SIPS Structural Insulated panels

Greatspace have chosen to use the Kingspan TEK SIP system for our eco new build project in Allendale.  GS recently made a visit to the SIPs @ Clays plant in Skipton to finalise the design and see how the panels are manufactured.

What are SIPs?

SIPs stands for Structural Insulated Panels. This building system speeds up the construction process and helps to create homes that are designed for the 21st century. SIP buildings are capable of withstanding extreme weather conditions and can be up to seven times stronger than a conventional timber frame structure.

Key Advantages Of Using SIPs

Cost Effective

SIPs provides extremely high levels of insulation and can be very airtight, meaning energy and heating costs are low. Using SIPs also increases the speed of construction, reducing on-site labour costs.

Environmentally Friendly

Sips are one of the most environmentally responsible building systems available. The outer skins of the structural insulated panels are manufactured from Oriented Strand Board (OSB3), made from young, fast growing trees. Young trees produce oxygen and remove more carbon dioxide from our atmosphere than mature trees and are renewable, recyclable, biodegradable and non-toxic.

Design Flexibility

SIPs unique properties allow for Architects to have more options, enabling the creation of unusual building shapes that other construction methods cannot support.

Quick Construction Process

The structural insulated panels are cut to size at the SIPs plant and are designed to slot together perfectly. The panels are lightweight, making them quick and easy to assemble on site.

We are very excited to get the SIPs on site and see it go from slab level to a weather tight building in less than 10 days!