Hi did you get a cabin?Hi I have a tiny garden and could fit a small cabin in but would loose a fair bit of space. My 2 children don't tend to play out there much as we live near beach and country park. My main worry is will I regret loosing the space and how small can I go? Would love some feed back. Just can't work from my kitchen any more :-(
Can anyone here help me; I’m about to buy a house with an outbuilding (about 17ft shed) with lovely flooring done, electric and lights and big windows, but I have no clue about insulation. Do you think an electric heater or two would be enough or can you recommend a type of insulation? Whether you did it yourself or how much it cost for someone to do it for you?Hi Geeks
I know their is a topic already going on for show me your setups but i was hoping to start this one specifically for cabins, sheds etc all kinds of garden buildings just for inspiration!
So i have my cabin being delivered in the next 2 weeks and so far have just done the base (pictured)
Im so excited but would loe to see some of yours for ideas when it comes to decorate mine! Im hopingto officially open in September which will hopefully give me enough time to get the cabin in electrica done etcView attachment 40271
I think insulation is wise - can't advise specifics - but it's well known that outhouses unless done properly with insulation etc. tend to be too hot in summer and too cold in winter. Consider the cost of proper air con too.Can anyone here help me; I’m about to buy a house with an outbuilding (about 17ft shed) with lovely flooring done, electric and lights and big windows, but I have no clue about insulation. Do you think an electric heater or two would be enough or can you recommend a type of insulation? Whether you did it yourself or how much it cost for someone to do it for you?
Thanks Duchess this is so helpful! I’ve been working from my lounge for so many years I can’t believe I’m so close to getting my own space! But have to be practical. It’s got a stable door and a double door on each end and 3 big window panels so I’m thinking as time goes on making them double glazed as apparently it can help with the heat/cold issue.I definitely second insulation. I work in an old building made of stone. I know from experience that stone walls don't hold heat in winter so I fitted thermal plasterboard with insulation and reflective foil on the back. It's about 2" deep so it reduced my space, but I think it was worth doing.
I've also fitted infrared heaters on my ceiling. If you need electric heating these are the way forward. My brother has a national business supplying and fitting them and they are awesome. They cost about £500 a heater with simple installation and they last for years - I'm taking mine with me when I move. You need a much smaller wattage with infrared, I've gone from 2kw heaters to 600W. I'm warmer and the heat is instant so I don't need to switch on my heating hours before I open.
I haven't solved the heat issue. I have a water evaporative fan. There's a big tank of water and you fan cool with the heat from the air getting held in the tank of water. Some fan coolers have a tank which you can't easily empty, which is a pain because the water gets warm. I also have vortex fans which set up a cooling breeze. I bought a "portable" air conditioner which uses heat pump technology and pumps the hot air outside. It doesn't make much of a difference tbh. And it's expensive to run. We don't bother with it in summer much. It just makes us feel better.