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Structural insulated panel company is building on success

The country’s leading structural insulated panel (SIP) contractor continues to build on success after celebrating a year in purpose manufacturing premises in Wakefield.

The multi-million-pound investment by SIP Build UK will help to meet soaring product demand and increase the workforce.

Completion of the manufacturing plant, part of an ongoing investment programme by the company, created six new jobs.

The investment has contributed to a record year for the firm which has witnessed spiralling demand for its modern methods of construction from both public and private sector clients.

Trading successfully for over six years, the Normanton-based firm manufactures and constructs buildings made from Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) at its 11,500 sq ft. manufacturing plant at Normanton Industrial Estate.

In addition to the new plant investment, the firm has also become the first SIPs manufacturer in the UK to gain prestigious BOPAS (Buildoffsite Property Assurance Scheme) accreditation which has helped secure lucrative new contract wins for new SIPs buildings and schemes. It has also led to the creation of new roles and apprenticeships schemes for the firm.

Financial advice for the investment and expansion is provided by leading West Yorkshire chartered accountants, Hentons.

Managing director of SIP Build UK, Chris Duckworth says: “Demand particularly in the past six months for quality, airtight and thermally efficient high-quality panels has been unprecedented. Quality is a key area for us as the construction industry is still faced with a skills shortage, the ability to be able to build off-site to such a high-quality specification is of great benefit to the building industry as a whole. The BOPAS accreditation is a major achievement for us and has paved the way for job creation, comprehensive training and wider investment.

“We’ve seen growing demand from specialist property projects, the education sector and social housing providers. This is in-line with the everincreasing demand for off-site manufactured systems which has completely transformed the construction landscape in the past few years. Over the last six months, we’ve doubled our production of SIPs by securing some major new contracts, and this shows no signs of a let-up. Our commitment to quality and efficiency underpins our ambitions for long-term growth.

“Hentons have been integral in our expansion programme, providing comprehensive financial advice and ensuring a critical investment was conducted in a manner to enable continued future growth.”

It is also a preferred delivery partner of Kingspan, a market leading manufacturer of premium insulation products and insulated systems for the building industry.

Simon Gray, a partner at Hentons, said: “SIP Build UK is a very impressive, forward-thinking business which has adapted well to the way the construction industry has evolved. Expertise in quality and safety in all its installations is helping to ensure a very positive future for the firm.”

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About Hentons

An ambitious Charted Accountancy, Hentons has clients ranging from medical professionals and property investors to manufacturers, academies and charities. It offers accounts, audit, business strategy and tax advisory services with a partner led approach for all its clients.

For further information contact:

Simon Gray: simon@hentons.com 0113 234 0000

Nathan Lane: 07447 921654 or 0113 3571250

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