Modular specialist utilising SterlingOSB Zero to produce high performance SIPs system

A manufacturer of modular buildings utilising its own high performance Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) is providing a value-added service to contractors and self-builders across the UK, with the use of SterlingOSB Zero boards from West Fraser being a key component in the precision production process.

PROSIPS® is based on Deeside and serves a growing market where private customers, as well as experienced builders are seeking project specific kits comprising SIPs able to meet the highest energy requirements, while offering technical support and still remaining affordable.

The company’s Elysian Home Extensions packages accordingly not only encompass full structural calculations and assistance in meeting Building Control requirements, but also include the ground-screw piles as required – while an erection service for the panels is also available.

The founder and MD of PROSIPS®, Paul Deen commented:

“I spent ten years in the modular sector, but as an installer, before deciding to set up my own manufacturing business; and now supply garden rooms, building extensions and other modular structures to contractors and end users across the whole of the country. It’s a highly streamlined business model with just half a dozen people working on contract in our premises near Chester, producing high quality bespoke kits.

“In the UK demand outweighs supply, especially when you look at traditional construction with its labour shortages, and the modular world is still at the start of the curve. My approach is to offer people who understand the system, high U-value kits at an affordable price, that they can erect and have watertight in less than two weeks. And at the heart of that is the SIPs panels we produce ourselves using SterlingOSB Zero – it’s a very strong and well proven product – more durable than its competitors and has never caused us a problem.”

Looking to the future, Paul Dean concluded:

“We are currently producing a dozen or more kits per month – having floor areas around 50m² – and we see the volume trebling this year, with plans for further expansion over the next five years.”

SterlingOSB Zero is available in a range of sizes and thicknesses up to 22mm as well as a T&G version ideal for flooring and decking applications. The high-performance panel product, free of added formaldehyde, has also earned BBA approval and meets other industry technical requirements.

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