insulate a shed?? - HotUKDeals
We use cookie files to improve site functionality and personalisation. By continuing to use HUKD, you accept our cookie and privacy policy.
Get the HUKD app free at Google Play

Search Error

An error occurred when searching, please try again!

Login / Sign UpSubmit

insulate a shed??

m00nie Avatar
6y, 1m agoPosted 6 years, 1 month ago
im going to be ordering a shed(10x8 overlap) this week as o.h is complaining about the weights every where..

to make it a bit warmer over winter was thinking about buying some loft insulation and putting it on the walls then boarding over..

will this be ok??

any other suggestions??

cheers..
m00nie Avatar
6y, 1m agoPosted 6 years, 1 month ago
Options

All Comments

(23) Jump to unreadPost a comment
Comments/page:
1 Like #1
Loft insulation if the shed develops a leak will hold water.

Personally I would go for polystyrene insulation sheets, easier to cut and can no nails it in place whereas with loft insulation you would have to sandwich it behind some ply.

Something like THIS
1 Like #2
use kingspan
#3
lulz. Meathead.
#4
harlzter1 person likes this
Loft insulation if the shed develops a leak will hold water.

Personally I would go for polystyrene insulation sheets, easier to cut and can no nails it in place whereas with loft insulation you would have to sandwich it behind some ply.

Something like THIS


cheers. that looks good choice. not too dear either..

rachel.jones88
use kingspan


thanks, googled it, looks good but looks a bit expensive for me lol..
#5
Jumpingphil
Unless you are going to heat the shed, this will have little or no effect whatsoever.


ive got one of them fan heaters.. that should help??

thesaint
lulz. Meathead.


wow. so helpful..
1 Like #6
Jumpingphil
Unless you are going to heat the shed, this will have little or no effect whatsoever.

Our shed is brick and had a problem with condensation forming so I lined it with the sheets of polystyrene and its also a hell of a lot warmer, polystyrene is a great insulator. I can now comfortably sit in there mid winter with no heat source other than my lighter and a smoke.
1 Like #7
m00nie
to make it a bit warmer over winter was thinking about buying some loft insulation and putting it on the walls then boarding over..


What about the roof & the floor? Is your shed on a hardstanding?

BFN,

fp.
#8
fanpages
m00nie
to make it a bit warmer over winter was thinking about buying some loft insulation and putting it on the walls then boarding over..


What about the roof & the floor? Is your shed on a hardstanding?

BFN,

fp.


it will be on slabs.. then think it batons under the floor :s.. reckon il need to add another layer of board to the floor for strength then thought about putting a carpet down ??..

not sure on the roof ??
1 Like #9
The floor in my shed has a plastic moisture barrier, then a layer of polystyrene insulation sheets, & tongue'n'groove boards on top of it.

I used a similar approach with a barrier on the walls/roof, but then nailed plasterboard on top instead of the tongue'n'groove boards.

I have a convector fan heater with a thermostat that keeps the temperature at a constant value too.

BFN,

fp.
#10
fanpages
The floor in my shed has a plastic moisture barrier, then a layer of polystyrene insulation sheets, & tongue'n'groove boards on top of it.

I used a similar approach with a barrier on the walls/roof, but then nailed plasterboard on top instead of the tongue'n'groove boards.

I have a convector fan heater with a thermostat that keeps the temperature at a constant value too.

BFN,

fp.


cheers, as im strengthing the floor anyway i could add a layer in there i guess then..

the shed will be poistioned with one side next to a full fence and another next to the house so hopefully being fairly closed in guess could help..
1 Like #11
Is there room between the fence & the shed, &/or the house & the shed for moisture (rain water) to dry without causing the wood to rot? Have you treated the exterior of the shed with wood preservative?

Is it a flat-roof, & felt-lined? With the sides of the shed being so close to other objects you need to be careful of the sides getting damp as after you have added interior lining you will be hindering maintenance. If there is little room around the exterior then you may not be able to attend to any issues.

BFN,

fp.
#12
fanpages
Is there room between the fence & the shed, &/or the house & the shed for moisture (rain water) to dry without causing the wood to rot? Have you treated the exterior of the shed with wood preservative?

Is it a flat-roof, & felt-lined? With the sides of the shed being so close to other objects you need to be careful of the sides getting damp as after you have added interior lining you will be hindering maintenance. If there is little room around the exterior then you may not be able to attend to any issues.

