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What are SIP Panels?

What are SIP Panels?

Structurally Insulated Panels (SIPS) consist of an insulating foam core that is sandwiched between two oriented strand boards also known as OSBs. SIPs are used for walls, floors and roofs. SIPS are a high performance building system that is extremely strong, energy efficient and cost effective. The main long-term savings are evident through the significant reduction in heating and cooling costs.

SIPS now account for 8% of all UK self-build construction systems.

Smartbuilds are constructed using a galvanised steel frame and sip panels. They are manufactured in the KES Group manufacturing facility in Omagh before being delivered to site ready for final installation. Smartbuild is a completely bespoke building system. SIP Panels adaptability allow a complete design freedom which allows us to design buildings bespoke to our clients specific needs.

Benefits of SIPs

Insulation – Sip panels have u-values as low as 0.10 w/m²k, limited cold bridging and superior air tightness.

Flexibility – SIP panels can be combined with other building materials, such as brick, block, stone, tiles, slate, wood, steel, and glass.

Save Construction Time – Constructed offsite results in minimal delays which results in a faster production time. Can accurately predict the builds costings and completion date.

Save Money – Energy bills can be reduced as much 50 to 60 percent in a building constructed with structural insulated panels.

Efficiency – SIP-constructed buildings are roughly 50 percent more energy efficient than those constructed with traditional framing.

Environmentally Friendly – ODP zero insulation core and OSB/3 faces made from sustainable forest resources.

Design – SIPs offer more creative freedom without the constraints of conventional building materials.

For more information on our Smartbuild process or to get a free quote, contact us today on 028 8283 1022 or drop us an email at enquiries@kesgroup.com

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