Structural Insulated Panels

Purlin Beam Pocket Detail

Timbered Purlin Wall Pocket Detail

Often, due to budget requirements or floor plan arrangement some timbers will need to sit on  conventionally framed walls; this is very common and called hybrid construction.  In this timbered purlin wall Pocket detail a timbered purlin bears on a 2×6 wall and is covered with an 8 ¼” Structural Insulated Panel and ¾” tongue […]

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SIP Wiring Chase

Running Wires in SIPs – Concerns for the Homeowner

When you’re building a conventionally framed home, you don’t think much about pre-planning the electrical system. Sure, you may talk about having enough outlets in the kitchen, or that your hobby room has ample power for your various lights and equipment. However, it’s generally a non-issue when building a standard 2×4 house. Running wires in SIPs […]

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Structural Insulated Panels

What’s a SIP?

What’s a SIP?  Structural Insulated Panels, known as SIPs, are not a new idea. The whole concept actually began in 1937 when the United State Forestry Service began a quest to conserve our forests. The building industry started looking at foam core paneling in the 1970s with renewed interest, and it has since developed into an […]

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