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Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs), sometimes referred to as stress skin panels, are an energy efficient, cost efficient, strong wall and roof enclosure system for a newly constructed home. SIPs have traditionally been used with timber frame construction for decades and are now also being used independently.

SIPs are manufactured in a controlled environment and made of a high r-value expanded polystyrene or urethane core with OSB (oriented strand board) or other exterior sheathing adhered to both sides. The panel can be assembled in any configuration in a matter of days into a wall and roof enclosure system that is stronger than the conventionally framed equivalent. This energy efficient enclosure system is environment friendly because it uses less wood, is fully recyclable, and cuts heating or cooling fuel consumption by 35%.

Panelworks Design architectural firm offers you several approaches to the design of your SIP building project from pre-designed structural insulated panel house drawing packages to custom SIP home design services. Davis Weigand of Panelworks Design is an architect that has been working with clients to design homes and produce house plan sets using structural insulated panels for over fifteen years. See an example structural insulated panel architectural drawing package.

Contact Dave by phone or email him for any questions you may have regarding the design of a structural insulated panel home. For more information regarding Davis Weigand, architect, or for more house design ideas please refer to Timberworks Design. Please refer to GreenhomeWorks Design for energy efficiency and resource conservative building methods and ideas.

Structural Insulated Panel (SIP) Home Designs and Ideas

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25' x 34' KNEEWALL CAPE
1,495 SF — 3 BEDROOM, 1 1/2 BATH
<-- with Wing

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29' X 36' CAPE
1,334 SF — 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH
<-- with Dormers and Garage

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31' x 48' ONE STORY
1,400 SF — 3 BEDROOM, 1 BATH
<-- Hillside with Lower Level

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31' X 36' TWO STORY
2,087 SF — 3 BEDROOM, 2 1/2 BATH
<-- with Garage