We are (hopefully) moving to a place with a good sized garage, built from single skin breeze block. Now if I'm honest, it probably won't be used for working on a car, it's more likely to be a model railway/slot racing/gaming den.
At one end there is a decent amount of very useful Dexion racking bolted to the wall. Now, I know that the proper way to do the job would be to take down the racking, insulate the floor and walls and then put the racking back up.
But...how much of an issue would it be if I only insulated the floor and walls as far as the racking, and left that section as it is? The racking is on three sides so I could floor right up to it, but can't get to the walls without removing it. I did wonder about putting a false stud wall across the end where the racking is, leaving that area as it is, doing the same behind the up-and-over door (to keep bikes, stepladders and that kind of stuff) and then insulating the rest, so in effect have three 'rooms', a storage shed, a stores, and a comfortable(-ish) den.
The other day, I remembered that one job I had was in such a building, and all we had was carpet and storage heaters. There was no problem with damp or condensation, and we were storing machinery and spares with no ill effects. So, how much insulation is really necessary?
Post by grumpynorthener on Jan 21, 2020 8:49:21 GMT
Appears to be a awful lot of trouble / risk of condensation / fact that it wont really work / additional work & faff with false walls etc - than to just to bite the bullet and do it properly in the first place - just remove the racking / refit once insulated and have done with it
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