Panel options

By producing SIPs in-house rather than buying them in from bigger companies, we have full control over our supply chain and can pass on material costs savings direct to our clients. Transparency, from responsible sourcing to manufacture and installation, is something we care deeply about and we always aim to partner with suppliers and companies who share our environmental ethos.

Panel thickness120mm178mm228mm
EPS core98mm148mm198mm
Internal finish11mm OSB15mm OSB15mm OSB
External finish11mm OSB15mm OSB15mm OSB
Max panel width1.2m1.2m1.2m
Max panel length2.4m2.4m2.4m
Thermal resistance (U-value) of SIP0.320.210.16

To see how are SIP panels are joined together at key junctions within any structure, please download our free detailing guide that covers:

  • Footings and soleplate
  • Corner junctions
  • Panel to panel connection
  • Intermediate floor junction
  • Roof eaves and ridge junctions

SIP build foundations

SIPs create a lightweight shell structure (approximately 25Kg/m2), meaning you may achieve a cost saving and also be able to select a low-carbon option for your foundation design. The design and detailing of your foundations will need to be completed by a qualified architect. Our installation teams are able to build up from most base/foundation types from the DPC level.

Mechanical ventilation with heat recovery (MVHR System)

An Ecologic SIP build system provides a vast improvement on air tightness as compared with more traditional construction methods, therefore careful attention needs to be considered to the ventilation method to create and maintain a healthy living environment. The average family of four produces up to 18 litres of water vapour everyday through normal activities such as bathing, cooking, and even breathing

Healthy buildings usually require a full change of air every two hours (m³/m²hr), as indoor air can be up to ten times more polluted than outside air. Mechanical ventilation with heat recovery (MVHR) offers the best solution to providing adequate ventilation for a SIP house. MVHR Systems are designed to quietly operate 24 hours a day, continuously circulating fresh air through the structure while removing unwanted moisture and pollutants.

MVHR systems, in combination with the excellent insulating properties of a SIP structure, greatly improve the energy efficiency and ultimately reduce your carbon footprint.

In a typical application, moist, stale air is extracted from wet rooms (kitchens, bathrooms, utility rooms). The air passes through a high efficiency heat exchanger which extracts the heat from the stale air and transfers it to incoming fresh air. Then the pre-warmed drier fresh air is delivered to other rooms. Most heat exchanger systems can recover up to 90% of the heat in the outgoing air, saving energy and money on heating costs.

We’ve teamed up with ADM Systems, they are experts at installing ventilation systems and have been working with clients across the private and public sectors for over a decade.

For more information on the benefits and features of MVHR systems and the optimum size required for your building please contact ADM Systems.

Innovate and insulate

We’re working hard to become more and more self-sufficient as we grow operations and production at Ecologic. Our latest quest is to develop our own environmentally-friendly insulation. Company Founder Pete Samson is busy connecting with the sector’s most innovative suppliers, on a search for one that shares our vision for more sustainable building methods and materials.

To learn more about this ambitious project, please check our article on our news page.