What is Cold Bridging?
Thermal bridging, or cold bridging is where there is a weak spot in the insulation surrounding a house. These occur when there is a break in continuity, creating a path of least resistance for heat transfer between an area or component of an object which has a higher thermal conductivity than that of the surrounding materials.
Where is cold bridging likely to occur?
- Between walls & floor/walls & roof
- Holes in the construction to allow for cables & pipes
- Window & door reveals
How does building with Sips help prevent Cold Bridging?
Our award-winning system uses SIP joining splines to connect the panels, thus providing continuous insulation and high levels of air tightness compared to a standard timber frame kit. Traditional timber frame has a much lower thermal resistance and has been known to lose in excess of 30% of a household’s energy.
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