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SIP Construction - Learn how to build with Structural Insulated Panels

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  • Regular price $575.00


Non-Refundable Registration Deposit: $300/person Tuition: $575/person. $475/person with Post & Beam Class
Balance due on first day of class.

For 30 years, we have been designing with and installing Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs). In the beginning we were using them exclusively to enclose our timber frames. Appreciating their unique structural benefits, we started incorporating the panels into floor systems and eventually framed entire buildings out of SIPs. We have learned on the job and now we will share our experience as well as the most up-to-date installation techniques. In this one day, hands-on seminar students will learn to spec and order panels, produce the most efficient panel layout, cut panels and prep them for assembly, cut openings for windows and doors, run wiring in panels, create air-tight joints between panels, install buck boards and learn the proper use of big reds, foam guns, splines, foam scoops, meat hooks, paddle routers, and chain saws in panel construction.

Students will become familiar with the essential benefits and potential pitfalls of working with panels. Over the years, we have worked with several major manufacturers and will justify our conclusion that R-Control panels are the best on the market. Gain familiarity with this innovative building material, its vocabulary, equipment, and fasteners so you can spec it or install it yourself on your next house.

Class will start at 8:30am and run to 5pm, with a one-hour lunch break.

The non-refundable registration fee holds a place in class. The balance of tuition is due the first day of class. Once you register, we send you a welcome letter along with our housing list so you can make appropriate arrangements for your stay. If you cancel within three weeks of the start of any class you will forfeit your complete deposit.

Non-Refundable Registration Deposit:$300 To be deducted from tuition - balance due the first day of class. This Registration fee can be transferred once at no charge. A second request for transfer will incur a $100 transfer fee and a third request for transfer will result in the loss of deposit.

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If it is for sale in our store -- it is because we use it and love it!

We are happy to share our experiences with these tools which may enhance your own. Given care, maintenance, and love, each of these fine tools is capable of lasting a lifetime. We do limit warranties to those offered by our supplying manufacturers. If ever you have a question or concern regarding any of the tools we sell, please let us know.

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These tools, toys and supplies are in constant use by our students, timber framing crews, and family. At Shelter Tools, we have a working knowledge of every product we sell. Graduates will find particular items recommended in class and on site.


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