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Installing a Gas Fire in an Airtight Home: Expert Advice for SIP and Passive Homes

Installing a Gas Fire in an Airtight Home: Expert AdviceIncorporating a gas fire into an airtight home, such as those built to passive house standards, presents unique challenges and considerations.

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The Importance of Mechanical Ventilation in Airtight Homes

The Importance of Mechanical Ventilation in Airtight HomesIn the quest for energy efficiency and sustainability, airtightness is rapidly gaining attention for it’s many benefits and the difference it makes to…

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SIP Acronyms

  Confused by SIPs, EPS, and GRP? This blog decodes SIP acronyms and more! We'll explore SIPs (insulated panels), delve into EPS & GRP (insulation options), and explain OSB (structural wood),…

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Understanding the Cost of SIPs in New Zealand: Benefits, Savings, and Key Considerations

  How much do SIPs cost?The most common question of all when it comes to SIPs is how much do they cost? Usually compared to traditional timber framing.

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Formance SIPs Site Tour Video

Join us at a site in Tai Tapu, Canterbury to see through a SIP home at the mid construction stage.

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What house ratings schemes are in New Zealand?

What House Rating Systems are in NZ? At Formance Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs), we're passionate about creating strong, energy-efficient homes.

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What’s the difference between standard EPS and Graphite Infused EPS?

  At Formance SIPs, we offer two insulation two insulation options for our Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) Standard White Construction Grade (EPS) Graphite Infused Construction Grade (GRP) They both come from a virgin material…

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Dream home or broken dreams?

Imagine pouring your heart into designing your dream home, only to discover you can't afford to build it. Not even close.

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Can SIPs be modified on site?

At Formance, precision and accuracy is one of our core aims in the production process.

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How far can a SIP panel span?

 A common question we get asked at Formance is “how far can a SIP panel span?”  It’s an important question because regardless of design, a far span means you can reduce additional…

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How to do a blower door test

A step-by-step outline of how to carry out a blower door test to determine the airtightness of a building

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Why should your new home be more airtight?

A comprehensive look at airtightness; answering questions such as; What is airtightness and how is it measured? What are the benefits of a more airtight home? How do modern homes…

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