loft conversion

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  1. KIRA

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    Hi all,

    I'm currently converting my loft into a cinema room & have a couple of questions that i hope can get answered.

    1) I have insulated the rafters in the roof with rolled insuation & then covered that with polythene to stop any sort of condensation,is their anything else i can pin to the joists to help sound proof? as i don't want to use soundbloc plasterboard due to the weight but use 9mm thick normal plaster board

    2)what is the best colour paint to use on the walls,i intend to install a optoma hd65 & project straight on to a wall

    thanks (anyone in the southampton area thats done this?)
     
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    Unfortunately, unless you go for very specialist materials mass is king with domestic soundproofing. We have had significant success lining the ceiling with 18mm marine ply then applying plasterboard to that. This has worked very well for us on a few installations.

    The other option you could look at is some form of quilt, these are a composite duvet with a heavy layer and absorptive layer, again they are heavy and marine ply is cheaper.

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