Why You Should Be Insulating Your Garden Shed

Many people don’t think about insulating their garden buildings, but with the appearance of man caves, garden gin bars and office spaces it’s something that more people have started to ask us about…

So, with that in mind we thought we would write a quick introduction to insulating your garden buildings with ease and the different products available from SuperFOIL.

The top 3 reasons why you should insulate your garden buildings!

  1. Your garden buildings will be cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter

    Have you got a shed that feels more like a greenhouse? A tropical climate during the summer months and then a freezer during the winter? By insulating your garden buildings, it will allow you to spend those extra hours out in the garden by ensuring a more stable temperature in your buildings whatever the season.

2. You’ll save money on your energy bills

No more having to use expensive space heaters at full blast whilst you’re working in your garden shed. By insulating you are reducing the need to be using heaters or fans whilst you are busy working. Not only is this saving money on your energy bills, but it is reducing your carbon footprint too.

3. Insulating your garden buildings is a simple DIY project

It really is a simple DIY job to do, whatever product you chose to use. And with no specialist equipment required, it’s a job you can start at the weekend!  

Which product should I be using?

We’ve looked at the reasons why you should be insulating your garden buildings, now let’s take a look at the most common type of garden building that is being insulated and the type of insulation that is most suitable for the usage.

Light usage/medium usage ( Garden sheds, animal hutches, summer house etc)

Most suitable product SFBA MP/ General Purpose Wrap / SF6
Other suitable products – SF19+, SF40

SFBA MP/ General purpose wrap is from our bubble wrap range, making it the perfect addition for buildings where you want to add some thermal protection, but don’t want to spend lots of money.

For the next level of thermal performance –  SF6 is part of our bestselling, multifoil range.  Designed to act as a radiant barrier as well as a vapour control layer, it is the perfect addition to buildings that are used on a more regular basis but don’t require a top of the range insulation.


Heavy usage (summer houses, garden office, workshop)

Most suitable product SF19+

Other Products SF6,SF40
SF19+ is our best-selling product. It is part of our multifoil range and has many uses. It offers outstanding thermal performance and great value for money. Due to being a 3 in 1 product it offers the user a vapour control layer and radiant barrier, this will help keep the heat in during the winter, and out during the summer.

Garden building conversion – Most suitable product – contact our technical team.
Looking to convert a garden building into a useable space and wanting/ needing to meet building requirements? Get in touch with our technical team who will be able to offer you a personalised solution to meet yours and your project’s needs.

So looking at the different choices, hopefully its helped explain briefly why you should be insulating your garden buildings and which products from SuperFOIL are best for your needs and your project.

If you have any questions, remember our team are always available to help – simply email [email protected] or give the team a ring on 01636 639900.

Alternatively, take a look at our FAQ section, or browse our product pages to find out more.

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