Barnsley Office Complex: SIP Cladding Project

About the project

ARCHITECT: Martin Walsh Architectural

PROJECT TYPE: Commercial - SIP Cladding

System Products:

142mm SIP Panel

The panels are typically 1220mm wide and can be as long as 7.5 metres in length to suit each individual project.


TF200 is a breather membrane product offered by the company Glidevale Protect. It is a high-performance membrane meant for safeguarding external walls including roof while construction is happening.

Commercial Structure – tbc + *2015

The costs provided are totally indicative and should be used informatively and not part of any detailed budgeting process. How long is a piece of string comes to mind!!!

We do hope however that this helps to provide a picture of what can be achieved with our structures within different budget ranges.

Barnsley Office Complex: SIP Cladding Project | A brief from the client to produce an energy efficient modern office building that was cost effective to build and low cost to heat was the instruction to the architect.

MWA designed a steel frame building with standard concrete floors and elected for the SIP wall system to wrap the steel frame with an airtight, thermally efficient super-fast method of construction.

The works undertaken in the winter during cold and wet conditions the 2 buildings were wrapped in a little under 3 weeks taking the brickwork of the critical path and allowing the main contractor to start first fixing weeks earlier.

As all the panels are precision engineered and ‘offsite’ in approach the weather did not affect the program. Conditions underfoot were testing but working predominantly from the inside of the steel structure on the concrete floor removed the need for lots of messy site movements!

The end result was a quickly built, thermally efficient building that allowed the brickwork to take place when the external conditions improved!

The client appointed Martin Walsh Associates to produce a master plan for their 10 acre site which incorporates offices, light industry and commercial buildings. The first building is the headquarters for the client and the second being a speculative unit designed to be split between 1-4 occupants. They have been designed using a state of the art construction method which has reduced the build programme and will drastically reduce the running cost of the offices due to the highly efficient construction materials and methods. The project was designed to achieve BREEAM ‘Very Good’ standard.

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Image credits | Martin Walsh Architectural and SIP Build UK