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.

           

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