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The Brief:

To transform an unused dining room into a high-performance home theater, complete with drinks bar, tiered seating, star ceiling and all the trimmings.

The Solution:

The client wished for the speakers to be invisible, so a frame was constructed in order to recess the front speakers behind an acoustically transparent screen, the subwoofer was housed within the AV cabinet, and the surround speakers were installed in the star ceiling (after some very careful measuring)!

A speedy turn-around of the project was desired, so we visited the client within hours of receiving the initial phone call, then immediately set about designs and a proposal. Equipment and seating options were quickly narrowed down to products that could be obtained within the time-frame, and a plan was in place before the week was over.

While we were at it, we improved the clients WiFi coverage, upgraded the living room sound system, extended Control4 to other rooms, installed a few bedroom TVs on the wall, hung a huge mirror, illuminated the new driveway fountain and walked the dogs - all part of the service.

Scope for upgrading to the latest 4K and Dolby Atmos technologies was built into the cinema design, so watch this space to see this project taken to the next level...!

Challenges:

The building is a lovely 18th Century Farm House, and while the original oak beams are full of character, they posed a significant challenge in terms of a millimetre precise star ceiling with inset LED lighting. Nothing was square or level, but our skilled team overcame this to produce the stunning results you see pictured above.

Planning and calculations were key to ensure all components would fit in the real world. Tiers were designed to allow maximum leg-room & head-height, but without interfering with walkways and other objects. This project was crafted 'on the tolerances', as we say in the trade.

Wood and mirrors don't particularly 'do' curves, therefore 3D CAD design was vital for the drinks bar & CNC cutting machines were employed to produce the shapes. The infinity mirror bar-top was constructed off-site in our workshops, ready to plant onto the base, which was built in-situe. Our highly skilled joiner was also able to produce the high-gloss, piano black finish, as requested by the client.

Client Feedback:
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- Mr & Mrs Gardiner

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