While everyone else was talking about it, we proved it could be
done - we built
The result is award-winning, affordable, aspirational and contemporary homes, built
to passive standards that appeal to everyone and cost the same as traditional
builds, yet cost less in energy.
Our technique uses the
Structural Insulated Panel (SIP) as the basis for the air-tight
inner living envelope - a highly efficient structure that can be clad in a variety
of normal exterior walls. Space heating is reduced by at least 90%.
These can be designed by your architect and building contractor to be suitable for
either social or private homes, these techniques are also suitable for commercial
and public buildings, such as offices and schools.
Using off-site manufacture of the SIP envelope, the final build cost
is optimised, and delays due to unpredictable weather and site issues are minimised.
We all know that
Government is committed in "Building a Greener Future: policy statement"
(PDF, 268kb) to "achieve a zero carbon goal in three
25% improvement in the energy/carbon performance
set in Building Regulations;
2016: zero carbon.
Our long term goals include supporting the existing timber frame industry with an
energy efficient SIP panel solution that will enable these established companies
to meet the building regulations for the future.