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post #91 of 497
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Hi Peter,

If you go back up to my sketchup views you'll see the layout for the panels, although it's a bit hard to pick up at this size. They are typically from column to column (1.5 - 1.8m) and 600mm high.

I'm still a little conflicted on the screen wall. The room will be used for a lot of music listening so I'm trying to avoid making it too grim. The masking system I'm getting from Chris Young in Melb has a reasonably wide perimeter frame which is covered in black velvet.

I may well try the Cobalt and if I'm not happy it's not a huge task to change the fabric.

Cheers,
post #92 of 497
Absolutely love the colours Peter. Really nice with the carpet. I think it will look great. If I was going blues, they would be it. Like Elill said, you going black around the screen or the darker blue?
post #93 of 497
Perk it up with different coloured chairs, soft furnishing and lighting, that's what I'd do.

Both colours are nice, and cheap I guess, but No.1 preference for me would be film experience.

Have a light scene just for music.

......you've probably blown you're budget already.....but Tovo Lighting in Brookvale really know their game if you want to speak to someone good, ask for Mark (Tovo)
post #94 of 497
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Price wise it makes no difference ... Trilogy One also has an OK black. Decisions, decisions ... ???

The lighting layout is already finalised and wiring is going in. The main lighting is provided by 21 LED downlights, plus there's an LED ropelight around the perimeter of the ceiling baffle. Clipsal has just released their own dimmable LED downlight which is compatible with the C-Bus electronic dimming.

Cheers,
post #95 of 497
Hi Pete

Just discovered your thread. Looks awesome, will continue to check for updates :-)

One question I had, was how you went about getting the design done? I built/converted a room to a theatre about 3 yrs ago, and the hardest part at the time was actually trying to get help on the design and look and feel of it. Aus is very immature compared to the US in that regard.

Keep up the great work
Michael
post #96 of 497
WOW......more subscribers.
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WOW......more subscribers.

Looks like the pissing contest is on in earnest Peter! Love to chat but gotta go. Trivia night, beers and balmy nights.
post #98 of 497
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Hi Pete

Just discovered your thread. Looks awesome, will continue to check for updates :-)

One question I had, was how you went about getting the design done? I built/converted a room to a theatre about 3 yrs ago, and the hardest part at the time was actually trying to get help on the design and look and feel of it. Aus is very immature compared to the US in that regard.

Keep up the great work
Michael

Hi Michael,

Thanks, and please stick around. Now that it's officially a pissing contest I'm out to topple Greg as king of the Downunder theatre threads.

A couple of years ago when I started on the house and theatre design, the room was intended to be much more like my previous rooms which were really just some gear thrown in, a few treatments scattered on the walls, and a drop down screen.

After years here at AVS I was very familiar with Dennis Erskine and his reputation, so I took the plunge and employed him to do the room. My original brief to Dennis was more like my old rooms with speakers out in the room, drop down screen etc. Over many months of back and forth with Dennis the room slowly morphed into what you see now. I guess a lot of the aesthetics came from me and my desire to keep it simple and clean. Dennis was great in working with my preferences, but the acoustics are entirely his design. It's a large room and he had plenty of space to work with so I expect the result to be spectacular. It's literally killing me waiting for it to be ready !!

Cheers,
post #99 of 497
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Hi Michael,

Thanks, and please stick around. Now that it's officially a pissing contest I'm out to topple Greg as king of the Downunder theatre threads.

will do
post #100 of 497
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will do

Whatever he's paying you Michael.... I'll double it! Plus if you come across you go into the draw for a drywall lift at the end of the month!
post #101 of 497
Construction photos?

I know you have been spending your spare time at my place drywalling, but it's time to share some photos of the build process....

Waiting Waiting Waiting. You keep up this slackness and your extensive subsctription base will drift across to the one active, productive Aussie build thread! Mine!
post #102 of 497
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Now that it's officially a pissing contest I'm out to topple Greg as king of the Downunder theatre threads.

You know I am just giving you two a generous head start right?.......thats what I keep telling myself at any rate.....
post #103 of 497
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Construction photos?

