Creation of your wine cellar
The most important step to create a wine cellar is to have a room totaly insulated
for humidity and temperature control.
(view graphic bellow)
We suggest the use of cellartex 75mm, an isolant material
used in house roofs available from builder merchants.
Other insulation materials can be used such as polystyrene, polyuretane, trisodur etc.
Rock wool is not a good material to use.
The all room need to be insulated including floor and ceiling.
The internal fascia must be moisture resistant - you can use hard wood tongue & groove,shiplap spruce boarding, ceramic tiles or melanine boards.
We recommend you tile your floor area
as it is easy to keep clean and it act as a cold surface.
The volume of the room is calculated in cubic meter (m3).
Calculate the volume space by multiplying in meters :
Hight x Width x Length.
This will give you a volume in cubic meter necessary
for choosing the appropriate air conditioning unit.
Example: 2m x 3m x 2m = 12 m3 so you would use a C25 refrigeration unit
Always try to position your refrigeration unit towards the back of your cellar
and as far away from the door as possible.
Ideally the refrigeration unit should be as high as practical but not closer than 10cm from the ceiling height. The area to which your refrigeration units vents into must have adequate air circulation to allow any heat created to dissipate naturally.
We also have a specially designed unit to be place through an external wall fitted
with a heating belt to protect the unit against frost
If you want to create a wine cellar in a part of an existing room / garage / out building,
the partition wall can be made
of wood or bricks which ever is the most
convenient so far you insulated it as suggested above.
Our metal insulated door is supplied with adequate seals to prevent loss of air
and will provide complete insulation.
All our refrigeration units require a 13 amp plug socket on the
warm side of the refrigeration unit.
This need to be accessible for isolating the power.
Note: Please do not put the power inside your cellar
Made to measure wine racks will maximize the storage capacity
and will give a professional finish look to your cellar.
As an idea of storage capacity a room space of 3m x 1.5m x 2m hight
can provide storage for 1300 bottles allowing space for the door and wine cooler.
This graphic shows you how to create the insulation of the room with gaps between
existing floor, ceiling and walls of about 50mm with the new frame of the room.
It is also important to ventilate the cavities you have formed around your cellar,
to do this simply cut 50mm x 200mm holes in the out sides walls
and fit a vent cover over them.
Four vents, two at high level and two at low level should be sufficient.