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Structurally Insulated Panels (SIPs)

SIPS are primarily a timber-based panel that consists of two parallel faces – usually oriented strand board (OSB) or cement-bonded particleboard – with a rigid core of polyurethane (PU) foam or expanded polystyrene (EPS) inside, SIPS are a cost-effective and energy-efficient solution to a wide range of building types and can provide airtight walls and roofs. SIPS panels also offer high levels of insulation due to the use of the in-filled material. Properly used, SIPS need no other structural frame supporting them.

Systems: SIPS     Components: Building Boards