If you buy a garden building, you have a broad range of companies to choose from, offering an extensive range of pricing and quality. HOWEVER, you need to know that your outbuilding is built to last. Many companies provide their structures WITHOUT the option to view, so until it arrives, you have no idea of how good or BAD your purchase is.
We have large showrooms where you can see the QUALITY Diamond and Platinum heavy-duty shed and some Safestore UK Secure Steel Sheds in situ for YOUR INSPECTION.
You can then make your mind up by physically examining them BEFORE you make that decision. If any company is not prepared to let you see their product beforehand, you need to be CAREFUL.
We recommend you VIEW beforehand if possible so visit our garden buildings for sale UK display sites. We are confident and happy to display our products before you spend a penny of your hard-earned money. The other BONUS is that we will ASSEMBLE (*) the Diamond and Platinum wood garden buildings for you FREE of charge .
Read ‘What Other Garden Buildings Companies Don’t Want You To Know’ before making your choice.
Should I Choose Insulation For My Timber Building or Shed?
Throughout the summer months, it’s no problem using your building in your garden for the normal day to day things, whether it’s a little pottering about or enjoying being away from the house. But in the cold winter weather, it becomes a place not to be used. Which is a shame? How much better would it be if you could use it all year round with no limitations on what you could do down there. Well, this is possible by deciding to go for an insulated garden shed, and you will then not mind going down there all year round. You would then be able to enjoy your hobby down there, possibly allow your children to use, but with reservations on that use, or maybe enjoy a little time away from the hubbub of the daily grind. If you had a little ‘home cottage’ type business and used in connection with that activity, then you could claim the cost against your profits so that would make it even more feasible.
Is It Possible To Insulate After It Has Been Delivered?
If you have reasonable DIY skills then it is possible to line and insulate it after delivery. You would need to buy the insulation, normally fibreglass insulation or polystyrene, and some form of internal cladding. Mostly plywood would be used or maybe hardboard, which can have an attractive veneer finish on it or T&G cladding. To add the insulation, you would need to cut it to fit within the internal timber framing. If you are using polystyrene, you will find that it stays in position by itself. With the fibreglass, you would need to tack that into place as it’s quite floppy. When you come to insulate the shed roof, I would always recommend the polystyrene as this can be cut slightly oversize and pushed into position. It would then be self-supporting. Ideally, get one or two friends in when you are doing the roof as they will be able to hold the roof sheets or T&G in place whilst you secure it into place. The final cosmetic thing to do is to add covering strips over all the joints. Challenging But Quite Rewarding
Are There Any Other Options Other Than DIY Insulation?
Our 40 years in the timber garden building industry means we can offer on all our Platinum range of buildings an optional insulation service where they would be insulated and then lined. By taking up this option, your new garage or garden building would then be able to be used all year round and not just in the warmer months. The building would be insulated with Kingspan foil backed insulation which enhances the temperature within the building. There is a choice of internal claddings ranging from plywood, board or T&G to suit your needs and requirements. To finish off internal timber trims are added to ensure a great cosmetic finish.
Is It Expensive To Add Insulation To My Garden Building?
On each Platinum shed order form, there is the cost for the insulation so you can decide before ordering whether it will be cost-effective for you. We can also insulate the floor as well, but you would need to call to get the cost for this. By deciding on the lining and insulation option, you would be able to use your new garden shed all year round. How much better that would be for you – only you can decide. But it will make it an even more attractive proposition when the weather is not so good. How you use these extra days and hours is down to you but to be able to go down and have some ‘me’ time is worth it just for that. It won’t take long to decide this is a great opportunity for you – a great ‘man cave’ or ‘shed den’.
Will My Insulated Timber Building Be Cosy In The Winter?
By adding insulation and lining it then it will be warmer all year round. You will need to add heating to it, the same as in your home, but with that, it should nearly be as warm. So whether you do it or we make your life easier, and we do it for you so can see this is a great and viable option. As far as heating is concerned, we recommend an electric radiator as this produces nice dry heat. Do not use a Calor gas heater as this produces loads of moisture as well as being a fire risk. Don’t even attempt to do this. Another positive for insulation is that the building will stay cooler in the summer as well. Not many people are aware of this and are only concerned about keeping it warm. To be fair, I was not too aware of that until, when I was at our display site, I went from an insulated office into an uninsulated one. I was staggered by the difference. So much so that I went and double-checked. This is why it will be a good investment for your shed and a wise decision. You won’t regret it. The insulation option is well worth considering.
Can An Insulated Garden Shed Help Sell My House?
There are many things which make a house easier to sell, such as being in a good state of repair and decoration, to being in the right area and near the right schools. Another main area to ensure looks right is the garden. The front garden gives potential buyers their first impression, and when they view the back garden, then this also needs to impress potential buyers. Even simple things like ensuring the grass is cut and all weeds removed from any borders will help. Tidy away any random items, so the garden displays an uncluttered look. Garden buildings can also play a part, whether it’s a garden shed or any other type of outbuilding. If your outbuilding has been lined and insulated, then this makes your house a much better proposition. And if it’s looking spick and span and, when combined with a tidy garden, will make your home more desirable.
The attraction of an insulated garden shed is very appealing as this can give prospective purchasers an excellent reason to choose your house. This will provide them with an opportunity to carry on using it as an office, or maybe they can use it as a recreation or craft room. Possible other uses are as a gloried den for the children which they would love. You can always look on the internet and ask what is the cheapest way to insulate a garden building or about insulation DIY options?
The choice of garden buildings is staggering with many different types available, and you can see a good range on our web site. The most important consideration is to ensure it is lined and insulated (I always think this should be insulated and lined as the insulation has to go in before the lining. But it is typically described as lined and insulated, why I don’t know) The reason for the insulation option is to help to keep the building warmer in winter and more importantly, and not always appreciated, is to keep it cooler in the summer.
You need to ensure that the internal height is sufficient as many of the cheap (made down to a price) sheds and garden buildings are relatively low. This is important as a low ceiling height will make it a little claustrophobic. Ensure that the building is made from T&G (tongue and grooved) timber and also, for long life, from redwood deal and not the cheaper white wood.
Where ever possible order double glazed doors and windows as this will help to keep the warmth in during the winter and the heat out during the summer making the building pleasant all year round. There are several options for the roof covering from heavy-duty felt, long-lasting Onduline roofing, felt tiles, cedar shingles or even a slatted roof. All will keep your new building dry from rain and snow, so the choice is cosmetic.
The managing director of property developers, Puddlestone, said that there had been a significant rise if the demand for homes with insulated buildings in the gardens and this has made those homes more attractive and easier to sell. This is put down partly to the increase in people wanting to work from home due to the financial crisis. Having said that it does not always mean that the sale value will reflect the cost of the home office just that it makes the home easier to sell.
However, if you are thinking of investing in an insulated building for the garden, it is good to know that it will help in the future to sell your home. So you have had the benefit of whilst you are living there, and you also have the confidence that when you decide to move on, it should be easier to do so.
How I Insulated Garage By Robin Antill (Owner & Partner)