Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs) are formwork for concrete that stays in place as permanent building insulation for energy-efficient, cast-in-place, reinforced concrete walls, floors, and roofs.
It applies to residential, commercial and industrial buildings.
Why Choose ICF for Your Next Project
Insulated Concrete form structures are much more comfortable, quiet, and energy-efficient than those built with traditional construction methods. Use the menu on the right for more details about the advantages of insulated concrete form homes and buildings.
As you begin formulating the plans for your new home or building, there seems to be no end to the number of choices you have to make. It’s natural to pour hours of time and effort into choosing the right paint, wall coverings, exterior finish and other aesthetics for your new home. But first, take some time to decide what will be inside those walls.
Traditional wood-frame construction can’t compare to the safety, permanence, and energy efficiency of walls built with insulating concrete forms.
Here are some benefits of ICF
- 30-70% savings in energy consumption and costs
- Tornado, hurricane and earthquake resistant
- 75% reduction in outside air infiltration
- Five times quieter than a wood-frame home
- Building with ICFs saves at least 10 trees per home
- ICFs can be used to build virtually any home plan, using any finish – brick, stucco, siding, and more.
Give us a call today
If you are thinking about an Ottawa ICF renovation project, please make sure to give the home renovation experts at Ben Ozorak Construction & Design a call at (613) 746-1176. Whether it’s a custom build, addition of commercial renovation, we would love to show you the projects that we’ve done and give you a free, no obligation quote.