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Structural Timber Association Assure Gold for SIP Build UK
SIP Build UK - 16th Apr, 2021

Structural Timber Association Assure Gold for SIP Build UK

Our STA GOLD Assure achievement along with maintaining our ISO 9001 2015 accreditation and BBA certifications are all part of ensuring our business goes from strength to strength, even during uncertain times.

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Cottingham Cricket Club New Tea Room
SIP Build UK - 27th Oct, 2020

Cottingham Cricket Club New Tea Room

Cottingham CC has built a new tea room using SIP Build UK and Frame Build UK to provide the structure. Reducing costs and producing an ultra quick result!

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Fastest Electric Wheelchair in the World
SIP Build UK - 28th Sep, 2020

Fastest Electric Wheelchair in the World

Jason Liversidge sets mobility vehicle world speed record Back in June 2018 SIP Build UK where amongst the first to try and help Jason make his dream a reality.  Chris Duckworth MD of SIP Build UK had been at school with Jason and having seen the circumstances and determination of Jason decided we had to […]

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The Proven Manufacturing Solution
SIP Build UK - 21st Sep, 2020

The Proven Manufacturing Solution

Quicker to construct, quieter to assemble, requiring fewer lorry loads, delivering cost savings, and with impeccable environmental credentials – engineered timber systems should be the number one choice for any building in the UK.

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SIP Build UK – Granted STA Gold Assure
SIP Build UK - 8th Mar, 2019

SIP Build UK – Granted STA Gold Assure

SIP Build UK (SBUK) have recently joined the Structural Timber Association (STA) and have been awarded GOLD Assure status at their first attempt!! The STA’s mission is to enhance quality and drive product innovation through technical guidance and research, underpinned by a members’ quality standard assessment – the STA Assure Membership and Quality Standards Scheme.  STA […]

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SIP Build UK shortlisted for the Offsite Awards
SIP Build UK - 10th Feb, 2019

SIP Build UK shortlisted for the Offsite Awards

SIP Build UK are delighted to have been shortlisted for the 2019 Offsite awards for the best use of Hybrid Technologies. The competition just to be shortlisted this year has been astonishing.  We cross our fingers and wait! It demonstrates yet again that our pursuit of quality within the sector is paying dividends.

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Homes England’s new five-year plan great news for SIPs and Offsite
SIP Build UK - 31st Oct, 2018

Homes England’s new five-year plan great news for SIPs and Offsite

Modern methods of construction, the industry approved term for prefabrication, is set to be promoted by Homes England in its new five-year plan The government house-building agency also intends to provide financial support to smaller developers. Homes England, previously the Homes & Communities Agency, has published a five-year plan setting out what it plans to […]

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Lifting cap on borrowing for councils to build homes – Great News
SIP Build UK - 4th Oct, 2018

Lifting cap on borrowing for councils to build homes – Great News

Not ones for getting involved in politics but the latest from the government at their party conference on Wednesday 3rd October appears to be great news for the industry. Lifting cap on borrowing for councils to build homes is ‘fantastic’, says Local Government Association The Local Government Association says the decision to lift the borrowing […]

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Build It Awards 2018 – Shortlisted
SIP Build UK - 4th Oct, 2018

Build It Awards 2018 – Shortlisted

Build It Awards 2018 – Shortlisted Well done to the team Again!! – We have been shortlisted for in the category best SIPs Home. This years entry is a spectacular project in Shropshire.  A 5 bedroom house with a mix of brickwork, render and cladding with vaulted ceilings utilizing the Kingspan Tek SIP system. A […]

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Senior Technical Designer Required
SIP Build UK - 25th Jun, 2018

Senior Technical Designer Required

SIP Build UK are the leading SIP (Structurally Insulated Panel) provider in the UK. As a Kingspan TEK delivery partner and one of the most progressive and innovative contractors in the country we now have a vacancy for a Senior Technical designer. We design, manufacture and install the full SIP superstructure. Your role will be […]

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LABC West Yorkshire Building Excellence Awards 2018 | SIP Build UK
SIP Build UK - 13th Jun, 2018

LABC West Yorkshire Building Excellence Awards 2018 | SIP Build UK

SIP Build UK are delighted to have been involved with the structure for West Yorkshires LABC Awards, Best Individual New Home. The project at Mirfield incorporating SIP structure, Oak frame and great architecture to produce a truly magnificent home. Yet again we are proving that through our cooperation and integration with the design teams we […]

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SIP Build UK are supporting a World Speed Record attempt!!
SIP Build UK - 4th Jun, 2018

SIP Build UK are supporting a World Speed Record attempt!!

