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Re: New Studio Build - Summerly Studios

Postby Folderol » Fri Mar 03, 2017 3:47 pm

Wonks wrote:Fingers crossed it all goes smoothly for you!
Indeed!
Will there be a grand opening?
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Re: New Studio Build - Summerly Studios

Postby Wonks » Fri Mar 03, 2017 7:14 pm

Once the piano goes in there could be an opening of the grand. ;)
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Re: New Studio Build - Summerly Studios

Postby Tonyes335 » Fri Mar 03, 2017 7:31 pm

Many thanks,

There are only so many times you want to change your mind before actually getting anywhere!

Here is a view from the control room into the tracking room. I have started dismantling this wall as the door and window are now in a slightly different place!

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Re: New Studio Build - Summerly Studios

Postby Music Wolf » Fri Mar 03, 2017 8:02 pm

Tonyes335 wrote:The new doorway is going to be in the corner where the blue rake and RSJ are leaning.

You can see where the lobby will be, where the broom is on the right. The exterior door will be cut here.


Ahh, that old English tradition of marking future portals with garden implements. It is this, along with Morris dancing, which made this country great.
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Re: New Studio Build - Summerly Studios

Postby Tonyes335 » Sat Mar 04, 2017 5:11 pm

Stripping the insulation and cutting off the pvc rails was not at all easy. The concrete core is now exposed and ready for cutting. The building was constructed in ICF. This picture gives a clear view of the construction type and is a reminder to try and get things figured out before building is started.

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Props inside before cutting away any concrete.

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Cladding gone exposing the ICF.

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Re: New Studio Build - Summerly Studios

Postby Tonyes335 » Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:14 pm

After a pathetic attempt to cut concrete with a 9 inch grinder, I decided to hire a 300mm petrol version. The first one broke and the second one was very well used. So after spending a lot of time driving to and from the hire shop, on my first serious attempt I nearly topped myself with a massive kickback. So next week I have a concrete cutting team in to cut out the door and new windows apertures. Howard (Studiowizard) is back from his trip to France so I should have the 1:20 construction drawings this weekend.
I have removed all the cladding ready for concrete removal and taken down the tracking room wall ready for adjustment once I have the exit dims.
Next week I have a pallet of plasterboard and timber sheets arriving!
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Re: New Studio Build - Summerly Studios

Postby Folderol » Sat Mar 11, 2017 7:04 pm

Ouch!
Cutting concrete is deffo something for the pros.
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Re: New Studio Build - Summerly Studios

Postby Tonyes335 » Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:26 pm

Concrete cutting was delayed but is due to start tomorrow.

Another delivery of plaster board, MDF, OSB etc that needs to be off the drive! (Thanks Steve)!!

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Re: New Studio Build - Summerly Studios

Postby Tonyes335 » Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:30 pm

It is a bit early, but my sister made a prototype cover for my panel absorbers....

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But when light shines across.....

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Re: New Studio Build - Summerly Studios

Postby Guest271017 » Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:05 pm

Cool! :ugeek:
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Re: New Studio Build - Summerly Studios

Postby Wonks » Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:43 pm

You need Help!
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Re: New Studio Build - Summerly Studios

Postby Martin Walker » Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:34 pm

Wow - now we can guess what the next trap image will be - picture yourself in a boat on a river, with tangerine trees and marmalade skies.

I can see it already! 8-) :clap: :thumbup:


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Re: New Studio Build - Summerly Studios

Postby Tonyes335 » Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:28 pm

I am extremely glad I out sourced the concrete removal!

The cuts were made with a hydraulic ring saw. That was completed in about an hour. The rest of the day was spent on the Hilti and clearing up.

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Post by Wonks » Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:43 pm
You need Help!
My friends would agree! Unless that was an offer as I have footings to dig for the lobby by hand. 1m deep in clay....... No way to get a mini digger in!

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Re: New Studio Build - Summerly Studios

Postby Tonyes335 » Sun Jun 11, 2017 8:41 am

Here are views of the control room floor. The patch work layout indicates the original room shapes.

The gaps will be filled and floor consolidated with another layer of plasterboard and 22mm chip screwed at 200mm centres.

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Re: New Studio Build - Summerly Studios

Postby Tonyes335 » Sun Jun 11, 2017 8:51 am

In the meantime I upgraded my monitoring, interface and added a mic. The monitor stands were "free" and are temporary as I have plans supplied by Howard for a substantial solution in due course.

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Re: New Studio Build - Summerly Studios

Postby Tonyes335 » Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:08 am

The first layer of floor consolidation is done. This was a layer of 12.5mm plasterboard over the entire floor area, all joints caulked. The second is started which is a layer of 22mm flooring chip glued and screwed to the floor below.

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Re: New Studio Build - Summerly Studios

Postby Tonyes335 » Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:17 am

A whole load of screws. I use Torx head screws (star shaped) as I seem to find them less likely to round off and the driver bits last. In any case I get a new bit in every box so there is no temptation to over use them anyway.

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Re: New Studio Build - Summerly Studios

Postby Folderol » Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:40 pm

Well look at that! Someone just left a load of screws sticking up. Wait till HSE get to hear about it :) :wave:
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Re: New Studio Build - Summerly Studios

Postby blinddrew » Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:55 pm

I assumed it was an obedience course for hamsters?
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Re: New Studio Build - Summerly Studios

Postby Tonyes335 » Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:29 am

No hamsters have been harmed in the construction of my space.

Here is the finished floor and sole plate laid out. I tweaked the design a little to put the line of symmetry bang in the middle of the window. This meant making the room a little smaller and the void between the live room a little larger. But I have plans for that. I couldn't have sat looking the window slightly off centre! I'll post the floor layout in due course. Just waiting for the structural engineer to do the calcs for the ceiling support.

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