Why Choose SIPS?

What are SIPS?

Highly versatile Structural Insulted Panels (SIPS) can be used for floors, walls and roofs in a range of residential, commercial and industrial building applications. This innovative, modern construction method offers lightweight structural strength, improved thermal dynamics and numerous cost saving and time benefits over traditional construction techniques and results in the production of ecologically friendly and energy efficient buildings.

Thermal Performance

Providing superior thermal performance and increase thermal dynamics lasting throughout the life of the building or structure, SIPS panels are manufactured around a solid core of polyurethane insulation. This ensures that a SIPS building is heated evenly and is free from cold spots, resulting in reduced heating costs.

Low U-Values

With a rigid polyurethane core of insulation and OSB/3, our Structural Insulated Panels can achieve U-Values as low as 0.10 Watts per Meter Squared Kelvin (W/m²K) or better, which results in savings on the building’s annual heating costs. As an additional benefit, the integrated nature of this insulation does away with the need for cavity wall insulation.

Increased Usable Space

SIPS take up less room in both roof space and floor space in comparison to masonry construction. From a roof perspective, SIPS do not require roof trusses, meaning more habitable room in the roof and from a floor perspective, SIPS offer excellent strength and insulation from a comparably smaller wall section, meaning increased floor space.

Sustainable

Manufactured from timber which is sourced from managed plantations, SIPS projects are modern, environmentally sustainable building method. Seen as an environmentally friendly building method, timber is the only renewable building material. The roll of trees in producing oxygen and removing atmospheric carbon dioxide is common knowledge, but within SIPS panels  even the polyurethane (PUR) core of insulation in the SBS Structural Insulated Panels is CFC/HCFC-free with zero Ozone Depletion Potential and has a Low Global Warming Potential (GWP).

Our SIPS are pre-engineered in a factory environment, which ensures less waste and the offsite quality assurance process minimises the amount of defects throughout the manufacturing and construction processes.

Fast Construction

Planning and Control

External and internal follow on trades can start work sooner as the SBS SIP Building System, when wrapped with a breather membrane, offers a weather-tight shell helping you complete your project faster. With a SBS SIP Building System it is easier to predict project completion times as the system is relatively simple to erect and requires no wet trades or brick layers. Using specialist in-house 3D CAD software, SBS Structural Insulated Panels can be designed to accommodate a wide variety of building applications.

Build Quality

A SBS SIP home delivers a robust and solid feel compared to other timber frame systems. This is achieved due to its solid core construction and the fixing of plasterboard directly to the inner face of the SIP Panel. Poor air-tightness is a major cause of heat loss. A SBS home provides a controllable indoor environment due to the superior air tightness of the system. This is enhanced with the use of a Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery (MVHR) system or similar. SBS Structural Insulated Panels are joined together with an insulated SIP spline providing a continuous polyurethane (PUR) core through the walls and roof of the building. This greatly improves the thermal efficiency of the building compared to timber frame studs and cavity insulation which is prone to slumping and mortar drops during the construction process.