THE DESIGNER AND ICF
ICF allows the specifier to create beautiful, artistic, functional structures with curves, arches, complicated, intricate patterns and varying angles if needed. Building design is only limited by one’s imagination!
Variety of Finishes – Unlimited choices of finishes both externally and internally. Externally, renders, brick slips, replica stone, stone, brick, tile hanging, sidings wood or vinyl and internally, plasters or plasterboard, either dot & dabbed, or screw fixed.
Compatible to Other Building Systems
The ability to use a range of roofing, flooring, utilities and opening systems allows the designer total freedom to choose their preferred supporting non- structural building components. Most ICF systems have compatible flooring systems which can be poured at the same time as the supporting walls but they also have timber systems where joist hangers penetrate the ICF walls before being concreted in.
Higher Building Performance Standards
Insulating Concrete Formwork out-performs the current Building Regulations and can easily meet the requirements of the Code for Sustainable Homes Star Level 3. When used in conjunction with other sustainability supplements, such as ground source heat pumps, heat exchangers, wind turbines, and photovoltaics for example, can provide solutions up to Code Star Level 6 – Carbon Neutral.
Insulating Concrete Formwork has many benefits over traditional building methods
To speak on a specific matter with the chairman of the ICFA:
TEL: 01403 701167