How structural insulated panels could build New Zealand’s future

A Property and Build article.

With the quality, speed and cost of New Zealand construction under the spotlight, a building system claiming to deliver on all three deserves a close look, according to researchers at BRANZ.

BRANZ materials scientist Anna Walsh has set up a project to look at the system which is based on structural insulated panels, or SIPs. “SIPs are sandwich panels made of two face layers and an insulating inner core,” explains Anna. “The panels can be prefabricated and assembled quickly on site and could be used to increase construction speed and reduce overall building cost.”

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