The Loft Cinema 2011 - 2020

TheLoftGuy

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Early November I was looking round a David Wilson Show home for ideas and it had the loft converted into a sort of Cinema Room, (pic below) and I thought... "I want one!"

My dad is an architect, he poked his head up into my loft and said ‘yup, you could convert this’. Really? I thought. Let’s do it! So, I have my dad to thank for this project.

4 quotes later from Loft Conversion Specialists and it's now underway. I write this 2 weeks into construction and will go back and post my photos I have been taking daily to show you the work so far.

We chose Truss Loft to do the conversion. The guys working here have been incredible.

As they built partitions and stud walls I could see how the room was going to look and they were awesome as I was able to tweak the layout along the way.

As I write this, the AV guys (RB Vision) came yesterday to lay all the cables in preparation. They will be fitting an acoustic fixed screen with a 7.1 KEF system and Onkyo Amp. Cat 6 cables have been laid with a 1 gig switcher. I am using my Optoma HD20 Projector for now. The plan is to see what the technology is doing in the new year and maybe upgrade then. To be honest. I love this one and can't fault the picture. I believe there will be Apple TV and FreeSat going in too.

They are also talking about Rako lighting and controlling the whole room from the iPad.

I can't tell you how exciting this all is.

Any thoughts or comments welcome. Or extra ideas we can consider.
 
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TheLoftGuy

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This was the David Wilson one. It inspired me to do something similar... and BETTER! :)

So... let the fun begin...

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But where do I start? :)

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I guess, get the steel in

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More Steel and remove water tanks. Switched to Unvented System to save space.

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Lets chuck in some wood

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Cut some wood...

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And start adding a floor

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Now it's looking more exciting

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And some more floor

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Hang on we're gonna need some stairs??
 
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TheLoftGuy

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We are thinking we need some stairs maybe?

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Ahhh, there they are!

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These guys from Truss Loft are so tidy

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Everyday is so much fun going up there

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This was 2 days ago. You can see the speakers will be built into the far wall. Now, we need RB Vision to cable it...
 
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mooperman

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wow, looking impressive, will follow this thread - well done mate!!:thumbsup:
 

TheLoftGuy

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Power and Network cables taken up into loft

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Let there be light!!!

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Speaker cables all in place

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Not sure where the projector will sit, plenty of fixing points.

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Projector cables. Plenty to chose from. The guys are making it future proof.

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I have no idea which is which! I'm glad Richard and Darren do.

Check out RB Vision. These guys do some great work.
Also check out Truss Loft
 
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MAGiK

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Looking forward to the updates :D looks great so far!!!
 

GBJB

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Looks brilliant - very tidy conversion so far.

I'm looking forward to the next instalment.

:)
 

booyaka

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very nice - looks excellent.
 

InstructorUK

Active Member
Very nice so far that, bet you can't wait until it's all finished. Proper little hideaway room that is.
 

Richard Fenn

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Looking good so far :thumbsup:
 

tonyrees687

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looking forward to this, its amazing how much work go's on
 

joelk2

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looking very good so far, i always wondered how people made so much room in the lofts with all the trusses up there.
 

Rick2102

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Looking good

Love loft rooms in general, but cinema loft rooms are MEGA. It takes wasted space and makes it into heaven :)

REALLY looking forward to updates and pics, and inspiration :smashin:

Good work
 

therixonator

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Brilliant work so far, so much work done in 2 weeks! Looking forward to more pics!
 

TheLoftGuy

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So, it's been a day of more windows. Having remote blackout blinds now too.

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The Kingspan insulation is where the screen will go. Although, I believe it's going to be bigger than that though.

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I SAW this and took a pic!

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This is the back of the room. AV gear will go in back left corner. Can't be arsed to walk downstairs, so we've added in en-suite. A bog and a basin and a shower. Certain movies might get us all hot and sticky!
 
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TheLoftGuy

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looking very good so far, i always wondered how people made so much room in the lofts with all the trusses up there.
Yeah these guys specialise in it. It's crazy how big it feels. I have 16ft wide and 11ft across with minimum 6ft headroom.

The room length is 18ft.
 
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TheLoftGuy

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What I like about this thread is, I am just as excited as you guys. I have no idea what it's gonna be like either. I know the chequebook keeps coming out though. :)
 

Alps

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Very nice indeed :thumbsup:

May I ask how much this is all costing you? You don't have to answer if you don't want to :smashin: But the reason I ask is I was hoping to move from my 2 bed flat to a house very soon... but things may be on hold. In which case I may consider converting my loft.

Did you not want to have a dormer or similar style to give more space?
 

TheLoftGuy

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I feel I am in some sic-fi movie

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75mm of Kingspan to make it nice and cosy

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Maybe I should keep it like this. It looks cool. Kinda Interstellar!
 

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TheLoftGuy

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Very nice indeed :thumbsup:

May I ask how much this is all costing you? You don't have to answer if you don't want to :smashin: But the reason I ask is I was hoping to move from my 2 bed flat to a house very soon... but things may be on hold. In which case I may consider converting my loft.

Did you not want to have a dormer or similar style to give more space?
I'd rather not say how much but I am sure you have a good idea. Lets say you could buy a few bottles of wine instead. Depending on your house size will also change the cost. This is going on a 4 bed house. I also am putting in a bathroom too as the room is big enough to have been made a master bedroom. So that has added to the spend.

Dormer? We don't really need one. It's 16ft across so we felt that was plenty and standard 2.4m height. My neighbour is having a giant dormer across the back of his house. That place is gonna be Huuuuuge!!!
 
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Grangey.

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Really look forward to seeing this finished...

mind if im cheeky and ask what sort of money it is to get this work done? as they do seem to be making remarkably quick progress....?

thanks
 

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