Cladding of oak and portal frames
 

Green oak framed buildings

Timber frame buildings have their own unique charm; at Sips UK we are supplying an increasing number of builders with cladding panels for these types of buildings. Traditionally the cladding system would be timber studs in-filled with glass wool. The external face would then be weatherproofed with timber boarding or brick.
 
SIPs offer a quicker, stronger and thermally more efficient alternative. As the panels do not have to take care of the compressive load of the building, timbers that may have been required for point loads can be eliminated, thus the need for thermal bridging is kept to virtually nil making these structures very efficient.
 
The use of SIPs as cladding panels is considerably faster than constructing stud walls and then adding secondary insulation.
                                                     Green oak framed buildings
 
Steel and concrete portal frames
 
SIPs are not just reserved for Green Oak structures, they are being used increasingly for the cladding of steel and concrete portal frames. These panel systems can have faces of CPB (cement bonded particle board) which can be directly rendered to eliminating the need for the traditional cavity wall therefore increasing the usable footprint of the building.
                                                 Steel and concrete portal frames
 
 

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