What Are Structural Insulated Panels?
Perhaps the simplest answer to the question ‘What are SIPs?’ is: “innovative, cost effective and environmentally friendly insulation panels”.
Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) symbolise a radical change in building design and technology. With environmental issues likely to dominate all our lives for the foreseeable future, the building industry is adapting new technologies to develop a brand new type of energy efficient and environmentally friendly housing.
Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) will be at the forefront of this radical change in building design and technology.
SIPs are a building system that speeds up the construction process as well giving us homes that are designed for 21st century living. With their unique insulating properties, SIPs bring a number of major benefits to the construction process and can dramatically increase the heat retention of buildings.
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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.