Author Topic: Fresh Project - Starting from scratch  (Read 1866 times)

hatchy11

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Fresh Project - Starting from scratch
« on: April 03, 2014, 03:25:45 AM »
Building a room within room in existing garage with the intention of not pissing the neighbours off. I'm a drummer.

- 5.8m (19') x 4.7m (15.5') x skillion exposed beams sitting under steel roofing 2.2-2.5m (7.2-8.2')
- Single brick garage
- corrugated steel roof
- will brick in garage door
- Concrete slab floor

I want to put in place a wood internal wall/ceiling that is double plaster boarded either side and filled with insulation.

I need advice re:

1. types of insulation
2. Door/window types and seals
3. Floor construction
4. reducing flanking where walls and ceiling meet

Thanks in advance Guys


hatchy11

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Re: Fresh Project - Starting from scratch
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2014, 12:54:49 AM »
Ok let me try get the ball rolling.

Do I attach the wood frame to the concrete floor (say with dynabolts) or just sit it on it? Some kind of rubber underlay maybe?

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Re: Fresh Project - Starting from scratch
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2014, 07:31:31 PM »
your questions:

1. types of insulation
2. Door/window types and seals
3. Floor construction
4. reducing flanking where walls and ceiling meet

Answers:

1. cotton fiber insulation or mineral wool work the best.
2. heaviest solid core doors you can get and to make it a better system use 2 doors back to back separating the jambs so they don't touch.
3. Deal with the floor last after the entire room has been built that way you can test a see if it even needs to be treated..your on concrete.
4. if you build a room in a room with separating walls and ceiling from existing structure you should not have a flanking problem.

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hatchy11

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Re: Fresh Project - Starting from scratch
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2014, 01:24:59 AM »
Thanks Randy.

Any advantage to getting Rockwool or some type of Stone Wool? Is the cost worthy of the benefits?

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Re: Fresh Project - Starting from scratch
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2014, 03:16:34 PM »
as long as you dont leave the cavities empty the system will perform, we are just used to working with high performance materials..the principles always remain the same.
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