Advertisement
If you have a new account but are having problems posting or verifying your account, please email us on [email protected] for help. Thanks :)
Private profiles - please note that profiles marked as private will soon be public. This will facilitate moderation so mods can view users' warning histories. All of your posts across the site will appear on your profile page (including PI, RI). Groups posts will remain private except to users who have access to the same Groups as you. Thread here
Some important site news, please read here. Thanks!

ICF Cost Comparison Vs Blocks

  • 11-01-2022 1:10pm
    #1
    Registered Users Posts: 607 ✭✭✭ tedimc


    I'm looking to build a decent sized shed and am looking at options. (~40sqm)

    I've priced a steel shed, but think a block would be better. The problem is getting a block layer nowadays and even then, I've heard some are €3.50+ per block.

    Has anyone a rough cost comparison for ICF? I know it's overkill for a shed, but I'd be able to do it myself and would also save on the cost of insulation, etc.

    Is there much of a difference when it comes to roof detail, or is it similar to a block option.



Comments

  • Registered Users Posts: 11,355 ✭✭✭✭ Ush1


    Interested to find out this myself as well.



  • Registered Users Posts: 946 ✭✭✭ iColdFusion


    ICF isn't the solution for a shed, the insulated blocks need to be finished inside and out creating far more cost and if you want to put up shelving etc you'll have to try and fix back to the concrete core plus rebar is mad money at the moment. Are you sure you aren't confusing ICF with shuttered in situ concrete walls?

    Steel will be your cheapest option, don't need to do any finishes to it compared to plastering block walls but steel has downsides too with condensation and insulation levels, whats the shed for?



Advertisement