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New Loft studio - What flooring?
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Author:  Chrisyking [ Thu May 31, 2018 10:16 pm ]
Post subject:  New Loft studio - What flooring?


I'm converting my loft so I can move my studio up there. What floor should I use? I'm thinking of putting it on strips of rubber laid over the joists, but what chipboard should I use. 24T on top of 18mm to create a sandwich? Anyone tried anything?



Author:  Soundman2020 [ Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:43 am ]
Post subject:  Re: New Loft studio - What flooring?

Hi. Please read the forum rules for posting (click here). You seem to be missing a couple of things! :)

To answer your question: Yes, many people have been in your situation, and have done things to improve it. But if you don't follow the rules for posting, then there's not much we can do to help.

- Stuart -

Author:  Chrisyking [ Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:40 am ]
Post subject:  Re: New Loft studio - What flooring?

Apologies. So the loft is above a 60square metre flat (one of a block of four). In Watford Hertfordshire UK. I have permission for a dormer. At the moment its just got joists with ceiling boards nailed to the underside (see photo). The height is very low (2.4m at the highest point), and after the ridge beam has gone in it will be very critical height wise. I want to mix stuff and play acoustic guitar in the room. Not massively loud, but how long is a piece of string? Maybe 70-80dB. Maybe as loud as a piano?

There will be new thicker joists going in which will reduce the height even more. They will be bolted to the existing joists as one of the steels will be sunk into the room below. These thicker joists will sit in the steels.

So I need something to sit on the new joists flooring wise. I'll be putting rockwool between the joists obviously, but the question is what floor system to use.

I read this forum post: ... on#p137212

...which is a really similar situation, but I couldn't gather from it what floor system you recommend.

I did notice the thing about resting the steels on an isolation pad. Do you know anyone in the UK who sells these?

Hope that's O.K.

Author:  Chrisyking [ Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:55 am ]
Post subject:  Re: New Loft studio - What flooring?

Here's a PDF of the cross section of the new dormer.

Author:  Chrisyking [ Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:17 am ]
Post subject:  Re: New Loft studio - What flooring?

No replies. Did I do bad thing?

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