Cradle & Batten Acoustic Flooring System St James Quarter, Edinburgh

St James Quarter is a 1.7 million sq ft city centre development in Edinburgh, on a World Heritage site.


14,000 sq meter area of 4 different floor build ups.

Following half a decade of construction, this has been described as “the most significant transformation to happen to Edinburgh since the Castle”.

St James Quarter is as big and complex as sites get. The huge development is a multi-use precinct mixing retail and leisure with luxury living. Everything about it is cutting-edge, including the way it was designed and built. We were thrilled to be win this supply and install project.

Acoustic Cradle & Batten System at St James Quarter, Edinburgh

As part of the Residential Area which boasts Luxury Living...

UK Acoustic Systems supplied & installed Block A & Block B with our unique Cradle & Batten Acoustic Flooring System.

The Cradle & Batten System helps to improve both airborne and impact performance and is compliant with Robust Details FFT2.

We have used our in house manufactured Dry Screed Panels in various thicknesses, depending on the floor build up on each one of the Blocks.

Acoustic Cradle & Batten System at St James Quarter, Edinburgh

The typical Floor Build up for such an Acoustic Floor includes:

Cradle, Batten, Mineral Wool, Resilient Layers.

All the 4 different Floor Types vary in FFH hence each Block and Floor Type had to be installed in staggered phases.

Each one of our Systems have been applied to Level Structural Deck to a minimum of SR2 Standards.

Acoustic Cradle & Batten System at St James Quarter, Edinburgh

Our Solution

The Acoustic Cradle & Batten System is commonly used where pre-completion testing is required and within refurbishment and new build projects.


Compliance: Robust Detail
Moisture Resistant
Excellent Airborne & Impact Properties
Ideal for New Build & Refurbishments
Cradle Batten UFH Acoustic Underfloor Heating

Acoustic Cradle Leveling System

Acoustic Cradle System is a unique resilient floor levelling system for creating an acoustic timber floating floor, over uneven concrete and timber subfloors.


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