At Chatterton Builders we are excited about innovative ways to create an energy efficient home. As well as passive housing, we also specialize in building homes which are simply highly energy efficient. How do we do this?
There are many options available to increase the energy efficiency of a home dependent upon whether it is a new build or a renovation, what you are trying to achieve, and your budget. New innovations in insulation techniques are top of the list and the more effective you can wrap your home (floors, walls and roof) the better an insulator it will be.
A major factor is what the walls and roofs are made from, and we are one of a few who are trained and experienced in the use of structural insulated panels.
Structural Insulated Panels allow:
Structural Insulated Panels are slowly becoming more well known in New Zealand due to the success they have seen so far and the growing evidence, both here and overseas, of their benefits for insulation, strength and rapid installation. The exceptional strength and bracing properties are often over shadowed by the insulation benefits but the strength, and the ductility, of this product is significant in addressing a number of issues, including their suitability for earthquake zones. To find out more about their suitability download our FREE informative brochure on this page, on the benefits of SIPs in earthquake zones.
Whilst the material is slightly more expensive cost savings occur in build time and don’t forget the long term savings on energy.
Chatterton Builders also has its own SIPs panel assembly plant. We are very fortunate to be able to assemble our own panels inside our assembly plant before transportation to site. This allows us to assemble without the delays that weather and on site conditions can often produce. It also means your panels don’t spend excessive amounts of time exposed to the elements. We take the panels to site where they are erected with the assistance of a crane, without delay, allowing us to progress the build to a weatherproof shell a lot sooner.
If you are interested in finding out more, request a copy of our ’10 Great Facts about Structural Insulated Panels!’, and The Benefits of SIPs in Earthquake Zones! or feel free to contact us to discuss your energy saving options.
Formance are our major panel supplier and Chatterton Builders are their approved installers in this region. For more information about Formance structural insulated panels click www.formance.co.nz