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SIPs Manufacturing from SIPs Contractors in Wiltshire
Exploring the Durability of SIPs

Based in Lymington near Bournemouth, Dorset, New Forest SIPs Ltd are specialist SIPs contractors who regularly serve clients based in Wiltshire. Our team of SIPs designers and SIPs installers offer various quality services for Structurally Insulated Panels. This includes:

  • SIPs Design Work

  • SIPs Manufacturing (Including Bespoke SIPs)
  • SIPs Installation

  • Construction of Eco Friendly Homes with Sustainable Materials

If you want to learn more about what we do, call us on 01590 642087. Whether it’s bespoke SIPs or anything related to sustainable materials, our SIP contractors are happy to discuss it and make arrangements for any of our services.

There are many benefits of structurally insulated panels that our SIPs designers and SIPs installers can point out to you. One of their best qualities is their durability. We would like to delve deeper into this aspect of SIPs so you can better understand why we use them to create eco friendly homes in Wiltshire.

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How Long Can SIPs Last?

In our work as specialists in SIPs design and SIPs manufacturing, we can confirm that SIPs installations are extremely long-lasting. On average, SIPs panels can last over 60 years, with some standing the test of time and lasting for 90 years, especially if they’re well-maintained and not installed in moist areas. They’ve even been known to withstand tropical storms, including category 4 and 5 hurricanes. Given their strength, it’s no surprise that they’ve become one of the most popular construction materials in the past few years.

How Do SIPs Panels Compare to Other Materials?

As SIPs contractors operating in Wiltshire, the main alternatives we’ve seen to our SIPs installations are ICFs (insulated concrete forms) and spray foam. When compared to these two options, SIPS manufacturing and SIPs design ensure that they don’t degrade the same way because they’re wind and watertight. This is achieved by sandwiching foam insulation between two OSB boards (Oriented Strand Boards), reducing cold-bridging and increasing their lifespan in the process. Furthermore, thanks to SIPs design, SIPs are more cost-efficient, easier to assemble, and made from sustainable materials, making them ideal for eco friendly homes.

In particular, when compared with ICFs, SIPs are overall the wiser choice for our customers in and around Wiltshire. It’s true that ICFs are more energy-efficient and fire-resistant due to their Fox blocks. However, insulated concrete forms generally cost more to install and have indoor humidity problems. Most builders don’t recommend ICFs for homeowners who live in a cold climate such as that of the UK because they transfer heat from the inside, leaving your property feeling colder than it would be otherwise. If you wish to learn more about SIPs and how they stack up against similar materials, get in touch with our team to learn more about this topic.

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For SIPs contractors providing SIPs manufacturing in Wiltshire, give New Forest SIPs Ltd a call on 01590 642087 today.
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