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In The News

excerpt from the article by Michelle Bailey....


"....The two-storey addition is constructed (walls and roof) using an engineered, pre-manufactured system called SIPs (Structural Insulated Panels). It comprises two layers of timber facings or OSB (Oriented Strand Board) either side of a polystyrene, insulated core. The advantage of this system is economy, of both construction and budget. There are environmental benefits too. Timber components are sourced from responsibly managed plantations and the core is non-toxic and low-energy. The byproducts are minimal waste and the finishing trades like plaster and paint are totally obsolete. Furthermore the rich, golden hues of the timber surfaces contribute a compelling material and spatial richness.

“We were drawn to making a simple and strong response to the site, using a material that is inherently structural so you get an economy of finish and a sense of integrity in the final product,” says architect Kieron Gait. ...."

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