12 Amazing Self Builds Featuring Structural Insulated Panels

Contemporary SIPs self build by Mark Brinkley
(Image credit: Matthew Smith)

A popular choice for self-builders due to their inherent strength and energy-efficiency, structural insulated panels (commonly known as SIPs) can be utilised for houses of all different shapes, sizes and styles. 

Made by sandwiching insulation between two sheets of oriented strand board (OSB), they offer great U Values and excellent airtightness while offering quick construction times.

Sarah Handley

Sarah is a journalist, editor and the former Web Editor of homebuilding.co.uk. She began her career more than a decade ago, working on the editorial team of Public Sector Building magazine, before joining the wider Homebuilding & Renovating team as Social Media Editor in 2012. Since purchasing her first house in 2015, Sarah has been adding to the ever-increasing list of home improvements she needs to make; including extending over the garage, resurfacing the driveway, replacing existing flooring and revamping the kitchen. Fortunately, her time with Homebuilding means she is not short on design inspiration or top tips to tackle or project manage these tasks herself.