BUILD AN AV/AUDIO ROOM

So you want to build a home theatre/music room? There’s one nagging question, where do I begin? I want it all!  What can I afford? What is possible? We realise that people would like the latest and greatest in theatre design, however, this comes at a high cost. As consultants, we advise on what we think is a good fit for your project, and work within any budget. We pride ourselves on doing small room conversions, but if you want the grand and expensive, we can also address that. Hopefully below, we will outline not the fine detail in creating a new home theatre room or listening room, but more about what considerations you may want to consider in the process of detailing in what you are trying to achieve. Obviously, everything comes at a price. The more items considered below, the more it will cost. Is there a balance point where we can achieve great results without spending an arm and a leg? The answer is probably yes! Our company, Support Technology has the knowledge and down to earth experience to guide you on this exciting journey. You won’t be disappointed!!

Considerations

Initial Planning and Construction:  

Because you are building from scratch, much can be achieved in the initial planning stages without costing you a fortune. It’s part of the initial build, no retrofitting needs to be done.

  • Room location within the house

  • Room positioning - downstairs/upstairs/basement

  • Room Shape

  • Room Sizing

  • Room Wall Cladding

  • Ceiling Cladding

  • Room Ceiling Height

  • Ceiling Cavity Spacing

  • Room Floor (Concrete, Tile, Carpet)

  • Type of Lighting

  • Light Locations

  • Running of Power into the room

  • Running of additional cables into the room

  • Where to locate Power Sockets

  • Where to Locate Additional Sockets

  • Location of other wall socket mountings

  • Whole House Earthing

  • Room Power Requirements

  • Room Noise Proofing

  • Air Conditioning Venting

  • Window/Door Positioning

  • Room Colour Painting Considerations

After Room Construction:  

  • Provisioning Floor Materials (Carpets, Tiles, Pressed Concrete, etc)

  • Room Colours

  • Selection of Equipment Shelving

  • Furniture Selection

  • A/V Equipment Selection

  • Projector Mounting

Support Technology is THX Level III certified. We are the only Brisbane-based certified theatre room calibrators. This means that we have the skill sets to fine-tune your theatre space, to optimise your visual and listening experience. We achieve this by using sophisticated computer-based software that analyses your room characteristics and presents a report outlining a methodology to correct room issues. Solutions will generally encompass the modification of your room space, equipment recommendations and the tight integration of the audio/video environment to your needs. You will be amazed at what we are able to do!

Additional Weblinks:

Searching the web, there are many websites that provide information on home theatre room construction. The availability of sites is continuously evolving. The site www.thehometheaterbook.com represents a detailed design and build compendium of information regarding this topic. It is extensive and we are not associated with this organisation. Unfortunately, there is a sign on fee that is necessary to access this site.

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