This client was a long-term customer that we had delivered a lot of work for over the past 10 years, including various audio-visual installations.
During the first pandemic lockdown they decided to extend the ground floor of the property to install a swimming pool, landscaped garden and an additional multi-purpose family room. Following these works, an additional living room in the house became vacant and the owners decided to convert it into a dedicated home cinema, and wanted a complete turnkey solution for the renovation.
The new room’s dimensions were challenging to work with and as the client didn’t have a clear budget, we took them to our Chelmsford facility to show them various equipment and cinema room set-ups. This gave them a much better idea of the options available to them and once they had decided on the technical specifications, we created a 3D render of the room, so they could visualise exactly where everything would go and how their cinema space would eventually look.
We brought in a building contractor who stripped the entire room and built out the front wall (in preparation for our work), along with a coffered ceiling. We fitted bespoke fabric panels along the front wall with LED lighting (which we also built into the coffered ceiling) along with the source, amplification & processing equipment. We built a rear stage area for the 2nd row of seating, bespoke housing for their new projector and motorised curtains on both sides of the room (to keep the sunlight out, which had previously bleached their old sofa from red to a dull white).
Rather than traditional leather cinema seating, they opted for a more family-friendly chill-out area with cosy fabric-covered daybeds, and motorised reclining seats for the whole family to relax and watch films from.
Specification: Dolby Atmos 5.2.2 surround sound
Room control: Control4
Projector screen: Screen Research 120” wide 16:9 format acoustically transparent projector screen
Amplification & processing: Anthem
Seating: Cineca motorised reclining cinema seating & daybeds
Lighting control: Rako
Shades: Silent Gliss motorised curtains and manual blinds
Fabric panels: S-Panels