At SIP Build UK we are delighted to be able to help Jason with his World Speed Record attempt. The story starts nearly 30 years ago for us.  Managing Director Chris Duckworth and his brother David Site Coordinator at SIP Build UK went to school with Jason.  As so many do we have not been […]

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LABC West Yorkshire Building Excellence Awards 2018
SIP Build UK - 14th May, 2018

LABC West Yorkshire Building Excellence Awards 2018

SIP Build UK delighted to be shortlisted as a Finalist The awards celebrate achievements in the construction industry. They reward excellent buildings, outstanding companies, and partnerships and individuals that go that extra mile. The LABC network covers all local authorities in England and Wales and is split into 12 regions, each of which holds their […]

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Shortlisted for the FSB Awards | SIP Build UK
SIP Build UK - 9th Feb, 2018

Shortlisted for the FSB Awards | SIP Build UK

We have been shortlisted for the FSB (Federation of Small Business) Scale Up Business of the Year for the Yorkshire and Humber region. The award celebrates success made by innovative businesses who are growing and leading their field. It is a great honour for us to even be shortlisted.

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Shortlisted for Made in Yorkshire Award | SIP Build UK
SIP Build UK - 25th Jan, 2018

Shortlisted for Made in Yorkshire Award | SIP Build UK

We have been shortlisted in this year’s Made in Yorkshire Awards. Entered under Manufacturer of the Year (Under £25m) and we’ve been notified that we have been shortlisted. The Awards ceremony is to be held at The Royal Armouries in Leeds on March 1st. https://www.insidermedia.com/event/made-in-yorkshire

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Smart Constuction: the Answer to London’s Housing Crisis? | SIP Build UK
SIP Build UK - 24th Oct, 2017

Smart Constuction: the Answer to London’s Housing Crisis? | SIP Build UK

Kim Vernau, CEO at BLP Insurance, discusses how modern methods of construction and factory built houses should be embraced as part of the solution to the housing shortage Source : Mortgage Finance Gazzette 11th  October 2017 The UK’s housing supply shortage is particularly acute in London. Now in his role for over a year, the […]

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Production Capability Doubled | SIP Build UK
SIP Build UK - 19th Oct, 2017

Production Capability Doubled | SIP Build UK

Article From Insider Media 19th October 2017 SIP Build UK completed its multimillion-pound manufacturing plant at Normanton Industrial Estate as part of an ongoing investment programme by the company 12 months ago. The business manufactures and constructs buildings made from Structural Insulated Panels and ‘unprecedented demand’ has seen production increase by 100 per cent. Managing […]

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BOPAS Standards| SIP Build UK
SIP Build UK - 16th Oct, 2017

BOPAS Standards| SIP Build UK

BOPAS is so important to our industry as we progress in to a new era of high quality, high demand housing, education and healthcare. As everybody will tell you we are at a crossroads with the last recession having cut deep into the trades pool that the industry can select from.   We are at […]

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Off Site Construction with SIPS | SIP Build UK
SIP Build UK - 23rd Aug, 2017

Off Site Construction with SIPS | SIP Build UK

With demands for new homes showing no signs of abating Matthew Evans, Technical Manager at Kingspan TEK, looks into the opportunities presented by offsite construction. In February, the government’s housing white paper identified the need for greater innovation within the housing sector, highlighting offsite construction as a particular area of focus for raising industryproductivity. The […]

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Kingspan Flat Roof Build Up SIPs | SIP Build UK
SIP Build UK - 23rd Aug, 2017

Kingspan Flat Roof Build Up SIPs | SIP Build UK

When building a flat roof, it is vital that a degree of falls is built into the construction to ensure rainwater run-off. The definition of a flat roof, according to BS 6229, is “having a pitch less than 10o to the horizontal.” However, some in the industry would consider up to 15o as their definition […]

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Build It Awards Shortlist
SIP Build UK - 21st Aug, 2017

Build It Awards Shortlist

We have been shortlisted for the two awards:   Best Sip House Best Offsite House 2017 Shortlist   Well done team!

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SIP Build UK Awarded BOPAS Certificate | SIP Build UK
SIP Build UK - 22nd Feb, 2017

SIP Build UK Awarded BOPAS Certificate | SIP Build UK

Andrew Thompson Operation Director collected our BOPAS certificate at a breakfast meeting at Lloyds Register in Fenchurch Street, London. Commenting Andrew said how delighted we are to be the first SIP provider that has achieved this prestigious standard of certification.  We look forward to driving industry standards forward and providing customer reassurance to the quality […]

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Record demands in SIPs | SIP Build UK
SIP Build UK - 20th Oct, 2016

Record demands in SIPs | SIP Build UK

SIP Build UK, the country’s leading structural insulated panel contractor, is investing a six figure sum in the creation of a state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in Wakefield and creating a number of jobs following a record year and growing demand for modern methods of construction from the public and private sector. The BOPAS accredited contractor that […]

