What Is ICF?
From being a NUDURA ICF installer, Future Homes brings you stay-in-place forms that are successful for sustainable builds anywhere. Offering you a variety of superior benefits, NUDURA Forms are one of the most popular products for new, energy-efficient builds in the construction industry.
NUDURA Forms consist of two panels of Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) foam that are 2 5/8” (67 mm) in thickness and connected together with NUDURA’s clever patented web system that are made of 100% recycled material. These unique forms are stacked then steel reinforced and filled with concrete, which completes the building envelope of your home in one building step.
The Variety of ICF
NUDURA Forms are available in a variety of shapes and sizes to accommodate all types of building requirements and designs. With Future Homes Developments being your only constructor on your project, we work one-to-one with our clients, to design the perfect building you desire and have the solutions to complete it.
The ICF solid concrete core can reach up to 12″ (304 mm), providing each property we build, the maximum strength and comfort to suit the location and climate. We really do cater to your needs!
We provide your homes with Performance Values of up to R-50. This results in energy savings of up to 70% when compared to traditional timber building methods. This superior Performance Value that we can provide, comes from the stable thermal mass that the concrete provides. Thermal mass is the ability of a material to absorb and store heat energy. In doing so, NUDURA ICF effectively improves the building comfort in
areas of temperature fluctuation.
As the NUDURA ICF is used around the whole of the build, it gives you a continuous insulation in the home. That means no drafts or cold spots. The solid concrete core functions like an air barrier, making your property extremely airtight in comparison to timber frame buildings. Timber frames tend to use plastic sheets as air barriers that can easily be punctured. They’re also more time consuming to install and generate worse performance results.
Having over 35 years’ experience in the construction industry, we are well aware of the rising costs of energy and fuel requirements. Hence, we make the most of the latest building technologies so that we can better heat and cool your homes.
By using NUDURA Insulated Concrete Forms, we can provide you with maximum comfort and energy solutions for your entire home. Not only this, but the recyclable properties mean that after use, the concrete forms can be easily disposed of. This helps in creating eco-friendly, sustainable buildings.