SIPs panels can be used extensively within the construction industry:

SIPs are a high-performance composite building system, comprising of panels consisting of a layer of insulation sandwiched between two layers of structural facing. Most commonly our panels consist of one layer of efficient platinum insulation (a unique form of Expanded Polystyrene) bonded to two layers of OSB. We can also offer panels with either MgO or PVC covered OSB or a hybrid system allowing more flexibility for the design of the building. The special way that SIPs panels are constructed allows them to perform in a similar way to a steel I-beam, forming a very strong structural building panel, which is up to 7 times stronger when compared to timber frame construction.

The panels are joined together using insulated spines that minimises the amount of air that can permeate through the joint, making a very airtight construction. This system of joining does away with cold bridges at panel joints. This results is a building that is very energy efficient making it cheap to run. Because of this air tightness the building will need to be ventilated and we recommend mechanical ventilation with heat recovery (MVHR) system.

SIPs panels are environmentally friendly and ecologically sound, up to seven times stronger than timber frame construction, more energy efficient, quicker to erect and provide an airtight environment. They are the innovative building construction method of the 21st Century allowing rapid construction of domestic houses and commercial buildings.

They are manufactured under factory-controlled conditions, so quality is continually monitored to ensure consistency and accuracy with most designs being catered for. The result is that the use of SIPs will allow for easier and precise installation which will save time, money and reduce labour costs.