Insulating Wooden Summer house

Discussion in 'UK DIY' started by Wordy, Jun 26, 2006.

  1. Wordy

    Wordy Guest

    Hi,

    I am looking to insulate my wooden summer house / log cabin to be able
    to use it all year round for a kids playhouse. Presently the building
    is completely uninsulated.

    I am thinking of screwing some battens to the walls & ceiling, filling
    the gaps with foam or glassfibre insulation and then attaching
    plasterboard over the top. Would this cause any damp issues ?

    What would provide the best insulating properties without me losing too
    much internal space in the room ? As with everything I am on a budget,
    and I am guessing that the foam insulation is more expensive ? The
    building is about 19' x 12', so I am looking at quite a large area.

    Thanks in advance,

    Paul...
     
    Wordy, Jun 26, 2006
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  2. Wordy

    John Rumm Guest

    Christian McArdle wrote:

    > Use celotex or kingspan. I did something similar to my shed (but it was only
    > 10' x 12'). Insulation was obtained from www.secondsandco.co.uk. The boards
    > are very easy to work with and have the best insulation u-Values for the
    > thickness.


    Places like seconds and co are handy. Also note that there are plenty of
    other brands of PIR foam than just celotex and kingspan - many of which
    are very much cheaper. Ecotherm is usually about half to a third the price.

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    Cheers,

    John.

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  3. Wordy

    John Rumm Guest

    Chris Bacon wrote:

    > So how does "Ecotherm" compare physically, and in price,
    > to Kingspan? Jolly interesting.


    Physically it looks and feels pretty much the same - foil either side,
    foam in the middle. Pretty ridgid but cuts with a knife.

    The local Jewsons wanted about £32/sheet for 8'x4' sheets of 50mm
    celotex, I was getting ecotherm at £14/sheet for new, and £12/sheet for
    seconds.

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    John.

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    John Rumm, Jun 26, 2006
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  4. Wordy

    Guest

    John Rumm wrote:
    > Chris Bacon wrote:
    >
    > > So how does "Ecotherm" compare physically, and in price,
    > > to Kingspan? Jolly interesting.

    >
    > Physically it looks and feels pretty much the same - foil either side,
    > foam in the middle. Pretty ridgid but cuts with a knife.
    >
    > The local Jewsons wanted about £32/sheet for 8'x4' sheets of 50mm
    > celotex, I was getting ecotherm at £14/sheet for new, and £12/sheet for
    > seconds.
    >
    > --
    > Cheers,
    >
    > John.
    >
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    , Jun 27, 2006
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  5. Wordy

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    John Rumm wrote:
    > Chris Bacon wrote:
    >
    > > So how does "Ecotherm" compare physically, and in price,
    > > to Kingspan? Jolly interesting.

    >
    > Physically it looks and feels pretty much the same - foil either side,
    > foam in the middle. Pretty ridgid but cuts with a knife.
    >
    > The local Jewsons wanted about £32/sheet for 8'x4' sheets of 50mm
    > celotex, I was getting ecotherm at £14/sheet for new, and £12/sheet for
    > seconds.
    >
    > --
    > Cheers,
    >
    > John.
    >
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    , Jun 27, 2006
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