Meadowside: SIP School Extension Project

About the project



PROJECT TYPE: School Extension

System Products: 

125mm SIP Panel 

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


Tyvek breather membrane, is a durable and water-resistant membrane used for the protection of external walls and roofs in construction

Commercial Structures – £40,000 – £45,000 *2012

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.

Meadowside: SIP School Extension Project | UK manufactured and built a new classroom and series of extensions at Meadowside Primary School in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, in just five weeks using Structurally Insulated Panels (SIPs).

Meadowside needed to increase the capacity of its classrooms to meet the demand for places created by the credit crunch baby-boom without disrupting term-time activities.

This challenge was an ideal project for Castleford-based Sip Build UK, which was on site within five weeks and had built an entirely new classroom within five days. This allowed other contractors to get on site and complete the roofing, rendering, wiring and plumbing without disrupting the school calendar.

Extensions to existing buildings, to provide integral cloakroom and toilet facilities for each year, were completed over a further four build periods as the classrooms became available around the school holidays.

Pre-fabricated SIPs were an effective way to increase classroom capacity quickly while ensuring a quality build and reducing heating bills.

The required thermal value of the external fabric was reduced, which means the design insulation requirement was exceeded through SipBuild UK’s work. And the classrooms were colour co-ordinated using a shot through render system fixed onto battens and the SIPs wall panels.

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