Hire a 'sheet lifter' for the day: http://www.hss.com/g/69940/Panel_Lifting_Winch.htmlbenwillcox said:Cheers Jon. I already have the soundbloc boards, I got 8x4 sheets that I ordered at the same time as some normal plasterboard that I had to get to redo the living room ceiling - you're right, it's mega heavy stuff, should be interesting getting it up there!
I will follow your advice about the fixings, thanks for that!
baldrick said:Hire a 'sheet lifter' for the day: http://www.hss.com/g/69940/Panel_Lifting_Winch.html
Job's a goodun!
Thanks!Lawrenzini said:looking good so far
You could use 2 fire doors one each side of the frame with an air gap in the middle should block out most noise.benwillcox said:I also need to get hold of a decent door to build into the dividing partition wall. Ideally I would have liked to get hold of a door and frame as a single unit just ready to slap in there but I can't seem to find anything suitable (that isn't £1000)...
Obviously want something as soundproof as possible, any ideas? Probably just get a solid-core firedoor and normal softwood frame unless there's anything better?
Good thinking, I like it.Gary Lightfoot said:If you make a door frame surround so that it can seal against the sides top and bottom (you will have a small step), then that will help. Use some sealing strip for the door to butt against, and don't have any door-lock holse for sound to leak through.
Woah, now you've done it - I'll be spending hours over at avsforum (again) drooling over all their massive cinema rooms!I have seen some doors and frames that look like shelving and so you don't know a door is there - like a secret entrance. I saw them over on avsforum in this thread:
Yeah I had been considering 2 doors, trouble is it might be a bit of a clumbsy arrangement. I think I'll go with a normal firedoor, wide door stops, and draughtproofing all around. I also might actually thicken the door out by screwing a frame to it filled with insulation and a layer of plywood over it, if need be.wandgrudd said:You could use 2 fire doors one each side of the frame with an air gap in the middle should block out most noise.
For add noise protection you could get a Draught proofing kit for the doors to seal them agents the frame better.
Gary Lightfoot said:Are you going to be soundproofing that wall at all? If so, put some rockwool in there, and use two layers of plasterboard. Seal all edges with silicon or similar to try and stop any sound leaks through the wall. Ideally that partition should be around an inch away from the existing wall to help isolate the sound from travelling.
You'll still get bass going through, but that's always difficult to stop.
I know, if only we had the space they had.benwillcox said:I'll be spending hours over at avsforum (again) drooling over all their massive cinema rooms!
I didnt put rockwool on my outside walls either, just on the party wall and the internal cellar wall. I have asked the neighbours if they can hear anything and they say not so it must be working well as i do like to have the hc on at a good volume. I mad my own door out of 9mm mdf and filled that with rockwoll as well so it too was soundproofed, or as good as.benwillcox said:but it's an outside wall so I'm not too worried about sound transfer through it.
mattym said:properly designed rooms will give you a better result, its amazing how many people spend £$$$ on gear but dont treat the room, waste of money getting good gear if it wounds bad cos of the room!
Thanks Gary, yes we're going to start at the opposite side of the room, so the joints will overlap both lenghways and widthways.Gary Lightfoot said:Make sure the second layer overlaps the 1st layers joins, - it will help prevent any leakage which may happen if the joins all line up.
Whilst that is probably a relatively fair comment, the cost of this must surely be exponentional. For me my room sounds great, as i am sure Bens will to him, which is the main issue.mattym said:properly designed rooms will give you a better result, its amazing how many people spend £$$$ on gear but dont treat the room, waste of money getting good gear if it wounds bad cos of the room!
Oh Yesbenwillcox said:Soon adds up eh?!
The better the seal the less chance of sound leakage, but it might be OK. I also used 'no more nails' between the two layers to give a stronger bond between them and make the two layers more like a single solid mass. B&Q do some cheap stuff that can come in boxes of 6 so that will help keep the cost down.benwillcox said:I'm now just going to make up some jointing compound and fill the small gaps between boards on the first layer. I guess I don't need to use scrim tape on this layer as any small cracks won't really matter ...?!