What's the SipFrom difference?
First, not all SIPS products are the same! There are numerous types of panels on the market, those surfaced with OSB (Oriented Strand Board), surfaced directly with Fibre Cement or those surfaced to one face with Weathertex.
OSB (Oriented Strand Board) a reconstituted timber board similar to particleboard. Panels fabricated from OSB are strong and easily worked with traditional carpentry tools, homes built with these panels are high performing, and panel for panel they are competitively priced. However like any particleboard they don’t like water!
Fibre Cement is a well known building product. Currently used throughout the industry, directly as a cladding material, eave linings, internal for wet area linings and now to surface SipForm panels both internally and externally. Fibre Cement is resilient to water, fire, wood borers and to termites.
Weathertex made from reconstituted timber pulp with no added glues and available in a wide range of finishes that come pre-primmed and ready for immediate painting. Weathertex is resilient to water and rated up to Bal 19 for use in bushfire prone areas.