Project: Mt Eliza

The clients had engaged Home Theatre Engineering to design the audiovisuals for this stunning home theatre. When we took control of the design, we added a wine cellar with a large viewing area and secret doors into the cellar and home theatre to make the space unique. The brief was to create a theatre room with superior acoustics and mechanical ventilation; we engaged an audio engineer to consult on the materials and insulation selections and delivered a room that tests off the charts for acoustic performance.

‘We were looking to convert a large open room into a home cinema and wine room. I had a vague idea of what I wanted to do and had drawn up some diagrams myself which I thought were pretty good. Oh how wrong I was!! The team at Expanse Builders saw the problem in a completely reimagined way and came back with a design that just blew us away!! Their experience with previous projects and new materials and technologies were put to good use and the results were awesome. Having said that, we always felt included and consulted at every step and were some suggested features which we elected to omit, as well as some features of our own which the team were able to get into the design. A 3D model was produced with everything to scale which was so useful to “see” what the finished product would look like. They had even included all the speakers, screen, seats etc etc etc so we knew that everything would fit and be located in the correct position. Once the contract was signed, Expanse took care of everything!! They laid protective material over surfaces around the area they were working in, removed all rubbish and generally kept the work area clean each day, kept us informed of trades people coming and going, and kept us informed of any delays (our build was in the first half of 2022 so materials were scarce and worksites were subject to covid restrictions which effected us). One of the trades people had an accident and damaged an adjacent wall but Expanse repaired the plaster and repainted the whole wall without question (in fact they told us about it before we even noticed). The final finish was also something really special. The wine room is a real showpiece of the home and the home theatre is phenomenal!! The design also included a hallway to better delineate the spaces and a bank of cabinetry with hidden access to the wine room and theatre. The high end finish and features like these have delivered that “wow” factor we were hoping for. I couldn’t recommend Expanse Builders highly enough!!.

Lawrence & kristy

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