ROOF IN­SU­LA­TION

Element - - Architecture -

A clever de­signer ap­pre­ci­ates the ad­van­tages of adap­ta­tion, and a smart builder knows that not ev­ery­thing has to be built from scratch. In his Unitec projects, Strachan, an ar­chi­tect who is also an ex­pe­ri­enced builder, also has to find ways to keep costs down. The roof of the Coro­man­del bach is formed by struc­tural in­su­lated panel (SIPs) sand­wiches of metal coated, 150mm poly­styrene with ef­fi­cient in­su­la­tion prop­er­ties. SIPs were de­signed for use in cool­stores. It’s rather fit­ting that they should be pressed into ser­vice on a bach – an­other fa­mil­iar Kiwi build­ing type.

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