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Schools and Education Buildings

Deliver Energy Efficient Buildings for Education, up to 3x Faster with minimum term-time disruption

With U Values As low as 0.10 W/m2K and maximised floor space, our award-winning Sip panels are ideal for quickly increasing student capacity.

Schools and colleges use our cost-effective SIP panels for faster, stronger, low energy construction

Achieve fully-insulated, sustainable, superior quality builds, with reduced running and maintenance costs, by choosing innovative SIP panels for your next school, college or university scheme.

Our award-winning system helps save on construction time, costs and labour – with many school projects being active sites, building with SIPs reduces disruption to the school calendar and overall costs. Constructing with SIP panels is up to 3x faster than traditional building methods and reduces site wastage by up to 90%.

Fully-insulated SIP panels are fabricated off-site in precision factory conditions, delivered and installed quickly and efficiently, with minimum disruption and less on-site operatives – The installation of our SIPs structure is not weather dependent and the nature of our energy efficient panelised system means erection of the structural shell can be completed in a matter of days.

Our team of experienced SIPs specialist installers can even take on the risk of your project, for fast, eco-friendly modular school and college construction that considerably reduces your costs.

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The benefits of SIPs for school and educational buildings:

Here we’ve listed some of the main advantages when using our high-performance SIPs expanded polystyrene panels for school and educational facilities:

  • Get facilities online faster with up to 3x faster builds than traditional methods
  • Sustainable builds that can accelerate the School Rebuilding Programme
  • Can be provided with antimicrobial internal cladding for fully sanitised, classroom environments
  • Lower running and maintenance costs due to superior build with value engineering
  • Reduced U-Values as low as 0.10 W/m2K - leading to increased classroom space with a thinner wall
  • 90% less wastage on site (as our panels are manufactured off-site)
  • Zero reliance on weather conditions - for minimal disruption to the critical path
  • Lightweight - ideal for tight sites, looking to increase capacity, with access restrictions
  • Easier installation - with reduced drilling and crane use on site
  • Huge savings on labour - with reduced number of trades and supervision on site
  • 60% less timber than traditional build methods
  • Increased usable roof space - fully-insulated roofs without trusses
  • Build up to 4 storeys with SIPs (or five with blockwork or steel first storey)
  • 7x stronger than timber frame - and 3x stronger than brick and block
  • Airtight modular buildings for education, with reduced cold bridging
  • Does not degrade or deteriorate over time
SIPs for Schools and Education

Why choose SIPS Eco Panels for schools and colleges?

SIPs Eco are a family-run business with over 35 years’ experience as a specialist SIPs supplier in the construction industry.

We have a dedicated team of highly-experienced professionals to guide you through every stage of your modular hospital construction, from design right through to completion, and you’ll be assigned a dedicated production manager.


We’re incredibly proud of our sustainable values and carbon-neutral facility based just north of Edinburgh (making it easy to deliver nationwide).

We only supply responsibly-sourced timber for our projects, and all of our materials can be tracked and traced back to source from sustainable forestry.

Our high-strength, high-performance SIP panels are:

  • Non-toxic
  • Low carbon footprint
  • Made with 100% recyclable EPS
  • Energy efficient
  • Available with antimicrobial skin
  • Fire rated
  • Breathable
  • Extremely strong
  • Mould resistant
  • Highly energy efficient

Here's what some of our customers are saying:

"We used Sips Eco Panels on a scheme where we were building a new primary school in Devizes, the construction of which included Reinforced Concrete Frame, Steel Frame and Glulam Frame, all of which Matt and his team had to contend with.
We are pleased to be able to confirm that all members of our team were very pleased with the approach and continual professionalism from Sips Eco Panels during the pre-construction phase of the works, including the drawings and technical stage co-ordinating with the above mentioned different elements of the building."

RG Spiller, Contractors, Somerset

Product Information

  • Thermal Bridging
  • Air tightness
  • Fire Performance
  • Panel Sizes
  • Our award-winning system uses Sip joining splines to connect the panels, providing continuous insulation, not interrupted by repeated stud work, giving high levels of air tightness minimising any heat loss through thermal bridging.

  • Sips Eco Panels comprise two sheets of OSB3 sandwiching a core of high-performance rigid EPS insulation. Our innovative insulated Sips spline system joins the panels together creating an airtight structure which can assist to achieve Passivhaus performance standards.

  • Sips Eco Panels load bearing walls have achieved a 75 minute fire rating (BS476 Pt 21). While non-load bearing walls can achieve up to a 90 minute fire rating (BS476 Pt 22).

  • All our Sips Eco Panels have a standard width of 1200mm, with standard lengths of 2400, 2700 and 5100mm.
    Panel thickness range – 119mm, 144mm, 169mm, 194mm & 219mm
    *Non standard sizes can be cut from the standard panels

Thermal Bridging

Air tightness

Fire Performance

Panel Sizes

Looking for energy-efficient modular buildings for healthcare to achieve an excellent BREEAM rating? Get in touch and request your free consultation today

One of our experienced SIP specialists will be in touch – usually within one business day – to talk you through your options

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