Architect exposes SIPs as interior lining

Project Stats:

Formance SIPs used: Walls & Roof, 165mm (R4.3)

Builder: Fairfield Construction

Architect: Tim Barton Architects 

Location: Blenheim

Floor Area: 310 m2 

Built: 2020




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After being involved in a SIP project, Blenheim architect Tim Barton decided to incorporate Formance SIPs into his own home.  Constructed by Formance build partner Fairfield Construction, this project displays excellent craftsmanship at very high quality. 

Designed by and for the architect himself, Tim Barton's home is located in Blenheim, on a site with spectacular views of Wither Hills and The Ned. The house exterior demonstrates striking contrast of black, white, and bright orange.

Leaving the OSB exposed in the home was an economic and design choice, and it's beautifully finished with wooden door frames and corners. In some areas of the house, Tim chose to paint the OSB on Formance SIPs, creating textured and coloured feature walls. If you're wondering how you're able to use SIPs as an interior lining on your project - go to our technical bulletin on SIPs as an Interior Lining


The ambient lighting and circular feature light enhance the warm wooden tones in the space. The blue kitchen leads to a spacious scullery with an effective colour change to light grey cabinetry and wooden upper cabinetry. 

The project was built with R4.3 (165mm) Formance SIPs with some R2.8 (115mm) used on the internal walls.