Home Cinema Room

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If you love watching movies and hanker after a home cinema, a garden room would give you the perfect space in which to create the perfect home cinema experience. Your garden retreat could be designed to give you a comfortable and relaxing cinema where you can revel in private screenings of your favourite movies or binge-watch any TV series in privacy. You won’t be restricted to set screening times and your viewing experience won’t be ruined by late arrivals or other people eating, texting or chatting during the movie. Better still, your kids will love the home cinema and it will keep them entertained for hours when you crave a little peace in your home.

Your garden room will enable you enjoy the benefits of a home cinema without losing a room in your home or needing to modify your living space. A garden cinema can also be designed to become a multipurpose, versatile space that includes a bar, an office area, space for gym equipment or a garden mancave. In other words, your garden room can be everything you need it to be both now and in the future.

From blockbusters to period dramas, you can feast on film in comfort at home, whenever you wish. Isn’t that an inviting thought?

  • CONVENIENT
    You’ll never be restricted to set viewing times when you invest in a home cinema. You can watch movies at times to suit you and you won’t need to travel.
  • SAVE SPACE INDOORS
    You don’t need to sacrifice or modify a room in your home to enjoy all the benefits of a home cinema.
  • PEACE AND PRIVACY
    Why not watch movies without interruptions or distractions and without other people eating, chatting or texting during the showing?
  • VERSATILE
    Your outdoor garden cinema would be a versatile space that could also include a garden bar, garden gym or office space. it could be repurposed in the future when your needs change.

Let’s get this show on the road!

We can design and construct a stunning garden room cinema that will give you a stylish entertainment space you will love and just metres from your house. We will realise your dreams for your cinema and deliver a versatile space that will always work well for you.

Sound and Vision

You are probably beginning to formulate your garden cinema room ideas. Your screen and sound system will be the most important aspects of your space.

Should you choose a screen and projector or a TV? Here are the pros and cons of each option:

  • The better the equipment, the more it will cost. In general, large HDTVs are more expensive than projector systems.
  • Projector screens can give you the largest images and this could be important in a spacious home cinema room where viewers could be seated at some distance from the screen. The larger your screen, the more likely you are to benefit from a theatre-like experience.
  • TV’s have onscreen filters that prevent ambient light from entering the display and from interfering with the image. Projector screens do not. This means that if it isn’t possible to eliminate light from the room or you don’t wish to view in the dark, then a TV could be a better choice.
  • It is easier to set up a TV than a projector system. A projector will certainly require more planning as you will need to decide not only where to mount the screen but also where to position the projector. You will also need to run cables from the receiver to the projector.
  • Projectors feature lamps to project images onto your screen. These lamps have lifespans of 1,000 – 5,000 hours and so will need replacing quite quickly and they are costly. A TV should typically last for 100,000 hours without developing issues.
  • You could find that the speakers built into your TV are adequate, at least in small room but with a projector system you will almost certainly need speakers as the sound quality provided by a screen with built in speakers is generally poor.

Whether you choose a TV or a projector screen, you will enjoy a more immersive feel if you install a sound system. A sound system developed specifically for home cinema set-ups will be designed to create true surround sound effects, especially with fast-moving objects. It is important to think about where to locate your speakers and then to calibrate them if your sound system is to deliver the best possible audio.

Acoustic wall panels are costly but can make all the difference. They are great options to soundproof the home cinema and will ensure that you benefit from the finest quality audio.

  • IMPRESSIVE
    Impress friends and family while becoming the perfect host by choosing a stylish and comfortable garden room cinema.
  • EXPERIENCE
    A back garden cinema can give you a true cinema experience with impressive sound and the perfect view.
  • MEDIA STORAGE
    Your special home cinema will be the ideal place to watch movies and to store your DVDS, keeping your home clutter-free.
  • INVESTMENT
    A stylish and versatile garden room will elevate your lifestyle but will also enhance both the curb appeal and the value of your property.

We all covet a home cinema

Because I wanted to have a place that I could create everything that I never had as a child. So, you see rides. You see animals. There’s a movie theatre.

Michael Jackson

How to plan the ideal garden home cinema

There’s much to think about before ordering your garden room. Size will be your principal consideration. Your home cinema should be large enough to accommodate the equipment and seating that you need but should not be so large as to overly dominate your garden. Our stylish garden retreats are available in a variety of sizes and so you can choose a building that works well for you while suiting your outside space. To benefit from the ideal cinema building, here’s what you need to consider:

  • Aspect
    where and how should your garden room be positioned?
  • Furniture
    will you feature sofas or chairs and how many do you need? How should your furniture be positioned to afford the best view.
  • Equipment
    what type and size of screen would work best and what sound system will you install?
  • Storage
    do you have a DVD collection that you would like to store in your garden cinema? If so, how many DVDs do you need to store and how would you like to store them for easy access?
  • Flooring
    which type of flooring would you prefer?
  • Window coverings
    a dark room will give you the best viewing experience. Will you fit blinds or curtains to your doors and windows?
  • Power
    how many sockets will you require and where should they be located?
  • Broadband
    do you require broadband and if so, how will you extend it to your studio? You can do this via powerline networking, ethernet cable or WiFi PtP.
  • Toilet
    should your garden room feature a toilet or are you happy to pop back to your house?
  • Soundproofing
    should your building be soundproofed to ensure that you don’t disturb your neighbours?
  • Acoustic panelling
    acoustic panels will give you the best sound quality but will add to the cost of the building.
  • Versatility
    at some point in the future, your priorities may change, and you may need the space in your garden room for something other than a cinema. It’s best to design a versatile space that can be repurposed to become a  garden office, living accommodation, garden gym or a summer house. This will ensure that you will always have a use for your building and that its impact on the value of your property will be maximised.

Once you have identified everything that must be accommodated in your home cinema and where your building should be located, you can choose right size of garden room. We will build a stunning garden room that you can complete with the personal touches that make it truly your own. 

Do you need planning permission for your home cinema?

Most garden rooms will not require planning permission. Garden buildings can usually be constructed under your permitted development rights as they are considered to be outbuildings that are incidental to your enjoyment of your property. Garden rooms that feature toilets or kitchens may require planning permission. You will find detailed information regarding what you can and can’t do without planning consent by visiting our planning permission page.

Do garden rooms need building regulations approval?

If the floor area of the building is between 15 square metres and 30 square metres, you will not normally be required to apply for building regulations approval for your garden cinema room. This is providing that the building contains no sleeping accommodation and is either at least one metre from any boundary or is constructed substantially of non-combustible materials. For more detailed guidance, please visit our building regulations page.

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