Take energy-efficient living to the next level with the Formance SIP system 

 

 

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For Warm, Comfortable Living

We're told by homeowners from all over New Zealand that living in a Formance home is like no other.

Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs, or SIP panels) are high-performing thermally efficient composite panels that consist of a sandwich of two layers of structural board with an insulating layer of foam in between. Used as walls, roofs, and floors in residential and commercial buildings.

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Superior Insulation

Formance Panels combine superior insulation with near-zero air leakage, creating a consistently warmer, drier, and healthier indoor environment.

Formance Structural Insulated Panels come in various standard thicknesses and associated R values. If you're wanting to go the extra step with higher R-Values, Formance offers graphite-infused (Neopor®;) EPS which has approximately 18% higher R-value than standard EPS.

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Caring for our Climate 

Living in a highly energy-efficient home means higher levels of comfort, lower energy bills and lower carbon emissions.

Most methods of construction include high volumes of waste and many products contain nasties that aren't good for our environment. Our approach is different. We ensure the Formance System maximizes the use of limited resources while being eco-friendly and sustainable to have a positive impact on future generations.

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Save time on site.

Formance SIPs can be a lot faster than traditional framing, particularly when you consider pre-nailed walls and roof sections. 

If you're building one home or several, time is of the essence so the faster you build the sooner you can make use of the homes.  Project managers will understand the time advantage of closing a home sooner, as this means work can be completed outside as well as inside the home at the same time. 

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Don't just take our word for it

Explore projects using the Formance System and hear from homeowners what it's like living in a Formance home.

Explore Case Studies of beautiful Formance residential homes, and energy-efficient developments. Watch videos from homeowners around New Zealand to hear what they think about living in an energy-efficient environment.

For effortless comfort. 

 

Formance™ Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs, or SIP panels) are high-performing thermally efficient composite panels that consist of a sandwich of two layers of structural board with an insulating layer of foam in between. Formance™ SIPs can be used as walls, roofs, and floors in residential and commercial buildings. The panels come in various standard thicknesses and associated R values.

 

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Air tightness is the key to a durable, warm and healthy home.

Stopping air is the second-most-important job of a building enclosure. Next to rain, air leaks through walls, roofs, and floors can have the most damaging effect on the durability of a house. Uncontrolled airflow through the shell not only carries moisture into framing cavities, causing mold and rot, but it also can account for a huge portion of a home’s energy use and can cause indoor-air-quality problems.

JOHN STRAUBE
Principal at RDH Building Science

Moisture is the
enemy of durability

Contrary to traditional wisdom in the New Zealand construction industry today a rigid air barrier on the outside of the external is not a good idea from a moisture control perspective.  In most areas of NZ at most times of year the inside of the home is warmer than the outside; this generates a gentle positive pressure from the inside of the building to the outside. If the inside is not airtight any moisture in the air is carried through the wall assembly towards the outside. When it arrives at the outside of the building and meets the cold surfaces it can condense and cause durability issues.

In a nutshell this is the issue that councils are facing in the colder parts of New Zealand - durability issues from poor control of internal moisture.