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Who and when to consider a SIP Building Systems

SIP building system have been manufactured for use in a variety of building applications, for example: Self build homes, Social Housing, Schools, Commercial Buildings, Community Centres, Retail, Supermarkets, Hospitals, Colleges, Hotels, Leisure Centres and Garden/Gym Rooms.

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SIP Introduction

SIP (structural insulation panel) panels have been widely used in the USA, Japan and Canada since the 1950’s, and are now a ‘traditional’ method of building homes in these regions. There a number of manufacturers of SIPs wothin the UK spread sporadically. Over the years, they have been adapted and improved in there form of…

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OPEN / CLOSED PANELS

Open Panels- these are structurally engineered panels that form the i side load bearing leaf of the external wall. Comprises of studs, rails, sheathing and a breather membrane to external face. I stalled using pretreated softwood timber for which a sheet of OSB or ply is fixed. Closed Panels- faster to erect on site, made…

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Why Timber frame for construction …

It’s sustainable, economical, thermally efficient and can be constructed quickly. Build times can be reduced by as much as 30% for timber construction. An extension of the external walls can be built and watertight in as little as 5 days (through installation of a prefabricated external face). The finished build is better insulated and should…

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Why are foundations a vital part of any build…

The foundations are a very important part of any project as they transfer the weight of the proposed building to the ground. ‘Foundations’ is a word generally used to differentiate that part of a project. Every property has a unique set of foundations set out to the specific requirements of the site. All buildings are…

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COVID-19 GUIDELINES & ACHIEVING APPROVAL GOALS

Anyone who would like to adapt there current home or look at buying a piece of land to create the perfect home then please do get in touch I will be happy to help. All applications will be worked on as quickly and efficiently as is feasibly possible by the council to bring your dream…

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Expanding Spaces – Making a House a Home … Plasterboarding

Week Commencing 24th February 2020 This week we have gone to plasterboard the whole first floor extension including the walls and the ceiling.We also had the installation of the windows to the first floor extension from Colne Valley Windows and doors.We also started to created the storage cupboards in the utility. this is all battens…

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Information required to write a Design Brief for your Project:

The starting point of any project is your brief, a description of clear instructions, requirements and functions required for your building, for us to assist with the preparation of your design brief we will need to know: Your aims, aspirations, and dreams, what you would like to achieve and what you dream of the finished…

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How will the pandemic effect you …

The current Covid19 pandemic has made the future pathways for those who were looking to extend or build a new home feel like a long way off than it perhaps felt like in January or even February. However, the world may be in a position of uncertainty, but this doesn’t mean your project needs to…

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Expanding Spaces – Making a House a Home – Foundations

Day Three & Four – 30th & 31st October Building Regulation Requirement The foundation construction comprises of: minimum 450mm wide x minimum 1000mm deep concrete trench fill footings. To be agreed with Building Control. The cavity to be filled with Lean Mix to 225mm below DPC. Three guys turned up with a digger to dig…

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Expanding Spaces – Making a House a Home

STAGE THREE Now we have approval the next stage is to look at construction package for which a package of information will be required for Building Control this is to ensure that all works are carried out to and comply with all current legislations and regulations. This is a detailed set of drawings that include…

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Expanding Spaces – Making a House a Home

STAGE TWO Creating a package of information for submission for Planning Approval. This will incorporate all modifications we propose including the single storey rear extension / two storey side extension and internal alterations. Within this package it comprises of the following: full set of existing existing plans / existing elevations these are scaled drawings and show the…

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Expanding Spaces – Making a House a Home

How it all began … Stage One: We went out looking for property in march / April 2015. We knew what we wanted and set out to find our ideal home. What we wanted was a place we could create our ideal living space. After months of searching in may 2015 we found our House.…

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