Whether you have a simple shed in your backyard or a commercial scale building, it’s a good idea to line the inside of your shed to keep the heat out or the cool in. Sheds that are used for food processing are somewhat different from those used to grow plants or as workshops because cleanliness is a major consideration as food is involved.
Anyone with a food processing shed can learn how to line it in a cost effective way without compromising the fire safety or other standards. Before you start working on a shed lining project, here are a few things to keep in mind.
Decide To What Extent You Want To Line Your Shed
Do you want to line the entire interior surface of your shed, or do you just want to line part of it? Most people line the walls and the ceiling and leave the floor. If you are on a strict budget or have limited insulating material, you should prioritise the areas that are most susceptible to exposure. In the case of food processing sheds, you can line parts of the shed where the food is processed and stored and leave out the part where the equipment is placed. Some people decide to line half of their shed and leave the other half exposed if the shed it too big. The decision is yours, and you can base it on the current costs of materials and what your budget is like.
Consider the Best Lining Material
Many manufacturers produce lining and insulating materials for sheds. If you walk into any hardware, you will be spoiled for choice. However, the manufacturers of most lining materials compromise on fire safety because they want to reduce production costs. As a matter of fact, Insuliner is the only lining material that currently meets the fire safety regulations.
Choose Insuliner Because It Meets Fire Safety Regulations
If you want to ensure that your shed meets the safety standards for fire protection, Insuliner is the only product that adheres to the safety guidelines. Most people think that fire is not an actual threat in a steel shed, but if you are a cautious shed owner, it is better to be safe than sorry.
Lining Around Ventilation and Windows
Food processing sheds need to be well ventilated and lit. While lining the shed, you should make sure that there is enough airflow and light on the inside while at the same time making sure that the openings are not so big that the inside is still exposed to the elements. Insuliner can be nailed or clipped over the windows and ventilations. The material covering the openings can then be cut off around the frames, and you can use duct tape to tape the edges to the frames.
The Inside Appearance of Food Processing Sheds
As we mentioned earlier, sheds used to process food should be clean on the inside to prevent food contamination. Insuliner has a silver surface, and it provides enough aesthetic and hygienic value to the food processing shed. With Insuliner, further wallpapering is not necessary.