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Tips for SIPs
Clean simple designs work best.
Maximise the opportunity for a healthy indoor environment.
Install a heat recovery ventilation system - using a bypass heat exchanger.
Use full panels wherever possible, or easy fractions of panels (1/2, 1/3, 1/4).
Work within standard panel heights of 2.44, 2.74, 3.0, 6.1 for most effective use of panels. All panels are 1.22 wide.
Minimise the size of heating/cooling units.
Allow for the much greater insulation capabilities of SIPs.
Minimise panel cuts.
Make use of the boundary joist in the roof panel as a lintel.
Floor to ceiling windows are super easy!
Use the loft space!
Free extra floor space available - make the most of it!
Designing with Formance Panels - Details Library
Review the standard details library, download generic specifications document and make use of specific Checklists to get the job done.
In addition to the Formance Design Guide, other technical topics are addressed with Formance Technical Bulletins. We have an ongoing program in place to develop more technical solutions over time, so make sure to check back here regularly.
- FTB001 - Fixing Plasterboard to Formance SIPs
- FTB002 - Truss Design for Formance SIP Ceilings
- FTB003 - Certified Passive Houses with SIPs
- FTB004 - Electrical wiring with SIPs
- FTB005 - Roof Overhangs with SIPs (Dec 2020)
Designing with Formance Panels - Tutorial
Learn the basic principles and steps to follow when designing with Formance SIPs
Designing Formance Roof - Tutorial
Thermal VS Reinforced Formance roof
Lintels and Overhangs with Formance Panels - Tutorial
How to best utilise Formance ROOF panels
Ordering Panel Layout Drawings - Tutorial
Check list for ordering manufacturing of the Formance panels