Today’s building regulations are more stringent than ever, and in this climate it’s important to design strong, energy-efficient, environmentally friendly buildings with a small carbon footprint. At Durabuild, we believe this shouldn’t be at the cost of the aesthetic or interrupt your usual flow of work.
Insulated Concrete Formwork offers tremendous benefits and is easily implemented in any project. Durabuild can provide models in all CAD formats (including BIM/Revit), has regular training days, and offers helpful advice from our in-house architect, free of charge.
- Design flexibility: all angles, curves and arches are possible
- Due to improved strength, you can design larger clear spanning spaces
- Superior energy efficiency
- Superior thermal and sound dampening performance
- ICF is a modern method of construction (MMC)
- Smaller carbon footprint
- Dramatically faster build times
- A wide variety of finishes are available
Savings for your clients
Whether a couple are looking to build their dream home, or a large company is building a new headquarters, every client loves to hear they’re saving money.
By specifying Nudura ICF, the build time is shortened; meaning less is spent on labour, hire costs and interest payments. A greater thermal mass provided by ICF reduces heat loss, meaning a reduction of up to 70% on energy bills and continual savings for your client.
- Nudura materials provide up to 70% energy savings when compared to traditional building methods
- ICF constructions typically produce 1% waste, eliminating costly skip hire
- Follow-on trades can work faster. For example, electricians and plumbers can create channels through polystyrene in minutes using a hot knife, versus lengthy chiselling though blockwork. This reduces build time, and expenditure on trades working on daily pay
- Due to increased thermal efficiency and airtightness, smaller boilers are required to heat the structure. For the same reasons, underfloor heating coils can be spaced further apart, reducing both labour and material costs
Buildings that won’t cost the Earth
With rising fuel costs and energy requirements we need to make the most of building technology so we can better heat and cool our buildings. Nudura Insulated Concrete Forms provide maximum comfort and energy solutions for your entire project, providing Performance Values up to R-50 resulting in energy savings of up to 70%, when compared to traditional wood building methods.
The superior Performance Value of Nudura comes from the stable thermal mass that the concrete provides. Nudura offers form sizes that provide a solid concrete core of up to 12” (304 mm), providing you maximum energy efficiency, strength and comfort.
- Nudura forms are made from expanded polystyrene foam. Nudura’s unique folding web system is manufactured from 100% recycled propylene and steel
- Nudura ICF constructions typically produce 1% waste, sending less waste to our landfills
- All waste is 100% recyclable
- Due to high energy efficiency in buildings utilising Nudura, fewer fossil fuels are required to heat structures. This significantly reduces carbon emissions, and thus, your carbon footprint
Comfort and safety
- Nudura offers superior performance in thermal bridging, which results in even temperatures throughout the structure, with reduced drafts and cold spots
- Due to greater insulation and thermal mass, Nudura forms act as a sound barrier, which reduces unwanted outside noise significantly more than tradition building methods
- Nudura forms are mould resistant, which improves air quality and reduces risk of respiratory illness.
- Steel reinforced concrete is at the core of Nudura forms, which is encased in a non-toxic fire retardant expanded polystyrene foam. When finished, this provides a fire protection rating of 4 hours.
- By their nature, Nudura walls are flood resistant, have great impact resistance and are wind resistant to 250mph.
Design and finishes
When building with Nudura Insulated Concrete Forms any type of building design and style can be achieved. Internally, plasterboard can be used in exactly the same way as traditional building methods. Nudura exterior finish options are virtually limitless.
Whether you’re looking for a traditional brick building, New England style wooden cladded home, clean render or something entirely different, Nudura structures can accommodate all kinds of brick, cladding, render, stone, timber or combination finishes.
When it comes to the interior, comfort and style are at the top of everyone’s list. Interior finishes are no different to those used by traditional building methods. Interior finishes are easily applied or attached directly to Nudura using our unique fixing points located on 200mm centres.
Nudura offers limitless design capabilities when designing your next home or structure. Innovative architectural shapes are easily achieved with Nudura Insulating Concrete Formwork. A variety of shapes are available from Nudura to meet any building requirement. Factory custom cut radius forms, 45° and 90° forms allow the home or structure to be built the way it was envisioned.
WINDOWS AND DOOR OPENINGS
Whatever the design calls for, arches, bay windows or specific Door styles are easily incorporated into a Nudura structure. With Nudura , specialty products are not required, eliminating the need for architects to have to specify speciality products. Nudura can be designed and built with windows and doors that are used in traditional home construction ensuring your costs are kept in line.