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Holsopple Home Shop

Adrian, MI

Participant information
Nicole Horton
1988 W. Carleton Rd
Meridian, ID 83642
Phone: 208.887.1020
Email: insulspan@insulspan.com
Website:  www.insulspan.com

Single Family Homes over 3,000 sq. ft.

Project information
Holsopple Home Shop
Adrian, MI 49221

Date Completed:
September 2019

Dimensions of building (all floors of multi-story building):
Mother-in-Law Unit: 24’ x 48’
Finished Garage: 60’ x 60’
Owner's Unit: 36’ x 48’

Total sq. ft. of conditioned space:
4,600 sq. ft. living space
3,600 sq. ft. finished garage

Built By (if different than applicant)
Kendall Contracting
Kendall E. Holsopple
1988 W. Carleton Rd
Adrian, MI  49221
Phone:  517-605-0040

Panels Manufactured By: Company Name (members only):

Designed By (if different than applicant - SIPA will only recognize members)
Kendall Contracting
Kendall E. Holsopple
1988 W. Carleton Rd
Adrian, MI  49221
Phone:  517-605-0040

Describe the end use of the building:
The structure was built to accommodate the owner's parents who were moving back to Michigan from Ohio. The owner had always dreamed of an open floor plan. The property they found allowed them to make their dream a reality.

How did SIP construction help you get this job?
Utilizing SIP construction allowed this owner-builder to create an open, flowing layout because of the structural ability of SIPs to clear span.

SIP wall thickness and core material:
6.5-inch panels with an EPS continuous foam core

SIP floor thickness and core material:
6.5-inch panels with an EPS continuous foam core

SIP roof thickness and core material:
10.25-inch panels with an EPS continuous foam core

Describe the benefits of using SIPs on this project. Did SIPs help save time, labor, construction costs, or energy?
The owner believes the floor plan was improved because of the SIP's ability to clear span and open up the living area. They were able to save time and having experienced labor was not as critical to have because the owner-builder could give instructions as to how the panels went together and oversee as they were put them together. While the SIPs did not lend themselves to cost savings (SIPs made some of the trades a little more challenging) there is no question the energy savings will be there in the future, especially considering the owner has already experienced them.

Describe any innovative design elements or structural engineering involved:
This home is designed with a central, 3,600-square-foot garage that separates the two residences creating privacy for both family units. The owner-builder's residence has a walkout basement with a daylight wall which is the perfect place for the kid's bedrooms. The residence has in-floor heat that works very well in conjunction with the SIP's energy efficiency to keep both of the spaces very comfortable. Because of the structural integrity of the SIPs, the engineered beams were able to be left exposed and then stained to dress up the interior space.

Blower door test results (ACH50) (required only for High Performance Category and recommended for residential projects):
The 24’ x 48’ living space side scored 0.8 ACH50.
The 36’ x 48’ living space side scored 0.7 ACH50.

Describe the HVAC system used on the project:
The owner used radiant in-floor heat for the Mother-in-Law unit (24’ x 48’), which is on a slab. It was the same case for the 60x60 finished garage, and the basement of the owner's (36’ x 48’) unit. The radiant in-floor is maintained by a Navien tankless hot water heater which is natural gas. A 2nd Navien is also in use to help heat the domestic water. There is a forced air furnace that is set up to heat the main floor of the owner's (36’ x 48’) unit and cool both levels.

Describe any other energy-saving materials used in the building envelope other than SIPs. List U-values of windows used and the U or R-value of any insulation materials. (judged only for High Performance Category)
The owner used ICF's for the basement of his unit's foundation (36’ x 48’).

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Builder Information

Kendall Contracting
Kendall E. Holsopple1988 W. Carleton Rd
Adrian, MI 49221

Phone: 517-605-0040

Panels manufactured by Insulspan.

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