SIPs (Structural Insulating Panels)
Structural Insulated panels are a clever, energy efficient, labour efficient way of enclosing your timber frame structure. SIPs are prefabricated roof and wall panels consisting of an outer and inner layer of OSB sandwiching an insulating layer of Styrofoam. Our panels are prefabricated in Delta, B.C. by our supplier Insulspan using their computerized milling equipment (similar to the machinery used to cut our timbers). Panels are prefabricated with all door and window openings as well as wiring chases and complex roof geometry. This allows for panels to install very quickly. Our ability to design with 3D CAD files and share these files with our timber and SIP supplier ensures that the panels and timbers fit like a glove.
Benefits of SIPs:
• Environmentally friendly (30% better insulation than conventional 2×6 walls)
• Speed of construction – prefabrications allows rapid onsite assemble
• Excellent integration and structural performance with timber frame construction