Music Rooms

A tailored garden music room or studio, provides you with the perfect dedicated space in which to be creative, thus freeing up precious space in your home.

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Garden Music Rooms With Perfect Performance

If you’d like to create the perfect environment in which to play, or record live music, we have the expertise to create buildings with outstanding acoustic performance.

Note: Now offering our unique acoustic porch solution for ultimate performance

Our garden music rooms are ideal for:

  • Music teachers
  • Professional musicians
  • Music producers and engineers
  • Aspiring bands and artists
  • Audiophiles and serious music enthusiasts

Find out how else we can enhance your building

Acoustic Package Options

Bronze Package

Ceiling

  • EPDM rubber roof
  • SIP panel
  • tapered batten
  • 1 x acoustic plasterboard
    (12.5mm)
  • skim plastered finish
    (painted white)
  • 36dB RW* sound reduction

Walls

  • Choice of cladding;
    Cedar 18mm,
    – Thermowood 21mm,
    – Cement board 12mm with/without 8mm render
  • SIP panel
  • batten & breathable waterproof membrane
  • 2 x acoustic plasterboard (12.5mm)
  • skim plastered finish (painted white)
  • 39dB RW* sound reduction

Floor

  • Choice of flooring;
    12mm laminate
    – 14mm engineered
  • acoustic underlay (5mm)
  • SIP panel

Note: Indicated sound reduction levels are approximate, and will depend on several factors such as the SIP Panel thickness, internal fixtures selected and the cladding material utilised.

Silver Package

Ceiling

  • EPDM rubber roof
  • SIP panel
  • tapered batten
  • resilient bar (13.5 mm)
  • 1 x acoustic plasterboard
    (12.5mm)
  • skim plastered finish
    (painted white)
  • 47dB RW* sound reduction

Walls

  • Choice of cladding;
    Cedar 18mm,
    – Thermowood 21mm,
    – Cement board 12mm with/without 8mm render
  • SIP panel
  • resilient bar (13.5 mm)
  • batten & breathable waterproof membrane
  • acoustic plasterboard (12.5mm)
  • skim plastered finish (painted white)
  • 39dB RW* sound reduction

Floor

  • Choice of flooring;
    12mm laminate
    – 14mm engineered
  • rubber underlay mat (6mm)
  • SIP panel

Note: Indicated sound reduction levels are approximate, and will depend on several factors such as the SIP Panel thickness, internal fixtures selected and the cladding material utilised.

Gold Package

Ceiling

  • EPDM rubber roof
  • SIP panel
  • tapered batten
  • resilient bar (13.5 mm)
  • 1 x acoustic plasterboard
    (12.5mm)
  • skim plastered finish
    (painted white)
  • 47dB RW* sound reduction

Walls

  • Choice of cladding;
    Cedar 18mm,
    – Thermowood 21mm,
    – Cement board 12mm with/without 8mm render
  • SIP panel
  • fastener with incorporated rubber de-coupler
  • metal furring strips (41mm)
  • acoustic mineral wool (30mm)
  • batten & breathable waterproof membrane
  • acoustic plasterboard (12.5mm)
  • skim plastered finish (painted white)
  • 52dB RW* sound reduction

Floor

  • Choice of flooring;
    12mm laminate
    – 14mm engineered
  • acoustic rubber membrane (2.6mm)
  • acoustic underlay (5mm)
  • SIP panel

Note: Indicated sound reduction levels are approximate, and will depend on several factors such as the SIP Panel thickness, internal fixtures selected and the cladding material utilised.

Platinum Package

Ceiling

  • EPDM rubber roof
  • SIP panel
  • acoustic rubber membrane (2.6mm)
  • tapered batten
  • Resilient bar (13.5 mm)
  • 1 x acoustic plasterboard (12.5mm)
  • skim plastered finish (painted white)
  • 48dB RW* sound reduction

Walls

  • Choice of cladding;
    Cedar 18mm,
    – Thermowood 21mm,
    – Cement board 12mm with/without 8mm render
  • SIP panel
  • fastener with incorporated rubber de-coupler
  • metal furring strips (41mm)
  • acoustic mineral wool (30mm)
  • batten & breathable waterproof membrane
  • rubber acoustic mat
  • acoustic plasterboard (12.5mm)
  • skim plastered finish (painted white)
  • 56dB RW* sound reduction

Floor

  • Choice of flooring;
    12mm laminate
    – 14mm engineered
  • 3 layer acoustic underlay mat (15mm)
  • SIP panel

Note: Indicated sound reduction levels are approximate, and will depend on several factors such as the SIP Panel thickness, internal fixtures selected and the cladding material utilised.