I know you have been spending your spare time at my place drywalling, but it's time to share some photos of the build process....

Waiting Waiting Waiting. You keep up this slackness and your extensive subsctription base will drift across to the one active, productive Aussie build thread! Mine!

Ha !! You're just getting back at me for shaming you into the painting !!

But seriously ... if the weather improves I'll take a bunch of shots over the weekend. Drywall should be starting Monday ... woo hoooooo !!!
post #104 of 497
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Well, drywall won't start Monday but it should be sometime this coming week.

Externally we're ready for paint ...





OSD tank (swimming pool after this week's rain) ...



Theatre ready for drywall ...



Cheers,
post #105 of 497
Now the real fun begins!

See you sparky is going to town
post #106 of 497
Great to see some progress.
post #107 of 497
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Now the real fun begins!

See you sparky is going to town

That's only about a quarter of it. The prewire is finished except for pulling everything through into the garage. As soon as that's done I'll post photos. !!
post #108 of 497
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Great to see some progress.

Yep !! Most of our efforts have been on the rest of the house but as soon as the gyprocking is done, the carpenters will get stuck into the theatre fitout. Then finally the fun really begins !!
post #109 of 497
At the risk of sounding a bit Mystic Sniperish.... why didn't you go for a slightly larger home theatre....looks a bit pokey in there Pete!
Seriously, would love to have a space like that but I can't afford to power it!
Looking great mate...coming along well. Nice looking home.
post #110 of 497
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Whatever he's paying you Michael.... I'll double it! Plus if you come across you go into the draw for a drywall lift at the end of the month!

Be careful Michael...his major prize has already been sold to another party...ME! Suspicious doings going on here.

Peter M...amazing space, and beautifiul abode. Looking forward to seeing further progress.
post #111 of 497
OSD tank,...had to google that one.


Good luck
post #112 of 497
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For those that are not inclined to google it as FOH has done ... OSD stands for On-site Stormwater Detention. I have no idea how it works in other cities, but here in Sydney the stormwater system can't cope with the volume of runoff in a major storm. This is partly due to larger houses being built with more impervious area, decreasing the natural soak in and increasing the runoff. The authorities solution was to legislate that all new developments must detain and then slowly release the stormwater. Our tank actually does double duty as part of it is for reuse (garden and toilets) and the rest is OSD.

Cheers,
post #113 of 497
Isn't it amazing how our folks all managed to live quite happily without arbitrary floor space ratios, enforced windows, on site detention tanks, grey water recycling and BASIX codes that cost tens of thousands of dollars. Then there is the need for landscaping plans, paying a long service levee, council application fees, engineering fees. No wonder the building market is jn a downturn... The on costs are almost as much as the construction. councils are destroying the industry! If you ask me, it's those bloody engineers ruining everything! Lol
post #114 of 497
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Greg,

Couldn't agree more ... I laugh every time some gov or industry leader bemoans the lack of housing starts ... they've just made it too bloody hard. My council fees would make your eyes water !!

Cheers,
post #115 of 497
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Well actually on second thought, I agree with everything except this ...

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If you ask me, it's those bloody engineers ruining everything! Lol

LOL
post #116 of 497
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councils are destroying the industry!

Dont get me started on councils, the idiots up my way approved the easment for services for our place under a heritage listed tree which we couldn't dig within 10m of........$30k later.......this is why I aint got no room!
post #117 of 497
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heritage listed tree

That pretty much says it all !!!
post #118 of 497
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A bit of progress.

Insulation is in ...





At the door, showing the building joint separating the theatre / garage from the rest of the house ...



All the wiring in the garage ...



Cheers,
post #119 of 497
WOW....what a room.

And all those wires reminds me of being back on board in the Navy in a submarine. Wires were always every where.
post #120 of 497
Looking great Peter....
That is one helluva room. Even if you painted it black it would still look huge
Predicting much work in there over the next week or so?
Hopefully they keep up the cracking pace. Bet you're glad you don't need to hang all that drywall!

Cheers

Greg
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