Tackling the housing shortage – going offsite

Offsite construction “As recently as the 1990s, a first-time buyer couple on a low-to-middle income saving five per cent of their wages each month would have enough for an average-sized deposit after just three years. Today it would take them 24 years.”… Read the rest
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SIPs – Adding Space and Value

SIPs and ROI In May, Savills revealed that more £70/sq ft office deals had already been completed within the City than in the whole on 2014. This premium on commercial space makes maximising usable space within a building footprint essential.

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SIPs – A Versatile Option for New Projects

SIPs case study - Kingspan TEK at CPD Centre, University of Bedfordshire Since their earliest days, Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) have been valued for their versatility.

During the Second World War, for example, De Havilland took advantage of the strength and lightweight construction of early sandwich panels to form the outer skin … Read the rest

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SIPs – A Retro-Fit Route

Lowery Centre Arguably one of the greatest challenges Britain faces when attempting to reduce its carbon emissions is the vitality of its existing building stock.

Estimates from the Chartered Institute of Building have suggested that 70% of the buildings constructed before … Read the rest

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SIPs – A High Performance Cladding Solution

TEK SIPs to slab connection Last year, the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors revealed that the number of European commercial properties carrying a sustainability certification mark increased by 64% in the period 2013 to 2015. In the UK alone, 2,422 properties were BREEAM certified with… Read the rest
Date: July 8, 2016
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SIPs – The History of a Truly Modern Method of Construction

SIPs - The History “Little pig, little pig, let me come in…”

British children learn to fear alternative construction methods at an early age, courtesy of the tale of the three little pigs. Whilst hungry wolves aren’t exactly a concern for most UK homebuyers, … Read the rest

Date: July 5, 2016
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