BFN,

fp.


hey fp.. i havent got the shed yet.. so i can move it further away from things if thats going to be better then you think??

its felt apexed roof.. will add a treatment to it when it arrives..

this is the shed
1 Like #13
i thought these were called "log cabins" these days ......well since guv bought 1 anyways
1 Like #14
If its any help, B & Q has big rolls of loft insulation priced at £3 until next Sunday (well the one does near me anyone, so presume it will be nationwide).
2 Likes #15
m00nie
hey fp.. i havent got the shed yet.. so i can move it further away from things if thats going to be better then you think??

its felt apexed roof.. will add a treatment to it when it arrives..

this is the shed


With a flat roof (that I mentioned above, prior to you mentioning an apex roof) you have the risk of rain collecting in a puddle & dripping down the walls or making the roof sag over time.

However, with the apex roof the rain disperses almost as soon as it falls.

With an apex roof, though, snowfall can collate especially if the building is too close to other objects (like you described). All it takes is for a heavy snowfall to build up against the fence or the side of your main property building & the side of the shed could soon become damp if not treated in advance.

Treating a shed is one of those "I'll do it next week" kind of tasks in today's typically busy lifestyle, but given the current month of the year we are in now I would advise doing this sooner rather than later in case the weather takes a turn for the worst before you have the opportunity to undertake the task. In some regions the weather forecast seems to indicate snow from tomorrow until the end of this week. Fortunately, my shed was pre-treated when I purchased it. Mine also took two people seven hours to assemble & erect prior to me & my family adding the interior insulation. It is also wired for power on a separate electrical ring circuit & is also covered as a separate zone of my house alarm.

Do you know if the B&Q item is also pre-treated? Also, with the fact you have the double opening door, & the plan to insulate internally, don't forget to devise a method of closing/opening the doors whilst inside (a cheap cupboard door handle whilst you are at B&Q should suffice). Depending on the weight of the doors you may need to find some way of keeping them closed whilst you are inside so that rain does not drip inside the hinged-sides of the two doors & cause issues in the long term.

A note about your choice; will the windows be 'wasted' given where you are planning to locate the shed? Any light coming into a closed space is a benefit (day, or night) but you will obviously lose interior wall space to hang or rest objects. The windows in my shed are "frosted" as a security precaution so that you can not see the contents from outside.

Do any tree branches overhang where the roof will be? It may be an idea to cut these back now in case future maintenance of the roof is hampered. Birds also may rest on these branches & make a mess on your roof, door, or floor outside the door over time. That said, branches may reduce snowfall or protect the building from other elements; so bear this in mind.

Is this a building that would benefit from power for lighting or electrical items? Again, this is something that should be planned in advance prior to the shed being sited in case the base is to be placed where any cables should be laid.

Finally, I presume you have looked to see if any access panels to water drains, gas, or other services, are going to be covered, but just in case you had not considered this I thought I would mention it.

BFN,

fp.

Edited By: fanpages on Oct 19, 2010 08:33: Added last sentence
#16
robappleby89
If its any help, B & Q has big rolls of loft insulation priced at £3 until next Sunday (well the one does near me anyone, so presume it will be nationwide).

cheers will check it out today..
fanpages
m00nie
hey fp.. i havent got the shed yet.. so i can move it further away from things if thats going to be better then you think??its felt apexed roof.. will add a treatment to it when it arrives..this is the shed
With a flat roof (that I mentioned above, prior to you mentioning an apex roof) you have the risk of rain collecting in a puddle & dripping down the walls or making the roof sag over time.However, with the apex roof the rain disperses almost as soon as it falls.With an apex roof, though, snowfall can collate especially if the building is too close to other objects (like you described). All it takes is for a heavy snowfall to build up against the fence or the side of your main property building & the side of the shed could soon become damp if not treated in advance.Treating a shed is one of those "I'll do it next week" kind of tasks in today's typically busy lifestyle, but given the current month of the year we are in now I would advise doing this sooner rather than later in case the weather takes a turn for the worst before you have the opportunity to undertake the task. In some regions the weather forecast seems to indicate snow from tomorrow until the end of this week. Fortunately, my shed was pre-treated when I purchased it. Mine also took two people seven hours to assemble & erect prior to me & my family adding the interior insulation. It is also wired for power on a separate electrical ring circuit & is also covered as a separate zone of my house alarm.Do you know if the B&Q item is also pre-treated? Also, with the fact you have the double opening door, & the plan to insulate internally, don't forget to devise a method of closing/opening the doors whilst inside (a cheap cupboard door handle whilst you are at B&Q should suffice). Depending on the weight of the doors you may need to find some way of keeping them closed whilst you are inside so that rain does not drip inside the hinged-sides of the two doors & cause issues in the long term.A note about your choice; will the windows be 'wasted' given where you are planning to locate the shed? Any light coming into a closed space is a benefit (day, or night) but you will obviously lose interior wall space to hang or rest objects. The windows in my shed are "frosted" as a security precaution so that you can not see the contents from outside.Do any tree branches overhang where the roof will be? It may be an idea to cut these back now in case future maintenance of the roof is hampered. Birds also may rest on these branches & make a mess on your roof, door, or floor outside the door over time. That said, branches may reduce snowfall or protect the building from other elements; so bear this in mind.Is this a building that would benefit from power for lighting or electrical items? Again, this is something that should be planned in advance prior to the shed being sited in case the base is to be placed where any cables should be laid.Finally, I presume you have looked to see if any access panels to water drains, gas, or other services, are going to be covered, but just in case you had not considered this I thought I would mention it.BFN,fp.

