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Dry Lining Garden Shed.

Discussion in 'In the Garden' started by conny, 30 Jul 2015.

  1. conny

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    I hope to be moving into a rented property in about a month and there are three sheds in the garden.

    Structurally they seem quite sound but as I want to store some camping equipment in one of them I want to dry line them internally. They are bog standard type garden sheds measuring 7' x 5' (2off), and one 10' x 8'

    Not sure yet which one to use for my gear but my plan is to line the insides with either 6mm plywood or MDF boards. I want to take them from floor level up to where the roof slopes and also cover the insides of the roof in the same manner. Will I need to fit a moisture barrier of any kind and, if so, what should I use? Will I need to put any plastic ventilation covers in?
     
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    Are you insulating the cavity, is this particular shed heated in anyway.
    Personally I would insulate, vapour check and use MR boards. You may not have to do all this but it covers the bases. I assume the landlord has been informed of your intent?
     
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    Thanks PBoD.
    Shed won't be heated but I thought it would be wise to use a vapour barrier of some sort.

    Have rented off this particular landlord before and he is more than happy to let me do what I want so long as there are no major structural changes to the house itself. As far as the garden and sheds go I have free rein.
     
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    Installing a vapour barrier will do no harm, as you are not heating the area, there is no need for any heat loss prevention (thermal insulation).
     
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