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started to convert garage to HC

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Building DIY' started by crtbob, Jul 13, 2002.

  1. crtbob

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    Some pic of the conversion of the garage to my home cinema
    all the work will be carried out by myself.

    pics can be found here

    http://www.markhodkinson.eclipse.co.uk/homecinemabuild/

    kit for the HC includes

    sony 1270
    denon avc-1
    denon avd-1000 dts processor
    pioneer elite dv-09 dvd player (mod by myself for multiregion)
    quadscan pro rackmount
    extron rgb202xi interface/processor
    85" diagonal 16:9 screen

    speakers not yet decided upon

    thanks

    Mark
     
  2. jrwood

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    Keep us updated with the photographs as its interesting to see what other people get up to :). Out of interest do you plan to have an archway or door made into the house or enter your home cinema from the front garage door?.
     
  3. crtbob

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    the door to the garage was allready there (where the sheet is hung in some shots) and is fitted with a nice thick self closing fire door so it should keep the sound out.

    i have now filled under the floor with dry sand which was blasted in so it would fill all the gaps upto the floor from the origional concrete base,(cost about £100).

    i have fitted coving around the room and and have painted it in dulux ruby fountain 1 (this has taken 5 coats so far on top of 2 undercoats and 1 plasterboard primer).

    i will be fitting my projector today on its home made bracket,

    pictures will be added later tonight
     
  4. Gary Lightfoot

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    Those are the same Wickes products I used for my loft conversion. :)

    Are you going to be using two layers of plasterboard for extra soundproofing/rigidity?

    Gary.
     
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    hi

    i have only used one 12mm board on the sides as the walls are
    2 blocks and 1 brick thick insulated inbetween on the sides.

    the screen end wall has 1 block 1 brick insulated, then 30mm and 65mm insulaton then 12mm plasterboard then covered with 12mm mdf

    the garage door end has the door fixed into position 100mm insulation 9mm ply 30mm hd slabs, air gap, 65mm insulation,air gap, 2 layers of 12mm mdf all glued and screwed.


    i have posted some more pics
     
  6. Gary Lightfoot

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    I like the colour - I'm using a similar one on my rear wall. :)

    I like the use of Wickes 30mm high density along with their 65mm insulating slabs - much better than the normal 100mm insulation that's recommended I would say.

    You'll have to let us know how effective the soundproofing is - especialy bass, which is particularly difficult to trap except by isolation. The floor filled with sand should help I would think - all that mass should have some effect. It's a pity you can't take some before and after readings - very usefull for seeing how effective it's been.

    Glad to see you've made an effort - some don't bother and don't seem to worry about the neighbours.

    Bet you can't wait to get that little lot up and running with some sounds! Decided on some speakers yet?

    Gary.
     
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    ah speakers

    iam just in the process of buying some boston acoustics micro 90's

    but if i dont like them i have my mordaunt short thx set but i think they will be a bit big for the room.
    my brother in law is buying them if i dint want them

    i hope all the sound proofing is ok

    well i just put my projector up and it hasent fell down yet.

    me and my mate have just finished 48 stubbies of stella for a job well done....so i;m offf to sleep it off
     
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    excellent work Mark. Can't wait to see the finished product..and I'll bring some beers to stain the carpet for ya..:)
    I wish I could take piccies..I love my room..:(
     
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    hi mate

    its getting all good fun now the sand under floor was something else.

    alas no carpet yet but you and the beer are welcome :D

    the projector is up and its f***** huge, still adjusting etc

    next is the screen
     
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    Bob, have you considered the M&K K-series speakers instaed of the Bostons? I would recommend having a demo of them before you purchase. Look at the K3 package at £1,895 as reviewed by HCC last year.

    Good luck with the work!:)
     
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    Hi all,

    3 new pics added, showing the projector on the ceiling, screen up on the wall (without blackout around edge), and finally screen and the power points.

    images are very dark and grainy due to colour of walls absorbing light from flash.

    http://www.markhodkinson.eclipse.co.uk/homecinemabuild/


    just a few more things to finsh off when i get chance , then its :D


    retro i think the speakers may be out of my price range at the moment, but you neverknow for later , thanks for the info.
     
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    What type/colour/make of paint did you use for your walls
     
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    hi

    its dulux vynal matt ruby fountain 1

    please note that it took 5-6 coates of paint even after using a primer and 2 coats of undercoat

    the paint is about £ 25 per 5 liters
     
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    Could you please zip up all your pictures into 1 file so I can view the images in order.
     
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    Imran_UK, if you go to his WWW page listing and simply click on the Last_Modified column heading you should find the pictures are sorted by Modified date, therefore the most recent will be a bottom and the oldest at the top.

    I think that's what you meant?

    cheers

    Gavin
     
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    Just out of interest crtbob, what are the actual dimensions of your HT room
     
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    Excellent stuff!!!
    Is it a drive-in cinema? (LOL) ;)
     
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    I'm just kicking off my garage conversion (hopefully posting some initial pictures very soon), and I'm currently trying to get my head around all the building regulations so I can deliver a building notice to my local authority. However, in their guidance literature (and confirmed by a chap a spoke to in the dept) they state that the garage conversion must have an alternate "means of escape", and they basically describe a window. I'd rather not put a window in if I can get away it, and the other garage conversions I've seen on the forum don't appear to have windows at all. Has anyone else encountered this issue?

    Just to give you the whole picture, I'm sealing up the main garage door with a wall, just leaving an internal door into the garage via the kitchen.
     
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    crtbob: What res are you running your Sony 1270 at? I am thinking of getting one of these in the summer to replace my Barco D600.

    Cheers
     

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