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Fish Room Insulation For Perth Weather

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#1 Departure

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Posted 16 December 2017 - 09:00 AM

Just looking for some advice on insulation, I am in the process of building an outside fish room made from timber with weather board cladding and colorbond sheet roofing, just wanting to know what sort of insulation I would need for Perth weather? it is a 7mx3m and 2.4m high with an "A" frame roof, I am sure there are people who have done similar builds on this forum, so I would really like to know what you guys used and how it worked out for you during the Perth seasons. Also any recommendation on heating/cooling equipment, I don't really want to go a split system, I was thinking more of a portable device that can heat and cool(Portable split system type thingy) 

 

 

 

This is where I am up to so far, don't mind the mess its still in construction...

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Thanks in advanced..



#2 Delapool

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Posted 16 December 2017 - 12:35 PM

Looks like you have the pond in?!

#3 Departure

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Posted 16 December 2017 - 01:00 PM

It was one of those deals with the misses, she wanted a pool for kids and I wanted a fish room... hehe but yes once the pool novelty wears off for misses, the pool will be become a pond 


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#4 Delapool

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Posted 16 December 2017 - 03:30 PM

Must admit I have a portable above-ground pool (still a really good size, just shallow) and not getting many in it. In idle moments, I’ve thought about stocking it :)

#5 Chopstick_mike

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Posted 16 December 2017 - 08:01 PM

Depending on if your sheeting the inside just use R4 condensed bats on the the ceiling and walls then sheet over it , also You would be better if going a split system instead of the portable ones as they chew the power

#6 Stretch

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Posted 17 December 2017 - 09:30 PM

I'm assuming you want to heat/cool the whole room rather than individual tanks? I've got a 7m x 6m wide shed that houses two large tanks. I wrapped the walls and put the wool insulation on the roof. I don't use air con and only run tank heaters for the really cold months and have never had a problem but it would be easier to heat the whole room with heaps of tanks. Good ventilation is the key for me plus the roof is 4 metres high to help with the heat. I'd hate to see your power bill if you are running a split system 24/7. Maybe get some solar panels to offset your power bill? Good luck either way, looking good so far

#7 Departure

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Posted 28 December 2017 - 12:33 AM

Thanks for the suggestions, I ended up using Ametalin Thermalbreak 7 Insulation for the roof and RC4 batting for the walls, its coming along nicely, Just need to get the wiring done and gyprock aqua boards for the walls 


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