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Peter M's Avatar Peter M 12:21 AM 02-11-2012
Riser is framed, insulated, first layer of ply finished, second layer of ply + GG on going ...





Cheers,

damienbuckley's Avatar damienbuckley 01:04 AM 02-11-2012
Thats an awesome space but have you got windows all round?
Peter M's Avatar Peter M 07:39 PM 02-12-2012
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Thats an awesome space but have you got windows all round?

The windows will be permanently closed off. We put them in for external appearance, future use, resale etc. There are also BCA / Occ Cert issues as well.

Cheers,
damienbuckley's Avatar damienbuckley 02:53 AM 02-13-2012
Ok, makes sense. Was just trying to figure out where you where going to put stuff lol. I bricked mine up ; )
Peter M's Avatar Peter M 12:05 AM 02-18-2012
Four of six windows plugged, baffle wall framed, screen wall framed, equipment room framed, one of the doors in ...







Oh ... and Gerben from Procella has been around for a look and given it all the official seal of approval !!

Cheers,
Elill's Avatar Elill 12:16 AM 02-18-2012
Those doors are ridiculous!.....in a good way
Peter M's Avatar Peter M 12:27 AM 02-18-2012
Hi Peter,

Yes ... if you look closely at the bottom of the door you'll see two black dots ... they are the buttons for the twin (!) drop down seals. There are also additional seals to be added inside the steel frame to the jambs and head. You can also just see the gap between the two steel frames ... one attached to the garage / theatre and the other to the house.

Cheers,
Dingaling2004's Avatar Dingaling2004 04:04 AM 02-18-2012
Great photos Peter. Those doors are engineered and built like a tank. Coming along real well. Won't be too long now. If you need a hand with anything, please yell out.
Cheers
Greg.
damienbuckley's Avatar damienbuckley 03:33 PM 02-18-2012
How does the drop-down door seal work & where do you get them? I have about a half inch gap under mine... Inkeeping with the aussie theme, I posted some gardening photos
Peter M's Avatar Peter M 09:31 PM 02-18-2012
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How does the drop-down door seal work & where do you get them?

I suggest you look for a local door specialist ... search for fire and acoustic doors ... and they should be able to advise. My drop down seals are rebated into the bottom of the door, but they can also be attached to the face of the door.

Here's a mob that a quick search turned up and they just happen to be up your way ... Door Seals

Cheers,
cavchameleon's Avatar cavchameleon 05:36 AM 02-22-2012
Peter,

Just stumbled on your build site. AWESOME! I'm keeping up with this one. Thanks for sharing the details and process.
toonz's Avatar toonz 03:58 PM 02-22-2012
This is fantastic! So good to see fellow Aussies doing this. I'm hoping to join the club one day as well... on a slightly smaller scale though.

Still - subscribed, looking forward to more updates!
Peter M's Avatar Peter M 07:43 PM 02-22-2012
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This is fantastic! So good to see fellow Aussies doing this. I'm hoping to join the club one day as well... on a slightly smaller scale though.

Still - subscribed, looking forward to more updates!

Hi toonz,

Where are you ?

Cheers,
damienbuckley's Avatar damienbuckley 10:38 PM 02-23-2012
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I suggest you look for a local door specialist ... search for fire and acoustic doors ... and they should be able to advise. My drop down seals are rebated into the bottom of the door, but they can also be attached to the face of the door.

Here's a mob that a quick search turned up and they just happen to be up your way ... Door Seals

Cheers,

Thanks, I'll take a gander if it becomes necessary. We have an office to walk through with a sliding door then the solid door to the media room so I'll only know how much sound is going to leak upstairs when I fire it all up.
toonz's Avatar toonz 02:31 PM 02-24-2012
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Hi toonz,

Where are you ?

Cheers,

I'm in Canberra. Almost finished building our new house, which will have a general tv room that I'm hoping to get a projector setup in. Won't be anything to this scale... but still can't wait!
Peter M's Avatar Peter M 12:03 AM 02-25-2012
Baffle wall is sheeted, equipment room is partially sheeted, soffits are framed and nearly fully sheeted, ceiling baffle framing is started ...





Very happy with the progress !

