What are Structural Insulated Panels?
Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs)- a building material that consists
of panels made from a thick layer of foam (polystyrene or
polyurethane) sandwiched between two layers of Oriented Strand
Board (OSB). Structural panels offer very effective insulating
qualities, rapid installation, and consistent quality (minimizing waste).
The use of OSB or waferboard for facings is considered a positive
use of wood resources. In addition, less wood is wasted at the
construction site than stick built homes making structural insulated
panels favorable materials to "green building" organizations.
Kentucky SIPS Builders
Deer Run Cabins
Believe it or not I ran across this company on ebay, where they
have a modular cabin for sale. For just over $29,000 they are
offering a 14 X 28 Amish built Modular cabin built with Structural
Insulated Panels. It looks really high quality, and they also offer
SIPs kit homes with all the instructions.