This is an effective, balanced by means of pricing and time-proven building technology of low-rise housing (SIP is abbr. for Structural Insulated Panels). This technology is widely used for more than 50 years in Europe, USA and Canada, that is known for its high quality standards (thanks to this fact it is considered to be the most widely used.). Such construction and operation process was improved during many years and fixed in carefully prescribed flow sheets. Since the SIP-technology is used in wood-framed houses, in daily use it is known as “frame-panel”. Exact these houses are associated for majority of people with the main type of housing in Canada and USA, where low-rise private house building prevails. The feature of SIP-houses is assembly design of panels, which were industrially manufactured. So, in preference to SIP-housing you do opt for plant accuracy of construction and high quality of work.

SIP technology

Frame-panel construction technology

Our houses are built on the frame-panel construction technology using sandwich panels. Sandwich panel or structurally-insulated panel (SIP - Structural Insulated Panel) is a construction material with a three-layer structure that consists of two sheets of rigid material (OSB-3) and a layer of insulation between them (expanded polystyrene). All parts of sandwich panels are glued together by pressing. The main components of the sandwich panel are OSB-3 and expanded polystyrene.

“OSB-3” (orient stand board, "3" - moisture resistant) or wooden oriented strand board is a plate manufactured by pressing flat chips at high pressure and temperature conditions. The synthetic resin and paraffin emulsion are used as binders.

Advantages of OSB

ECO-FRIENDLY

Traces of synthetic resins are not captured by devices after one month since the plate was manufactured. For the plates production it is used softwood like pine, spruce, larch, with the addition of hardwood (birch), mixed with a relatively small amount of binder resins (5 - 10%).

SOLID

Thin long wooden chips (up to 140 mm length and 0.6 mm thickness) are mixed with the binder mass and stacked in three layers during the production process. External side is formed by chips, oriented parallel to the length of the finished board, and internal one – perpendicular to the external ones. This arrangement of the chips gives a special strength to the plates, allows to hold the fastener (screws, nails, staples) and is a significant difference of OSB from other tile materials (particleboard and plywood).
Expanded polystyrene is a gas-filled material made of polystyrene and its derivatives. Conventional expanded polystyrene formulation related to initial filling styrene granules with carbon dioxide (fire resistance purpose), which is dissolved in the polymer mass. Subsequently, the mass is exposed to steam heating. During this process there is a multiple bloating of initial granules until they occupy the entire block mold and agglomerate. As a result we get an eco-friendly, non-toxic, heat and sound insulation material, used in construction for over 40 years.

Advantages of polystyrene

High heat insulation

Good sound insulation

Eco-friendly

Long time performance

Fire resistance

Moisture resistance