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Basic shed lining

Discussion in 'In the Garden' started by andrewukr6, 1 Jan 2019.

  1. andrewukr6

    andrewukr6

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    Hi all, first sorry I'm not much of a builder - electrical mostly.

    Right I'm on a mission to improve my large damp shed on a budget, make it more of a work space without everything rusting over. I have now concreted the floor, and run a french drain. Guttering fixed. Dehumdifier running.

    Shiplap walls are damp to touch often though, so I think I need to improve this. I've read lots of different advice but would like to ask here!

    Cost effective, basic damp proof insulation? I've read felt, bubble wrap, foil backed bubble wrap, tyvek, celotex. I'd like to keep it cheap though.

    Watched this vid, any good?

    happy new year!

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  2. scbk

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    Don't bother with a dehumidifier, add some vents.

    Post some photos of the outside of the shed.


    Ps do you live far from a supermarket? I like to be well stocked up but I've never made it to the stage of having 2 dozen tins of tomatos
     
  3. andrewukr6

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    thanks for reply...yes was thinking vents but it has so many gaps around id guess it's pretty ventilated! A little way from supermarket, can never have enough tinned tomatoes :)

    cladding does look a bit of a mess looking at the back
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    Agree with post, dehumidifier is expensive when compared to ventilation which is free and more effective.
    I used a dpc sheet to line the walls and then 9mm osb to overboard internally which if painted white with some cheap emulsion makes the whole place brighter and allows wall fixing wherever you like.
    If there any skips around check for off-cuts of insulation, you can build up slowly for free.
     
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  5. andrewukr6

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    ok so I'm with you on better ventilation. Any recommendations - it's quite a large shed something like 5mx6m are a few basic vents enough? I don't really want to cut the roof open after all the time fixding leaks :).

    And on the original question, any suggestions to walls re/ damp proofing? thanks
     
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    I bet you aren't a fan of spaghetti and chillis, are you? Or make your own pizza sauces, either

    My last shed had a "skin" of green roofing membrane fished out of the skips from a couple of jobs I was on. I applied a variety of insulated plasterboard and other insulation as available on the inside of that, topped with OSB, painted white. All FoC out of the site skips
     
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