THE DESIGNER AND ICF

Design Flexibility

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.

ICF BENEFITS

Insulating Concrete Formwork has many benefits over traditional building methods

The Designer and ICF

Design Flexibility, Variety of Finishes, Compatible to Other Building Systems, Higher Building Performance Standards

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The Developer and ICF

Fast track construction, Reduced labour costs, Less down-time, Immediate follow-on trades, Simple service installation

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The Occupier and ICF

Low Running Costs, Good Acoustic Performance, Healthy Indoor Environment, Fire Resistance, Minimal Flood Damage

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The Environment and ICF

Superior Energy Performance, High Mass for Thermal Stability, Reduced Waste On Site, Low Environmental Impact

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