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If you are considering building with prefabricated panels you have found something worth serious consideration. If you are looking for a sustainable, environmentally conscious building product that exceeds the New Zealand building CODE 3604, then take a closer look at True Panels.
Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs)
By considering Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs), you are already ahead of the game. You know that modern building code is only a minimum standard. You are aware that there are more efficient and effective alternatives. You value your health, the quality of your living environment and appreciate the best. You probably understand Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) levels, carbon footprint and sustainability. You are making a decision to use something that is still unusual in New Zealand because it has been proven elsewhere in the world.
Structural Insulated Panels are commonly associated with an imported sandwich of manufactured board and expanded polystyrene. We offer an alternative solution. Our product is New Zealand made from raw materials sourced in New Zealand. This means you have direct contact with the makers of the panels at anytime. You can see how they are made, where they are made and speak to the carpenters behind the work. You can trust that the best New Zealand companies are on hand at any phase of the process. Have a closer look at our product here.
If you are an owner builder, navigating the complex path of options, methods and materials, you are engaged in a serious adventure. If you choose, we can support you through the process, showing you what we have learnt, what to watch out for and how to avoid expensive and frustrating mistakes.
Main contractors (builders) have found a solution that is fast, efficient and meets the demands of discerning clients. We deliver on time and to the highest standard, every time. Our German Master Carpenters are trained, skilled and experienced. Their wealth of knowledge means a quick and satisfying result that brings confidence and peace of mind. We can reduce your build time substantially so your client sees dramatic results rapidly. Due to the controlled environment in which we work, there is no need to straighten our walls after erection. Moisture levels are constant and the dramatic effect of a variable New Zealand climate does not reach our panels. The rest is up to you.
Architects have found an airtight thermal envelope that is versatile enough to create beautiful statements which does not compromise on function. We believe that form follows performance and over nine years of development, have produced a form that reflects the best possible performance. True Panels have been tested by the SuperHome movement, and have helped some groups win awards for “Novel Use of Timber”. If you have a client that is looking for comfort, health and insulation performance, if they value sustainability of material, low end of life carbon footprint, or low VOC levels, you have found it in True Panels. If you are looking for airtightness, PassivHaus standard design and performance in a structural panel, have a closer look at True Panels and see if they meet your needs.
True Panels offers an award winning product that is innovative, proven and made in New Zealand. We take our work seriously and strive to improve at every stage of our process. We use the best materials we can source and throw very little of them away, reducing our impact on the environment as far as practically possible. Not satisified though, we are continually developing new methods, materials and relationships to improve our product.