Does your Eco SIPs building system have third party approvals? Our Eco SIPs Homes building system has C.A.T.G SIP Mark certification. This is like a BBA certificate or BM Trada Q Mark certificate. They are all issued based on the same principles. The factory processes and procedures, and on-site frame erectors are audited annually. The audits are carried out by a UKAS accredited third party auditor to ensure the high standards required to become certified are maintained. The
I read an article in an online architectural magazine recently. The false claims made in the article inspired me to write this blog to set the record straight. It was alleged that OSB was like Weetabix, and when it got wet from just a few days exposure to rain it would swell and turn to mush. Looking at the two side by side there is no doubt they do look a little similar, however that doesn't mean the physical properties are the same! Please read on to find out the facts. The
Clients often ask me to explain what is and what isn't included in an Eco SIPs Homes Structural Insulated Panel house kit. We do give all customers a full breakdown of what is included with the kit and what we exclude in our quotations, however, some clients want to know before quote stage what we supply so I thought I would write a short blog with an illustration (below) to help explain what we supply. Our team of in house design technicians convert architects building regul
In the UK structural insulated panels are available with a number of different insulation cores; expanded polystyrene (EPS), extruded polystyrene (XPS), polyisocyanate (PIR) and polyurethane (PUR). Our panels are made with EPS. Find out why EPS is the leading insulation material for the construction industry by clicking HERE
Yes, air tightness is crucial in eliminating heat loss from a building. The superior air tightness of SIPs and the jointing method can create an airtight structure that meets all the new Building Regulation requirements. [endif]Our SIP panels help to develop a whole house thermal envelope, which has excellent air tightness. Ventilation and heat recovery is achieved through a Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery system (MVHR). Centralised systems: Can be difficult to inte
When Eco SIPs Homes Structural Insulated Panels are used as part of a through wall build up they can achieve a fire resistance of up to 90 minutes meeting all current requirements for Building Regulations. For more information click on the image below to read the structural Timber Association SIPS Technical Bulletin on fire.
The time savings over timber frame or traditional methods of construction can be significant, if an experienced SIPS installer is undertaking the build (up to 65% less time to construct). The separate steps of timber framing, insulating and sheathing are eliminated due to the composite nature of SIPS SIPS design flexibility allows architects to design window and door apertures into the structural envelope reducing the need for traditional supports and lintels. Sips Panels are