The Benefits of SIPs
There are many benefits to building your new home with Structural Insulated Panels, or SIPs … their superior thermal efficiency and environmental credentials, impressive design flexibility and structural strength or just the simplicity of the process.
However, according to our clients, one of the most appealing aspects of building a new home with SIPs panels is the much shorter build programme and the predictable timeframe the building system offers.
Ian Clay, Partner, SIPS@Clays said: “On average, a SIPs home can be erected as much as 30% - 40% faster than a traditionally constructed building.
“The off-site manufacturing process means that a typical two-storey 200m2 SIPs house, for example, will take two - three days to fabricate in our factory and around 10 days to erect the superstructure to weather resistant stage on site. Depending on the design, installation could be even less.
“Based on our current guidelines, we estimate 14 weeks from preliminary drawings to weather resistant shell.”
The Cost Savings of SIPs
As a result of your SIPs self build home being precision engineered off-site, delivered directly to your site, and then erected in super-quick time by one of our highly experienced fitting teams, you will see overall savings on your project cost too. There will be lower on-site labour costs, plant hire reductions and no bad weather disruption to eat into your budget.
In a recent white paper called The Cost of Speed which was commissioned by Kingspan Insulation to investigate how much time could be saved by switching from traditional construction to SIPs, it indicates that the Kingspan TEK Building System delivers construction cost savings of up to 2.9% in comparison to using masonry.
SIPs is the Solution
Finding the perfect balance of energy efficiency, cost, speed of build and design isn’t as tricky as you might think. By opting to build your new home with a SIPs building system, and in particular the Kingspan TEK building system, you can, indeed ‘have it all'.
So, if you have a project in mind, why not send us your plans. We’d love to discuss the benefits of SIPs and also provide a speedy quotation to bring your plans to life.
We look forward to hearing from you.