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Garage conversion insulate floor?

Discussion in 'Floors, Stairs and Lofts' started by diytry20, 26 Jun 2020.

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    Hi,

    I am planning the conversion of my garage into a workspace and want to make sure it's warm in the winter.

    It is a detached garage and the current concrete floor won't be insulated.

    My first question is do I need to insulate it? I will be insulating the walls and roof.

    I can't raise the floor much due to doors so don't want to use the really thick insulation boards.

    Is there a thinnish lining/underlay that I could use that has insulation built into it? I'm not 100% sure on the final floor finish, I just need it to be white or grey, so can either put laminate down or concrete. Though I don't think concrete finish would be the best for warmth.

    Cheers
     
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    Insulation to walls and ceiling most important, what is the main door? Will it be removed?
     
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    The garage door will be bricked in.

    The plan is then to put some large french doors or bifolds onto the side which overlooks the garden.

    I just need to figure the floor out as the height will affect the fit of the new french doors.
     
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    Doors will need to be above dpc, do you have a drop into rear garden?
     
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    Yes, the garage is at the top of our garden which is a steep slope.

    Is that good or bad? hmm :unsure:
     
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    Why so many doors , which prevent raising floor level?
     
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    It isn't just the doors. It is also because I need the height for equipment.
     
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    Is there an underlay you can buy to go under laminate which has DPM and insulation built-in?
     
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