cheers fp.. you have gave me loads to work with... the area is fairly flexible so will have a look to see where best situated.. its clear from drains etc so that ok.. will definately treat it though as soon as it arrives.. going to nip to wilkos today to see if they still got the stuff, they was clearing out the garden stuff as summer gone now so hoping they still got some in... whilst im there i can have a look at door handles and maybe some kiind of catch to put on the inside..


seeing as the doors wont be inulated could maybe use old curtains then ?? same at windows?

carpets/curtains/heaters.. sounds like could be actually cosier than in the house.. nonaggin wife or screaming kids either... wahooo lol..

going to write a list now of things to check for/ things to get so can get things ready for when it comes..

cheers
banned#17
This thread will help insulate my chicken coop this winter.

Thanks :)
#18
Great thread, was looking at same shed as you for the same purpose by the looks of things. Well, somewhere to work, not to get away from wife lol!

Have read with interest, have been thinking about how to do most of the stuff that has come up here. Interested mainly in the insulation, have worked out how to do all the rest I think.

Was looking at exactly the same shed, what size are you going for? I think I'm going to go for 10x6, which is slightly smaller than the 12x6 it's replacing but I don't need all that room, and will make out dining area of garden a little bigger.

I see that shed is slightly cheaper now, £250 seems good price right?

I assume for base I can just stick some reasonably level slabs down?

How long to put one of those bad boys together?

Anyway, keep the tips coming lol!
#19
yea im going for the 10 * 6 also now.. £250 is a great price.. dont forget quidco also a thats 5% back also.. mines goine on slabs not sure on timewise but fp said it took 7 hours for 2 of them to do his so...
#20
m00nie
yea im going for the 10 * 6 also now.. £250 is a great price.. dont forget quidco also a thats 5% back also.. mines goine on slabs not sure on timewise but fp said it took 7 hours for 2 of them to do his so...


Didn't realise quidco on it lol, should've thought of that!!

May get mine soon then. Was wondering if prices would drop even further towards the winter.

I think this should be quicker to put up, maybe fp has something huge??
#21
Well I've just ordered mine..

Went for the 10 x 6.. £246 with the code and £9 quidco..


quidco has tracked @ £12.59





Edited By: m00nie on Oct 21, 2010 17:40: added quidco
#22
I see on the OP you said 10 x 8, think I might have just conviced myself to spend the extra fifty quid on it. Wondering about putting the treadmill and maybe weights bench in there? Possibly adding excercise bike in the future.

What do people think about the weight/noise issues? Won't be making noise past 9pm but do you think 8pm would annoy people? We get on very well with our neighbours and we're generally all very tolerant if others are making any noise.

What about the weight on the floor? Can it take all my weights plus treadmill and bench lol? Plus the impact weight of running?

Cheers!
banned#23
casparwhite1 person likes this
i thought these were called "log cabins" these days ......well since guv bought 1 anyways


Wow.... obsessed much!

Now be fair. Where you come from, this is considered a luxury apartment.

http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/408/cabin.jpg

Post a Comment

You don't need an account to leave a comment. Just enter your email address. We'll keep it private.

...OR log in with your social account

...OR comment using your social account

Thanks for your comment! Keep it up!
We just need to have a quick look and it will be live soon.
The community is happy to hear your opinion! Keep contributing!