What are SIPs Panels? A guide from SIPS@Clays.

SIPs Panel building is known as a modern or advanced method of construction. Made up of a high performance, rigid insulating foam core, sandwiched between and bonded to structural oriented strand board (OSB), the structural insulated panels are extremely strong with built in thermal performance.

With superior airtight qualities, low U values and minimal thermal bridging, SIPs Panels are a high performance building solution that has revolutionised the construction industry.

When asked “What are SIPs?” our answer is simple… it’s an inherently flexible building solution with many benefits. It creates an airtight superstructure perfect for homes, offices or commercial premises. Structural Insulated Panels are the ideal building system for self builders and developers who want a speedy, cost effective building method that is eco-efficient and flexible in design.

Speak to one of our expert design team to see how you can design and build a SIP panel home with SIPS@Clays. We will work with you, your architect or main contractor to provide an ideal SIPs solution to your build project.

SIPS Quick Guide

  • Energy efficient pre-insulated super structure
  • Thermally efficient
  • Airtight construction
  • Speedy build
  • Ideal for smaller or tight sites
  • Off-site precision engineered
  • Cost effective
  • Reduced labour requirements
  • Eco-efficient
  • Room in Roof option
  • Flexibility of Design
  • Minimal Waste
  • Green Credentials

Cost-Effective, Zero Carbon Homes

Ready for the Future…

What are the environmental benefits of SIPs?

Housing currently contributes to 27% of Britain’s carbon dioxide emissions. However, the insulating properties of SIPs have now made it possible to build cost-effective, zero carbon homes and buildings that are ready for the future.

SIPs are one of the most ecologically friendly building materials on the market. They can help homeowners to dramatically reduce their heating bills and significantly increase available living space in the build.

How can SIPs increase living space?

Instead of a traditional trussed rafter roof with bulky glass wool insulation above the ceiling, SIPs can be used to construct the roof itself (they are typically sat on a ridge and purlins). When an additional floor is fitted, this can create a very clean roof space, freeing up valuable extra living accommodation.

SIPs technology is regarded by many influential figures as the future of the UK construction industry. It offers versatility and can be used in a wide variety of builds. SIPs tick all the boxes for 21st century living and offer a huge range of advantages throughout the building process. And the best bit is that buildings using SIPs really won’t cost the earth… in more ways than one.

What Are Structural Insulated Panels?