If you want to spend time in your wooden summerhouse or log cabin all year round, you’ll need to make sure it’s a homely place to be. That doesn’t just mean kitting out your garden-based getaway with comfy chairs, cushions and throws either. Ensuring that your summerhouse or cabin is just the right temperature inside is a must, so that you’re not shivering in winter or melting when the sun comes out. Installing insulation can help you to do this – just read on to find out more.
Do Log Cabins Need Insulation and, If So, Why?
There’s no legal requirement for you to insulate your log cabin or wooden summerhouse, but it’s a practical and cost-efficient thing to do. Whether you’re planning to use your new living space as a home office, art studio, home gym, or just somewhere to escape from the daily demands of family life, it’s important to make sure it’s suitable for use in every season.
If you have electricity installed in your log cabin or wooden summerhouse, you can use standalone heaters and fans to keep it at your ideal temperature. You can even have built-in heating and cooling systems fitted. However, no matter which way you choose to heat and cool your garden room, installing insulation will help you to keep your energy use to a minimum.
Once insulation has been fitted, your log cabin or wooden summerhouse will retain more warmth in the winter months, keeping it cosy inside even when it’s chilly outdoors. When the mercury soars, however, the insulation will help to keep your garden room cooler, so you can work or relax in comfort. That means that, despite the extremes of the British weather, you won’t need to use heaters or fans so often, helping you to keep your electricity bills low.
Insulating a wooden summerhouse or log cabin will enable you to make the most out of it. You and your family will be able to snuggle up in your garden-based haven in autumn and winter, and relax in it with a cool drink while enjoying close-up views of your garden in spring and summer.
What’s more, insulated log cabins and wooden summerhouses are more environmentally friendly than their non-insulated alternatives. Installing insulation is the ideal option for eco-conscious garden building owners who want to work or unwind in comfort, but without dramatically increasing their carbon footprint.
Insulated Log Cabins and Summerhouses – Getting Technical
Most of the wooden summerhouses and log cabins in our extensive range have insulated cavity walls, as well as double glazing. However, when you buy a garden building from Creative Living Cabins, you can also choose to have floor and/or roof insulation installed. It’s also something worth considering if you’re opting for one of our bespoke cabins or summerhouses.
When insulating a wooden summerhouse or log cabin, we use 25mm insulation boards, which are manufactured by Celotex, one of the best-known brands in the insulation business. These boards are made from polyisocyanurate (PIR). PIR insulation boards are extremely thermally efficient, and are also durable, moisture-resistant, and fire-resistant.
We fit these foil-lined insulation boards between the roof boards and an external layer of plywood, and between the bearers before the flooring, so they won’t be visible or take up too much space. When you switch your heating on, the thermal insulation boards will help to keep that warmth within the building, so you won’t be wasting heat – or spending your hard-earned cash on energy unnecessarily. The foil lining, on the other hand, will reflect the heat of the sun to prevent your garden room from getting too hot at the height of summer.
Log Cabin and Wooden Summerhouse Insulation – Find Out More
When you buy a log cabin or summerhouse from us, we can install roof or floor insulation for an extremely reasonable price. We also offer a wide range of other optional features, including air conditioning and heating systems, and electrical packages.
You can see some more about our insulation here.
To find out more about our high-quality garden buildings, and the insulation options available to you, explore our website, give us a call on 0800 644 6442, or make an appointment to visit one of our display villages.