Discover the numerous benefits of choosing Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) for your build.
Save time and money by installing our pre-cut and ready to assemble SIPs.
Achieve a greener build and improve your home’s long-term sustainability.
Build a stronger and safer home with our natural disaster resilient SIPs.
Airtight and well-insulated building systems
Are you interested in reducing your long-term energy use? Structural insulated panels (SIPs) are among the most airtight and well-insulated building systems available on the market, making them an inherently green product and reducing your energy expenditure and carbonl footprint.
A Smart SIPs building uses less energy to heat and cool, allowing for better control over the indoor environmental conditions for the life of your home. You’ll also see a 75-85% reduction in energy use when compared to a similar sized home built with conventional timber frame designs.
Smart SIPs MgO & OSB panels cost about 5% more than conventional framing, however, they pay for themselves in as little as 3.5 years with savings on energy bills. Smart SIPs’ wall, floor and roof panels set the standard for energy-saving building materials.
Safer and more flexible builds
Avoid the typical limitations of conventional framing and achieve your dream home by using Smart SIPs. SIPs are stronger and more resilient than traditional stud wall systems allowing your building designer to get creative without having to factor in limitations, such as truss walls and support beams.
Smart SIPs MgO wall panels are fire, mould and bug resistant, creating a safer and stronger home. Your new home will also be more resilient to severe weather and natural disasters due to the robust nature of SIPs. Should a natural disaster happen, homes built with SIPs typically see reduced structural damage and repair costs.
Smart SIPs MgO & OSB structural insulated panels are NOT your standard SIPs panels. Smart SIPs MgO & OSB panels with GPS insulation are a hybrid system made up of studs, insulation and MgO of OSB skins that combine to provide a panel designed to work with any job. For a greater range of building needs, we also provide MGO Wall SIPs, Cement Sheet Flooring, Wall & Roof SIPs, & OSB Floor, and Wall and Roof SIPs.
Our smart panels make building easier for both owner builders and registered builders.
SIPs design for energy efficient homes
We work with the homeowner, owner builder or directly with the builder to assist with Net-Zero Emission Buildings or Passive House design. Smart SIPs’ very high energy efficient panels bring reduced energy use and operating costs to your new home, along with better comfort while reducing your carbon footprint.
Smart SIPs is proud to be working towards Net-Zero Emission Buildings or Passive House Design Homes, such as the work we did with this home pictured left. It has an energy rating of 8.2 stars from a possible 10 Star rating system. 10 Star rated homes require no heating or cooling all year round. The home is located in climate zone 60 which has a requirement of 60% heating and 40% cooling.
When compared to a 6 star rated building of the same size and in the same area, the 8.2 star rated home’s cooling bills will be 85% less while the heating bills will be 67% less. This is where the benefits of using Smart SIPs panels really pays off as not only are you getting a faster build job but also a home with less air leakage. You will be saving money every day on the ever-increasing energy bills.
Carbon neutral and recyclable SIPs
Smart SIPs panels use a sheathing material that is essentially carbon neutral, recyclable and disposable as a soil nutrient. Together with less construction waste, your build will have a significantly lower carbon footprint.
Your new home’s reduced long-term energy expenditure will also contribute to a more sustainable and eco-friendly future.
Save time and money with Smart SIPs
Do you want to reduce your construction waste, streamline your installation and decrease your labour costs? Working with Smart SIPs will help you achieve all of this and more.
Smart SIPs panels decrease construction time, lowering labour costs and streamlining your project timeline to achieve a quicker build lockup. The high-insulation value and reduced energy costs makes your project more competitive and profitable. Our pre-cut and ready to assemble panels reduce your construction waste, therefore lowering the construction cost again.
Smart SIPs prefabricated nature and Ready to Assemble (RTA) system significantly reduces construction time and human error. This means that you’ll be doing framing and insulation with just one product to create a thermally efficient building envelope that is ready to accept the internal linings and external cladding of your choosing.
Smart SIPs homes are built around providing the complete package to home builders.
We have 50 years experience within the building industry and have spent the last 12 years working on Smart SIPs. We hold an Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural), a Diploma of Building, Certificate 4 in Building, Certificate 3 in Carpentry and a Diploma in Business.
Together, we provide a total package of SIPs panels supply, SIPs design, home design, engineering, building compliance, support for your energy rating requirements, SIPs installation training and support for your project.
Assurance and peace of mind
Our practical experience in building new homes together with contracting to some of Melbourne’s most prestigious builders (and to Melbourne's most respected custom design and sloping block builders) has allowed Smart SIPs to put together the complete pre-construction documentation and construction support service for your project.
With our experience of designing and working with custom and sloping block builders, we have honed our building skills and expanded our ability to manage the pre-construction documentation and material specifications, estimating, engineering, energy rating, home design, town planning, building permit issue and construction management.
Our skill sets across the entire building process is what sets us apart from the other SIPs suppliers. We ensure your Smart SIPs project works.
Smart SIPs can provide you with the complete service to assist you to bring your home concepts together.