Build for Living
Build a home designed for comfort, with regulated temperatures and long-term energy savings
One of the most important considerations for anyone building their own home is the experience of living in it and this is where a SIMS home excels. The superior thermal performance of a SIMS house results in far superior comfort levels in your super insulated home. The airtight and weathertight structure eliminates drafts, damp and mould, giving a healthier and more comfortable living environment for you and your family.
The unique properties of Quinn Lite blocks, which form the masonry structure of the walls, results in regulated internal temperatures with seasonal heating and cooling effects.
Thanks to the significant reduction in heat loss, a SIMS house is more economical to run, with reduced energy costs for the long term.
Build for the Future
Build a sustainable, more durable home, with lower environmental impact designed for long-term investment
Every self-builder should be looking to the future when deciding on which construction method to use. You want a home for the long-term, one that’s also an investment, and one which is environmentally sustainable.
A SIMS home is designed to give you comfortable living for the long term, which results in lifetime savings on energy costs. The superior strength of the masonry wall structure, which is also protected by the external ETICS system, gives added peace of mind that your home is strong, durable and built to last.
Build for Performance
Build a super insulated home that’s almost 3x stronger and 3x more fire resistant
SIMS by Quinn is a modern method of construction which effectively combines the properties of the building elements to ensure exceptional performance on all the key consideration factors.
Perhaps the most appealing thing about a SIMS home for self-builders is the super thermal performance which addresses the biggest causes of heat loss in typical homes, heat loss through the walls and breaks in insulation, known as thermal bridges.
Every self-builder wants to ensure the quality of their home’s construction, that it is robust and structurally sound. Again, this is where SIMS wall construction is superior to traditional cavity walls, giving reassurance of the long-term stability and strength of the building. The fact that the masonry wall structure is also protected by the external insulation system also improves durability of the wall’s core structure.
Perhaps something which isn’t top of mind when it comes to deciding on the type of house you want to build is how safe it is when it comes to fire performance, but it is certainly worth knowing how the main types of construction available compare.
SIMS can easily achieve 6 hours fire resistance, which is 3 times as much as traditional cavity wall construction, which gives about 2 hours resistance. Perhaps most significant is how timber frame houses perform on this important safety aspect, giving just 30 minutes of fire resistance.
Airtightness and Weathertightness
Ensuring your home is as energy efficient as possible means eliminating where possible any leakage paths where warm air can escape and cold air can come into the building. Not only does it push up heating costs, but it impacts on the comfort factor with drafts, cold spots and even damp or mould in the house. SIMS walls have much better airtightness compared to traditional cavity walls, improving energy efficiency and eliminating drafts.
The external walls of the house are wrapped in an external insulation system which protects against weather elements such as wind and rain, improving the durability of the masonry construction and also preventing more costly, uncomfortable and potentially unhealthy living conditions.