Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) represent a fast, simple and cost-effective alternative to 'wet' build construction. The most popular form of SIP is Open-Cell Insulated Timber Frame Panel.
Types of Structural Insulated Panel (SIP):
Open-cell insulated timber frame panel system with factory-fitted dry insulation - the UK's most popular.
- Mineral Fibre SIPs
Closed-cell sandwich metal or timber panel system with an injected rigid mineral fibre core insulation.
- Foam Glass SIP's
Closed-cell metal sandwich panel system with an injected foam glass insulation.
A typical SIP Sandwich make-up
In our view, the open-cell timber frame panel system is the UK's fastest-growing method of construction for many reasons, and could be seen as a far superior alternative to Sandwich Panels (what is typically known as a SIP).
Benfield ATT's Flexi-SIP system (based on the most popular Open-Cell Insulated Timber Frame Panel technology) has been seen by many as being superior to sandwich panel SIP systems, including recieving the following feedback:
- Increased design flexibility
- Save money
- Less problems on site
- Easier installation
- Completely 'dry' system
- Has been pre-tested to up to 6 Storeys
- Flexible acoustic and energy options
- Enhanced durability (with a 60-Year Structural Warranty)
- Carbon-neutral to the point of our factory gate
- Easy installation of plasterboard and service ducts