Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) are a high-performance building system ideally suited to new builds, whether residential, commercial or industrial.
SIP systems are used throughout Europe and North America, and are regarded by many in the UK as the future of the house building industry.
SIPs are formed with a high thermal performance rigid Polyurethane (PUR) core of insulation sandwiched between two outer skins of oriented strand board (OSB/3). The panels provide an extremely durable, strong and energy-efficient building option that easily meets and exceeds the more stringent building regulations now being introduced, and are set to replace traditional construction methods such as timber framing and insulation. Their many benefits include: –
Exceptional Thermal Performance
Once installed, SIPs deliver unrivalled insulation and air tightness, which reduces energy costs over the building’s lifetime. They are known to be around 50% more energy efficient than traditional timber framing. A SIPs system has minimal thermal bridging and delivers excellent air tightness, which lends itself ideally to Passivhaus and Low Energy building standards.
SIPs are highly energy efficient and therefore contribute positively to the environment by reducing CO2 levels. They also use significantly less energy during the manufacturing process compared to traditional construction methods and have lower embodied energy than traditional construction materials, such as steel, concrete and masonry.
Speed of construction
A home from JML SIPs is designed and manufactured offsite in our own ISO accredited factory. This allows the building to be assembled onsite quickly and made watertight in a matter of days. This reduces costs such as project management, scaffolding, plant hire and much more. On completion of the kit, you have a highly insulated structure ready for follow on trades.
A JML SIPs structure is up to seven times stronger than a conventional timber frame building. This makes it a popular building method in areas subject to high winds and harsh conditions, such as the Highlands and Islands of Scotland.
SIPs can be engineered and fabricated to suit any design of building, allowing architects and clients the flexibility and creative freedom to develop aesthetically pleasing designs.
Habitable Roof Space
Our SIPs provide vaulted ceilings throughout, eliminating the need for conventional roof trusses, and SIPs are ideally suited for a 1.5 storey design, which maximises the space available on the first floor but also simplifies the provision of vaulted open plan living areas.
Excellent Sound Proofing
SIPs have excellent sound absorption properties and are therefore quiet to live in, making them ideal for inner cities or densely populated neighbourhoods.
The benefits of SIP, such as low running costs and environmental sustainability, are increasingly well recognised.
"First class service from Commercial Manager, Derek McIntyre, at all stages of the project. Once on site, Gavin Brock and his installation team were skilled and highly efficient. JML SIPs are a great team and know their product."
G. Smith, Strathaven
"For you and your team to hit your estimated build costs at every turn and to do it before deadline was a real credit to your organisation and efficiency and a massive relief to ourselves. We could not have asked for better building contractors. John was so patient and tolerant of my crazy plans and last minute alterations to the house."
Mr & Mrs Wilson, Tree Cottage, Killearn
"We are extremely pleased with the professional service provided by JML SIPs. Not only is the work to a high standard but also the positive and client specific approach was exceptional throughout."
Robin Wilson, Auchterarder
"JML SIPs provided a friendly, efficient service which was completed within the set timescale and within budget."
Ian Reynolds, Killikrankie
"JML SIPs were very professional and conscientious throughout all the stages of the construction of this high specification property. Their attention to detail, responsiveness and service provision were first class."
Douglas Sheasby, Dunblane
"We are delighted with the high standard of renovation and extension work recently carried out by JML SIPs. John and Robin proved invaluable with help and advice as the project progressed and all the direct tradesmen employed by them were helpful, courteous and efficient. No problem was too big or small and they were very flexible with all arrangements."
Bob Lindsay, Dunkeld
"The team were courteous and hard working, arriving promptly on site every day. The site was also kept very tidy with cut blocks and slates stacked for use before any new materials were cut. Every comment from the local community about the build has been positive and I am happy to pass on the recommendation to anyone considering building a house."
Gordon Motion, Stirlingshire
JML SIPs provided a first class service in building our four-bedroom house in Moray. We were highly impressed with the design consultant who listened to our requests, came back with drawings and ideas and with us decided on the house that woud meet all our needs. We were supported through the whole building process, were consulted in respect of planning and authorisation and we felt that we were listened to all through the experience. It is not too much to say that we enjoyed the journey. During the build the workmen were well mannered and hard working. They were clearly skilled craftsmen and were confident and efficient in their work. The manager and designer were attentive to our request for change and were creative in managing any problems that arose. When we contacted the office manager and the reception staff they were friendly and very helpful. We had an excellent experience with JML SIPs and would certainly use them again if we were to build another house.
Janet & Tam McVeigh, Moray