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New Studio

 

My general plan/checklist is as follows:
  • Design general layout
  • Purchase materials
  • Add two additional roof supports
  • Repair brickwork internally pointing/filling
  • Fill any additional holes/airgaps around the roof using expanding foam
  • Add a layer of DPM under the roof (just in case)
  • Add 3 coats of Wickes Liquid DPM to the internal walls (vapour/moisture sealer)
  • Lay 100mm level concrete floor over the existing brick/DPM with 142 mesh reinforcing fabric spaced centrally
  • Construct a disconnected studwork frame 1" gap between outer walls inside using 45 x 96mm/40 x 85mm studwork and 45 x 175mm joists
  • Install extraction fan
  • Fill all cavities with Rocksilk RS60 100mm mineral wool
  • Line with plasterboard 3 layers of 12.5mm (drywall)
  • Add acoustic treatments (corner absorbers first)

 

 

Any advice regarding the following areas is appreciated:
  • Floor construction
  • Ventilation
  • Door construction
  • Materials
Amongst other things

Here is a pdf showing the shell:
http://www.rubato.co.uk/studio/OUTBUILDING-01b.PDF

Here is the work-in-progress plan:
http://www.rubato.co.uk/studio/OUTBUILDING-01a.PDF

Here is my WIP costing spreadsheet:
http://www.rubato.co.uk/studio/Shopping_List1.xls

Solidworks eAssembly file:
http://www.rubato.co.uk/studio/OUTBUILDING-01a.EASM

Solidworks eDrawings file:
http://www.rubato.co.uk/studio/OUTBUILDING-01a.EDRW

You'll need the Solidworks eDrawing viewer to open these:
http://www.solidworks.com

Images:  >> HERE << 


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I have a discussion thread over at the StudioTips forum a valuable resource for advice regarding room acoustics and studio design:
http://forum.studiotips.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=3456

Some links for my reference:- Information/Tips:
http://www.renovationexpert.co.uk/
Studio build tips:
http://forum.studiotips.com/index.php
John Sayers' Recording Studio Design Forum:
http://www.johnlsayers.com/phpBB2/index.php

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STUDIO BUILD DIARIES - for reference:-

Duncan JP's studio build: 
DETAILS

Paul's studio build: DETAILS
Paul's studio build Images:
DETAILS

Mark Edmonds studio build:
DETAILS

http://www.kymatasound.com/studio_construction.htm
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Some information for reference:
For Rockwool/Rocksilk etc. use a density of either 45kg/m3 or 60kg/m3 - any denser is a waste of money. Paul Woodlock

Construction Tips:
http://www.diydata.com/projects/partition/partition_framework.php

http://www.ebuild.co.uk/

http://www.diydoctor.org.uk/

Structural design tools:
http://www.superbeam.co.uk/

Forum Threads about Fans:
http://forum.studiotips.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=97

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MATERIALS:-
Rockwool 
http://www.rockwool.co.uk

Concrete reinforcing http://www.rom.co.uk

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SUPPLIERS:-

http://www.dampstop-dryzone.co.uk/
Travis Perkins: http://www.trademate.co.uk/

Readymix:-
http://www.theconcretecompany.co.uk
Ely Readymix Plant - Henry Crabb Road, Littleport Ind. Est.  Ely  CB6 1SE
01733  270870

HVAC:

Just Fans: 
http://www.justfans.co.uk/
Ruck Fans: http://www.ruck-ventilatoren.com/

Ventilation system (studiotips): http://www.ruck-ventilatoren.com/


Acoustic materials: http://www.customaudiodesigns.co.uk
 

Acoustic Measurement Software
 
ETF5: http://www.acoustisoft.coml
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My notes:

If GreenGlue to be included-
GreenGlue:   http://www.greenglue.co.uk/

Area or coverage required:
Side walls  2 x 138 ft^2  276 ft^2
Back wall   = 106 ft^2
Front wall   = 60  ft^2 
Ceiling   187 ft^2 
   TOTAL 629 ft^2 

Approximate amount required:
629 / 150 = 4.1 cases of 12
(above based on 150 ft^2 per case of 12 tubes)

Additional information