Our client came to us with the hopes of designing and building a highly eco-friendly and energy efficient home. They liked the idea of using SIPs, Structural Insulated Panels (“see below” or please note wherever you put the section on SIPs). The result was the very first City Approved home using this forward thinking building material and a LEED Platinum Certified Home.
Kaya created the highly original design of the home, building it with eco-friendly materials and insuring that the final result would be a highly energy efficient home. The creative dual exterior look was achieved by using Reclaimed Barn Siding for one section of the house and a unique weathering steel called Corten Steel. Both exteriors were utilized to eliminate the need for painting, while creating a beautiful rustic, yet modern look. Solar panels were also installed to fully realize the eco-friendly nature of this truly stunning home in NW Portland.
SIPs: Structural Insulated Panels
SIPs are a high performance building system using pre-manufactured panels consisting of insulating foam core sandwiched between two structural facings, typically oriented strand board (OSB). SIPs combine several components of conventional building, such as studs and joists, insulation, vapor barrier and air barrier. They can be used for many different applications, such as exterior wall, roof, floor and foundation systems. The result is a building system that is extremely strong, energy efficient and cost effective. Building with SIPs generally costs about the same as building with a wood frame construction when you factor in the labor savings resulting from shorter construction time and less jobsite waste.
Kaya can do both. We have built a tight knit team of architects, designers and craftsmen that can manage your project from the design phase to completion. If you have your own architect and designers, we can work with them.
Do You Offer a Guarantee or Warranty?
Yes, Kaya stands behind its work 100%. We adhere to closely industry standards to insure the highest of quality in our work. We guarantee all of our houses from start to finish.
How Do I Get Started?
Contact Kaya for a meeting to discuss the specific details of your project. We’ll meet with you, craft an estimate and then walk you through the steps from planning to finish.