How to insulate and effectively cover your garden office door


For the door what I’m doing is I’m
putting battens around the outside as you can see same sort of size batten
that matches the inside of the door and then I’ll put insulation in and put
plywood over the top to give it a nice seal plasterboard’s okay but as you’re
opening it might get damp and start expanding and it’s not the strength
of plywood really I think for a door you need something with a bit more strength
so the plywood the bubble insulation the wood going in then insulation
and then plywood as you see or children helping to whitewash inside first coat
going on the paint right I’ve cut the plywood out as you can see the shape of
the door the lock area here cut out and then what I do is I put some insulation
in behind in the top there and then put the top over slip it into the position as you can see over the battens and then
screw over what I might do to begin with is just put a few screws either side
move the flaps forward and put the insulation in put back in position
put some more screws on the side and then screw on the top that way and get
all the insulation into position as you go I recommend using some sort of draught
excluder at the bottom of the door just because is an outside building and you
are gonna get and you can feel a little bit of a draft coming from under the
door and we are losing heat I have got some
also some foam installation stuff you can put around the frame of the door
which I’ll do sometime later on but it’s pretty simple to put around the
inside the door and when the door is closed you’ve got a bolt up there it
seals it right in and it gives a real nice air pocket of a seal I’ve got some
natural ventilation around some of the windows which is
a good thing to have for an office or a building of some kind but I don’t want
the wind whistling in and losing any heat that the room is generating through
sort of solar thermal through the windows or the building itself or any
heating I’m generating myself within the heat of the room I want to make sure
that I retain as much heat as possible and I don’t overheat the room and spend
too much money on energy so this draft excluder just goes along the base like
so and you just level it up that’s it there you go
as far down as possible it’s nice and level and they take the screws and you
just screw in like so do that right along the way and
there you have a nice brush draft excluder to reduce any drafts coming in
from the outside

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