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DIY acoustic panels

stevebrock

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I'm interested in making some acoustic panels for my lounge, a couple behind my speakers and a couple behind me on the back wall. I've looked at B&Q which supply some Rockwell on rolls but it doesn't seem thick enough?

Also does anybody know where I can get some pattern/colour acoustic material to cover my panels which will keep the missus happy.

I did look at Camira, they have some great material but no indication if it's is acoustic material.

Any help appreciated
 

bob.g

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stevebrock, there's lots of threads here on this topic, with answers to all your questions and more. Suggest you do a search first and then ask if there are any points not covered or which you fon't understand.
 

michael hoy

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stevebrock said:
I did look at Camira, they have some great material but no indication if it's is acoustic material.

Any help appreciated
Contact them, they are very helpful.

The sell Cara and I also know that Lucia is good for this project.
 

RobinKidderminster

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100mm for walls. 150min corners. 50mm easier to handle and cut than 100mm. More easily available too.Most use a stout frame but my build is lighter using 6mm wooden panel & bolted corner brackwts. Wire used to brace the frame corner to corner.

Dependant on room but I found corner triangles worked the most magic.
 

sheggs

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michael hoy said:
stevebrock said:
I did look at Camira, they have some great material but no indication if it's is acoustic material.

Any help appreciated
Contact them, they are very helpful.

The sell Cara and I also know that Lucia is good for this project.
Both Cara and Lucia are specifically for use with acoustics also
 

DandyCobalt

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sheggs said:
michael hoy said:
stevebrock said:
I did look at Camira, they have some great material but no indication if it's is acoustic material.

Any help appreciated
Contact them, they are very helpful.

The sell Cara and I also know that Lucia is good for this project.
Both Cara and Lucia are specifically for use with acoustics also
+1 for Camira Cara - excellent stuff for acoustic panels (I made two myself, using 10cm rockwool).

I found that covering with a "transparent" lining material first (I used that cottony dustcover stuff from B&Q) , made it easier to work with the more expensive Camira fabric over the top (rather than directly on to the rockwool and wood frames).
 

RobinKidderminster

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bob.g said:
stevebrock, there's lots of threads here on this topic, with answers to all your questions and more. Suggest you do a search first and then ask if there are any points not covered or which you fon't understand.
All covered ?
 

bluebrazil

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if its a rockwool product your after the rwa45 slab is the acoustic one, its itchy tho and i would use knauf acoustic partition roll instead. the rwa 45 comes in more thicknesses tho while the apr is only 25mm 50mm 75mm and 100mm. both should be available in a good builders merchants or anywhere like ccf as mentioned above.
 

stevebrock

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Thanks guys that's plenty of food for thought! 100mm is quite thick not sure the missus is gonna like that, but I need to get some panels to try and get my bass under control.

Where are the best places for the panels
 

bluebrazil

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for behind the speakers and sofa i'd be going 50mm, easy then to knock a frame up from 2 by 1. like you say tho finding a printed pannel the missus will like is going to be the biggie.
 

stevebrock

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Seen some plain green that will blend in ok with our colour scheme, thanks they seem easy and cheap to make
 

RobinKidderminster

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RobinKidderminster said:
100mm for walls. 150min corners. 50mm easier to handle and cut than 100mm. More easily available too.Most use a stout frame but my build is lighter using 6mm wooden panel & bolted corner brackwts. Wire used to brace the frame corner to corner.

Dependant on room but I found corner triangles worked the most magic.
 
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What kind of acoustic material can besed to stop the noise which is coming because of the traffic.
 

RobinKidderminster

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have u researched all the above? traffic noise is a different issue. double/triple glazing? something behind curtains? what are u asking/looking for?
 
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Has anyone tried cylindrical traps? I can't really do superchunks in my living room due to doorways either side of an alcove and a knocked out fireplace in the middle :wall: and these seem like a good solution.
 

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