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    Hey all,

    Plenty of info out there on insulation in houses but a surprisingly small amount on insulating sheds for aussie heat.

    I'm having a 6m x 6m shed put in, going to insulate and sheet the internal walls as I'll be spending a lot of time in there and don't want it to be 40+.

    I got a quote for spray foam but it's a bit rich for my blood.

    I've found these (https://thorbuilding.com.au/product/rb-r3-2-130/) for the roof, would there be anything wrong with getting enough to do the walls as well and just draping them over the roof frame and down the walls? Is it better to use bats after the colorbond goes on? I worked out 11 rolls of this should do the entire shed with the exception of the doors, I'll use a thinner foil type product for the doors.

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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    Yes, the roof blanket stuff is great.


    I'd insulated my shed:
    1. Wire mesh on rafters as it support the blanket up into the roofing iron. Something like:
    https://www.bunnings.com.au/whites-1...-mesh_p1070515/
    2. foil faced roof blanket - R1.8 from memory. Foil facing into the shed.
    3. Stud internal walls with foil attached on shed iron side and batts in between the studs. Same could be achieved depending on shed construction with batts and screwing say ply or yellow tongue directly to shed wall frame

    Make's a big difference, the little granny flat at the back of the shed (that had stud frames) is icy cold in the summer
    I also like the idea of the glass wool as it wont burn in a fire unlike the spayon foam.

    Based on the install requirements, draping it from the roof down the walls isnt the best method as any moisture cannot be drained away into the gutter.
    See video on how best to install it so the foil is slightly into the gutter
    https://www.metalroofingonline.com.a...-blanket-foil/

    To install it, you can progressively lay the wire up and over, insulation up and over and then iron as you go.
    https://www.bradfordinsulation.com.a...f-brochure.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bart1080 View Post
    Yes, the roof blanket stuff is great.


    I'd insulated my shed:
    1. Wire mesh on rafters as it support the blanket up into the roofing iron. Something like:
    https://www.bunnings.com.au/whites-1...-mesh_p1070515/
    2. foil faced roof blanket - R1.8 from memory. Foil facing into the shed.
    3. Stud internal walls with foil attached on shed iron side and batts in between the studs. Same could be achieved depending on shed construction with batts and screwing say ply or yellow tongue directly to shed wall frame

    Make's a big difference, the little granny flat at the back of the shed (that had stud frames) is icy cold in the summer
    I also like the idea of the glass wool as it wont burn in a fire unlike the spayon foam.

    Based on the install requirements, draping it from the roof down the walls isnt the best method as any moisture cannot be drained away into the gutter.
    See video on how best to install it so the foil is slightly into the gutter
    https://www.metalroofingonline.com.a...-blanket-foil/

    To install it, you can progressively lay the wire up and over, insulation up and over and then iron as you go.
    https://www.bradfordinsulation.com.a...f-brochure.pdf
    Hey mate,

    Thanks for the awesome info.

    This is exactly what I was looking for and about where my head was just without the chicken wire and running the insulation into the gutter. Gives me the confidence I need to pull the trigger, order all the blankets and patiently wait for the weather to improve

    Legend!

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