SIPs usage supports call for ban on new gas boilers

According to a recent article in the Guardian newspaper, government advisers have recommended that gas hobs or boilers should be banned from being installed in new homes within the next six years’.

Says the newspaper: ‘A report by the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) says that from 2025 at the latest, no new homes should be connected to the gas grid – with super-efficient houses and flats heated using low-carbon energy instead.

It also warns that UK homes are not fit for the future, with efforts to cut greenhouse gases from housing stalling and properties at growing risk of overheating and flooding.’

The full article is available on the link below. The CCC makes a series of recommendations within its report, nearly all of which would suggest that the use of Hemsec SIPs in housing is part of the solution to building new low-energy homes.

Retro-fitting is also a viable option when it comes to the use of Hemsec SIPs, and neither retro-fitting nor new-build fall into the category of measures which ‘fall short of stated design standards, deceiving householders and inflicting costs on the future’.  

A building constructed using Hemsec SIPs for its walls, floors and roofs will use virtually no energy, and at least one case study has shown that using SIPs can ensure the maintenance of a 21C internal temperature for several days, with no additional heating.

When Hemsec SIPs are used in conjunction with other building materials, they are highly effective at insulation, as they come from the same ‘stable’ as panels for cold stores and freezers. The main difference is that they are timber-faced, and designed to retain heat rather than cold.

If it’s time you learned more about SIPs, please contact us and we will give you the information you need either to start using Hemsec SIPs, or decide that this solution is not for you.  

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