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Home Soundproofing Issue 5 - Finishing

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Issue 5 - Finishing

Issue#5 - Finishing

The Home Straight - applying the finishes and completing the build

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Lighting
Soundproof a Room Stage 5 Part 1Soundproof a Room Stage 5 Part 1

Install Low Voltage Lighting

The low voltage lights were installed immediately after the inner walls were boarded out. The transformer for the lights is located in the ceiling void above the prac...Read More >>

Internal Insulation
Soundproof a Room Stage 5 Part 2Soundproof a Room Stage 5 Part 2

Internal Insulation

If you remember back to the design stage, I mentioned that there were two problems to solve. The first was to stop sound escaping from the room, and the second was to control...Read More >>

Flutter Echo
Soundproof a Room Stage5 Part 3Soundproof a Room Stage5 Part 3

Flutter Echo

As something of a technical aside, this stage of the construction is very useful for demonstrating (and then fixing) a very annoying problem in acoustics. This problem is known as Flu...Read More >>

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Fabric Finish
Soundproof a Room Stage 5 Part 4

Fabric Finishing

The inner surfaces of the room cannot obviously be left with exposed Rockwool, so they will be covered with fabric. The fabric I used was the following:

  • For the ceiling, white cotton curtain lining.
  • For the walls, 12oz Hessian.

You'll need the following equipment for this stage of the construction:

  • A sewing machine
  • A compressor with a staple gun attachment
  • A large box of staples

Fix the ceiling fabric in place first

Always start with the c...Read More >>
Final Fitting
Soundproof a Room Stage 5 Part 5

The inner and outer doors could only be hung after the fabric had been applied to the inner walls of the practice room. The reason for this is that fabric needed to be tensioned onto the door frame itself, and then the door lining could be added to give a neat finish

.The inner and outer doors are separated by a 500mm (20") gap. The holes are for ventilation

The inner and outer doors could only be hung after the fabric had been applied to the inner walls of the practice room. The reas...Read More >>

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