Design

Over the past two decades our passion for design-led eco-buildings has grown. From crafting beautiful bespoke beach lodges with eco-conscious materials to specialising in building sustainable, high-end garden buildings and three-storey eco-homes, we thrive on pushing the boundaries of innovation in this sector.

With exceptional expertise and in-depth knowledge, our team designs resilient, low-impact structures from scratch or to your own specification. If a project has been designed with traditional construction methods in mind (eg. cavity walls), we can easily re-engineer the planning drawings to create a more sustainable SIPs structure.

We produce our SIPs in-house rather than buying them in from bigger companies – to find out more please visit our manufacturing page.

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We use various CAD (computer-aided design) and design software but work primarily in SketchUp and Layout which are highly-regarded in the architectural and design industry. Sketchup allows a building to be drawn in 3D on the computer screen, ensuring that the structure fits together perfectly as a whole.

With a full understanding of SIPs design, we know how to specify the structural elements for any project, so we only ever need to make minor amends when reviewing the plans with our qualified structural engineers and supply partners. This helps keep your project on track too.

Considering SIPs for your next project?

SIP optimisation

We love nothing more than helping our clients design with SIPs in mind. This allows your project to achieve several efficiencies across design, production, installation and ultimately your overall budget. Our deep understanding of the SIP build system means we can support you and your architect specifying the structural elements for any project, meaning we only ever need to make minor amends when reviewing the plans with our qualified structural engineers.

One major design aspect is to consider the 2.44m x 1.22m size of the panels – for example designing walls to 2.44m up from DPC height on ground floor to the underside of the first floor cassette, and that first/second floors work around a 2.44m floor to ceiling height.

For more information on how our SIPs fit together please download our guide here.