Turning log cabin into a home cinema

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  1. Braymath

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    I have ordered a log cabin 5.0 x 3.5 (70mm thick walls)

    And want to turn it into a home cinema room Any help or advice would be appreciated

    But i want to sound proof the room and was wondering the best way to do it,and am looking for any advice on this.

    My plan was to stud out the interior with pressure treated timber then use an acoustic rockwool 50mm thick
    Then put soundshield board on top then skim

    Is that an option for a log cabin
    Any advice would be helpful as i dont want to get it wrong from the start
     
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    Will be interested to see this once done, and in the process also :smashin:
     
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    Will post all pics and details as i go

    Should be starting in a couple of weeks

    just waiting for cabin to be delivered
     
  4. Richard Fenn

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    Ohhh subscribing to this thread. Should be a goody!

    Can't help with your questions I'm afraid but looking forward to the progress. That's a good size cabin for a home cinema :)
     
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    Do you have a Photo or link to the cabin you have bought?
     
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    We did a log cabin a while ago. They're a lot more soundproof than you'd think so your measures should be sufficient.

    N.B you will end up with a very reverberant room, so I'd suggest some treatment panels in a mixture of absorptive and diffusive varieties.

    Also, do not rely on wifi from the house - it will NOT work reliably. Put some ducting in and run in an ethernet cable.

    HTH
    Chris
     
  7. Braymath

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    This is for freemo99 Gateshead Log Cabin 5.0m x 3.5m


    i have be spoked it a little

    How did you get on with your cabin regarding winter temps
    dont want all my kit getting damp etc

    last message for cjwood

    What treatments would you recommened
    As still in the early stages and can change this at the moment

    i have attatched plans for cabin
     

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    It was an install for a customer so not really able to comment on winter temps - he studded and boarded but did not insulate, and had a number of small electric heaters. For the kit to be suffering you'd also be getting damp issues like mold around windows etc, so I wouldn't worry too much.

    Acoustics wise, which wall are you planning to fit screen/speakers to? Please don't say the one opposite the glass door / windows!

    Chris
     
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    Hi Chris

    No not opposite the windows

    Deciding whether to have screen at door end or bottom end (screen will be hopefully 100 inch)

    Already got the speakers,blu ray player and amp

    Monitor audio apex (X4 A10's X1 A40 and AW12 Sub)

    Denon 3313

    Denon 2012 Blu ray
     
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    Cheers :smashin:
     
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    Just got my new projector Epson TW 6000
    Haven't even got the cabin yet lol
     
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    Hopefully cabin getting delivered next weekend

    Then i can get this show on the road :smashin:
     
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    Any advice on anything would be helpful as dont want to get to a point were i wished i'd done that...:lease:
     
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    Have you had a read through this thread as this might help?
     
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    This looks like one worth following, good luck with it.

    Midge
     
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    Ordered today an air con unit toshiba (Same one as used in philhfc's cinems room)

    Going to make my own screen:
    2440x1220 sheet of 15mm Marine ply and tempted to use the "Mighty brighty screen paint "
    Any comments or suggestions on this would be taken on but it looks good

    Got the Epson TW6000 quickly set it up in the living room onto a white wall and very impressed with the result even though i was using a PS3 as a Blu ray player (Only temp got the Denon 2012 once set up)

    Just shows you if you take all the reviews you read as gospel i would have saved up and gone for the more expensive 9000 but im more than happy with the 6000

    Once i get started every photo/detail will be broadcast on here for comments and advice....
     
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    Sorry that should have been Phil.LFC
     
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    Points of note on the Air Con Install, The cables between indoor and outdoor unit have numbered tags on them, dont follow the wire colours in the instructions or you will think you are going mad. Air will release from the indoor unit when you unscrew a cap, dont worry this is normal as the unit is shipped pressurised. Remember and make provision for the Drain Hose during your build, running this later could be a problem. Purchase duct tape to go over the pipework outside and consider how you attach the pipes to walls, I used 40mm Drain Pipe Brackets.
     
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    I have done something similar over the last few months except 45mm build with only floor and roof insulation.

    Went for a Mitsubishi Heavy Industries A/C Inverter instead. Fixed speed is a serious no go where energy efficiency/electrical spikes and noise are issues of concern. If you're considering DIY'ing it and have no prior experience (many seem not to!) I would pay to have it installed by an f-gas certified engineer.

    There is a fair bit of reverb at the moment as mentioned to the point that you can currently hear sound outside of the cabin and am not planning extra sound proofing just yet.
     
  20. Braymath

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    Quick update

    Cabin has been delivered and put up (Photos to be added today)

    No-one mentioned to tell me that it would take three full days to treat and paint it .....

    Damm if i ever have to do that again ...(Oh yes maybe next year)

    Going to start studding out the interior walls tomorrow
     
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    A couple of updates
     

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    Studding walls ready for 40mm acoustic insulation with 15mm Sounshield plaster board on top

    Roof will have 100mm acoustic insulation with soundshield platerboard
     

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    First picture of cabin showing sofa was just to try and get where i can put furniture etc
    Am limited to our old cream sofa for now....

    One thing i have noticed now the cabin is here is how much work goes into something like this

    Take my hat off too all that have done this ..
    I think it was the three full days treating the cabin with preserver and treating with cuprinol shades that totally threw a spanner in the works didnt anticipate it would take that long..

    All acoustic insulation and soundboard is getting delivered on friday this week

    But got to wait for the electrician to come and first fix first and also route the ethernet cables from my house to the cabin which is about 25 metres away..
     
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    In a bit of a dilema on floor covering already
    Would like a laminate floor for ease of cleaning etc but i know it will be very reverberated so shall i go for a good underlay and carpet or could i get away with acoustic underlay and laminate then put a big rug?

    Any ideas would be great
     
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    More photo's
     

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    Got delivery of the rockwool and soundshield plasterboard

    Still waiting on the sparky to do the first fix might be next week :thumbsdow

    Put a couple of slabs in as came to a bit of a standstill till first fix done.....
     

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    Looking good :)
     
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    I'd go for carpet, if you're worried about cleaning just have a nice big mat by the door and a "shoes off" rule!

    Looking good btw, keep us updated.
     
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