A Stonecraft ICF home offers you many advantages over a wood frame home. An ICF home is dryer, quieter, more resistant to mold, and more structurally secure. Stonecraft proudly uses the NUDURA Standard Forms built with DURAMAX Technology.
Today’s buildings demand reliable, robust, high thermal performance building envelopes that provide maximum energy-efficiency, prevent heat loss and eliminate thermal bridging, all of which, NUDURA icf blocks can deliver. These performance criteria are key factors in minimizing energy running costs, while maximizing property value for building owners.
It is vital that the correct insulation systems and materials are specified at the design stage to ensure that thermal performance is maintained throughout the lifetime of the building. Additionally, high performance icf block building envelopes can reduce annual running costs by as much as 70% in conjunction with other high performance products included through the building design.
NUDURA Insulated concrete forming products offer:
NUDURA insulated concrete forming greatly reduce air infiltration, which greatly optimizes energy performance. NUDURA Forms combined with the structural strength and thermal mass of concrete can provide R-Values as high as R-50, saving building owners up to 70% in energy costs.
NUDURA insulated concrete form products offer maximum safety with a fire protection rating of up to 4 hours. With a NUDURA icf structure walls are built with steel reinforced concrete and a the forms have a non toxic fire retardant expanded polystyrene foam ensuring maximum safety.
NUDURA Insulated Concrete Forms act as an effective sound barrier, filtering out unwanted noise, dampening sound vibrations from unwanted outside noise creating comfortable working or living spaces for occupants. NUDURA icf structures create the ultimate in building comfort.
NUDURA Structures provide greater impact resistance and will withstand winds of up to 402 kph (250 mph) ensuring building occupants are safe and secure in almost any situation. The strength of the NUDURA wall comes from the solid concrete core.
Sustainability is also about whether a product can increase overall service life. Insulated concrete forming products allow a building to stay in service longer with reduced maintenance costs compared to traditional construction. Buildings that have to be torn down after 50 years because the materials used in the first place were chosen on a cost basis, or on short term benefits, ultimately, have greater consequences on the environment