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Grand Designs

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Building DIY' started by spacemuppett, Feb 20, 2003.

  1. spacemuppett

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    Lurked here for a bit, wondered whether anybody here would like to play this game. Grand Designs last night, what would you have done different to the house featured?

    http://www.channel4.com/life/microsites/0-9/4homes/grand_designs/derbyshire.html

    Seems to me that the couple only missed one trick and that would have been a BIG AV system.

    What sort of system would be needed to live up to all that space. for example the living space is 2,000 square ft by 20 ft high?
     
  2. lightningvictim

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    Yep - totally agree!
    Just goes to show what sensible people can achieve when they don't resort to hiring an egotistical head-in-the-clouds architect.

    Much respect to them for all their own hard work paying off - now they can remortgage and get the mother of all AV systems with the £200K paper profit they made!!!!
     
  3. spacemuppett

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    I really liked the way that they managed to keep the charactor of the building while making it a home. Although it really did look like a stately home from the end of the drive, but that was the plan of the original architect.
     
  4. gaz.thomas

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    Could you imagine the acoustic treatment you'd need to make that room sound nice - and what about the windows!!!

    I'd have a damn good go though :)

    Gaz
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  5. spacemuppett

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    Could you try and build a small sound stage in the middle of the large space?

    When you see "loft living" stuff they seem to have speakers in the middle of the room, or is this just artistic licence, is it best to have a smaller room with plenty of sound deading?
     
  6. MonkeyDonkey

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    Yeah last nights house was wonderful.
    Unlike the couple the week before, these people were actually interested in what they were doing.

    The Mini was a stroke of genius.
     

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