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Structural Insulated Panels or SIPs: From Skeptic to Supporter

Structural Insulated Panels or SIPs: From Skeptic to Supporter

According to most sources, the oldest example of a timber frame structure in the archeological record is a collection of old well-shafts found in Germany that can be dated back seven thousand years, to the Neolithic Era. With such a deep history and romantic appeal,...

All About Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs)

What are Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs)? SIPs are kind of like a “building sandwich”: there are two rigid oriented strand board (OSB) skins holding together an inner layer of polystyrene or polyurethane. SIPs help Woodhouse homeowners by improving not only the...
Stronger, Faster, Better – the Inside story of Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs)

Stronger, Faster, Better – the Inside story of Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs)

There is a reason that Woodhouse uses Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) combined with timber frames, instead of traditional stick building (which is now mostly 2x6s in most regions due to building codes and in some 2x4s), as the insulation and structural wall...

Stewart Speaks: Defining a Timber Frame Hybrid Home

Defining a Woodhouse Timber Framed Hybrid Home Timber frame hybrid homes combine the best load carrying capabilities of a standard timber frame with the uniquely strong insulating qualities of Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs). A Woodhouse timber frame hybrid uses...