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  1. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Last December we moved the grand total of 1/4 mile from our old house!

    We like the area, but wanted more room. Our new home has a bigger footprint and scope to convert into more living space.

    In March, phase 1 of our plans was completed in the form of a kitchen refit. Always an upheaval as it’s a room you use more times in a day than you realise.

    Once that was complete, I started plans for an outdoor music room. I put pencil to paper and began making working drawings from which to calculate materials needed and dimensions.

    In May, I took holiday to begin the project. Naively I believed that I’d be able to take delivery of timber soon after and commence the build. Due to Covid shortages the timber took 4 weeks to arrive. So I completed the ground work -

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    Then when the timber delivery arrived, work could begin in earnest -

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    I finished the base, insulated and floored it and then began on the walls -

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    I made up the frame work for the side that would contain the window and had to take another 4 week break whilst I waited on the double glazing to arrive -

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    Once the window and door arrived I could complete the remaining two sides and put on the roof -

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    And finally (at the moment), a couple of interior shots -

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    Obviously there is still a long way to go, but as soon as the roof is water tight, I can really move on at a pace.

    Updates to follow and hopefully the AR family will be making some good music in this room soon!
     
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  2. Davey

    Davey Just Jammin'

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    Awesome job so far!
     
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  3. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    Very cool!

    Flat roof? Shed roof?

    What are the interior dimensions?

    Are you putting sound proofing/deadening material on the interior walls?
     
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  4. DISTORT6

    DISTORT6 NJ Devil

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    Looking good!
    Climate control plans?
    (We are all full of questions :p)
     
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  5. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Reub, that's bad a$$!!!!! You do good work. Hopefully they neighbors won't mind a little racket :p
     
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  6. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    It’s a sloped roof, with about a 4 inch elevation at the front.

    It measures approximately 4 x 4 metres inside, so a reasonable sized space.

    Loads of insulation and acoustic plasterboard (drywall).

    Two reasons for this are heat and noise containment.
     
  7. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Still under review. Any suggestions?

    Thanks bro.

    Our neighbours must be long suffering. I wonder what they will make of the garage conversion into a bedroom, after this!!
     
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  8. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Sounds like you're going to be busy for awhile. Make sure you set aside some time to actually make music noise
     
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  9. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    I certainly will. I’ve promised myself some time off after this, maybe a day or two!:D
     
  10. Aahzz

    Aahzz Bluebeard Member

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    Looks awesome!!
     
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  11. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Sweet!
     
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  12. toothace

    toothace Zombie Thirteen, DFZ

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    Lots of progress pics please!
     
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  13. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Thanks


    Of course. I’ve had an idea to put PRS birds down the window side, once T&G cladding is on. Thoughts?
     
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  14. Tony M.

    Tony M. New Member

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    Nice work there.

    As far as the birds go, I don't know if I would be comfortable
    about advertising what's gonna be in that building.
     
  15. markd21

    markd21 New Member

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    Looks awesome!!
     
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  16. RickP

    RickP Established 1960, Still Not Dead

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    Looking great! That’s going to be a great hideout for you.
     
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  17. Steve's addiction

    Steve's addiction New Member

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    Great idea and doing a great job!! Can't wait to see the finished product!
     
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  18. toothace

    toothace Zombie Thirteen, DFZ

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    I'm digging it!!
     
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  19. DreamTheaterRules

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    Somebody's gettin' a new She Shed!
     
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  20. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Giggle!
     

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