Features and designs of houses from SIP panels

In the 21st century, houses made of SIP panels are a very common phenomenon. Designing, assembling, building them is simple, it is carried out by a team of craftsmen in just a day or three, after which the assembled building is ready for finishing. With some restrictions, it is already possible to live in it – but the owners will continue to improve the property without moving far from their new place of residence..

Advantages and disadvantages

Building a house from SIP panels does not cause any difficulty. In principle, it can be done alone – provided that the “self-builder” is sufficiently developed physically, possesses the necessary skills and likes to work a lot for the benefit of himself and his family. The modular kit is easy to assemble: for example, you can assemble a 6×8 house very quickly. Using the laws of physics, you can move and lift the panels with the help of special hand devices, since you cannot drag and lift them alone, or use the work of friends and relatives.

  1. A house made of SIP panels has low heat loss. This property improves with external insulation of the walls of the house from all sides..
  2. The thickness of the SIP panel is not so large to provide optimal performance and temperature conditions. This allows you to save on useful space, which is always slightly less than the occupied space..
  3. This house warms up easily in sunny weather. This means that heat accumulates in the tree even in frost – when the weather is calm, the pieces of wood can be warm even at -25 outside.
  4. Low weight of the tree – a square meter of the wall has a weight of only 25 kg. Due to the lightness on the capital foundation, you can also save a lot.
  5. Wood is much more affordable than other building materials – from steel to concrete and gas silicate blocks.
  6. When building a house, you do not need to use special equipment – all the work is done by several people and using a saw-drilling power tool.
  7. Low time costs – the house will be built in the worst case in three weeks – if one or two people work.
  8. No special finishing is needed – plastering and facing with tiles, bricks are characteristic only for more capital buildings with walls made of gas silicate, concrete blocks, rough brick, stone, etc..
  9. A considerable service life: houses made of SIP panels will survive only brick and stone buildings. With proper care, wooden houses will last 60 years, stone and brick houses – up to 100.
  10. Simplified and proven technology speeds up construction and installation work.

The disadvantages of houses made of SIP panels are also present..

  1. Fire hazard: impregnation will protect only a millimeter or two (in depth) of a wooden building material from direct ignition. With continued burning, the building material will be charred, the impregnation will burn out, and the rest will nevertheless flare up like a torch, and a fire will start. Installation of electrical wiring must not be carried out in violation of fire and safety rules.
  2. Rodents eat wood. To get rid of this scourge, some upholstery the outside of the structure with a metal mesh with a cell width of no more than 5 mm so that the baby mice do not crawl through. To protect rats and mice from undermining, the same cell is used when creating a curtain in depth not less than a meter from the ground surface, along the perimeter of the blind area.
  3. The inability to glue the damaged board – with a strong impact, it cracks, since it is made of chipboard. In the simplest case, it is changed to boarding.
  4. If there is no additional protection, then the joints of the structure will freeze.
  5. Facade cladding is made with lightweight materials – for example, siding. The use of heavy brick or tile cladding will simply bend the structure.

The listed disadvantages, however, are eliminated quickly. To protect the walls from mice and rats, the outside cladding can be made with metal soffits, roofing profiled sheets, etc. – the latter is not only suitable for roofing.

Projects overview

The construction company can offer the owner of the site its own version – from the standard: construction processes are debugged to such an extent that developers do not waste extra time, but even adapt them to the wishes of the client. The variety of options eliminates the most common problems faced by the landlords themselves. As for the cost, the price range varies from 500 thousand rubles for a house of 50 m2 to 2 million for a building of 170 m2. Russian prices correspond to 2021.


The finished project contains bedrooms, a bathroom, a hall, a kitchen and a living room with dining functions.. Houses with an area of ​​more than 200 m2 are complemented by a terrace (or veranda), a garage, an attic, a utility block (an extension or a separate building). Sauna or bathhouse is most often built next to it. In such a house, additional rooms are a pantry, a furnace, a porch and a small terrace or veranda. You can equip a second entrance – if there are two terraces or a terrace and a porch. The garage is buried in the basement or attached separately and may not be included in the general perimeter and quadrature on the project.


