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Re: Studio construction materials

Postby James Perrett » Fri Jun 03, 2011 11:50 pm

Bert - it might be better if you started a thread of your own on your garage studio rather than try to add your questions to other threads.

If your garage has a good concrete base then flooring is probably the least of your problems. The weakest points are likely to be the windows, doors and roof.

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Re: Studio construction materials

Postby Bongo Bert » Mon Jun 06, 2011 12:18 am

Ok thanks James. I'll start a new post and see how it goes. Cheers
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Re: Studio construction materials

Postby Kiara » Thu Nov 10, 2011 11:46 am

I'm planning to have my own mini studio here at Utah Lehi. hope I could find great materials i need..
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Re: Studio construction materials

Postby EvelynArado » Tue Dec 13, 2011 5:59 pm

What is important with seals is that they remain elastic and in contact with the surfaces (long term).

It's important to use backer rod (this is not to save caulk - this is because you need 2 point contact with caulk - otherwise it fails).

Inside any acoustic caulk will work - butyl caulks work pretty well - silicone caulks work well.

Outside - my best recommendation would be Big-Stretch which is made by Sashco.

This is some of the best caulk I have ever used - a bit pricy but it stretches like crazy (up to 500% - and that is not just manufacturer's hype) - can span some huge joints - and is an easy cleanup with water.

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Re: Studio construction materials

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Re: Studio construction materials

Postby maskedwarrior » Tue Sep 25, 2012 12:00 am

WHITE FROST PROTECTION GROUND-COVER SHEETING makes an excellent particle-retaining barrier for rockwool acoustic panels.

It's extremely cheap - 30p per metre from a 1.5m roll at my local store - very finely woven, stretchy and surprisingly strong. It resembles the inside of hoover bags. It's a cheaper, more attractive and I'm certain more effective alternative to the black weed barrier Studio SOS has used in the past. Plus the fact it's white allows you to use a paler coloured, less dense (hence cheaper) fabric as a posh top cover!

For added durability it can be doubled up, or tripled up!
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