SIPS Frequently Asked Questions

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Why does Kingspan TEK Haus Building System use OSB 3 instead of plywood?
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Why do Kingspan TEK SIP’s have better (higher) R-values than conventional framing?
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Who can build the Kingspan TEK Building System?
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Why are SIP’s so much stronger?
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Why is the Kingspan TEK Building System more environmentally responsible?
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Why is the Kingspan TEK Building System so much better?
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Why aren't SIP’s more widely used in the UK and Ireland?
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Why aren't SIP’s more widely used in the UK and Ireland?
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What type of construction can the Kingspan TEK Building System be used for?
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What Tools do I Need to Install the Kingspan TEK Building System?
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What ventilation systems can be used with a Kingspan TEK Building System and is it necessary?
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What type of roof finishes can be used with the Kingspan TEK Building System?
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What finishes can I use with the Kingspan TEK Building System?
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What is the best heating system for the Kingspan TEK Building System?
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Is the TEK Building System sustainable over the lifetime of the property?
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Is the Kingspan TEK Building System vulnerable to insects and pests?
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Structurally, can panels replace timber-frame and masonry construction?
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What ground floor construction can be used with the Kingspan TEK Building System?
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What about getting a mortgage for when building using the Kingspan TEK Building System?
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How will the Kingspan TEK Building System be delivered to site?
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How much wastage will have to be budgeted for from Kingspan TEK Panels?
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How much extra cost is it to build a house with room in roof?
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If the panels or floors get wet during erection, will it affect them long term?
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If I have a door in an internal load bearing wall, I will have to use a non standard door size?
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If I don't need an engineered 'I'-beam ceiling, can I use traditional timber?
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How are the R-values and thermal conductivities calculated?
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How do I install kitchen units, boilers and shelving?
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How do you install wiring?
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How do you install plumbing?
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How energy efficient are Kingspan TEK s SIP's?
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How is the Kingspan TEK Building System Egan Compliant?
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How long does it take to erect the Kingspan TEK Building System?
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How does the Kingspan TEK Building System save so much on labour?
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How does the cost of a Kingspan TEK Building System compare to a timber frame?
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How do you install wiring?
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How does the Kingspan TEK Building System react to fire?
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How much does a Kingspan TEK Building System Panel Weigh?
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Is the SIP technology new in the United Kingdom?
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Will using SIP panels limit design?
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Will I have any building control problems with the Kingspan TEK Building System?
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How and where should I store the Kingspan TEK Building System Panels?
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Does the Kingspan TEK Building System need a vapour barrier?
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How are Kingspan TEK panels joined together?
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How and where should I store the OSB 3 boards for the floors?
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Are there contractors who are specially trained to build Kingspan TEK Building System?
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Are Kingspan TEK Building System SIP's Structural?
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Are builders and developers using the Kingspan TEK Building System today?
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Can I cut an opening in the panel at a later stage if I want to move a window or door?
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Do SIP’s Come Pre-Framed With Windows and Doors?
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Do I need a crane to install panels?
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Can you get a thinner panel for internal walls?
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How are SIP’s made?
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What is the Kingspan TEK Building System?


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