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Hi just had a new workshop built and I'm now looking at insulation and cladding the interior. Does anyone have suggestions on materials for either please?
 

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I can help with exterior cladding ideas, but not interior, that's quite unusual I think?
Maybe it isn't....
 

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Plywood seems to work well for inside though.... or OSB, or TGV pine/spruce etc if you like
 

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I used the cheapest 18mm chipboard from B&Q. It takes the load of many heavy items hanging on it and is still going strong after 15 years.
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Rigid board insulation will have the best thermal performance at a higher cots, though you can get seconds at a reduced price. My entire workshops insulation came to about 78 quid, 60mm in the walls and 120mm in the roof.

As for the walls, I just went with OSB painted white. if you want a smoother finish you could do MDF (preferably MR).
 

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Lined my shed with OSB then painted it white.
On reflection I might have gone for ply for a smoother finish.

If I keep reminding myself it's just a shed then OSB is fine but it takes a few coats of emulsion to cover the rough surface and the pin holes.
 

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Hi just had a new workshop built and I'm now looking at insulation and cladding the interior. Does anyone have suggestions on materials for either please?
I used Gyproc plasterboards for the inner walls and ceiling of my workshop for one very good reason: they are fire-proof! Okay, special care has to be taken when fastening stuff to Gyproc, but I found a glue gun does a good job if the glue is well spread. Insulation in the ceiling is almost 10" fibreglass batts,, and in the walls 4", so the heat pump has a very easy job to keep it warm in winter, even at minus 20 . That last image is a Xmas greeting from down under, the Xmas spider (Austracantha minax). Had a fair few of them around the house at yuletide in WA. Very spectacular, and not poisonous.
Should maybe post some more recent pictures of the workshop, as it is quite different these days, and most of the woodworking machinery are on lockable coasters.
 

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My workshop is (outside in) timber cladding, thermalite blocks, rigid foam insulation, construction ply. A teeny little oil-filled radiator keeps it toasty, and it stays cold in summer. The roof is that rubber membrane stuff, thicker foam, ply. I think there's an air gap in there too.
 

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Use T&G chipboard flooring sheets in 8x2. Cheap, waterproof if you buy the right sort, easy to work with and give a nice smooth surface with tight joints.
 

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OSB is really not very good when putting screws into it and then if u have to move the screw a midge.....cost for cost I'd pay the extra for ply.....
Jonn from Norway is right as for fire saftey....
in the past I have fixed/glued plywood odds n ends behind the plasterboard as a sandwich to where I was going to hang/screw something heavy....
on one wall in an early workshop of mine I lined it with 3/4 ply then put the plaster board ovr the top....
lastley, OSB however u finish it grabs hold of DUST.....which drives me nuts....
 

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cutpriceinsulation.co.uk cheapest I found for ply, 12mm hardwood ply £28.20, 18mm £38.50, cheaper than OSB.
 

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