Structurally Insulated Panels - SIPS

Structurally Insulated Panels - SIPS from SIP Build UK

By: SIP Build UK  15/07/2012
Keywords: Modern Methods Of Construction, Sips Buildings, sbs sips

Structural insulated panels (SIPs) are a high performance building system for residential and light commercial construction. The panels consist of an insulating foam core sandwiched between two structural facings, typically oriented strand board (OSB). SIPs are manufactured under factory controlled conditions and can be fabricated to fit nearly any building design, this Offsite fabrication means that your weatherproof building shell can be complete just a few days after the ground works are ready to receive them. SIPs are fabricated using timber from sustainable sources. SIPs use less timber than timber frame and are one of the most economical and eco friendly forms of construction. The high strength to weight ratio of SIP Panels allows large sections of your building to be fitted at once, speeding up the time required on site for erection. The Offsite fabrication reduces waste and also helps reduce embodied and transport energy. The use of SIP panels on the roof allows for an open space that can be utilised as a living space which creates more floor space for the same building plot. SIP insulation exceeds the current Building Regulation requirements on its own. The high insulation and air tightness reduce the major sources of building energy use, making them one of the greenest construction materials. The foam insulation has an Ozone Depletion Potential ODP rating of zero and has a low Global Warming Potential (GWP). SIPs, through their strength and ease of connection, offer the designer more versatility than Other construction materials, allowing possibilities beyond the conventional, such as sloping walls and all with the advantages of offsite construction. The result is a building system that is extremely strong, energy efficient and cost effective. Building with SIPs will save you time, money and labour.

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SipBuild works with Architects, Contractors and self-builders to specify, order, deliver and construct structural insulation panels, one of the most economical and eco-friendly forms of construction.