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SIPs are in, but what are they?

Structural Insulated Panels to be precise. Doesn’t sound like a whole bundle of laughs, let’s be honest, but how many people really get excited about “building envelopes” apart from those funky ones made from straw bales or cob? But we are excited about them and are using them in our builds more and more.

SIPs are panels consisting of a foam core sandwiched between sheets of oriented strand board OSB. Why are they so good? But more to the point why am I, as an oak framer, extolling their virtues? Well, because they are a high performance, factory built, insulated shell which can be designed to fit snugly to the outside of your oak frame (think favourite thermal vest…) giving you the best of both worlds – full unadulterated exposure of the structure internally, and a cutting edge highly insulated covering which can be installed in double quick time to boot.

At Castle Ring Oak Frame we can design and deliver your bespoke oak frame together with the SIP envelope, please get in touch with Rob Dawson to discuss your project 01547 560 231.

Here’s a frame we erected recently near Bewdley being enclosed by Sips Eco Panels. A really great mix of old and new construction.

SIPS panels and oak frame house timberframe house


SIPS Oak Frame House Sips panels timber frame

Old meets new

Do you want a quick quote?
Or to discuss your project?

If you're considering an oak framed building (or larch, or douglas fir), let's talk. We'll gladly put together an outline quote (completely free, with no strings attached). And we need very little information from you to do so.
Equally, we're always here, at the end of the phone, to talk through your ideas. 01547 560 231
Castlering Wood, Beggars Bush, Evenjobb, Powys, LD8 2PB