For families living side by side – for example, the older and younger generations on the first and second floors, respectively – a two-story house is designed as an attic house or with a full second floor. In order to free up more space inside, as well as for greater stability, the foundation is deepened 3-5 m to create a full-fledged basement floor of a basement or semi-basement type.

Then all the utility blocks are not separately in the yard, but are removed under the first floor. There, if the area allows (100-200 m2), you can “shove” and a garage with a workshop, freeing up space on the site for a garden or vegetable garden.

However, more often SIP-panel houses are still made attic – they, unlike even “boxes”, in terms of windage and stability are close to the Egyptian pyramids and a hut. Here, the upper tier has unevenness – sloping walls – compared to the full-fledged floor. The disadvantage of the attic is that for the peculiarity of its layout, at least 20 m2 is subtracted from the area of ​​the first floor when creating the second. That is, 100 m2 on the first floor and up to 80 m2 on the second.

The cost of a two-story country house varies from 2 million rubles. for the attic up to 4 million rubles. for two full floors. This includes 30 … 40% of this cost – payment for the construction of a full-fledged frame tape-monolithic (or with a basement) foundation.

Attic and two-storey private houses with a ground floor area of ​​100 … 150 m2 are a suitable solution for large families, while the total area reaches 200 square meters. m. Large buildings – with a total area of ​​hundreds of square meters – do not need to be erected unless you are going to register as the owner of a mini-hotel or entertainment establishment, in which a room is created on the basis of a bedroom, and a common kitchen and dining room are made from the living room.

The dignity of the attic floor is the ability to make the windows panoramic: maximum light penetrates into the house from each end.

Interior decoration

High-tech home decoration is practiced in the kitchen, hallway and bathroom. Not everyone will be able to make a “high-tech” (“push-button-panel”) setting in the bedroom: on the first floor you can use baroque, boho (a lot of woolen things, carpets, capes), “antique” (souvenirs and “antique” attributes), in the attic – loft (“like an attic” – decorated, well-groomed beams and rafters). Or apply a minimalist style – this is used by some Chinese, Japanese, Swedes and Norwegians., and for an unforgettable experience, make artistic graffiti on the walls, for example, draw game and movie characters in the style of anime or hentai. The last option is used only by extraordinary individuals who challenge the established system of values, who want to impress, stand out among neighbors along the street and the village, the village at a new level.

Sheathing of a house from SIP panels is carried out with an imitator of a bar or using a thin (up to 20 mm) board.

Carefully fitted and polished elements do not need additional design: it is enough to cover them with varnish to preserve the wood pattern or paint. Exterior decoration is supplemented only by siding – vertical thin-walled (1 mm) corners are placed on the wall, fastening them with horizontal girders from the same profile, from above and below, and siding is already assembled on them.

Beautiful examples

Consider the following cases. The first of them is a full-fledged two-story house without a basement. Doesn’t have an imposing attic. Practically located. There is a covered porch. Finished with brown siding. The premises are arranged in a practical way: the bedrooms have the same square footage. Among the simplest, such a solution is the best.

Mansard, porch – under the balcony. Finished outside in light colors. The porch is combined with a small veranda. The “one and a half storey” option is a reference to the possibility of building a full-fledged second floor.

The whimsical layout of a full-fledged attic serves as a reference to the possibility of equipping a bay window: “daughter” roofs complement the “mother”. From the inside, the attic room is cut on the plan, which will make it possible to furnish the bedroom above the first floor in a special way and can be decorated in a loft style. Ideal as a guest option for younger guests, especially when bringing children. But you won’t be able to make it lean..

The style of the next project vaguely resembles two-storey houses of the early 20th century and several apartments. The multi-level roof makes modern adjustments to such a project.. This is a full-fledged house – “duplicate”: half of the living space mirrored each other on the plan.

A one-storey house can be made as narrow. Distantly, it resembles an apartment – “tram” (“carriage” building). The corridor is located on one side, the rooms on the other, more often facing the facade. Panoramic glazing of the corridor makes this building comfortable – like a compartment car.

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