Insulating my Shed/floor

20 Nov 2013
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United Kingdom
Just had a 12x16 barn style shed built and the floor is an elevated platform with 3/4 plywood. I plan to used the shed to work on my motorcycle and other odds and ends throughout the year. I have a electric A/C unit installed and will eventually get a heater as well. I dont intend to keep it running all year but would like to be able go out and turn on a/c or heat and be comfortable working in the winter or summer.

I was thinking of getting under there and gluing Owens Corning FOAMULAR 150 2 inch foam in between the joists. Then stapling tyvek below that to the joists to create a moisture barrier? What glue would work well for this? Is there a better way then gluing it in between the joist to attach this?

I was then going to put some r-13 batting in the walls and possibly the ceiling. They installed a ridge vent for the shed. is that going to make all this insulation pretty much pointless? should i clog up the ridge vent after all the insulation is in?

I am also worried about critters and will be putting some hardware cloth around the shed and down about a foot in the ground. Will the tyvek i put under the foam keep the critters/wasps/bees out of the foam insulation underneath?

Thanks for reading and any suggestions are very much welcomed!
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