SIPs Ireland Building For The 21st Century
Structural insulated panels (SIPs) are a high performance building system for residential and light commercial construction. The panels consist of an insulating foam core sandwiched between two structural facings, typically oriented strand board (OSB). SIPs are manufactured under factory controlled conditions and can be fabricated to fit nearly any building design. The result is a building system that is extremely strong, energy efficient and cost effective. Building with SIPs will save you time, money and labour.
SIPs can be made to any thicknesses and of a variety of skin materials to meet different load span and insulation requirements. In many cases, window and door openings, gable end walls and plumb-cuts can be made in the factory according to specifications. This ensures ease of installation at the job site,
SIPs can be used in floors, walls and roofs for residential, commercial and educational applications, providing ecologically friendly and energy efficient buildings.
Unrivaled Thermal Performance
SBS Structural Insulated Panels provide superior thermal performance, which will last the life span of the building. This is due to the solid core of polyurethane (PUR) insulation throughout the structure which ensures that the building is heated evenly, remains free from cold spots and will benefit from reduced heating costs.
Sips Ireland are working in conjunction with Kingspan Ireland’s leading insulation manufacturer to design, construct and delivery this pioneering technology to customers in Ireland.
A SIPs home is environmentally friendly for several reasons; SIPs are constructed from recycled timber materials. Trees produce oxygen and remove carbon dioxide from our atmosphere. Trees are the only truly renewable building material.
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).
They are pre-engineered in a factory environment which results in less defects and wastage throughout the manufacturing and construction processes.
SIPs create more internal floor space for the same external dimensions in comparison to masonry and timber construction. This is because a SIPs structure provides excellent strength and insulation in a smaller wall section.
Installation of the structured installation panel system does not require roof trusses, therefore providing an additional habitable room in the roof.
External and internal follow on trades can start work sooner as the SIPs, when wrapped with a breather membrane, offers a weather-tight shell resulting in faster project completion. It is much easier to predict project completion times as the system is relatively simple to erect and requires no wet trades or bricklayers.