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SIPs panels with timber skins and an EPS core are stronger, heavily insulated and a more environmentally friendly building product. Don't get caught using a less superior panel.Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) with timber skins and an EPS core is a proven building system that has been used in North America, UK, Scandinavia, Germany and through-out Europe for more than 50 years. A SIPs building is constructed by assembling together pre-manufactured SIPs panels which are heavily insulated, removing the need for additional insulation and reducing cost instantly.
SIPs Panels are a superior building product to traditional brick, timber and steel framed building methods. SIPS Industries panels are a structural panel which are pre-engineered and designed to withstand vertical and horizontal loads that exceed the competition.
SIPs Panels are joined so that there are minimal thermal breaks across the building envelope meaning the building will lose very little thermally through conductive elements within the walls or roof such as steel, or heavy mass materials. The panels and the jointing details are air-tight meaning no thermal loss through gaps in the structure, this together with the EPS (expanded polystyrene) core creates a fully insulated air-tight envelope which will not settle, break down or deteriorate over its lifetime.
SIPS Industries panels are the current go-to product for highly energy efficient homes and have proven to outperform the German Passivhaus building standards. What does this actually mean?; this quality of build will mean that the building occupants are comfortable all year round, not too hot, and not too cold. The energy required to heat and cool the building is significantly reduced so the bills are down and the low energy use means that adding renewable energy sources such as solar is a real opportunity to save money.
SIPS are one of the fastest building products one can use, estimating that a 3 bedroom, single storey home with SIPS external, SIPS internal walls and SIPS roof panels can be erected in 5-7 days, conditions dependant.
Unmatched Thermal Efficiency
It’s simple: the more thermally efficient a building is, the lower the cost to heat or cool it. With rising energy costs, thermal efficiency becomes increasingly important.
A SIPs building achieves outstanding thermal efficiency through:
- Air-tightness: Preventing hot or cool air escaping through structural ‘leaks’ in external walls maintains the internal temperature more easily. A SIPs building is as close to air-tight as you can get.
- Limited cold bridging: Cold bridges are joins in a structure where conventional insulation may be interrupted, allowing hot or cool air to transfer through stud, steel or brick work. The SIPs insulation layer is continuous to limit cold bridging.
- No insulation deterioration: SIPs insulation will not sag or physically deteriorate over time. The polystyrene insulation core remains engineered to the facing. SIPs buildings are expected to last beyond the life of the building.
For more information about SIPs technology contact SIPs Industries on (08) 9494 2211 or visit www.sips.org