Insulation is key to protecting your home from high energy bills, since air leakage is the premier reason for heat loss in most houses tested. This is an element English Oak Buildings incorporate into your oak frame build with the use of Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs).
We have been producing our own custom made SIPS for over ten years – longer than any other oak frame manufacturer in the UK. The SIPs panels are fixed around the outside of our timber frames and control the flow of heat, air and sound. This encapsulation makes for a home that has minimal ‘cold bridging’ providing outstanding protection from the cold in winter and maintaining a cool house in the summer.
People may be under the misconception that SIPS can only be used in very simple, prefabricated designs, when in reality they are flexible and can be tailored to the needs of any building. We ensure that your home is fully insulated with our custom SIPS, meaning you saves money on energy bills in the long run.
SIPS also help speed up construction, meaning your home can be made water-tight and finished more quickly, therefore having added cost-effective benefits. And they will last the life span of your building, so you know that as long as you have a timber frame, you have fabulous insulation.