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SIP Build achieves BOPAS Accreditation
SIP Build UK - 15th Aug, 2016

SIP Build achieves BOPAS Accreditation

SIP Build UK are pleased to announce that they have worked through the BOPAS process and have achieved accreditation. The process involved an evaluations by Lloyds Register Energy and BLP Insurance.  SIP Build staff were then tasked with ensure that all comments and findings from these evaluations were put into pre-existing procedures and even new […]

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Off Site Construction: Beat Material & Skills Shortage | SIP Build UK
SIP Build UK - 7th Jun, 2016

Off Site Construction: Beat Material & Skills Shortage | SIP Build UK

Hard-pressed builders can overcome skills and materials shortages by making more use of offsite construction methods, according to a manufacturer of timber systems. A shortage of blocks and the ongoing skills issue the construction industry faces could impede market growth, according to Stewart Milne Timber Systems (SMTS). Moreover, the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has […]

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Starts, Completions and Planning Permissions Up
SIP Build UK - 25th Feb, 2016

Starts, Completions and Planning Permissions Up

New home planning permissions in England have reached their highest level since 2008 according to figures released by the Home Builders Federation and Glenigan today. And government statistics also released today show that both starts and completions of private sector homes were up in 2015, by 8% and 20% respectively. The HBF/Glenigan Housing Pipeline report […]

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The 21st Century Building Revolution | SIP Build UK
SIP Build UK - 23rd Feb, 2016

The 21st Century Building Revolution | SIP Build UK

Darren Richards, Managing Director of offsite construction consultancy, Cogent Consulting, describes a radical vision for the way new homes might be delivered in the future and where timber technology can play a leading role. Once again there is a climate of change in the UK housebuilding industry, but we have been here before, so what […]

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SIP Build retains ISO certification
SIP Build UK - 26th Jan, 2016

SIP Build retains ISO certification

SIP Build are pleased to announce that they have passed their assessment for ISO 9001:2008 for the second year running. The team have worked hard to ensure that all processes and procedures have been followed for the last year and the accreditation has been awarded. Well done to all involved.

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First Major Government Housing initiative in 30 years | SIP Build UK
SIP Build UK - 4th Jan, 2016

First Major Government Housing initiative in 30 years | SIP Build UK

At last! Tory house building starts with 13,000 new homes: Cameron announce first major projects in 30 years at four sites. Ministers are to commission a series of giant housebuilding projects for the first time in 30 years, announces today. They will kick-start the building of thousands of homes in a return to 1980s-style projects like […]

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NHBC reports buoyant new home market – October 2015
SIP Build UK - 3rd Nov, 2015

NHBC reports buoyant new home market – October 2015

NHBC reports buoyant new home market despite Q3 marginal reduction New home registration statistics for the UK fell marginally by 2% during Q3 when compared to the same period last year, according to new figures released today by NHBC. However, the overall year-to-date figures up to and including September show that the number of new […]

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Brick and brickie shortages threaten housing targets | SIP Build UK
SIP Build UK - 17th May, 2015

Brick and brickie shortages threaten housing targets | SIP Build UK

The increasing shortages of bricks and bricklayers will threaten future house building plans, warns the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). Commenting on the results of the FMB’s latest State of Trade Survey for Q1 2015, Brian Berry, Chief Executive of the FMB, said: “How to solve the housing crisis has been one of the hot […]

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Constructionline Approval
SIP Build UK - 14th Mar, 2015

Constructionline Approval

We have now been approved with Constructionline.  A great step forward for us and your PQQ process. The biggest and the best. At the heart of what we do is our national online database, the UK’s largest register for pre-qualified contractors and consultants. In terms of efficiency, time and cost saving and best practice, Constructionline […]

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Kingspan Tek & SIP Build UK Sign Exclusive Deal | SIP Build UK
SIP Build UK - 27th Jan, 2015

Kingspan Tek & SIP Build UK Sign Exclusive Deal | SIP Build UK

Castleford-based SipBuild UK has secured a deal with Kingspan, the global leader in high performance insulation, as part of its strategy to achieve turnover in excess of £6m over the next two years. The partnership with the industry giant means SipBuild UK will use the Kingspan TEK® Building System for its client projects, supporting focus on growing […]

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SipBuild UK tackles construction skills shortage with new apprentice
SIP Build UK - 7th Jan, 2015

SipBuild UK tackles construction skills shortage with new apprentice

SipBuild UK, the country’s leading supplier of Structural Insulated Panel buildings, has taken on a 17-year old joinery and carpentry apprentice who is studying at Leeds College of Building. Jake Roche joined SipBuild UK in September after securing five GCSE’s, including maths and business studies, and is undertaking a two-year National Vocational Qualification in joinery […]

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Could offsite be the solution to the housing time bomb?
SIP Build UK - 18th Dec, 2014

Could offsite be the solution to the housing time bomb?

