Introducing SIPs for Self Build
Potton are a delivery partner of Kingspan TEK - the leading SIPs solution for self build
You want your dream home, but you also want it to be excellent quality and at the cutting edge of construction techniques.
You want your home to be comfortable and warm, but you don't want heating it to cost the earth.
Potton can offer Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) as a build solution.
Kingspan TEK is Potton's version of SIPs which is a simple, but revolutionary way of building quickly and achieving outstanding energy efficiency.
A home built using the Kingspan TEK Building System incorporating a pre-insulated room-in-the-roof space, which can be a simple and straight forward way of providing extra living space in your home.
What is TEK?
Traditional construction methods use either blocks or timber frame to build the structural external wall. The Kingspan TEK Building System is based on structurally insulated panels (SIPs) which form a high performance building envelope. The TEK panel is 142mm thick and comprises 112mm of high performance rigid urethane insulation sandwiched between two sheets of 15mm Oriented Strand Board (OSB). The panels are very strong and their unique joiing system minimises thermal bridging and air leakage.
Visit a SIPs Show Home
Potton have the UK's first show home built to Passivhaus standard, built using the Kingspan TEK SIP building system. The Elsworth show home is open to the public - come and experience a SIPs home for yourself - visit our show homes page.
Why opt for TEK?
- Improved energy performance
- Reduced thermal bridging
- Minimal air leakage levels
- Insulated warm roof space
- BBA system approval offering total piece of mind
- Thinner panels mean more floor space in your home
- Design flexibility
- Speed of build
For more information download the Kingspan TEK for Self Builders brochure - Click here
To find out more about self building with the Kingspan TEK Building System please e-mail us here.
Case Study - Building with Kingspan TEK
Before commissioning the design, the couple researched renewable heating systems and specified an air source heat pump and a mechanical ventilation system with heat-recovery, plus solar thermal panels for hot water. When Potton designed the property they included structural insulated panels (SIPs), providing a thermally efficient building envelope, to prevent heat loss and allow the low carbon systems to work to the best of their ability.