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New (imperfect) Garden Studio Build

Postby Blott » Thu Sep 03, 2020 1:08 am

Hi,
Earlier in the year I posted on this forum requesting asking advice for air vents in a new garden studio build - my thanks to those who responded.
Well I'm pleased to say the build in now under way! :)
I'll be uploading images to show its progress to those who might be interested.
I'm hoping that it'll be helpful to those (like me), who's space is limited and who's budget isn't tens of thousands of pounds and therefore cannot have the perfect 'room within a room' design.
It will also have a secondary function as a home office.
So I've have had to concede acoustically to accommodate my surroundings and more importantly...to meet the wife's aesthetics demands.
So this will be an imperfect & flawed studio build, with lots of compromises and things that could have perhaps been done better.
It wont be totally sound proof but I'm confident that it'll still be good enough to be creative in without disturbing neighbours and certainly a much better environment than the spare room I currently occupy.
It's not the biggest studio, with approx internals of 15.6ft x 9ft, but this kind of build is probably a more realistic option for many of us than the really impressive studios that are often documented online (and of which I'm extremely envious). :)
Basic make up of this build will be foundations consisting of 100mm of stone, 100 mm of celotex and 100 mm of concrete.
Footings will be 600 x 600mm with an outside skin of solid concrete blocks pointed to a finish to a total height of 2.5m.
There will be a 4x2 internal wall with a 3 inch celotex cavity, 4 inch of rock wool between timbers, plywood and acoustic plasterboard, followed by a skim to a finish.
This is mirrored in the ceiling area too.
There will be a second internal fire door to help minimise sound leakage.
So that's the basics...images to follow soon. :)
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Re: New (imperfect) Garden Studio Build

Postby zenguitar » Thu Sep 03, 2020 1:46 am

Good luck and lets hope all goes smoothly :)

Andy :beamup:
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Re: New (imperfect) Garden Studio Build

Postby Blott » Thu Sep 03, 2020 2:34 am

Thanks Zenguitar! :)

Okay as promised here are the images for the build so far, starting with the old greenhouse that was there before and which was dangerously dilapidated...

https://photos.app.goo.gl/aFBtdoCJAe11HzSk8

So that's where we are at the moment, we should be finished (hopefully) in the next 4 weeks and I'll document the rest of the build including the internals when we have made further significant progress. :)
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Re: New (imperfect) Garden Studio Build

Postby Folderol » Thu Sep 03, 2020 7:59 am

Best of luck with this.
(still far better than anything I've got)
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Re: New (imperfect) Garden Studio Build

Postby blinddrew » Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:10 am

As someone else who also took the 'something good is better than nothing perfect' route, I reckon you'll be very happy with it. :)
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Re: New (imperfect) Garden Studio Build

Postby Blott » Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:17 pm

Folderol wrote:Best of luck with this.
(still far better than anything I've got)

Thanks :)
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Re: New (imperfect) Garden Studio Build

Postby Blott » Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:18 pm

blinddrew wrote:As someone else who also took the 'something good is better than nothing perfect' route, I reckon you'll be very happy with it. :)
Thanks, I'm sure I will.
I've just watched the video and your studio setup and it looks great! :)
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