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Ensuring that your garden shed has suitable insulation is beneficial for a number of reasons. The first, and most obvious, would be to make sure that the space is warm, meaning that you can spend time in your shed even during the colder months, making a garden shed a year-round investment. But garden shed insulation has other advantages too. Having insulated garden buildings ensures that any items you store in your shed, such as tools or garden equipment, are kept protected as they are not exposed to the cold and damp.

5 ways to insulate your garden shed!

So, what ways can you insulate your shed?

There are various materials you can use, and it very much depends on your requirements, budget and use for your garden shed:

  1. Wool

    Wool is one of the best insulators for sheds if you want to be environmentally friendly, and offer not just heat insulation, but sound too.  There are many wool insulation products on the market, and installing couldn’t be simpler, you just need to cut the material to size.

  2. Bubblewrap

    This is the cheapest option and is incredibly easy to fit, you just need to staple the sheets to the shed walls and roof. However, for every pro, there is a con, and bubblewrap’s negative is that it isn’t that efficient so its ability to insulate your shed is pretty low.

  3. Rockwool

    If you have plans of converting your garden shed into a workshop or music studio then rockwool is the choice for you. Not only does it offer great heat insulation, but it’s sound insulation is fantastic. However, if you are planning on fitting it yourself then beware that the material may irritate your skin and eyes, so ensure you are protected when handling it.

  4. PIR Insulation Boards

    PIR board is most commonly used in construction, and so you can guarantee that you will find a width that fits your required space. They are also really easy to install, simply find the right space and push it into place.

  5. Draught Exclusion

    If you feel that your garden shed does not require a complete insulation overhaul then ensuring that all cracks and gaps are filled in will go some way towards keeping the space insulated.

    For draughts around windows and door frames, expanding foam can be used by simply spraying it into the gaps, alternatively, adhesive rubber draught excluders can be installed. For large gaps under the door, you can use a door brush draught excluder.


From tool sheds to potting sheds, at GBC Group we stock a wide range of garden sheds to suit all requirements, including shed summer house combination buildings. For more information about garden shed insulation, contact our friendly and professional team today.

Posted by Matt Jordan

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