layer

Overall Batten Dimensions
55mm deep x 45mm wide x 1800mm long
Weight per batten
1.46 kg
Overall nominal depth
Recommended Centres

450mm using 18mm chipboard/timber flooring
600mm using 22mm chipboard/timber flooring

Compatible Hush-Systems

Hush-Batten System

Robust Standard Details FFT3 over floor structures EFC-1, EFC-2 and EFS-1
Accessories Hush-Felt™ 10 Resilient Layer (over concrete less than 300 kg m²), Hush-Seal 20 Perimeter Seal, Hush-RD Flanking Strip, Hush-Bond Panel Adhesive, Hush-Grommet Fixing Isolators


1. Loose lay the battens, felt side down, in continuous rows at recommended centres. Allow for perimeter battens at the ends of the batten runs. All perimeter battens must be isolated by at least 25mm from the walls.

2. If using in conjunction with Hushfelt™ 10 Resilient Layer, roll out the felt layer across the base structure, prior to laying the battens, making sure that there are no gaps and that all areas are covered.

3. When planning the floor layout leave a 10-15mm expansion gap around all perimeters, fix the flooring boards to the battens using a generous amount of Hush-Bond Panel Adhesive and secure with ring nails or screws. The fixings must not penetrate the resilient layer to the underside of the battens. At the same time the flooring boards should be glued at all teegee joints board to board.

4. Press Hush-Seal 20 Perimeter Seal into the perimeter expansion gap ensuring that the floor floats freely of the walls maintaining acoustic isolation or use perimeter detail as per Robust Detail instructions using Hush-RD Flanking Strip.

Skirting should be fitted a minimum of three millimeters clear of the floor surface. (PCT only).

Full fitting instructions are supplied with all products and are available to download from the Installation Guides section.

Product Datasheets

Hush-Batten 55 Datasheet
Hush-Product Brochure