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About SIPS
(Structurally Insulated Panel System)
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What are SIPS?

SIPS (structurally insulated panel) construction is a modern method of construction delivering exceptional quality buildings within a minimal construction programme. Low environmental impact, limited waste and factory produced panels ensure that your project is delivered to extremely high levels of quality and energy efficiency. SIPS (Structurally Insulated Panel System) construction is the most modern, eco-friendly construction solution available.


SIPS construction offers significant advantages over both traditional and modular construction. A SIPS building is constructed using a series of timber wall panels, pre-manufactured in a controlled factory environment, that are produced using a formation of structural grade timber sheeting and joists. The panels are then injected with high performance foam insulation, ensuring a completely airtight section that forms part of the external building fabric. These pre-formed sections are then delivered to site and erected on top of a traditional concrete ground floor slab.


The SIPS panels are erected in an incredibly short timescale, often in a matter of days, not weeks allowing the superstructure of the building to be completed in record time. Once the superstructure is complete, both internal and external building works can commence in parallel, unlike a traditional build system and this allows the build programme to be significantly reduced. Despite the speed, both the internal and external aesthetics of the building meet the same quality and finish of a traditional building.


The design life of a SIPS structure is equal to that of a traditional build, and due to the control of production there are no thermal breaks within the building offering energy performance that outperforms any other conventional build system.


In summary, the key advantages of a SIPS building are:

- Significantly reduced onsite construction programme

- No fixed design constraints


- Minimal environmental impact and less wastage

- High thermal efficiency

- Full traditional concrete ground floor slab

- Cost effective due to reduced onsite construction programmes

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