Trying to choose between timber frame, masonry and SIPs (Structural Building Material)? Comparing the costs of different structural walling systems can be tricky — but it’s well worth delving into the figures and finding ways to balance costs with quality.

One of the major choices is deciding which structural walling system to use for your new home. In most cases, that will boil down to a choice between three construction methods that compete with each other for viability and effectiveness:

Brick and block (masonry)
Timber frame
Structural insulated panels (SIPs)

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