Are garden rooms warm in winter? Garden room insulation explained
Having a garden room installed is the perfect way to make the most of your outdoor space. Garden rooms are not only stylish and contemporary spaces, but they are also extremely practical. This is because they are fully insulated.
The walls, floor and roof of a garden room are constructed with layers of high-quality insulating material. This means that garden rooms maintain a comfortable temperature even on the hottest and coldest days.
At Pegasus, we specialise in thermally efficient, fully insulated garden rooms that can be enjoyed year-round. In this guide, we’ll explain how garden rooms are insulated and what they can be used for.
How are garden rooms insulated?
A garden room is a robust, purpose-built outdoor extension to the home, crafted from residential-grade materials. They’re available in many sizes and designs.
Standard garden room features include double-glazed windows and doors, electrics, lighting, high-quality flooring and weatherproof cladding. They also benefit from full insulation, making them thermally efficient spaces.
There are three main components of effective garden room insulation: flooring, roofing and walls. All three parts of the structure work together to maintain a comfortable temperature and prevent the garden room from losing (or letting in) too much heat. This keeps the room warm in winter, and cool in summer.
Garden room floor insulation
All garden rooms are built upon a solid, level foundation. The flooring system consists of several distinct layers, each serving an important purpose.
An air circulation gap prevents moisture build-up, while a layer of insulation ensures that no heat can escape through the floor. Various materials can be used for floor insulation, such as foam boards, foil blankets and rock mineral wool.
Finally, the underlay and floor covering of your choice will provide a comfortable surface to walk on. Some garden rooms also have underfloor heating, which is available as an optional extra feature.
Garden room cladding and wall insulation
The walls of a garden room comprise an outer cladding and an interior finish, with insulation in between. As with flooring, the walls contain distinct layers to control things like moisture, airflow and, of course, temperature.
Garden room wall insulation may come in the form of fibreglass, rock wool, polystyrene or a similar heat-retaining material. The outer cladding protects the garden room from the elements and provides a decorative finish. Glass doors and windows should be double-glazed and sealed to prevent heat loss.
At Pegasus, we use stylish, maintenance-free resin cladding and the highest quality windows and doors that money can buy.
Garden room roof insulation
Unlike conservatories, which feature glass roofing with poor insulation, a garden room’s main roof structure consists of high-quality timber and strengthening steel. Between the internal ceiling finish and outer roof covering, the inner cavity contains a layer of insulation which serves two purposes:
- On cold days, it prevents any heat inside the garden room from being lost through the roof
- On hot days, it blocks out heat from the sun, keeping the garden room cool
The outer roof of a garden room is covered by a durable layer such as EPDM, a type of synthetic rubber. This provides UV resistance and is fully waterproof.
Can you use a garden room all year round?
Fully insulated garden rooms can be enjoyed year-round. They are designed to remain at a consistent, comfortable temperature, no matter what the weather is like outside. You won’t have to worry about overheating on hot days or freezing in the winter months.
Because of this, you can treat your garden room just as you would any other room in your house. Bespoke garden rooms can even be fitted with optional extras such as programmable heaters, underfloor heating and air conditioning. For even better temperature control, you can install thermal blinds to block out sunlight during the hottest parts of the day.
What can you use an insulated garden room for?
If you’re looking for insulated garden room ideas, the possibilities are endless. Our clients have used their garden rooms for a number of exciting purposes, such as:
- Garden offices
- Art studios
- Music rooms
- Games rooms
- Garden gyms
- Kids’ playrooms
- ‘Man caves’ and ‘she sheds’
With the addition of a shower room, you could even turn your insulated garden room into a self-contained annexe: perfect for overnight guests.
Do all garden rooms have insulation?
Because of their robust structure, all garden rooms have some level of insulation. Garden rooms will always be more thermally efficient than conservatories, sheds and summerhouses, for example.
However, not every garden room is the same. There are many types of insulation materials available at varying thicknesses, and some are better than others. Each garden building supplier will differ in the tools and techniques they use. That’s why it’s important to choose a trusted, professional company such as Pegasus Garden Rooms.
Who builds fully insulated garden rooms near me?
If you’re looking for beautifully crafted, fully insulated garden rooms (UK), look no further than Pegasus Garden Rooms. Based in the North West, we design and build luxury garden rooms that can be enjoyed year-round, no matter the weather.
Available in a range of sizes, every Pegasus garden room design comes with full insulation as standard. Our garden rooms can also be fitted with heating and air conditioning for the ultimate in temperature control.
Whether you’re looking for a home office, gym, studio or simply a relaxing space to enjoy your garden, Pegasus can help. For a free quote, contact us today by filling in our online form or calling us on 0755 540 7288.