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DIY acoustic panels

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

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RE: DIY acoustic panels

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.

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RE: DIY acoustic panels

Yup ! I have enough threads to knit a jumper. Rockwool RW3 or RS60 I would try to google insulation in your area. I used CCF and a mountain of the stuff was £20.

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RE: DIY acoustic panels

Yep ok that's all I need the Rockwell type to use thanks

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RE: DIY acoustic panels

stevebrock wrote:

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.

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Whys the best thickness to get? 50mm? I'm going to cover them ad mount them on the walls

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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.

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RE: DIY acoustic panels

michael hoy wrote:

stevebrock wrote:

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

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sheggs wrote:

michael hoy wrote:

stevebrock wrote:

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). 

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bob.g wrote:

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 ?

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RE: DIY acoustic panels

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.

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RE: DIY acoustic panels

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 

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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. 

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RE: DIY acoustic panels

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

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RobinKidderminster wrote:

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.

Yamaha V2065. MS Mezzo 5.1 Panasonic 42. Sony BD. Garrard 86SB. WD Live TV. SkyHD.

http://www.whathifi.com/forum/home-cinema/lounge-hc-signature-update-bass-traps

 

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What kind of acoustic material can besed to stop the noise which is coming because of the traffic.

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