An extension is a great way to give you and your family some extra space. It can mean staying in a house you love, as well as avoiding the stress and upheaval which comes with moving.
However, there are financial uncertainties and time constraints when you add to your existing home. In order to be confident in your project, it is essential that you choose the right building material.
Is a SIPs Home Extension Right for You?
Committing to building an extension is a huge step towards a bigger home, but you still have to decide which method and materials will best suit you.
More and more self-builders are choosing to create a SIPs extension, something we attribute to their advantages over traditional materials.
- SIPs are incredibly quick to build with
The build time associated with structural insulated panels is known throughout the construction industry. This is due to their superior, prefabricated design.
Our delivery partners Kingspan TEK can create the panels, before delivering the required amount to us. We will then cut them to the exact dimensions necessary for your SIPs home extension.
This means that when you’re ready to begin building, the process will be faster and more effective. A lot of extension frames can be constructed in as little as one weekend, speeding up the process and significantly reducing the amount you’d otherwise spend on labour.
- They’re cost-effective
Financial benefits associated with structural insulated panels don’t just stop at saved labour. In fact, they will continue to reduce your bills long after the initial build.
The 142mm Kingspan TEK panels that we use are designed to make your home airtight, and they also offer outstanding insulative properties. This means they’re excellent at keeping the warmth in, reducing the amount of money that you will need to spend on heating your home.
- They’re environmentally friendly
The jointing systems of SIPs offer superior airtightness to alternative methods. When combined with the highly-insulated core which accompanies Kingspan TEK’s 142mm panels, this results in a significant amount of additional heat being kept within the home.
- You’ll have more freedom with your design
SIPs are very versatile and strong, meaning you will have more freedom in building your designs. There are solutions for both one and two storey extensions and you could also create a habitable roof space. We have first-hand experience of the ambitious designs that can be made with SIPs, such as the cantilevered design that we helped to execute in Strathblane.
- They provide extra floor space
Building an extension means you’re wanting more floor space, an area where SIPs have an advantage. The insulative core of the Kingspan TEK 142mm panels is superior to that of conventional building materials like cement. This means they can be thinner whilst still achieving the same U Value ratings.
We can also use SIPs roof panels instead of bulky loft insulation. Their superior design will keep your home warm, whilst creating a larger, more habitable space for you to enjoy.
If you would like to learn more about creating a SIPs extension, please don’t hesitate to get in touch today.