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Insulated Garden Rooms may transform the way you utilise and enjoy your outside area throughout the year, not just in the summer.Our
Garden Offices, Gyms, Playrooms, and Summerhouses are all completely insulated and include underfloor heating as standard, but how
do we ensure that the heat stays in your space regardless of the outside temperature?

Yard chambers with insulation are a fantastic addition to any garden. Whatever amazing applications you have in mind, you’ll eventually
have to ask yourself one question: “Will my garden room be warm in the winter and cool in the summer?” or “How well insulated will it
be?” When discussing modern buildings, the subject of insulation and energy efficiency comes up frequently. As you can see in the
diagram below, all of our garden rooms are more insulated than the majority of UK homes, so you can be confident that you will be warm
in the winter and cool in the summer. Air conditioning can be installed as an optional extra in the garden room, but maintaining a
temperature that is cooler than the outside requires excellent insulation.Not only can achieving a pleasant temperature with a small
amount of energy save you money, but it will also help to safeguard the environment.

Incredible Insulated Garden Rooms with SIP Panels

SIP panels are the main material we utilise to construct the walls of our garden rooms. SIP stands for Structural Insulated Panel, and they
provide excellent insulation while allowing us to rapidly and safely construct a highly robust building.

The closed cell foam core of these long-lasting factory-built panels rejects the moisture found in mineral wool and blown cellulose fibre
products, preventing these traditional materials from operating well. When compared to a typical timber framed building of the same scale
and insulation U-value, a structure built using SIP panels can save up to 60% of energy.

We previously constructed a garden office for a computer programmer who told us he enjoyed analysing data and measuring things. After
his 3m x 5m office was completed and put to use, he called us to tell us that, with an external average temperature of 4C, our basic
underfloor heating only needed to operate for 1.5 hours per day to keep a temperature of 21C within the building. Although this is only
one client’s experience, we believe that our extremely high degree of insulation should perform similarly well on average in a well-located
garden room.

Specifications for SIP Panels

Depending on the function and location of the garden room, we employ panels of various thicknesses and insulation. Our most frequent
panel thicknesses are 100mm and 125mm, but we will also utilise 150mm and 175mm for certain applications. If necessary, we may
utilise 200mm, 225mm, and 250mm thick SIP panels to achieve the desired degree of thermal performance.

Cost and Space vs. U-Values

The thermal efficiency of a SIP panel rises as its thickness grows, but when the panel thickness approaches 250mm, the gain in
efficiency begins to decline. U-values with a lower number provide greater insulation, while those with a larger number provide less
insulation and efficiency. The building code requires a U-value of 0.3 or less for walls; we aim for 0.27 at a minimum, and we strive for
even lower U-values wherever possible. Take a look at the graph below to see how the enhanced insulation U-Value gains at increasing
thicknesses diminish as a proportion of the total.

U-Value: 0.27 Thickness: 100mm

U-Value: 0.21 Thickness: 125mm

150mm in thickness, 0.17 U-Value.

U-Value: 0.14 Thickness: 175mm

U-Value: 0.12 Thickness: 200mm

Internal space will be reduced as a result of the thicker walls, as will material costs. Our design selections regarding the proper thickness
of SIP panels for the different components of your building are influenced by size, location, usage, and budget. We employ principles like
thermal mass and solar gain to save money while still attaining the best energy efficiency and thermal performance.

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SIP panels were used to construct an insulated garden room.

Our insulated garden rooms, if built, should be far more energy efficient than the average UK home, making it simpler to stay warm in the
winter and cool in the summer. This room is almost finished and has been entirely plastered and painted. The space is sealed with the
same highly efficient doors and windows seen in modern family homes, and the laminate flooring covers Wifi controlled under floor
heating. The client may choose where the electrical outlets are located, and there is also the option of USB charging. There is also plenty
of recessed LED lighting on the ceiling.

In the interior, there is an enclosed garden room.

The inside of a finished insulated garden chamber, similar to the building seen above.

What should you look for in other insulated garden rooms?

Many tiny wooden-framed structures, such as log cabins and other timber-framed structures, are promoted as insulated, yet they
frequently have just a few thin layers of insulation. Unlike SIP panel structures, which often have 100mm+ insulation on all walls, floors,
and roofs, many log cabins have loosely packed or extremely thin insulation sheets that are just 25 ” 40mm thick, which is insufficient to
produce an energy-efficient environment. In addition, when insulation is not included in the structurally essential elements, it adds
thickness to the interior dimensions, reducing space. One of the major reasons we utilise modern SIP panel construction is to create
thinner, better insulated walls that are just as robust and long-lasting.

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