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We have recently finished work on a SIPs construction project for a self-build home on the edge of the small village of Duckington near Malpas, Cheshire. The roof went up last Wednesday, creating a virtually watertight structural shell that will maximise living space and enable self builders the Gidlows to make the most of their idyllic countryside views.

Neil Gidlow first met SIPS@Clays at the National Homebuilding & Renovating Show in Birmingham. When he got planning consent to demolish his tired bungalow and replace it with a building that would be more roomy, modern and energy efficient, SIPs (structural insulated panels) were the first solution to spring to mind.

How We Used SIPs to Make the Most of the Space

While the site’s virtually unspoilt location was, of course, extremely enviable, it did impose several planning restrictions on the build in terms of size and height. Neil needed a building system that would make the most of the space that was available to him, making SIPs the perfect choice.

He settled on a SIPs build with a gable roof featuring six dormer windows. This would maximise the floor area and headroom in the roof space without exceeding restrictions on external ridge height. Meanwhile, the large windows would enable him to capitalise on the natural light and enjoy the idyllic views over the fields.

The SIPs roof is now complete, leaving Neil to get on with cladding the outside in brick and slate. He and his wife are currently living in a caravan on site, so they are very pleased to be able to crack on and get the house habitable before winter!

Will the Gridlows get the house finished before the cold weather sets in? Watch this space for news on the finished project…

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If you’re looking to overcome limitations on size and height in your self-build project, SIPS@Clays can help you make the most of the space you have whilst ensuring an excellent standard of building performance.

Call 01756 799498 or browse our website for more information on SIPs and the service that we provide.