Music rooms are a popular use for a garden room, but some designs are more suitable than others. If you are wanting to suppress noise you will need to incorporate acoustic insulation into the structure – this is a different specification level to the standard thermal insulation you will find in a garden room.
Garden Fortress recently completed this 4m x 2.5m music room which features acoustic insulation. The acoustic insulation is a upgrade package to Garden Fortress’s standard specification and includes:
- 100mm rock wool acoustic slab insulation
- Resiliant bars
- Acoustic plasterboards
- Laminated acoustic glazing
- Acoustic underlay
- Surface mounted sockets & switches
This build took a team of two workers ten days to complete. The client already had a concrete base which was suitable to build off, so a reduction on the cost of the build was given to the client as Garden Fortress’s standard foundation system wasn’t required.
Garden Fortress have produced a video of this build which includes a sound test towards the end of the film:
Its good practice when designing a soundproof garden room to minimise the glazing as the glazing doesn’t offer the same level of acoustic insulation as the rest of the structure. Its clever how Garden Fortress have adhered to this rule whilst featuring enough glazing to create a light and airy room.
As well as opting for the acoustic insulation upgrade the customer also chose the following upgrades:
- Fixed small double glazed window
- Fixed full height double glazed window
- Addition ceiling light fitting
- Split air conditioning unit which also operates as a heating system
- Small overhanging canopy roof with exterior downlights
- Small veranda area with LED lighting
For more information about Garden Fortress’s work visit their website or give them a call on 01372 602 686