EQC reveals “promising” research for New Zealand homes

An Insurance Business Magazine article.

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) and BRANZ have received some “promising test results” in their research into structural insulated panels (SIPs), which the EQC said can “significantly speed up construction,” and have already been used overseas for several decades to build fast, high quality and weather-resistant housing.

SIPs are prefabricated sandwich panels which can be used as walls, roofs and floors, and which are made offsite and can be quickly assembled once they reach the building site.

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