Insulating Your Garden Room
Since garden offices first started to gain popularity in the late 1990s, there has been an increase in the number of companies offering garden room facilities. As house prices and stamp duty have continually risen, and moving house is not always an option, the garden room has become a cost effective alternative for people who need more space, and now more and more individuals are opting for one to be installed in their garden.
A garden room, whether it is a standalone building or attached to the main property, should be constructed for the purpose for which it will be used; for example, if you are constructing a garden office and intend to use it all year round, then it must be constructed so as to keep you warm in the winter.
Garden rooms are not conservatories, which are generally hot during the hot summer season and as cold as ice during winter. Garden rooms can be properly and efficiently insulated so that limited heating is needed to keep them warm, and an open door or window will cool them down. Building regulations stipulate that glazing must allow for conservation of fuel and power, and offer protection against impacts. Insulated walls, floors and ceilings should be at the top of your priorities if you intend on using your garden room year-round.
Cost is always a concern, but creating a year-round insulated garden room is a must if you want to use that extra space throughout autumn and winter. Such insulation (which must be CFC-free) can also offer sound proofing in the event that the room will be used for noisy activities, such as music creation.