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Glosford SIPS – The dedicated SIPS specialists

Glosford specialise in working with self- build customers. They recognise the importance of clear communication, prompt responses and assistance in the difficult challenges of building your own dream home.
What their customers say about Glosford: “I would just like to say what a pleasure it has been to work with everyone at Glosford. Without exception they have been knowledgeable, helpful, professional and very easy to talk to, but above all they have always ‘put the customer first’ which these days is a rarity” – Self-Build customer in Bristol

Having SIPS could not be simpler:

  • Send them some drawings of your project in PDF whether new build, renovation or extension. These can be planning drawings or more detailed Architects drawings.
  • Their quotation will be returned as soon as possible and will be fairly comprehensive itemising the extent of what they supply, the extent of their site installations, the plant needed, scaffold required and all their terms and conditions.
  • Upon an order being placed Glosford SIPS will provide all the external structural walls and roof in 142mm or 172mm Kingspan TEK (Sips) along with all the required structural elements that may be required such as the Glulam beams to support the roof and all the internal lintels. Some steel might be required to help transfer roof loads or upper wall loads where a more contemporary ‘open plan’ design has been requested.
  • They also manufacture and supply open web Posi Joist floors complete with 22mm T&G P5 chipboard flooring which acts as a safe deck during construction but can also be your finished floor or act as a sub-deck for underfloor heating etc.
  • Internal partitions are usually included especially if these are required as part of the overall structure.

What you can expect:Build it Awards Winners

  • Full Engineering calculations for the SIPS structure above foundation level.
  • Line and point loads for your foundation engineering.
  • Full design drawings of the SIPS elements for your approval prior to manufacture.
  • Prior to despatch they will keep you informed of anticipated start dates.
  • Installation by their approved sub-contract carpenter/joiners.
  • SIPS panels arrive on site in deliverable sizes for assembly on site.
  • If Dormers are required these are fully fabricated in SIPS with a roof and walls including an opening for your windows. Other openings are pre-prepared for Velux windows and chimneys and also all the windows  and doors where required. These will need to be sealed appropriately by your builder/window installer to take advantage of the superior airtightness that SIPS provide.
  • They will then finally fully wrap the building in Kingspan Nilvent Breather Membrane which will make the building weather tight for a period whilst the building is clad and tiled.
  • Glosford will work closely with your builder giving any necessary technical assistance as required.

What Glosford require:

  • Groundworks should be completed prior to their arrival on site and all walls prepared by your builder to receive their soleplates should be level to within +/-5mm. They will carry out checks before installation and ‘shim’  appropriately to ensure soleplates are completely level.
  • Full Scaffolding around the perimeter of their building.
  • Preparation up to DPC level includes both external and internal load bearing walls. Generally, this would be 150mm above your ground bearing slab/base and in 140mm solid block (7N/mm2).
  • View our full site preparation documentation here.
  • They include craneage costs at the quotation stage and will usually use the crane at various stages to speed up the build and reduce the need for any offloading or another mechanical handling by the customer.
  • They always try to deliver on a rigid vehicle in regular stages to minimise the amount of product on site at any one time.
  • In terms of lead times on receipt of an order, they would request approved drawings and these need to be detailed enough for them to prepare their own SIPS drawings for you to approve before manufacture can take place. They would then anticipate a programme from approval of their design drawings of approx 4-6 weeks before the first delivery to site. Following this the site installation time for a typical detached dwelling can be in the region of 2 weeks. They then conduct a site handover to check complete satisfaction with their build.

For further information regarding Self Build projects see Kingspan TEK product Literature and download ‘Information for Self Builders‘.

Welcome to Glosford SIPS

Glosford SIPS is a Hereford based specialist company offering a complete service for your structural building envelope using the renowned Kingspan TEK wall and roof panels including fully engineered timber floors and internal structural partitions. With Building Regulations focus on improving building envelope performance we offer a ‘Fabric First’ solution that guarantees low running costs for the Future.
  • A fully equipped 65,000 ft2 factory allows all materials to be stored inside and provides ample capacity.
  • A purpose built SIPS office facility housing all our designers, estimators and project team.
  • State of the art CNC manufacturing equipment to reduce processing times and ensure that all products are produced and supplied to the highest quality.