Self Build Projects
Our Guide To ICF Self Build
There are many benefits of using Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs) for self-build projects, and at ICF Southern we are the experts in supporting self-builds across southern England.
We use and supply the NUDURA ICF system which is renowned for both its quality and design capacity. No matter what size or shape of building you are trying to create, the NUDURA ICF system will give you a an ultra fast, super insulating build method with a finished product that will look like any timber or brick built house.
Increasingly popular with those working on self-builds, insulated concrete forms are easy to use, fast to construct and require less in the way of traditional construction skills.
The lightweight interlocking NUDURA polystyrene forms are placed together to create the exterior or interior wall construction. Concrete is then poured into the form, and once set, the form stays in place, creating a surface to which you can add a range of finishes. This also adds a layer of insulation and sound proofing to the finished building, making it a comfortable, greener, fire-resistant and energy efficient living environment.
If you are planning to stay in your self-build home for a number of years, you will find that an ICF structure results in energy savings of up to 70% when compared to traditional wood building methods.
NUDURA insulated concrete forms are quick and efficient for self-builders. One lightweight ICF form takes the place of 22 concrete blocks, meaning that you can build more quickly and speedily requiring less labour. Windows, doors and utilities are planned in advance, and any wiring or cabling can be run throughout the framework.
At ICF Southern we provide in-house training in how to use the NUDURA ICF system, plus we provide ongoing customer and technical support throughout the construction process. Ultimately, you will discover that this method is both fast and efficient.
Why choose ICF Southern?
At ICF Southern we believe that insulated concrete forms are the way forward. For anyone involved in constructing residential or commercial premises that are energy efficient, comfortable, durable and environmentally friendly – ICF Southern can be of assistance.
As approved NUDURA ICF suppliers, ICF Southern offers superior customer service and technical support to help you with innovative and successful build projects. We genuinely believe that NUDURA products are the most innovative insulated concrete forms currently available on the market.
Benefits of working with ICF Southern
As well as unparalleled technical support and customer care, we are passionate about using insulated concrete forming as an alternative construction method. We are advocates of ICF construction and ICF self build projects, and here’s why:
- Suitable for commercial or residential construction
- Capacity to construct up to 19 storeys high
- Energy efficient, green buildings with long term energy savings
- 3 x more sound dampening qualities than traditional build
- 20-50% energy savings on utility bills
- Strong, robust and durable construction
- Fast track build with reduced labour costs
- Insulated and fire proof
- Self-build solutions
- All weather concrete pouring
- Easy attachment of dry wall/exterior finishes