How much do the SIPs panels weigh?The 2.44m x 1.22m SIPs weigh approx. 46kg & the 3.0m x 1.2m SIPs weigh approx. 70kg
How do I get a quote for delivery?Please email us a delivery postcode, and we would be more than happy to confirm the cost of delivery.
How many days would it take for you to construct my SIPs Kit?The number of days of construction, would depend on the size of your studio and your location. For us to confirm an on-site construction is possible, would send over an install requirement form to complete and return. We will also require a short video showing parking access through to the build site.
How do I rebate the panels after cutting them?The panels are all rebated 50mm (apart from the roof/floor SIP panels, which are rebated 100mm). If you are cutting the panels on site to produce your studio, you will have to rebate them again. The panels can easily be rebated with a simple hand saw or a hot wire rebating tool.
Do you produce internal walls as part of your SIPs Kits?We do not produce internal walls; it is more cost effective to fit simple stud walls, as they do not need to be insulated.
What are the U Values of your SIP panels?The approx. U values for 97mm SIPs are 0.30w/mk and for 122mm SIPs are 0.22 w/mk. If you plan to use your studio all year round, you will get better thermal value from the 122mm SIPs.
Can I include a roof light in my design?We do not advise having roof lights, as it can compromise the structural stability of the roof.
Are your SIP panels compliant with building regulations?Unfortunately, our panels have not been structurally tested; therefore, they do not meet building regulation requirements, as we do not have the data to show. For this reason, we tend to stick with the stand-alone garden studios under permitted development.
Do I require membranes to protect the studio?Yes, you will need to protect the external walls with a Breathable membrane and the internal walls will require a Vapour membrane to be fitted
How do I run electric into my studio?You can create a hole in the SIPs wall to run electric wires through, covering them in plumbers’ pipe to protect the insulation, then after the vapour membrane and battens are attached to the internal wall, run the wires along before applying the plasterboard.
Does the studio sit straight onto the ground screws?No, we supply a sub-frame to sit on top of the flat head screws, and our SIPs floor then sits inside the frame.
Does the studio sit directly onto the concrete base?No, we supply battens that are attached to the underside of the SIPs floor to raise the studio of the concrete slab and allow for airflow.
Are the panels waterproof?They are shower resistant, however they will need to be covered over with a waterproof sheeting if not being used straight away.
Do you fit the Breathable membrane and batten?Yes, as part of the construction we will apply the breathable membrane and battens if we are supplying it.
What base type should I go for?We recommend either a level concrete slab, the same footprint as the studio, 50mm below and 50mm above ground, or flat headed ground screws.
Do you fit the EPDM rubber roof when you construct?No, we do not fit the EPDM. You need to have your cladding fitted and the EPDM tucked over it for the finishing trims to be attached.
Do you supply doors, windows and cladding?No, we do not supply doors, windows, cladding or any internal finishes.
What is the maximum footprint before I require building regulations?The maximum footprint is 30m2, anything over that will require planning permission and structural calculations.
What is the maximum height I can go before I would require planning permission?Garden buildings do not require planning permission as long as the building is 2.5m maximum and within 2 meters of the boundary, or 3m maximum if over 2 meters away from the boundary. We always recommend checking with your local council as some areas may have special rules.
Does the construction fee include delivery?No the construction fee is just for work carried out on site, delivery of the materials is separate and will vary depending on where you are located within the country.
If you cannot see the answer to your question here, please give us a call on 01778 424443.