BronzeSilverGoldPlatinum
3.5%7.5%12.5%17%

Note: Additional percentage costs above need to be added to overall project price

Convenient and cost efficient

A garden music studio provides you with a dedicated space in which to make music, freeing up precious room in your home that would normally be taken up by instruments and other musical equipment. Alternatively, it can save you money on studio rental costs and travel. If you’re a peripatetic music teacher, for example, imagine having the perfect space where students could come for lessons rather than you going to them.

Creating the perfect acoustic environment

All our garden spaces have natural soundproofing because of the layered building insulation we use. However, we also offer four enhanced levels of acoustic performance with our bronze, silver, gold and platinum packages.

Whether you’re looking to create one or more music practice rooms, or you wish to install a recording studio, we can help you create effective soundproofing between rooms as well as ensuring that minimal sound leaks to the outside world.

Sound proofing and acoustic enhancements

Good sound proofing is so important, regardless of your building’s use or location. Current building standards are very stringent ensuring such factors as good thermal insulation and ventilation. Sound proofing, however, is poorly addressed in many contemporary new builds. Our garden studios are different as they are inherently sound insulated thanks to their layered structure. In addition, we provide our knowledge and expertise in enhanced sound insulation and acoustic performance to offer a comprehensive range of solutions to suit every requirement and budget.

Our acoustic solutions include:

Soundproof decoupling spaces between rooms
Insulation materials that enhance acoustic performance
Acoustic glazing and efficient window design to prevent sound leakage

SIPs buildings are a great starting point

Thanks to the structural make-up of our buildings they perform extremely well in terms of sound absorption and sound proofing. The layered structure and differing densities of each SIP panel, (which form the walls ceilings and floors), block out a wide a spectrum of noise. Internally we add plasterboard and externally we install a breathable water proof membrane, timber battens and either kiln dried (fibrous) timber cladding or a polymer render. All these components enhance sound insulation.

Bespoke solution

Whether you are installing a music room for your children’s drum set, a home office or family cinema room, sound proofing is going to be important to you and possibly your neighbours! Similarly you may live near a very busy noisy road or railway or be installing a specialised building such as a recording studio. Whatever your scenario, acoustic enhancement may well be desirable if not crucial. Acoustic solutions are complex and endless, so we have created four packages scaling from basic sound proofing enhancements to high tech acoustic performance. If needed, we will cherry pick across all four packages to tailor your building to your exact requirement.

A controlled atmosphere for your equipment

You’ll find our garden music rooms maintain a comfortable temperature all year round. Special insulation panels help keep them warm in winter and cool in summer. We also offer full climate control that enables you to heat, cool and control the humidity of your garden music room so you can keep your instruments and equipment in peak condition. Unlike many air conditioning systems, our climate control system uses a ground mounted external compressor so it is runs quietly and won’t transfer noise through the building or disturb your music making.

Whatever you wish to achieve, you’ll find that Garden Spaces staff have the expertise to make it happen and you can expect total attention to detail from planning permissions through to completion

Points to note:

Thanks to the structural make-up of our buildings they perform extremely well in terms of sound absorption and sound proofing. The layered structure and differing densities of each SIP panel, (which form the walls ceilings and floors), block out a wide a spectrum of noise. Internally we add plasterboard and externally we install a breathable water proof membrane, timber battens and either kiln dried (fibrous) timber cladding or cement particle board sometimes finished with a polymer render or other bespoke claddings. All these components enhance sound insulation.

For all acoustic upgrades, switches and sockets will be surface mounted unless specified otherwise. Strip lighting (surface mounted) perform better than recessed down-lights.

The windows are acoustically always the weakest point of any building. To maximise acoustic performance we recommend minimising window/aperture area.

Note: We advise using our unique internal or external porch entry system (incorporating an internal acoustic door) to give best performance, and maximum light and flexibility.

Low frequency noise is always the worst offender acoustically in terms of noise transmission, and acoustic enhancement may only have limited effectiveness with equipment such as drums.

Furnishing the room will improve acoustic performance.

If performance is not deemed satisfactory, it may be necessary to add post build enhancement such as heavy serge curtains over some, or all window apertures.

A sloping internal ceiling may enhance acoustic performance, as a true square box is deemed to be weak acoustically. The square box scenario can be improved by the use of furnishing, and also the use of commonly available post build acoustic items such as: tegular tiles, acoustic corner traps, wedges, cubes and ‘egg box’ foam.

Let’s work together

If you have any questions about our buildings or the design process please get in touch. We’d love to talk through your ideas or arrange a convenient time for a consultation.

View our previous builds

Garden Music Studio

Cirencester, Gloucestershire

Garden Music Studio

Oxford, Oxfordshire