Offsite Construction focuses on building products and construction innovations,
offsite manufactured modern methods of construction (timber-frame, steel-frame,
structural insulated panel systems (SIPS)), Affordable Housing, Decent Homes, ECO Homes,
Sustainable Buildings, Renewable and Sustainable Energy.
Introducing the unique Sidey patented KitFix® System - The ultimate turn key
solution for factory fitted windows and doors.
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The Sidey KitFix® System was designed with offsite manufacturing in mind. Our innovation addresses the needs
of offsite manufacturers by adding value to timber frame and SIPs offerings whilst delivering significant
benefits to contractors and ultimately the client.
The system enables fully glazed, fully finished windows
and doors to be installed into timberframe and SIPS panels as part of the offsite production cycle whilst
having little effect on stacking, transportation and erection of finished panels. The system
includes a wide range of clip on cill solutions that enable cills over 200mm to be added after erection of the timber
frame structure. KitFix® can integrate air tightness solutions for
between the fenestration and the structure giving an air tightness performance as low as zero m3/hr/m2 @ 50 Pascals!!
Our unique patented bracket is manufactured from a super strong, thermally efficient plastic, which allows the
fenestration to be installed on the horizontal or the vertical, enabling the windows and doors to sit fully protected within
the depth of the panel during transportation and erection before being slid out to the 1st fix position. The brackets
themselves significantly reduce the risk of cold bridging, which is vital as builders and developers reach for the higher
levels of the Code for Sustainable Homes.
The Sidey KitFix® System solves many of these problems giving timber frame and SIPS manufacturers an innovative
yet highly effective way of supplying wind and watertight structures from the moment the structure is erected, which
is necessary for closed panel construction.
Key Features of KitFix® offsite installed windows and doors:
Windows/Doors are installed offsite in controlled factory conditions
Windows/Doors are 1st fixed on site in under 3 minutes by semi skilled labour
There's a reduced risk of arson through increased plot security
Eliminates need for scaffolding adjustment - or step-ups
Structures are wind and watertight sooner
Follow on trades start sooner
Eliminates window/door deliveries to site thus reducing site traffic
Eliminates manual handling of windows/doors into plots
There's no site storage of windows and doors
Reduction in breakages and site damage
No reduction in transportation payloads through having to pack panels apart to protect the windows/doors
Savings on site prelims due to faster build
Optional high performance air tightness solutions to meet Code for Sustainable Homes, Part L of the Building
Regulations and of equal importance, reduces fire risk by limiting oxygen availability within the structure
Clip on Cills for fitting after external fabric built
Faster Site Build
Higher performing structures
Cheaper through lower costs
Improved Health & Safety
Negates fire risk
Higher Consistent Quality
Environmentally favourable & reduced carbon footprint