The number of people choosing to self-build their home has increased in recent years. Building and designing a home that is tailored to your aesthetic needs and has the high levels of energy efficiency you’re looking for, while still coming in on budget is no easy task.
At SIPs Scotland, we believe we have the answer. We make your home before you build it. SIPs or Structural Insulated Panels are the future of home building. Wall, ceiling and roof parts are manufactured to exact specifications in a factory setting, then delivered direct to any construction site for easy assembly. The Kingspan TEK panel is manufactured to provide extremely high levels of energy efficiency.
Your project design would then be cut to exact size using CNC cutting technology to ensure that installation on site is completed without the faults and issues often encountered with traditional methods of construction.
Why SIPs Construction?
Flexibility for Modern Construction
This is a product that has design flexibility built into every stage of the construction process. Individual insulated panels can be created to any design specification and quickly delivered on site for trouble free assembly. That means you can be sure when you work with an architect that your dream home is being realised.
Because it’s a factory controlled process there’s a lot less chance of any building defects that can cause problems at a later date. Every panel comes from the same factory source so you benefit from less transportation and delivery problems, helping to keep down the costs.
Airtight Energy Efficient Homes
SIPs comes with excellent levels of insulation – that means you can build your home with energy efficiency at its heart, reducing fuel bills and minimising your carbon footprint.
Ease of Build
Construction is simply joining the pre-fabricated panels on site, offering a faster more efficient build program time in comparison to other methods of construction. That’s because the majority of the work is done in the factory where your panels are produced to order and the specifications of your architect.
With less time spent creating the frame of your new build, services like electricians and plumbers can get to work faster, further speeding up the construction process and realising your new home in less time.
Once your project has been designed and engineered you will know the exact cost of the SIPS system before it arrives on site. As long as the ground conditions and other trades are in place as and when required on the project you will also be given a very accurate build program time for installation of the SIPs on site. SIPS is one of the fastest, most cost effective and predictable methods of construction in the market place today.
Sustainable Homes for the Future
The Kingspan TEK® building system may can also help to lower carbon emissions along with fuel bills due its excellent thermal performance and air tight qualities.
Is My Project Suitable for SIPs?
The simple answer is yes. The Kingspan TEK® Building System delivered by SIPs Scotland has been used to construct properties for a wide range of projects across the UK. It’s not only easy to erect, it can be used for any building design up to 4 stories, which makes it perfect for home building.
New Home Building
The main area where SIPs have been deployed in recent years has been with new builds, both privately and in the wider construction industry. Increasingly, however, they’re being in used in areas like extensions and house renovations.
Finding Your Architect
You don’t need a specialist SIPs architect to design your new home. At SIPs Scotland, we’ve built relationships with many architects over the years and worked closely with them to ensure our clients get exactly the design and construction they’re looking for.
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