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How sustainable are SIPs?

Rebecca Foster looks at whether this modern construction method could be the best fit for your ecofriendly home building project
Erected by the team at JML Contracts, this house on the Isle of Skye features the traditional Scottish long house design. SIPs were chosen thanks to their excellent thermal insulation, which keeps the property warm throughout the chilly winters
A barnstyle SIPs house by Model D Homes. Large swathes of glazing and horizontallylaid cladding give the building a modern look

Taking a green approach to development is something many self builders prioritise when getting started on their scheme. But the term sustainability covers an array of factors: and it often starts with what goes into the core of your home.

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Build It magazine's new September 2018 issue is packed full of ideas and practical advice to help you successfully create your dream home. Here's our pick of some of the top features this issue: - Top tips to save you £10,000s on your home building project - How to get real value for money from your builder - Are SIPs sustainable? - Design ideas for a better, healthier home - Make your home water efficient - Choosing the right windows for a heritage property ... and more!