Homes built with SIPs keep their cool

Extra ‘sips’ of cold water are not the only thing to turn to, as many parts of the UK experience unusually hot spells.

The other type of SIPs (Structural Insulated Panels) have high thermal resistance, which makes them ideal for insulating buildings against hot weather, in particular radiant heat from the sun.

Traditionally in the UK, SIPs have been associated with insulating against the cold; partly for this reason Scotland has seen the largest uptake in the use of SIPs in the last 50 years.

But on continents such as Africa and Australia, they are used to keep buildings cool.

SIPs perform well when there are changes in temperature

‘Thermal resistance’ suggests the ability to perform when temperatures change, so we would argue that in a country such as the UK, where the temperature can change from hot to cold and back in the same day, SIPs are the ideal building material.

Hemsec SIPs are CE marked and ETA certified which verifies that they have passed more rigorous tests than any comparable panel in the UK. This means that users enjoy the high level of health, safety and environmental protection requirements required by the accrediting body. Contractors working abroad may be confident that they can be traded in the EEA without restrictions.

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