Insulating your SheShed

A She Shed logcabin doesn’t always require an internal wall lining as the solid wall structure are different to widely used timber frames on other sheds.  This is a great advantage on the solid timber cabins.

You are welcome to install wall lining if you wish, it’s not complicated to do and can be used for extra insulation as well for decorating such as hanging up wallpaper etc.

If you decide to use one of our Kitset Sheds as a sleepout, or perhaps you just want it lined for all year comfort when those colder months come around. Here are a few options that are available from your local DIY store.

Timber frame insulation

Timber Frame (Insulation required)

kitset cabin solid wall no insulation

Log Cabin – Solid Wall (Insulation not always required)

Underfloor/Flooring Insulation

Ametalin Silver Floor 500

This double-sided, reflective, pliable building membrane is designed to reduce drafts. Great to help thermal performance with strip flooring.

Bradford Polymax Acoustic Floor Blanket

Polymax is made from 100% polyester (this is the same material that you have in Doonas and Pillows) It is 80% recycled, made in Australia and low allergen and VOC free. Very soft and is easy to install.

Expol Underfloor Insulation R1.8

Expol R1.8 - 410 Black UnderFloor Insulation (Free Auckland Delivery) - Tried.Tested.Proven
Expol Black is graphite infused EPS supplied in the same sizes as the standard white under floor Insulation. Expol Black is a premium product which achieves superior R values. It has high insulating properties and is rigid and lightweight.

Dunlop 8m Carpet Underlay

This extensive range of foam carpet underlay will help make your carpet more comfortable. Choose a thickness to give the right level of insulation and comfort.

UnderfloorPink® Batts® SnugFloor®

This is a range of thermal underfloor insulation products R1.6/R2.6 Narrow & wide.

Wall/Ceiling Insulation

Please NOTE:  Timber is a natural product which expands and contracts with changing moisture.  Winter = High Moisture = Expansion.  Summer = Lower Moisture = Contraction.


Earthwool® is manufactured using recycled glass and sand. Sustainable and easy to handle with a natural brown colour. Super- soft with comfortable installation.

Natural wool products – Blanket Wool Insulation

Wall Insulation Batts

This insulation comes in a blanket form and has Thermal ratings of R2.6, R3.2 and R3.6. It can be used on walls and ceilings. The material is safe and healthy and non-toxic.

It would be very easy to place this behind Gibb Plasterboard that is screwed straight to your wooden shed walls, or a nice Tongue and groove.

Natural wool products also do an underfloor blanket.

Ametalin Pleated Silverbatts

A fibre free insulation solution, 97 % reflective on both sides with air spaces that buffer your home giving thermal comfort and energy.

Other products that have been used are Aircell and Foilboard.

Slotted Insulation Brackets

Slotted insulation brackets are used to fastening batten’s to the wall internally when installing a dual wall kit/insulation kit.

The battens will need to be at least as thick as the insulation being installed. (Ie. 40mm thick insulation, 40-45mm thick batten).

The slotted clips allow the external wall of your building to expand & contract naturally without the internal battens preventing this.

Never direct fasten battens to the wall of your log cabin.

Roof Insulation Kit

Roof Insulation for wooden kitset cabin
Insulation can now be added to the roof or your cabin to help with thermal loss and assist with thermal efficiencies.

The roof insulation kit utilises a 40mm thick, foil backed, rigid insulation board that gives your roof system a insulation rating of up to R3.3

The insulation board is installed between the asphalt shingles & the ceiling boards to assist with thermal protection.

The kit includes all the required components to install the insulation to the roof of your cabin. Foil building paper can also be installed between the insulation & the ceiling boards for added moisture protection(not included as part of the kit).

1 Comment.

  • Martin Mcgarrity
    March 6, 2021 12:29 pm

    Can you contact me about get a price for 20sheds made.
    Size is 2.4 wide x 6 metres long.
    Regards martin