Timber is possibly the only truly renewable building resource, forest replanting schemes typically replace 2 trees for every one removed, young trees produce Oxygen and remove more CO² than older ones.
SIPs are extremely resource efficient, they are manufactured using between 35 – 40% less timber than traditional framing methods.
The outer faces of SIP panels are made using OSB3 (oriented strand board) OSB is made using forest thinning and young fast growing trees which are grown in plantations managed by the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council).
At Sips UK we recognise the importance of our environment and are committed to sourcing all timber products from PEFC, SFI and FSC certified suppliers.
During the manufacturing process at Sips UK we constantly monitor the environmental impact that our products have; we are continually optimising the use of materials and finding new ways to improve the product and reduce waste to a minimum. We recycle foam waste back into the new panel, OSB off cuts are sold to a local shed maker, waste is reduced to an absolute minimum.
SIPs are extremely thermally efficient, U values as low as 0.10W/m²k is achievable.
SIPs out-perform other building methods in virtually every environmental category because the insulation is a component of the system, rather than an addition.
Thermal performance reduces energy consumption which ultimately results in a reduction of CO² emissions by up 60% from the burning of fossil fuels over the buildings lifetime.