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06-30-14, 09:52 AM   #1  
Insulating my shed

Hi guys,

I'm a web developer and I work from home. Its getting a bit crowded in the house, so I've ordered a shed.

I have an electrician that will wire it all up but I need to install the insulation myself.

Here is some info about the shed:
Size: 2.4m x 3m
Wall Height: 2.1m
Windows: single and a double

Materials I plan on using the following on the ceiling and walls:
Fibre glass insulation(100mm aerolite - unfaced - can't seem to find faced in my area)
gypsum board (12.5mm)

Because the fibre glass insulation is unfaced, could I put duct tape across the batt and staple that in?

I plan on working in this office 8-10 hours daily, so its important that I get this right.

Any advice?

 
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07-01-14, 03:21 AM   #2  
For your climate, are you considering heat/air for the shed? At 7', will it have a ceiling, or exposed rafters? Insulation, alone won't keep it temperate. You should have an air space above the insulation to aid in the process.

 
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07-01-14, 05:27 AM   #3  
This is what the shed looks like:


So my plan in progress is:

Wall & Ceiling
- Aerolite (stapled)
- Reflective foil (use as a barrier on top of aerolite)
- Rhino board (12.5mm) (25mm dry wall screws)
- Cornice
- Paint

Door
- Weather seal
- Aerolite (50mm)
- Reflective foil
- Rhino board
- Paint

Floor
- Timbercare Armafloor (gloss)

Security measures
- Burglar bars on windows
- Security gate
- Alarm motion sensor

Electricity
- 2 Plugs
- 1 Light fitting (3 bulb spot)

Internet
- 1 Ethernet port

I'm thinking of adding air vents, but I've been told by the person I am purchasing the shed from that it shouldn't be necessary...

I live in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Climate: Average Weather For Port Elizabeth, South Africa - WeatherSpark

 
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07-01-14, 05:31 AM   #4  
I doubt there will be much of air space due to the design I can work in a couple of mm of airspace.

 
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