Outdoor Space Insulation - How to Insulate a Shed or Outdoor Office

By Knauf Insulation UK & Ireland
April 26, 2021

With people spending more time at home due to lockdown, now is the perfect time to look at some home improvement and create an exciting area in your home for exercise, entertainment or work.

Due to national lockdowns we’ve been restricted on where we can go and what we can enjoy, many people have taken it upon themselves to create their own safe space in their gardens. Whether you’re thinking about a home gym, cinema, bar or office there are some important points to consider to ensure that your new space sees out more than one summer.

Multi-Purpose Insulation

You should make sure that your space has all of the required fire safety, acoustic and thermal performance credentials. Mineral Wool Insulation can help you achieve each of these objectives.

Both Glass and Rock Mineral Wool play a part in keeping a consistent temperature in a building all year round, keeping out the heat in summer and protecting against the cold in winter.

The fibrous structure of mineral wool also stops excessive noise from escaping the building by trapping the sound within the insulation, allowing privacy and comfort for both you and your neighbours.

Along with thermal and acoustic performance, the majority of Mineral Wool insulation has the highest possible non-combustible A1 Euroclass reaction to fire classification so it will not contribute to the spread of fire in any way.

Another consideration is the usability of the product; Knauf Insulation Glass and Rock Mineral Wool products are made with a unique bio-based binder, ECOSE® Technology, which contain no formaldehyde or added phenol. Products made with ECOSE® Technology are soft to touch and easy to handle. They also generate low levels of dust and low VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds). Mineral Wool products are designed to friction fit between timbers, studs or rafters, completely filling any gaps, therefore any imperfections in installation are negated and they give a better real performance compared to rigid boards.

Types of Insulation

Each individual insulation product has specific properties that make it suitable for certain applications, therefore it is very important, when choosing your insulation, to make sure that you are buying the correct insulation for the application. The majority of outdoor spaces will be made from timber so it is crucial to choose an insulation that is suitable for use in that application.

As British weather changes throughout the year, if you do not install your insulation correctly, your new space could be prone to condensation issues. In order to avoid this situation, adequate ventilation will be required and a vapour control layer will be needed internally.

As the only UK manufacturer of both Glass and Rock Mineral Wool insulation, Knauf Insulation is uniquely placed to have an insulation solution for your application.

So, if you’re thinking about creating your own space, make sure that you consider the type of insulation and use one that satisfies all of your thermal, fire safety and acoustic needs so you can enjoy your space in comfort.

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