I-SIP building system for social housing project
I-SIP structural insulated panel building system
i-SIP structural insulated panel building system supplied by Innovare Systems for third phase of GBP57m Kender housing project in Lewisham, South London.
Working in partnership with main contractor Osborne and HTA Architects on behalf of Hyde Housing, Innovare has designed, engineered and manufactured a full structural kit using its 162mm i-SIP panel building system as part of a larger scheme to replace 350 existing flats with 470 new homes.Innovare is supplying a combination of houses which use design repetition, plus flats with a more ambitious and complex architecture to include walkways, balconies and oriel bay windows, all designed to meet the requirements of level three of the Code for Sustainable Homes (CSH).
i-SIP provides a high-quality, thermally efficient building envelope that is ideally suited to social housing schemes required to meet the demands of the CSH.
This was a driving factor in the specification of the building system, in addition to its speed of build benefits and reduction in post-construction snagging in comparison to timber frame.
Martin Jennings at HTA Architects comments: "The i-SIP system from Innovare suited the modern methods of construction requirements of the scheme and we're very pleased with how the structure has been assembled".
"Whilst we've been able to achieve a quicker build time through design repetition and limit the potential for defects, the flexibility of the system in terms of external cladding and finish means the development maintains a degree of differentiation between the homes".
"The performance of the structural envelope is critical to ensuring a building reduces its energy consumption and the i-SIP system offers exceptional benefits in terms of airtightness and thermal resistance," adds Andrew Orriss, Managing Director of Innovare Systems.
"We've worked with Osborne and Hyde Housing on a number of social housing projects".
"Whilst project simplicity will always generate maximum efficiencies, it shouldn't be at the expense of good architectural design".
"We're pleased that we've been able to strike this balance on the Kender scheme and at the same time meet Hyde's sustainability targets."
Innovare Systems has teamed up with Osborne to supply its i-SIP structural insulated panel building system for a 44-unit mixed use affordable housing project for London and Quadrant HA.
Innovare Systems has supplied an i-SIP building system in a housing project to meet U-value and energy efficiency requirements of the Code for Sustainable Homes.
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