Traditional Values with a modern twist with SIPs Scotland
The brief for SIPS Scotland was to build an energy efficient home, within budget, which was in keeping with the local surroundings. It was important to the Orr family to build a property that encompassed traditional values with a modern twist as the plot is in a rural location, but they did not want to house to be too traditional. Budget was also a key factor for the couple, they wanted to build a house within their budget but with scope for expansion in the future, with this in mind the house is designed and constructed as a one-and-a-half-storey shell. To keep within the clients’ budget, at the time of the initial build the house only has three-bedroom ground floor accommodation measuring 170m2. In the future there is scope for creating a further 80m2 first-floor accommodation which, due to the Kingspan TEK roofing system, will allow the rooms to be fully vaulted, creating a unique living space. The couple said: ‘Our remit to SIPs Scotland was to design and build an energy-efficient home, with traditional finishes, which takes advantage of the stunning views over Loch Leven. ‘We have been delighted with the end result. SIPs Scotland achieved all our requirements and the level of finish has been outstanding and all within budget.’ Malcolm Thomson from SIPS Scotland: ‘As energy efficiency was a high priority for the client, they decided to use the Kingspan TEK SIPs system. ‘The house is highly-insulated with an excellent airtight level and incorporates under floor heating, a wood burning stove and a solar thermal roof installation to supplement the energy demand for hot water. ‘Passive solar gain is maximised with large south-facing windows. All this combined with an MVHR system has allowed THCL to produce an A-Rated energy efficient house.’ SIPs Scotland is part of THCL – building and renovation specialist, a multi-award winning family run business with over 15 years’ experience in the building industry.
Building with SIPs (Structural Insulated Panels) is becoming an increasingly popular way to self build your home. SIPs panels offer design flexibility, increased insulation, air tightness, environmental sustainability and a quicker build time. SIPs Scotland is the only SIPs company in Scotland to design and build SIPs homes with Kingspan TEK SIPs building system. Kingspan TEK, is BBA approved for the manufacturing process and uniquely, the installation of the kit. SIPs Scotland offer an in-house architectural service or, can also work with your own architect to design and build your SIPs home. So, where ever you are in your house building journey, SIPs Scotland can help. Working with you to create your own bespoke home to your specification. Working throughout Scotland, SIPs Scotland can offer a variety of build packages from just the SIPs kit design and build or, depending on location, they also offer a fully project-managed turnkey package.