SIPs used by the crew of This Old House television program

For those curious or seriously doing their research into SIPs (Structural Insulated Panels) you will find this show most interesting to see how they were used in a renovation/addition done for the resurrection of a 150 year old barn by the crew of “This Old House.”

The big difference between what is shown here and our version is they used OSB (Oriented Strand Board) for the skins as is most prevalent in the USA however that would  be a total disaster in the tropics as there is just too many molds, fungi and insects to attack such.  At any rate the application and engineering is all the same so you can take those principles to the bank for your own education.


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About Trevor

I have lived in Costa Rica for 19 years and have been active in real estate development over that period and construction in general. I am a qualified Journeyman carpenter and cabinetmaker from Canada. My current focus project is building custom green homes and housing packages all built out of SIPs or Structural Insulated Panels.

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