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Re: Low Density vs High Density for Superchunks

Postby blinddrew » Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:39 pm

Sorry to resurrect an old thread, but does anyone know a good supplier for cara? Or Lucia?
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Re: Low Density vs High Density for Superchunks

Postby Sam Spoons » Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:42 pm

Bought mine (Cara) from Gik Acoustics. Decent price and very helpful.
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Re: Low Density vs High Density for Superchunks

Postby blinddrew » Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:04 am

Cheers Sam, will give them a look. :thumbup:
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Re: Low Density vs High Density for Superchunks

Postby miN2 » Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:46 am

That's kinda pricey. You could get an additional 2 packs of RW3 for only 5 metres of that :o Burlap's half that price if it suits you. Cotton's half again.
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Re: Low Density vs High Density for Superchunks

Postby Sam Spoons » Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:06 am

The cost of the fabric is only about ⅓ of the overall cost of the job and, while the difference is purely cosmetic, it means anybody with minimal DIY skills can build professional looking panels. if money is really tight (and appearance is of little importance) you can use black porous garden membrane which is super cheap.
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Re: Low Density vs High Density for Superchunks

Postby blinddrew » Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:07 am

Yep, cheapest i've found is £160 for a 20m x 1.7m roll.
Might have to consider alternatives.
On the other hand, do it well, do it once, and don't be vexed when you look at it every day for the next 30 years...
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Re: Low Density vs High Density for Superchunks

Postby Sam Spoons » Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:09 am

Exactly and Gik will sell by the metre so you only buy what you need.
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Re: Low Density vs High Density for Superchunks

Postby James Perrett » Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:43 pm

I've bought most of my Cara fabric from Making Waves Audio on Ebay. A 5m roll was just under £50 when I last bought some a few months ago. The big advantage of Cara is that it is very easy to work with, it is acoustically transparent and it meets the fire regulations. Hessian may be cheaper but it doesn't look as neat (in my opinion) and probably won't meet the fire regulations.
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Re: Low Density vs High Density for Superchunks

Postby Luke W » Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:35 am

James Perrett wrote:The big advantage of Cara is that it is very easy to work with, it is acoustically transparent and it meets the fire regulations. Hessian may be cheaper but it doesn't look as neat (in my opinion) and probably won't meet the fire regulations.

It really is nice to work with, I was surprised at the finish I managed to get on my panels despite never having worked with fabric before.

Don't regret spending the extra bit on it at all, it was well worth it in my opinion.
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