How To Insulate a Summerhouse Floor, Walls and Roof
- 1/ Measure the size of your summer building. Check the height of the walls, measure the roof area, and take the dimensions of the floor if you want to insulate it
- 2/ There are several methods of insulating the building – i.e. fibreglass type, insulating it with polystyrene, or foam insulation sheets – so decide which one will be best for you.
- 3/ Contact your local builder’s merchants or maybe B&Q and order the required insulation
- 4/ To insulate the garden building walls you will need to cut the insulation to size. And this will fit in between the walls, and you then need to tack it into place.
- 5/ Using plywood, hardboard or T&G timber boards, you would then need to cover the walls.
- 6/ It’s similar when insulating the summer building’s roof – i.e. cut the selected insulation to size for the roof, polystyrene is my recommendation, as this can be cut slightly oversize so it can be wedged into place
- 7/ Line the roof with hardboard or plywood. Screwing these roof sheets into place is recommended so they can be removed if need be.
- 8/ The final thing to do with the roof is to cover the joints in the roof and wall panels with covering fascia strips. This ensures you are insulating of your summerhouse or hut has a tidy cosmetic finish
- 9/ How to insulate the summerhouse floor – You will need to fit insulation in between the floor joist and tack it into place before assembling it.
- 10 Alternately, buy a summerhouse designed with insulation already fitted in place. This will be a bit more costly but the easiest option. See our full range of insulated summer buildings on this page.
Insulated Summer House UK. How To Make The Right Choice.
Can I Insulate My Summer Building After Delivery?
What Other Options Do I Have?
How Much Will Insulation Cost For My Summer House
All of our Platinum and Lugarde pages have links to the prices of the basic buildings. On the order form, you will see the cost for that particular model.On some; there is even an option to insulate the floor for even better protection from the elements. One of the most common questions is whether you can afford it. Well, if you would like to use your new garden building all year round, then it’s worth working out what this extra use is worth to you. To have full use of your office or hobby room is a great asset and a little piece of calm away from our mad world.
Call us on our Freephone Number 0800 999 6995, and we will be glad to advise for your needs.
Will My Summerhouse Be Warm In The Winter?
If your building is insulated, then it will be nearly as warm as inside your house. Just like any building, during the colder spells, you will have to have some form of heating. The ideal solution is an electric heater. You can’t use a gas heater like Calor gas. Apart from the apparent flammability risk, it creates a lot of moisture which will tend to warp the timbers and cause dampness. Besides keeping your new wooden summerhouse warm in the winter, insulation will help to keep it cooler in the summer. This is something which not many people think about. I never used to think about it, but on our show site, we had a typical summer building next to a designed insulated one, and I was checking them over.
When I went from the normal one into the insulated one, I could not believe the temperature difference! I had to go back into the un-insulated one to check, so it’s well worth doing.