SIPhouse 2000 - Homes with Structural Insulated Panels

The thermal efficiency and other benefits gained by housebuilding in the UK using the SIPTEC construction process, which utilises structural insulated panels ( SIP ), are emphasised.

The panels consist of a wooden outer skin and a central core of closed cellular polyurethane, have preformed conduits for services, and give U-values as low as 0.093 W/sq m/K. About 80-100 are required to form the floors, walls and roof of the average three-bedroomed house.

The engineered system reduces construction time and has costs comparable to those of timber frame or cavity wall homes. The system is approved for use in the UK, with good fire resistance being exhibited by plasterboard-faced panels.

This information has been sourced, reviewed and adapted from materials provided by SIPTEC & SIPCRETE.

For more information on this source, please visit SIPTEC & SIPCRETE.

           

Citations

Please use one of the following formats to cite this article in your essay, paper or report:

  • APA

    SIPTEC-SIPCRETE. (2019, April 23). SIPhouse 2000 - Homes with Structural Insulated Panels. AZoBuild. Retrieved on December 12, 2019 from https://www.azobuild.com/article.aspx?ArticleID=3476.

  • MLA

    SIPTEC-SIPCRETE. "SIPhouse 2000 - Homes with Structural Insulated Panels". AZoBuild. 12 December 2019. <https://www.azobuild.com/article.aspx?ArticleID=3476>.

  • Chicago

    SIPTEC-SIPCRETE. "SIPhouse 2000 - Homes with Structural Insulated Panels". AZoBuild. https://www.azobuild.com/article.aspx?ArticleID=3476. (accessed December 12, 2019).

  • Harvard

    SIPTEC-SIPCRETE. 2019. SIPhouse 2000 - Homes with Structural Insulated Panels. AZoBuild, viewed 12 December 2019, https://www.azobuild.com/article.aspx?ArticleID=3476.

Tell Us What You Think

Do you have a review, update or anything you would like to add to this article?

Leave your feedback
Submit