Find out more about energy efficient home building

Welcome to the Formance learn section. This is our blog where you'll find articles to help you learn about the wonderful topic of energy efficient comfortable homes.

Dream home or broken dreams?

Imagine pouring your heart into designing your dream home, only to discover you can't afford to build it. Not even close.

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Can SIPs be modified on site?

At Formance, precision and accuracy is one of our core aims in the production process.

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How far can a SIP panel span?

 A common question we get asked at Formance is “how far can a SIP panel span?”  It’s an important question because regardless of design, a far span means you can reduce additional…

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How to do a blower door test

A step-by-step outline of how to carry out a blower door test to determine the airtightness of a building

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Why should your new home be more airtight?

A comprehensive look at airtightness; answering questions such as; What is airtightness and how is it measured? What are the benefits of a more airtight home? How do modern homes…

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about SIPs

What designs work with SIPs?SIPs offer even more design flexibility than traditional stick building methods.

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What insulation has the least Co2?

What’s your ROI on Co2? When choosing insulation materials in your new home and considering the carbon impact of those materials, it’s important to look at the two main types of…

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Is it "Structurally Insulated Panels" or "Structural Insulated Panels"?

Debunking the Misconception Surrounding Insulation and Structure! When it comes to the world of construction and architecture, terminologies play a crucial role in ensuring clear communication and understanding.

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The Dangers of Using a Non-CodeMark Certified SIP System in New Zealand: What You Need to Know

When it comes to building a home or commercial structure, the materials you choose play a pivotal role in ensuring safety, durability, and efficiency.

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Indoor Air Quality

A SIP home or commercial building allows for better control over indoor air quality because the airtight building envelope limits incoming air to controlled ventilation.

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Tell me more about Polystyrene

“How can Formance SIPs be eco-friendly if you use EPS (expanded polystyrene)? Fair question, after all, polystyrene is up there with coal-fired power stations in most people’s minds when it comes…

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Technical Topics

Design fundamentals for a Formance homeDesign for less sun. Formance homes will be highly insulated compared with a traditional framed home.

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