Top 5 Benefits of Structural Insulated Panels

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Structural insulated panels are the basis of flat pack house technology and the building system revolutionising the construction industry. Here, leading manufacturer of structural insulated panels SIP Direct ( highlights the top five benefits of these composite building panels:

1. Environmentally friendly

Structural insulated panels are just about the most environmentally friendly construction system available. SIP Direct's composite panels use less timber than standard timber frames. The insulating core of the foam panels boast an Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP) of zero and a very low Global Warming Potential (GWP). The panels are light which saves inherent energy and energy in transportation, while off-site construction reduces waste.

2. Money saving

The impressive thermal properties of the foam panels not only saves energy, but also saves money in energy bills. Structural insulated panels are also low-cost per unit which makes any flat pack home or other construction project far cheaper than traditional construction.

3. Outstanding quality

Both the inherent materials of SIP Direct insulated panels and the application of them represent outstanding quality. When it comes to materials, the insulation performance of the panels does not just meet building regulation requirements, it exceeds them, and they are also incredibly air-tight (1-3 m3/hr/m2 at 50Pa.). In application, the panels allow for construction which is far superior to that of traditional construction thanks to the absence of trusses.

4. Off-site construction

SIP Direct structural insulated panels are fabricated off-site. This is a significant advantage on a number of levels: less on-site waste; less time spent managing on-site builders; the ability to build a weatherproof ‘shell' in just a couple of days from which the rest of the construction can take place.

5. Fast and flexible

As mentioned above, a weathertight construction can be in place within a couple of days (after the foundations have been laid). A flat construction site can be transformed into a working construction with surprising speed, making this the fastest construction method available. The flexibility comes from the strong yet light panels themselves which are easy to connect into a number of versatile positions.

A fast, efficient, simple and environmentally conscious construction method which is also low-cost: no wonder structural insulated panels and flat pack technology is the fastest growing construction method in today's market. Find out more at the SIP Direct website at

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Editor's Note: Structural Insulated Panels Direct ( is represented by the search engine advertising and digital marketing specialists Jumping Spider Media. Please direct all press queries to Louise Byrne. Email: or call: +44 (0)20 3070 1959 / +34 952 783 637.

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This article was published on 2010/11/18