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    Metal Garage

    I have a 33ftx17ft wooden garage that, after 20+ years, has decided it doesn't want to be here anymore and wants to fall down. I want to replace it and was looking at possibly a metal garage. Not as big as the one I have now but maybe a couple of them. Anyway; the question is; Condensation. Is that a problem you folks have encountered with metal garages or sheds and if you have, how have you sorted it out?
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    I have a metal roof on part of my garage and it does suffer at certain times, you can treat them with an anti condensation coating and or insulate them to solve the problem.
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    yeah condensation is a big problem, if you do nothing you will regret it

    you can get anticon stuff but its just a thin layer of felt on the underside and basically soaks up and condensation

    if you need to go metal i would board and insulate between
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    yep i'd board then damp proof membrane before adding the metal sheets if doing a whole garage. the wood helps with insulation in the winter and coolness in the summer too.
    need a job done on your project? i may be able to help.
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    Thanks folks.
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    Personally I wouldn’t have a metal garage. By the time you’ve bought the metal garage and lined it with a membrane and ply you could have built a timber one. For cheapness you can get corrugated felt/fibre sheets for the roof. They are very light and last well
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    Metal and phenolic rigid foam boards, would be the way to go,guarantee absolutely NO condensation. used it many many times
    I just picked this link, it you have a rumage about their products

    https://www.insulationshop.co/roof_i...nsulation.html

    although it says pitched roof , you get walls as well

    another phenolic company is Kingspan
    You could use Mineral Wool which more than likely is cheaper, but I have a preferance for phenolic
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    Thanks for the replies and input folks. A bit of an update; After much head scratching and re thinking I have managed to save the existing garage. I've braced the wooden lintels with angle iron, reinforced the sides and am waiting for delivery of new box section roofing sheets. Also, starting to clad the outside with feather edge boards. After that, I'm making a kind of a lean to but with box section roofing and feather edge cladding. For the floor I'm going to use crush and run. I won't be working in this lean to, just parking in it. Question is, would I need a damp proof membrane such as Visqueen or isn't that needed for this job? Many thanks.
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    Always use a membrane unless its a carport.

    I once built a small lean to like you describe, but just for storage, with very limited access.

    Dug and concreted a small footing and built a 2 brick high wall up to DPC, more like a kerb really.

    Filled and whacked the floor with rubble and levelled a layer of grit sand over, but left it down the thickness of slabs.

    Laid free reclaimed slabs dry on top of Visqueen that turned over the wall under the wall studding.

    Worked a treat and never moved, dry as a bone, so much so that when I had a larger floor to raise in a refurb property I just filled it the same way and laid Visqueen, Celotex and chip board sheets on top, no wet trades needed and very fast.

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    Thanks for that. If it's pictures of sheds or garages...yes please! I think there was a thread a while back concerning that subject...I'll have to have a scratch about and see if I can find it. Back on track; i've been having another re think; if I put a damp proof membrane down, wouldn't that stop water draining away as well as damp rising? Maybe I'm over thinking things or thinking too hard...either way is not good for me to be honest.
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