Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) are an alternative structural building solution designed to be used as cost eﬀective option to traditional floors, walls, ceilings and roofs. SIPs consist of an insulated core of Expanded Polystyrene (EPS), or others on request, laminated with Orientated Strand Board (OSB) on either side of it. The thickness of the insulation can vary depending on the thermal and structural requirements of a project. As OSB is an engineer product, it is very strong, and in combination with EPS, makes SIPs a load bearing structural panel.
Structural Insulated Panels can be used in a range of diﬀerent building design styles, from traditional to ultra-modern. Buildings constructed with SIPs look no diﬀerent to traditionally constructed homes, however, SIPs construction enables innovative designs with a large choice of finishes that can be fixed to the faces of the panels.
GREEN BUILDING ADVANTAGES
The key environmental advantage of designing and building with Structural Insulated Panels is the ability to create a high performance building envelope. The rigid insulation core provides continuous insulated properties across the panels width and length. This reduces the thermal bridging created by timber and will in turn decrease the amount the building owner spends on heating and cooling.
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