Surrounding an entire timber frame with SIPs provides harmony with beauty and efficiency.
Traditional construction and insulation methods allow thermal bridging and heat transference which reduce the R-value performance of the insulation material in the real world application. Because a timber frame skeleton has no exterior stud walls, and the SIP panel exterior wrap is unbroken, the continuous wrap protects the SIP R-value integrity.
Advantages of Timbers and SIPs:
SIPs add strength to timber frames
Reduces air gaps and thermal bridging which equates to improved air quality
Cost reductions with energy savings and smaller HVAC system required
Shorter construction timespan
Hybrid timber frame option for budget-minded to maximize the visibility while utilizing the SIP panels for load carrying