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Home cinema in a shed or portacabin?

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Building DIY' started by HitmanIP7, May 1, 2005.

  1. HitmanIP7

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    Has anyone ever though of turning a shed, or portacabin into a home cinema?

    I just dont have the room, or any spare rooms, to make a home cinema. So this is the only way I could do it :D
     
  2. shodan

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    I'd have thought that a shed would be too small and too difficult to make airtight to control the tempreture and the amount of noise in and out plus with the levels of bass a decont home cinema can put out, it was reverbarate and shake itself to pieces!!! (And personally I couldn't have it because I couldn't sit there knowing it's full of spiders....

    I think a portacabin would have very similar problems to the shed. Although I'm not very knowledgable and I'm sure a real "expert" will be along shortly to explain why I'm wrong...
     
  3. Gary Lightfoot

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    I'm no experte, but I'll offer an opinion as well. :)

    A portacabin would be a better bet IMHO, and if it's big enough, you could build in some soundproofing. To soundproof properly will mean losing 6inches from every wall, and possibly the floor and ceiling too. What size will the cabin be?

    Gary.
     
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    If you've got the space then why not just build a brick outbuilding?
     
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    I installed a 50" SONY RPTV in a 40 FT container for a building site once it had been converted into a meeting room the fact it had no widows meant ambient light was not an issue, Do-able but WHY?
     
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    I think there are regulations for brick built structures, but a shed or similar doesn't come under the same restrictions, so maybe that's why?

    A freind wanted to build a double garage/workshop (he customised cars) at the bottom of his garden, but for some reason he wan't allowed to build it out of brick. Inatead, he bought a huge shed which he was allowed to put in exactly the same place and it tooke up the same amount of space.

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    How about building a solid building inside a shed then? :laugh:

    I suppose I was trying to get at the prospect of building a more permanent structure than a rickety shed or portakabin. :)
     
  8. Gary Lightfoot

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    LOL,

    Well, if no-one ever found out because it was well hidden inside and out, who would know? :)

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  9. HitmanIP7

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    lol, did anyone notice that the google ads on this page were shed related?

    Does Google Ads do that all the time, or is it just some strange coincidence :D

    It would be great to have a shed/portacabin home cinema.

    I had a look though, and second hand portacabins aren't as cheap as I thought they would be.
     
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    I am in the process of doing that at the moment, i have a homebuilt shed 13x12,it has a 6 inch concrete floor,when it was used as a shed,i had a tv,hifi
    out there for 5 years,no probs with damp.the actual concrete floor starts at ground level and goes 6 inches above the surrounding ground,so no water ingress problems. the shed is tongue and groove on a 2x2 frame,lined with .5 inch ply.
    The cinema which i started a couple of weeks ago consists of a 2x 2 frame built inside the existing shed,a proper internal door has been fitted behind the shed door, i will insulate it and plasterboard it.
    I am doing the electrics at the moment, i will try and post pictures soon.
    Basically i have toyed with the idea for a few years,but people always said
    "but its a shed ", but a lot of properties in the usa are timber framed and they have no problems. a sudden death of my friend prompted me to start,if it doesn`t work, at least ive had a go, :thumbsup:

    Dave
     
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    This is a must see for pictures. I will keep my eyes open for them :smashin:
     
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    Sounds excellent :smashin:

    Thats exactly what I would like to do.
     

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