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Sweet!

But I hope you have a ladder close in case of a fire!
He. Indeed. Here's the story. To save money I got my teenage son to strip out the old place ready for the refurb. The extinguisher was on the upper floor at the time. He left it there because he "thought it would look funny". He was right, it does look funny.... but we now have to wait til the walls get high enough to take it down.
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Walls are starting to appear this week. Here's a 30 ft run:

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Things are really getting moving now. Here's the view from the control room:



And one from the aircon chimney position:

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Trev,

It's starting to look like a castle in there!


Will the control room be on the opposite end of the loft? I think I had the layout backwards in my head.


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Well, an Englishman's home is his castle and all that (oh yeah, except I'm not English...)

Yes the old control room (under the loft) will become part of the new lounge (which will also extend upstairs). New control room is at the other end as you can see here:

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So... I thought some of you might be interested in seeing the kind of airgap you need to prevent sound transmission (even where you have 8" concrete walls).

In essence the airgap is a minimum of 200mm at its narrowest point.Here's the view down the airgap when you walk into the main room from the kitchen and look right:



Here's one from the aircon chimney:



And here's one from where the storeroom off the control room:

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So... I thought some of you might be interested in seeing the kind of airgap you need to prevent sound transmission (even where you have 8" concrete walls).

In essence the airgap is a minimum of 200mm at its narrowest point.Here's the view down the airgap when you walk into the main room from the kitchen and look right:



Here's one from the aircon chimney:



And here's one from where the storeroom off the control room:

SO what kind of ceiling construction will be implemented to take advantage of the transmission loss provided by 8" of concrete walls with a 200 mm air gap?
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an 8 inch concrete I-beam one back-filled with concrete screed!

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an 8 inch concrete I-beam one back-filled with concrete screed!

I don't care if I've no clue what this means, it's impressive!!!
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I don't care if I've no clue what this means, it's impressive!!!
haha! Glad you said it!
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These photos just in. The walls at their highest point are up to a little over 12 feet now. Contracters tell me that they will be ready to start putting roof on late next week.

Here's another shot from the new control room position:



One from a different angle:



And another:

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Here's some from the kitchen side of the room:



One from the booth:



And a slightly different angle from the same position:

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One along the wall:



One of the aircon duct and emerging snakes:



And a top view of the aircon duct so far:

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Woohoo! Just dropped in for a quick butchers. Walls are up to around 13 feet almost all the way around. Only about 5 feet more to go at the high points. Photos later.
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Here's a few as of today.

From the control room/mix position looking back:



From the machine room:



And from the loft/lounge looking in the other direction:



And another of the aircon chimney:

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From the Control Room position today:



From the upstairs loft/lounge:



And from the entrance door (kitchen side):



The plan is that all walls will be finished up to the apex in the coming week then first fix by the electrician, alarm company etc and roof on the following week.
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Here's another pic. I gotta say the taller the walls get the smaller the space feels!

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That extra height is going to make all the difference. I'm sure you know that of course I would use every possible inch of extra celling space.

It's really coming along! Once those wall are finished, things should really speed up, shouldn't they...?


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Scaffolding going in tomorrow but we've just found out that the concrete beams for the roof are gonna be 10 days late
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So... here's this week's update Scaffolding is up, lounge wall is all the way up to full height and live room walls are up to about 15 feet in places.

Here's the view from the mix position:



Here's one from the aircon chimney:



And one looking diagonally to the booth position:



My camera must be pretty crappy because it makes the space look completely tiny. It's actually about 8 feet from the ground to the bottom of the scaffolding platform but looks nothing like it on these pics!

Alarm people and electrician are doing first fix on Tuesday. Roof beams are due to arrive Wednesday. I picked out the flooring this morning. It finally feels like things are starting to come together!
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It's not been a great week. I received a message from the contractor on Saturday saying they are taking a 2 week break. Had to cancel delivery of roof panels. Grrr. They are now supposed to be coming back next Thursday.

On the bright side electrician is in running cables and doing the first fix. Alarm company are supposed to provide their final plan by tomorrow. This all means plan to re-open is now running about 4 weeks behind schedule. Not great for the work I have queued up. Oh well, these things are sent to try us etc...
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You are splitting the phases right?

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You are splitting the phases right?

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Yes. Re-opening when the live room is back up and running to refill the piggy bank. Will probably start control room around September time. (I presume you are referring to this type of phase ratehr than 3phase electricity etc?)
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Nooooo!!!

I meant the electrical phases, because you mentioned that the electrician is there


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Splitting is essential for interference

i had 3x68A and made it 3x100A

100A for the HVAC (70A on the start)

100A for the live +lights

100A for the control

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Doh! He. Not sure I'm afraid. Will ask sparky tomorrow.
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I am sure he will say ''BLAH BLAH BLAH''

Made him do it. How much is each of your phases?


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Are you running HVAC or splitters for the a/c ?


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I am sure he will say ''BLAH BLAH BLAH''

Made him do it. How much is each of your phases?


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He. Am sure you are right. My designer spent Tuesday with him going through what he wanted done. Will check but am sure it's covered.

No idea how much. I'm paying others to deal with the techy stuff!
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Are you running HVAC or splitters for the a/c ?


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I don't know what a 'splitter' is. We are fitting HVAC.
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