A key differential between a garden room and other types of outdoor building such as a log cabin, summerhouse or shed is that a garden room has insulation in the floor, walls and roof. The insulation is part of a multi-layer build-up.
Garden room designers approach this multi-layer build-up differently. We have been looking at how Crane Garden Buildings insulated their garden room ranges.
Crane Garden Buildings offer a few garden room ranges in both pitched roof traditional designs and contemporary mono-pitched designs.
Crane Garden Buildings insulated their garden rooms' floor, walls, and roof. This creates an envelope of insulation that makes the room comfortable to use in the winter months and a cool place to be on a hot summers day.
Taking the wall structure as an example and working from the outside inwards, Crane Garden Buildings build-up is:
Exterior timber cladding - Crane Garden Buildings offer a lovely palette of colours you can choose from for the paintwork.
Breathable membrane - this important layer stops moisture ingress into the building. It is fitted behind the exterior cladding, over the timber studwork.
Insulation framework - 80mm fire resistant Rockwool insulation is fitted within the timber framework. The Rockwool is thicker than the timber frame so that the insulation is lightly compressed.
Matchboard internal lining - the interior of a Crane Garden Buildings garden room is finished with matchboard cladding that can be painted in your choice of colour.
Floor & roof insulation
The floor and roof structures of a Crane Garden Buildings garden room are insulated with expanded polystyrene sheets.
You can learn more about how Crane Garden Buildings insulated their garden rooms here.