Just a quick question whilst it's -1oC outside in the day and a few degrees colder over night.
Is your home gym, (I presume most people make use of a garage / out building / shed / spare room etc) Insulated, heated or cooled?
I'm currently using my garage as my home gym as I out grew my spare bedroom as it was only 12feet x 7.5 feet and in an upstairs room.
My garage gym is 15 feet x 9 feet so a little larger than the bedroom but not a massive amount.
My garage started out complete uninsulated, single skin block construction with a wooden, felt roof.
I have insulated the up and over door with 2 layers of the foil backed bubble wrap and 50mm of polystyrene insulated, all joints taped. Door frame silicone sealed and expanding foam where required.
I have also insulated the roof with 100mm of rockwool with a 50mm air gap and plasterboard underneath. I have an air con unit in the garage and a 2kw heater.
In the summer the room is much cooler than it was and almost bearable in the winter.
It takes a few minutes (10-15mins) to heat the garage upto 10 degrees or so in the winter when its just above freezing point.
The air con unit brings then temperature down to 17oC in a matter of minutes, the air con unit is good.
I have also used a rubber seal around the base of the garage and a weatherproof strip. With two layers of heavy duty carpet on the flooe (mainly to stop dust kicking up) with 18mm horse stall mats above for shock absorbtion.
I was wandering if anyone has insulated the walls, I imagine with batton and celotex or polystyrene as my walls are bloody freezing!
Will applying 25mm of celetex be enough? Is it worth losing 50mm of the width of the room for the additional warmth?
If the garage was larger 12 feet x 20 feet or so I would definately insulate it but it hardly seems worth it for such a tiny space? I also have to think of the re sale value when I sell the house in three years or so when we up size.
So there we go, have you insulated yours, heated or cooled?
Here is a pic of my tiny gym room (the pic is before my pro style dumbells arrived, rack, weight tree and with my old POS lat pull down machine.
Bear in mind I'm in the UK and are houses and garages are generally tiny.