P.O. Box 448
New Waterford, Nova Scotia Canada, B1H-4R9
 
 
Exceptional Design, Better Indoor Air Quality, Proven Energy Efficiency & Safety

 

Discover a home building solution that offers a healthier living environment, advanced designed possibilities and lower energy bills; discover a Home with a Difference. The difference is ICF (insulating concrete forms). Greater energy efficiency. More peace & quiet. More sheer day-to-day living comfort. All wrapped up in a solid, high-quality building package that gives an ICF home an utterly remarkable feel that really has to be experienced to be believed. As soon as you step inside, you can tell that an ICF home is not an ordinary house. Itís not just beautiful, comfortable and quiet. You can feel that itís solid, built to last.

So just how expensive is it to get all these extraordinary benefits? The truth is you can get superior ICF technology for a lot less than youíd think. ICFs are so efficient to build with and easy to use, that the cost of building an ICF house is comparable to that of an ordinary 2x6 wood-framed house. But you get so much more home for your money.

Concrete homes can have the design of your choice. From contemporary, log home, traditional, one-story or multi-story and either single or multifamily. This alternative to stick-built construction is the way of the future. The energy efficiency of insulated concrete will provide savings in the long run with lowered energy costs.

Why choose to build an ICF home?

Cost Competitive - Over the last ten years, concrete prices have been remarkably stable. Recent price increases in other materials have generated interest in concrete building systems as never before. Labor savings and readily available materials make ICFs, feature for feature, one of the most cost competitive wall systems in the U.S. and Canadian housing markets.

Rock-solid construction - ICF homes are unparalleled safety and security they are up to 9 times stronger then typical wood framed walls and can withstand fire, and resistant to infestation and forces of nature like tornadoes, hurricanes, and earthquakes. Concrete has proven itself as one of the most fire and heat resistant construction material. Unlike wood or steel, concrete does not burn, soften, or bend so is more likely to remain standing through a fire. Unlike wood, concrete is not susceptible to rotting or insect damage.

A Healthier Home & Environment - Building with ICFs is healthier for the environment in a number of ways: by minimizing the number of different building products involved in construction, by reducing the amount of waste generated on the construction site, and by lowering energy requirements for heating and cooling. ICF homes provide a healthy indoor environment, too. Nothing held within or ordinarily emitted by an ICF wall is toxic. The measurement of the air contents of actual ICF houses shows an almost complete absence of any emissions.

Low-maintenance - With ICF homes, the equation is simple. No Rot = Less Repair and Maintenance. Once cast, the exterior walls can be covered in a wide varitey of attractive, low-maintenance materials. You choose: brick, stone, stucco, logs, or siding. Insurance companies often recognize the disaster-resistant qualities of concrete homes by offering significant discounts on premiums.

Environmentally friendly - ICF home construction follows the "Green Building" objectives and also significantly conserves trees by reducing the need for lumber

Comfortable and quiet - ICF homes are warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. Also they are up to 3 times more sound resistant then typical wood framed homes, noise from traffic, airplanes, and neighbors, as well as inside noise from room to room is minimized.

Energy efficient - ICF construction is up to 2 times more energy efficient then typical wood framed homes, this yields lower monthly energy bills, reducing heating and cooling costs by 50%.