First day of SIPs construction

There was no building inspector holding us back, no buckets of rain coming down and the SIPs panels are finally onsite, what a great day to build a house!  With all the stars finally aligned, Intellistructures started putting the SIPs together.

SIPs are essentially two pieces of plywood (OSB) skins sandwiching a block of styrofoam which actually make them pretty light and relatively easy to handle.

Putting up SIPs

The East wall was erected within a couple of hours.

Erecting South Wall

Here’s the South Wall (with a large window opening) being erected.

Insulated Header

Instead of using a block of lumber for structural headers, here’s our site-finished insulated header using a 4 inch SIPs panel.

Installing Header

East Wall (Outside View)

It’s already starting to look like a house.


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