Cheers,
Elill's Avatar Elill 12:06 AM 02-25-2012
Whats going in the ceiling baffle? thats huge/deep
Peter M's Avatar Peter M 12:24 AM 02-25-2012
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Whats going in the ceiling baffle? thats huge/deep

Hi Peter,

Overall the baffle is about 300mm deep. The face is 50 x 25mm slats with 15mm gaps between them, running across the room. Above that is 150mm thick rockwool with air above that.

It's good having a 3500mm high ceiling, as even with the riser and ceiling baffle I'm left with 2900mm clear.

Cheers,
Elill's Avatar Elill 12:38 AM 02-25-2012
Uber bass trapping.....nice!

I'll have to pop down some time and check it out (I love seeing houses in progress...I guess its nearly finished inside though?)
damienbuckley's Avatar damienbuckley 05:52 PM 02-25-2012
Hahaha, thats friggin hardcore dude, hardcore
Dingaling2004's Avatar Dingaling2004 06:01 PM 02-25-2012
I have nothing more to add. I can't compete with those baffles! I'm just going to cry myself to sleep in my low ceilinged pokey theatre!
HFGuy's Avatar HFGuy 08:30 PM 02-25-2012
That is one seriously large room, should sound fantastic.
Peter M's Avatar Peter M 11:58 PM 02-25-2012
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Uber bass trapping.....nice!

I'll have to pop down some time and check it out (I love seeing houses in progress...I guess its nearly finished inside though?)

Hi Peter,

Yeah ... the inside is nearly finished or they wouldn't have started on the theatre. The kitchen is really the only significant thing left, and it should start going in this week.

You're welcome to come for a visit any weekend. We're renting really close so it's easy for us to get there any time.

Cheers,
Peter M's Avatar Peter M 12:00 AM 02-26-2012
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i have nothing more to add. I can't compete with those baffles! I'm just going to cry myself to sleep in my low ceilinged pokey theatre!

lol !!
chrapladm's Avatar chrapladm 12:17 AM 02-26-2012
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I have nothing more to add. I can't compete with those baffles! I'm just going to cry myself to sleep in my low ceilinged pokey theatre!

Almost had a tear come to my eye......too funny.
Peter M's Avatar Peter M 11:34 PM 03-02-2012
Bass absorber baffle is finished, soffits finished, ceiling baffle insulated, downlight wiring done, speaker wire in, column framing underway, one speaker hole cut in baffle wall ...







Cheers,
chrapladm's Avatar chrapladm 11:42 PM 03-02-2012
Nice Progress!!!!

So are you building window plugs or using gyprock over them?

I am still wondering about "plugging," my window but not sure what that will achieve other than light.
Peter M's Avatar Peter M 11:59 PM 03-02-2012
The window plugs are two layers of 15mm MDF with GG. No doubt I'm losing some isolation this way, but I really had no choice with the other constraints we faced.

Cheers,
chrapladm's Avatar chrapladm 12:07 AM 03-03-2012
Ah ok Thanks. I think I will just have to use a thick curtain for my application. I have a 3.6 width x 1.25m tall window. I have 2 other openings as well and I am just trying to do the best I can with what I have.

I was trying to talk the wifey into letting me have all the new shed space for my HT room which would have been 7x5m. That was a no go. LOL
Dingaling2004's Avatar Dingaling2004 03:41 AM 03-03-2012
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Ah ok Thanks. I think I will just have to use a thick curtain for my application. I have a 3.6 width x 1.25m tall window. I have 2 other openings as well and I am just trying to do the best I can with what I have.

I was trying to talk the wifey into letting me have all the new shed space for my HT room which would have been 7x5m. That was a no go. LOL

Hi there David,
That's a fairly large window. Obviously the thick curtains will give you good light control but probably won't do wonders for your isolation efforts... Particularly the lower frequencies. My two front windows were a similar size and prior to building the room, my 2.1 system was loud at street level, about 80 feet away. Now all the neighbors can hear are my rattling gutters and the occasional nail shaking loose and falling on the ground If you want to scare the wife into letting you have the larger space, set up your gear and subs and let her hear it. You'll be in the other room before you can say 'emotional manipulation'. good luck. If that fails, diamonds seem to be a good temporary fix!
Oh, and looking great Peter. Your progress is getting faster! And looking really good too. Must be happy with what the builder is doing.
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