Have you taken a SIP? - Build 198 (2023)

Abbreviation
Have you taken a SIP?
Valid from
1/10/2023

Information provider
BRANZ Limited
Author
David Hindley
Information type
BUILD article
Format
Website, PDF

Description

Structural insulated panels (SIPs) are relatively new to Aotearoa New Zealand residential buildings, but they have benefits in thermal performance and construction speed that are making them increasingly popular.

Structural insulated panels (SIPs) themselves are not a new arrival. Think of a commercial cold store and steel-skinned panels with an insulating core probably come to mind. Those are SIPs, and that type has been around for decades. What is new is the expanding variety of skins and cores now available and the growing use of SIPs in home building.

Scope

This article includes:

  • What SIPs comprise
  • Advantages and disadvantages
  • Building with SIPs
    • Cladding and lining
    • Wiring and plumbing
  • Building Code compliance
    • B1 Structure and B2 Durability
    • C Protection from fire
    • H1 Energy efficiency
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Description

Structural insulated panels (SIPs) are relatively new to Aotearoa New Zealand residential buildings, but they have benefits in thermal performance and construction speed that are making them increasingly popular.

Structural insulated panels (SIPs) themselves are not a new arrival. Think of a commercial cold store and steel-skinned panels with an insulating core probably come to mind. Those are SIPs, and that type has been around for decades. What is new is the expanding variety of skins and cores now available and the growing use of SIPs in home building.

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Have you taken a SIP? - Build 198 (2023)
Description

Structural insulated panels (SIPs) are relatively new to Aotearoa New Zealand residential buildings, but they have benefits in thermal performance and construction speed that are making them increasingly popular.

Structural insulated panels (SIPs) themselves are not a new arrival. Think of a commercial cold store and steel-skinned panels with an insulating core probably come to mind. Those are SIPs, and that type has been around for decades. What is new is the expanding variety of skins and cores now available and the growing use of SIPs in home building.

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Have you taken a SIP? - Build 198 (2023)

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