Re: Shed Insulation (OT?)
Posted by OldGit on October 26, 2018, 2:23 pm, in reply to "Re: Shed Insulation (OT?)"
Back in 2005 I scratch built a shed on a concrete base 12' x 12'. The frames were 4" x 2" studding, roof OSB on home made frames, Covered the outside completely with some heavy duty pvc advertising in huge pieces - it was previously used hanging off the outside of Savacentre - (won't say what for) but it made a good vapour barrier. Made the sliding windows and door, and custom built chimney. All that laid over with ship-lap. 4" of insulation of all sorts (scavenged); polystyrene sheets; rockwool; bubblewrap, and 2" polystyrene sheets between 2" x 2"'s at twelve inch centres on the floor, covered with half inch sheets of mahogany faced ply. The whole thing was lined with half inch OSB. Installed an old French solid fuel range for super comfort. It wasn't a shed - it was a living space! 80°F inside and snow and icicles hanging off the roof. Wonderful - Then we moved . . . |
I went a bit overboard with that one, but the point is; - even with skimpily framed off the shelf sheds on 1" x 1½" framing, a vapour barrier such as bubble wrap will double up as insulation, stapled on and lined with hardboard will make an enormous difference to comfort within. Did that with just such a shed later on, and with a simple electric blow heater or greenhouse heater, the difference is well worth it. Just make sure there is sufficient ventilation for any fossil fuelled stoves.