With rising utility bills and resource pressures, installing insulation in our garden buildings is more important than ever.
Our SIP construction to walls, roof and floor as standard provides around twenty times the insulation of a basic summerhouse. Our higher spec walls are more than twice as good still and meet the most stringent of Building Regulation requirements. We could achieve U values as low as 0.12.
As a garden building, no rule is in place for insulation, including glazing. With super-efficient walls, it is only fitting that our glass should follow. We use an A+ Rated energy efficient double glazing with safety glass throughout.
In addition, our EPDM rubberised roofs increase insulation along with the addition of external claddings, internal plasterboard and air gap beneath the floor.
Insulating covers more than thermal heat loss. The construction of an eco Kingdom Room gives excellent noise insulation too. Whether it’s band practice inside or peace and quiet needed for that teams or zoom meeting, you can rely on our noise insulated garden rooms. Higher specification options including acoustic glasses are also available options.
Many modern homes suffer from poor ventilation as a result of good insulation. This can result in damp issues, condensation and mould. Kingdom Rooms include integral ventilation systems that can help avoid these issues and of course help you breath in what would otherwise be a sealed area. Andy is always happy to give advice and solutions on mould and condensation issues that could affect your home too.
Air con a con?
We are often asked if our garden buildings need air conditioning. The honest answer depends on which way the windows face, which glass you invest in and how the building is used. Investing in the correct glass, when directly facing sunlight, can gain free heat from the sun whilst incorporating a solar heat-rejecting film. Then using heat-deflecting window blinds helps to regulate the heat ingressing. Placing the blinds between the glass reflects heat before it enters the building.
We had several comments in the heatwave of July/August 2022 that our customer’s new Kingdom garden buildings were now officially the coolest rooms in the house because of this forward planning. This avoided the need for expensive air conditioning units and running costs.
Saying that, we often recommend placing a ‘spare’ spur socket should you wish to future-proof our building and add air conditioning later. In our general experience, the only building that needs air con regardless of design would be gyms, fitness suites or business buildings with heat-producing equipment.
For more information on insulating your garden building please feel free to contact us