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Insulating a small heated shed/dog kennel

Discussion in 'In the Garden' started by jso, 25 May 2014.

  1. jso

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    I'm building what might be best described as a small kennel.
    It's for animals that need to be kept warm - minimum 20* at night, so I'm proposing insulating the structure and providing heat via a tubular heater.

    I need it to be as light as possible so I can move it around the garden.

    I'm thinking of a timber frame, with plywood on the inside, and t&g pine cladding on the outside, with expanded polystyrene sheeting between.

    Roof will probably be felted.

    Questions:

    1) Would celotex/kingspan give better insulation/heat retention?

    2) Do I need to think about vapour barriers in a situation like this?
     
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    1) Yes

    2) No
     
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