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4 reasons to build with structural insulated panels

Andrew Hobbs reveals how this construction route can deliver sustainability and design flexibility, while minimising on-site stress

Thanks to the relentless pursuit of thermal efficiency, self builders now have an enormous array of products to select from when planning their scheme. While all this choice gives you freedom, it also forces you to make a lot of tricky decisions ranging from glazing and heating, right up to the build system you adopt. Structural insulated panels (SIPs) have found favour amongst those wanting to achieve high levels of insulation and airtightness, though thats not all they offer. There are several key reasons to opt for this method.

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The April edition of Build It magazine brings you a wealth of information to help make a success of your self build, renovation, extension or conversion project – including: • A stunning oak frame lodge in a woodland setting (page 22) • How to build a healthy home (page 58) • Upgrading your home's insulation (page 68) • Dealing with planning rejections (page 111) • How to get realistic quotes (page 115) … and more!