In the latest issue of House Association Building and Maintenance magazine, Chris Duckworth, commercial director of SipBuild UK, explores how the housing shortage crisis is contributing to the considerable growth in the use of offsite construction methods as both public and private sectors are challenged to turn around the fortunes of the UK’s residential market.  In […]

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Sip Build UK talks to Selfbuilder and Homemaker magazine
SIP Build UK - 6th Oct, 2014

Sip Build UK talks to Selfbuilder and Homemaker magazine

Pushing the Energy Efficient Envelope According to the Carbon Trust 75 per cent of a building’s heat is lost through its fabric leading to significant monetary losses for householders and an alarming environmental cost. As a result the industry is continually searching for modern methods of residential construction to offer greater energy credentials. Chris Duckworth, […]

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Miseducating Yorkshire
SIP Build UK - 8th Sep, 2014

Miseducating Yorkshire

The figures have prompted a call for greater investment in primary schools as infants settle in for another school year. Official Government records show that a Department of Education decision to relax legal limits on class sizes has had a dramatic impact on the region’s schools. Over the last four years the number of pupils […]

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SIPBuild UK boss recognised for outstanding entrepreneurship
SIP Build UK - 3rd Sep, 2014

SIPBuild UK boss recognised for outstanding entrepreneurship

SIPBuild UK managing director Chris Duckworth has been shortlisted for the property entrepreneur of the year accolade at the 2014 Yorkshire Property Industry Awards. The nomination by Insider, which publishes business to business magazines, recognises Mr Duckworth’s progress in introducing his product to diverse markets in 2014, including a contract to build flats as part […]

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Peaceful SIPS Extension With Light & Nature | SIP Build UK
SIP Build UK - 9th Jul, 2014

Peaceful SIPS Extension With Light & Nature | SIP Build UK

An extension in the garden of Kemp Hospice in Kidderminster will provide a peaceful, light-filled environment that uses nature to help people manage life limiting illness and bereavement. The therapeutic spaces, which were completed in April this year, are designed to give hospice users, including children and young people, a sense of privacy and also […]

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House prices soar by 11.8% in a year, the biggest increase for almost a decade as the average London
SIP Build UK - 2nd Jul, 2014

House prices soar by 11.8% in a year, the biggest increase for almost a decade as the average London

House prices across the UK soared by 11.6 per cent in the last year, the biggest annual rise for almost a decade. Britain’s booming housing market shows little sign of cooling, with the average property hitting a new all-time high of £188,903. In London prices are 25.8 per cent higher than a year go, the Nationwide […]

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SIPs provide Second World War bomb site with second makeover
SIP Build UK - 26th Jun, 2014

SIPs provide Second World War bomb site with second makeover

Offshore worker Dave Trevena always thought his 60s house in Whitley Bay looked out of the character for the street he lived in but it wasn’t until he researched its history he found he was living on land that was bombed in the Second World War. About six years ago he started thinking about pulling […]

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Battersea Power Station Regeneration Contract| SIP Build UK
SIP Build UK - 4th Mar, 2014

Battersea Power Station Regeneration Contract| SIP Build UK

SIPBuild UK has been chosen to supply one of the biggest regeneration contracts in Europe which includes a town centre complex at Battersea Power Station and construction of a new US Embassy. The UK’s leading supplier of structural insulated panel (SIP) buildings will supply and fit a timber frame and SIPs throughout the top four […]

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Shortlisted for Best Sustainable Project| SIP Build UK
SIP Build UK - 13th Nov, 2013

Shortlisted for Best Sustainable Project| SIP Build UK

A Castleford-based contractor who supplies and installs Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) has been nominated for Best Sustainable Project of the Year at the Builder & Engineer Awards 2013. SIPBuild UK – which supplies and installs Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) – helped create a space called the GreenHouse in which children learn about clean energy and […]

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Leading CPD for Construction Professionals| SIP Build UK
SIP Build UK - 27th Aug, 2013

Leading CPD for Construction Professionals| SIP Build UK

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Meadowside County Primary School | SIP Build UK
SIP Build UK - 14th May, 2013

Meadowside County Primary School | SIP Build UK

Title : Thermal Performance and High Speed Delivery – SIPs Wins! Meadowside CP School , Knaresborough, North Yorkshire SIP Build UK’s (SIPs) Structurally Insulated Panels have been used to deliver high performance and super-fast speed of build at a North Yorkshire School. The Challenge- In July 2012 Sip Build UK were approached by Main Contractors  […]

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SIP Build UK - 12th Jul, 2012

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