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
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.
can have the design of your choice.
From contemporary, log home,
traditional, one-story or
multi-story and either single or
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
choose to build an ICF home?
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.
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
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.
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
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
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%.