Insulation

Whether you’re converting a functional storage area into a bold new space – or want to give valuable belongings such as expensive lawn mowers and bikes the protection they deserve – effective shed insulation can help.

More and more, property developers and homeowners are seeing the potential of garden constructions.

Sheds are being re-imagined as:

  • Home studios or offices – where people can work in peace.
  • Music rooms – soundproofed and ready for practice sessions or recording.
  • Playrooms – giving younger occupants and visitors somewhere safe to play.
  • Annexes – creating a separate living space from the rest of the household. (This m)

Ensuring comfortable indoor temperatures and noise levels is key for any of these aims, which means quality insulation for shed walls, roofs and flooring is a must.

Find out how ROCKWOOL solutions can benefit your project today.

Why do we need shed insulation?

Renovating a shed allows you to create extra opportunities and uses in a space so-often neglected by homeowners and developers.

Insulating a shed effectively with stone wool products allows you to:

  • Maintain indoor thermal comfort – especially important in a construction distanced from the main property and exposed on all sides.
  • Insulate from nuisance noise – a key consideration if close to neighbouring properties, busy roads, or airports.
  • Ensure fire protection – crucial for safety considerations, particularly where social usage is concerned.

Additionally, cold and wet weather can damage your shed and its contents if not properly insulated, so quality garden shed insulation acts to address this.

Effective shed wall, roof and floor insulation helps retain warmth, raise energy efficiency, and lower the cost of heating or cooling the space.

For those wanting to enjoy peace and quiet at the bottom of the garden, meanwhile, soundproofing a shed can help keep out excess noise from the surrounding environment.

The reverse is true as well. Adding sound insulation for shed walls will be necessary if the plan is to create a music room or workshop of some kind.

Key benefits can also include:

  • Adding value to the property
  • Increasing the construction’s lifespan

Calculator and savings

Consult our local experts and Acoustic, R and U-Value calculators for more information,

Installing effective insulation in a shed can also reduce heating or cooling costs, as less energy will be required to increase or lower the indoor temperature as required.

 

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Sustainability and energy efficiency

When undertaking a project, it’s helpful to know that the materials you use will work as hard as you do to produce a long-lasting layer of protection.

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Financial support

There may be local schemes or government grants available to support the costs of achieving an energy-efficient shed on your property. Contact our local offices for more information.

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FAQs

FAQs

Should I leave an air gap when insulating a shed?

We recommend that you leave an air gap for circulation when insulating a shed roof. Together with the water-resistant properties of stone wool, this combats the risk of damp or mould.

What R-value insulation should I use in my shed?

This will depend on the performance levels you wish to achieve, local regulations and building components. In order to get the most out of your shed insulation, when it comes to both R-value and U-value, consult your local ROCKWOOL calculator tools and experts.

Does my shed need a vapour barrier?

Whether your shed needs a vapour barrier depends on local requirements and other factors. If you’re planning to install heating or air conditioning, an evaluation should be performed. ROCKWOOL experts can support on this analysis.