BryanF wrote: »
And a detailer, there are lots of junctions to be planned out.
Could we just refer to the system as ICF ‘insulated concrete formwork. That’s what the company named provides and there are several in the market.
OP btw, we don’t comment on or recommend products or builders here. All we need is negative comments from someone (anyone) and there could be claims of slander etc.
Pairc86 wrote: »
My issue is that there are plenty of builders willing to look at alternative brands of ICF. I have an engineer and an architect working on the design side. I'm aware of the general quality and cost implications.
To be clear: I am looking for a forum where I can obtain contact details of interested builders.
Count Mondego wrote: »
A friend of mine build one of these type of houses about 10 years ago. Excellent on performance but it's an incredibly expensive way of building a house. Some of the point to note.
1) huge amount of concrete poured into the forms $$$
2) huge amount of steel,as above $$$
3) Cannot plaster on the forms, need a specific render and could be hard to get guys who do it. $$$
Think he paid in the region of 35k for the forms for 2800sqft house, before you consider all of the above.
PowerToWait wrote: »
I recently got a quote from a well known ICF supplier which came in at 12% lower for the equivalent SIP build.
CorkRed93 wrote: »
Looking for an engineer with ICF experience. thx
I did a Thermohouse build, fraught with issues and problems, would not recommend it.