Well, where do we start. Having not long had the house I put up with the terrible decor until I could afford to 'make it my own'. I've always been a huge cinema fan, and a bit of a technology geek. A home cinema setup of sorts has always been on the cards. And Im now well underway to achieving my goal. To start with, the shape of my living room has always been a problem. With the large chimney breast and the windows and doors on every wall, I was never able to actually position a TV directly in front of my sofa and ended up with the TV in the corner. This annoyed my tremendously. Let me apologise beforehand if there are some gaps in the pictures...I kept forgetting to take pics. EQUIPMENT LIST Samsung 46" F86 Sky + (soon to be replaced with HD) PS3 Xbox 360 (soon to be replaced with Elite) Media PC Octavia 5x1 HDMI splitter Sanyo Z5 Harmony 1000 Sony HT-SS1100 You may at this point ask why Ive gone with such a low spec surround sound system. To be frank , I was running out of cash, I wanted small speakers to mount in wall, and Ive never had a high spec system so hopefully I wont know what Im missing They should be much better than the standard TV speakers anyway. So lets not hear anymore on the speakers This first pic is a quick knock-up of the current shape of the room including door/window locations and the chimney breast. The size of the room is approx 25ft x 15ft As you can see it didnt really leave much room to work with. I decided to do away with the fire and create a stud wall to effectively box in one of the alcoves, and thus giving me a flat wall. I had also decided to create another stud wall on the other side so that the TV could be mounted in the wall. Something like this.. I hope Im making sense so far. The first obstacle was to remove the old fire...an expensive job it seems. The house was run by a back boiler...which meant that it I wanted to bin the fire i needed a new boiler. So after a bit of research the old fire was removed, and a Worcester condensing combi installed upstairs. I moved all my equipment down one end of the room so i could get to work on the stud walls . This is the wall that will eventually contain the tv/speakers. The stud wall was relatively easy to put up. I had to chisel out a hole in the chimney breast to accommodate one of the rear speakers (the hole is hidden by the plasterboard in the next picture) With one wall almost complete.... This hole will eventually accommodate the Z5. Power points and cables have been run. I have also fixed the cables, as i dont want to lose them in the cavity The finished wall..(almost) One rear speaker hole cut out Speaker and HDMI cable (for Z5) run Now onto the second wall. Frame completed and board starting to go on.