We understand the complexities of building design and offer practical solutions to ensure system interfaces are both robust and aesthetic.

David Ball -
Director

Structural Insulated Panel Systems (SIPs)

Structural Insulated Panels, SIPs, are an advanced, modern method of timber panel construction, offering far superior insulation, structural strength and air-tightness than traditional systems.

The composite panels are lightweight, quick to erect and do not suffer the usual problems of compression shrinkage and cold bridging associated with stud walls. Sip Projects specializes in the design, manufacture and installation of Structural Insulated Panel systems, for a variety of building types, from custom built homes, to large scale developments and commercial projects.

We work under our own Sip Projects BBa (British Board of Agrement Certificate) with our partner company Hemsec Sips to offer a complete SIP design, manufacture and installation service.

Off-site manufacture

The Structural Insulated Panel kit is fully designed and fabricated in a controlled factory environment, ensuring accurate dimensioning and tight tolerances. External finishes such as rainscreen systems are often applied to the sip panel in the factory. The end product that arrives on site is accurate and defect free. This method also gives the project manager a more predictable build programme, as deliveries can be scheduled in advance and erection times are known.

 

Lightweight Steel Framing Systems (SFS)

SFS is a versatile fast track building system manufactured from lightweight, cold roll formed galvanized steel sections which are screw fixed together on site.

This system is ideal for projects where the speed of construction and / or a lightweight frame is crucial. The stud size, spacing and anchorage are all determined by floor-to-floor heights, deflection criteria and lateral wind pressures.

  • Speed of construction. SFS infill will reduce the time of construction when used instead of traditional block work by several weeks.
  • On high rise applications costs can be saved by reducing the size of pilings and ring beam.
  • Removal of wet trades which reduces construction time lost to inclement weather.
  • 100% recyclable product.
  • This also results in a reduction in noise pollution to the area surrounding the site.
  • Flexibility of system which enables site deviations in concrete and HRS frames to be overcome.
  • Enables buildings to be rapidly enclosed to enable internal Drylining to commence whilst the exterior of the building is still being completed.

 

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