Any design or structure can be built using structural insulated panels (SIPs), which are manufactured in various sizes, thickness, and dimensions.
SIPs are engineered panels used to construct walls, ceilings, and floors. They typically consist of a rigid foam insulation layer sandwiched between two structural skin surfaces, such as Aluzinc.
Unlike traditional wood framing building, SIPs are considerably stronger and provide other major benefits in building high-performance and energy-efficient homes.
Homes built with structural insulated panels are more airtight than those using conventional framing, and therefore more energy-efficient.
With conventional wall framing, where insulation breaks every couple of centimetres (the phenomenon is called thermal bridging), gaps can form if insulation fails or degrades in time.
effectively used in the roof building system of a custom designed home with flat, low slope roof or vaulted ceilings.
In solid large structured insulated panels, the rigid expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam provides continuous insulation, eliminating the gap issue, and preventing energy loss.
Structured insulated panels can also be custom-tailored to particular needs as the project specifications require, for roofs, floors, and walls. With prefabricated panels, any waste created in the process is recycled or reused, meaning the installation process is greener, too.
Large, single-piece panels reduce the need for interior columns and support, a noteworthy fact especially in roof building and insulation. On this note, SIPs can be effectively used in the roof building system of a custom designed home with flat, low slope roof or vaulted ceilings.
Structural insulated panels (SIPs) offer a construction system that can reduce both the construction cost and the operating cost of affordable housing while maintaining a high degree of comfort. Panels arrive on-site ready for installation, increasing the build speed.
In conclusion, SIPs offer various benefits for building design and construction for architects, designers, builders, and residents.
Did you know? The vast majority of SIPs are being manufactured using expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam board insulation, a closed-cell type of insulation.