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Insulating a block built shed

  • 14-10-2022 2:26pm
    Registered Users Posts: 129 ✭✭

    Hi all,

    I am currently viewing two different homes with block built sheds in the back garden. Both are of a size to fit a desk and office chair as well as potentially a couch/tv. Block built sheds with pitched, tiled rooves and already fully wired.

    My question is how could I go about estimating what it would cost to insulate the shed and have it ready for use as a home office? I understand nobody could give me exact numbers with the vaguery of my post, but any guidance in understanding whether i'm talking 5k or 25k here would be very much appreciated!


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,193 ✭✭✭10-10-20

    DIY or professionally?

    Are they double-leaf or otherwise, with any insulation already in the cavity? Any age-range?

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,665 ✭✭✭Furze99

    What purpose were the sheds built for? That's what I'd be thinking. I've done both here, sheds for storage / woodwork and block built extension for dwelling house. You put in different amounts of expense and detailing. If I ever thought of converting a shed here, I think I'd look at external insulation wrap. But you can also line inside with insulation and cover with plasterboard etc. But take a close look at the level of construction - they might be well done or just thrown up by a bodger.

  • Registered Users Posts: 129 ✭✭AySeeDoubleYeh

    Thanks for the replies, both.

    My preference would be to get a professional in, but I'm open to DIY. Not sure if double-leaf but I can find out.

    Looks like their current purpose is more working area / storage, but ideally I'd be turning it into home office - which I accept adds to the cost.

    I'll look into external insulation wrap and lining the inside, appreciate the advice.