More and more New Zealanders are recognising the benefits of sustainable houses. That means the design elements that make them so effective are becoming more popular as well.
One such design element is SIPs, an innovative way to build the floor, roof, and walls of a home in a way that minimises both labour costs and build times and maximises energy efficiency. To learn more about SIPs and how they can be used as a vital element within a high-performance home, read on.
What are SIPs?
SIPs, or Structural Insulated Panels, are high-performance, thermally efficient composite panels, in which an insulating layer of polystyrene is sandwiched between two layers of structural strand board. This alternative build material offers a new way to construct the building envelope—walls, roof, and floors—for residential and commercial buildings.
Our SIPs are made and cut by Formance in Christchurch, and Craft Homes is one of only four preferred installers in Auckland.
Toby and Cat Tilsley