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Re: Wooden shed vendor recommendations please

Postby blinddrew » Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:36 am

audion wrote:Oh, I just realized you are in the U.K. I am in the U.S. [Florida}.
Does anyone know of a source in the U.S. ?
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Ah, sorry, my links will be no good to you then. Likewise my comments on planning permission. :)

There's no reason why you can't build a decent sound-proofed studio that looks like a shed - but the shed bit will only ever be a skin. Soundproofing requires mass and air-tightness. I know that's not a real word!
But...
If you're starting in a quiet location, and you don't have to worry about the neighbours, and you're not looking for completely perfect isolation, then you have a lot more options. But the same fundamentals still carry. Your best bet would be either to buy a shed and then build a room-within-a-room inside it. Or to build a decent concrete/brick room and then put a wooden skin on it.

Have a gander through this thread (if you haven't already): https://www.soundonsound.com/forum/view ... 24&t=43047
It's a really good example of the challenges of building a properly sound-proofed room - it's also just a really interesting thread. :)
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Re: Wooden shed vendor recommendations please

Postby garrettendi » Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:47 am

blinddrew wrote:it's also just a really interesting thread. :)

You could say that for all the threads on SOS! Except my ones ;)
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Re: Wooden shed vendor recommendations please

Postby audion » Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:44 am

blinddrew wrote:
audion wrote:Oh, I just realized you are in the U.K. I am in the U.S. [Florida}.
Does anyone know of a source in the U.S. ?
audion
Ah, sorry, my links will be no good to you then. Likewise my comments on planning permission. :)

There's no reason why you can't build a decent sound-proofed studio that looks like a shed - but the shed bit will only ever be a skin. Soundproofing requires mass and air-tightness. I know that's not a real word!
But...
If you're starting in a quiet location, and you don't have to worry about the neighbours, and you're not looking for completely perfect isolation, then you have a lot more options. But the same fundamentals still carry. Your best bet would be either to buy a shed and then build a room-within-a-room inside it. Or to build a decent concrete/brick room and then put a wooden skin on it.

Have a gander through this thread (if you haven't already): https://www.soundonsound.com/forum/view ... 24&t=43047
It's a really good example of the challenges of building a properly sound-proofed room - it's also just a really interesting thread. :)

Hi,

I am not looking to go to anything like those lengths, at least not at this time. I live where the isolation is not going to be a big deal. Out in the middle of a big piece of land with no neighbors.

My reason for thinking about the shed option is to avoid having to build out a commercial space with a "room in a room". I might do a little sound treatment, but I really just need a big enough space to put my gear in. I have kind of a lot of gear [console, big pro tools rig, tape machines, lots of racks / outboard, and so forth]. And it needs to be waterproof and all that.

Air conditioning may be an issue, so I'm interested in hearing what others have done in that regard.

Thanks for responding here.


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Re: Wooden shed vendor recommendations please

Postby James Perrett » Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:41 pm

If you want to see what I've done you can take a look at my studio build Facebook album at

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... b7f7f4d849
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Re: Wooden shed vendor recommendations please

Postby jamedia.uk » Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:39 pm

I know these links are for the UK but a second hand portakabin is often a good bet.
Already built, many options and prices usually with electric and lights plumbed in , windows and doors (usually with locks) just drop into place. Many are stackable. I would have thought they would be a good bet.

Only problem is they are a single truck wide ie about 10 foot and usually about 7-8 foot tall inside but can be anything from 10 to 40 foot long.

You could get a small one for drums and one for singers and have them spaced around the main studio kabin.

http://www.foremansbuildings.co.uk/port ... -for-sale/

https://containercabins.co.uk/second-ha ... le-cabins/

https://www.portable-facilities.co.uk/c ... le-cabins/
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Re: Wooden shed vendor recommendations please

Postby audion » Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:04 am

James Perrett wrote:If you want to see what I've done you can take a look at my studio build Facebook album at

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... b7f7f4d849

Hey James,

Thanks. Looks very nice, but more than I think I need or want to do at this time. Maybe I would do just the block part, but not all the hvac stuff. Did someone come out and put up walls and roof for you, or did you do all that yourself? How long did it take for the walls and roof? I'm wondering what it would cost just to have the bare-bones structure put up. Slab, walls, roof, door, window maybe?

Thanks for the response, man.


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Re: Wooden shed vendor recommendations please

Postby James Perrett » Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:14 am

That's exactly the way I did things - a local builder laid the base then built the walls and roof. It cost me around £13k back in 2010. I then added the inner shell. There's actually no fancy HVAC stuff in there - just some ducting to 4 vents under the eaves to bring the air in and 4 outlet ducts leading to a single fan to extract the air. Much of the time I find that the natural airflow is sufficient for our conditions in the UK and all the insulation used means that it stays cool in summer for most of the day and I only need fairly minimal heating in the winter. Florida is probably different though - I would guess that you almost certainly need air conditioning.
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