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Helix - Music and Art Studio - Rickmansworth

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Music and Art Studio


External dimensions: 3m by 4.6m
Internal height: 2.15m(min)
Internal area: 11.5msq


This build is a story of two halves – the rear area designed with specialist acoustic enhancements for use as a drumming room, segregated from the front (left hand side) of the studio, to be used as an art studio.

Our Solution

Platinum acoustic package: Used to enhance the sound proofing of the music room.

Floor: 3-layer acoustic underlay mat (image 7)

Walls: Fastener (with incorporated rubber de-coupler), metal furring strips (41mm) with infill of acoustic mineral wool (30mm), acoustic plasterboard (12.5mm) - Acoustic rubber membrane (2.6mm self-adhesive) - Acoustic plasterboard (12.5mm). Total = 68.6mm

Ceiling: Acoustic rubber membrane (2.6mm self-adhesive) on SIP (Structural insulated panel), Resilient bar (13.5mm) and acoustic plasterboard (12.5mm). Total = 28.6mm

Acoustic wooden door: Separating the two rooms

Glazing and Frames: Argo filled 'Planitherm' double glazing with uPVC frames (RAL 7016) with high security 5-point locking to French doors and key locks for rear window.

Wall mounted convector heater: Perfect for tweaking the temperature in these exceptionally thermally efficient studios.

Laminate flooring: Extremely hard wearing with no maintenance. Comes with a 25-year manufacturer's warranty.

WiFi: Wireless broadband via power cable.

Certificated Electrics: 4 internal and 2 external dimmable LED down-lights (brushed metal finish), 3 double power sockets and a strip light in the music room. A weatherproof external light socket was also installed.