While many of you may already be aware of the advantages of using Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs), we see some cities, such as Ottawa and Brantford, being reluctant to the idea of prefabrication in general. Although their reasons are clear, as they want to ensure the structural integrity of the buildings, they do not necessarily constitute an impediment for the use of SIPs

Because of the debatable politics and reasoning that rule the building industry in such cities, sometimes you have no choice but to build those SIPs on the job site, in order to satisfy the city’s requirements. Despite that this method loses some of the SIPs biggest advantages, such as building them in a controlled environment and saving on installation time and cost, they still have a big competitive edge over conventional buildings, which is the efficient building energy performance, which can save homeowners up to 50% of their energy costs compared to a conventional building.

Below you can see some photos of our latest project in Ottawa, where this method is being applied on a house we are currently building on-site with SIPs.

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