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SipBuild UK delivers school extension in five week lead time

SipBuild UK manufactured and built a new classroom and series of extensions at Meadowside CP School in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, in just five weeks using Structurally Insulated Panels (SIPs).Image

Meadowside CP School 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.

SipBuild UK managing director Chris Duckworth said: “This was an ideal project for SIPs and the results have been amazing. We were on site within five weeks and 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.

“SIPs are a great way to increase classroom capacity quickly while ensuring a quality-build and reducing heating bills.”

The classrooms are colour co-ordinated using a shot through render system fixed onto battens and the SIPS wall panels.

The project was completed in April 2013

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