High Performance ICF Homes

Finally a sustainable home that delivers comfort, safety and energy savings for you and your family.

Premium Comfort |  Sound Reduction |  Energy-Efficiency   |   Improved Air Quality | Low Maintenance |  Withstands Natural Disasters

Finally a sustainable home that delivers comfort, safety and energy savings for you and your family.

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What Is An ICF Home?

ICF homes are a new standard to building Energy-Efficient, Low Maintenance Homes. The durable core is made of reinforced steel and concrete, while the exterior and interior walls are fully insulated with R25+ insulation to provide: 

  • Premium Comfort
  • Minimum Home Maintenance
  • Sound Reduction
  • Better Air Quality
  • Long Lasting Durability

ICF homes are a new standard to building Energy-Efficient, Low Maintenance Homes. The durable core is made of reinforced steel and concrete, while the exterior and interior walls are fully insulated with R25+ insulation to provide: 

Premium Comfort     |     Minimum Home Maintenance     |     Sound Reduction     |     Pest Protection

Better Air Quality     |     Long Lasting Durability     |     Frost and Moisture Protection

What are the benefits of ICF?

Energy-Efficient

Up to 42% less energy to heat your home and 32% less energy for cooling due to the ICF effect, which eliminates air gaps in your walls providing continuous insulation throughout the entire home.

Better Air Quality

ICF and concrete combine to make an airtight envelope around your home, keeping you and your loved ones safe from pollution and harmful vapors outside the home. 

Superior Strength

The reinforced steel and concrete core makes your home 10 X stronger than traditional wood frame houses, giving you the safety and durability that you expect for your home and family.

Fire Protection

The fire rating of ICF blocks is a minimum of 3.5 hours resistance  compared to 15 minutes for traditional wood frame houses giving you more time to put out any fires in your home.

Sound Reduction

The powerful sound absorption properties of ICF homes help to keep your indoor space free from unwanted noises, such as rowdy neighbors, trucks, storms and even lawnmowers.

Increased Safety

ICF homes withstand hurricane force winds up to 300 mph. The solid concrete and steel core also protects you and your home against flying debris, wind uplift and harsh weather conditions.

Energy-Efficient

Up to 42% less energy to heat your home and 32% less energy for cooling due to the ICF effect, which eliminates air gaps in your walls providing continuous insulation throughout the entire home.

Better Air Quality

ICF and concrete combine to make an airtight envelope around your home, keeping you and your loved ones safe from pollution and harmful vapors outside the home. 

Superior Strength

The reinforced steel and concrete core makes your home 10 X stronger than traditional wood frame houses, giving you the safety and durability that you expect for your home and family.

Fire Protection

The fire rating of ICF blocks is a minimum of 3.5 hours resistance  compared to 15 minutes for traditional wood frame houses giving you more time to put out any fires in your home.

Sound Reduction

The powerful sound absorption properties of ICF homes help to keep your indoor space free from unwanted noises, such as rowdy neighbors, trucks, storms and even lawnmowers.

Increased Safety

ICF homes withstand hurricane force winds up to 300 mph. The solid concrete and steel core also protects you and your home against flying debris, wind uplift and harsh weather conditions.

Three Story Custom ICF Home - Plymouth, MA

The Goals and Concerns:

The goal for this project was to incorporate high performance building components and to ensure long term benefits of low maintenance and sustainability.  The client’s goal was to build an open concept home while positioning it properly on the lot to capture the ocean views on all floor levels of this full time residence. From the footing to the walk out roof, every floor and wall is made with insulated concrete form material to ensure year round comfort in New England.    

Since this is a beach front property, this home had to be built to withstand strong winds, salt air, and moisture.  It was essential for this project to be resilient to natural disasters, and to be soundproof while focusing on efficiency and sustainability.

The Solution:

Utilize all of the ICF systems available to provide the homeowners with all of the goals and benefits they had on their list.  Amvic Plus Block 3.30 was used for this project.  The 8” ICF was used in the garage and foundation portion, while transitioning to a 6” ICF for the remainder of the walls. After reviewing all the ICF products with the clients, they made a decision to build with insulated concrete forms from the Form-A-Drain footing system up to the Lite Form Deck rooftop, including all AmDeck floors. The end result was a design with significant open interior space completed with large floor spans eliminating the need for supporting beams and posts. In this project we have accomplished durability, comfort, energy efficiency and soundproofing. 

Some of the details include radiant heat as the primary source of heat in the home, accompanied by a multi-zone mini split system for both AC and heat.  The client is also benefiting from a tankless water heater, better air quality with an ERV system, and enjoying LED lighting throughout the home. 

ICF Construction Benefits:

– Soundproof

– 4 hour fire rating

– Natural disaster resilience 

– Lower operational/maintenance cost

-Energy Efficient 

Project name: Three Story Custom ICF Home

Location: Plymouth, Massachusetts

Size: 4,500 SF

Total ICF Used: 5,500 SF

Footing Used: CertainTeed Form-A-Drain

Foundation Product: Amvic Insulated Concrete Forms

R-Value: R-30 with no thermal bridging

HVAC: Radiant Heat & Mini Split Systems with ERV

Start Date: 03/20/2018

End Date: 08/10/202

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F.A.Q.

The following are frequently asked questions about ICF technology. For other questions contact us directly at:
Email: bgbuildingconcepts@gmail.com
Tel: (617)-869-0680

How much does an ICF home cost?
If you are building to code, ICF construction will cost less than traditional wood frame construction.  Each project is different, but to build a high performance home with a dry and insulated basement, ICF construction is your solution!
How long does it take to build a ICF house?
Each project varies, however building with ICF will expedite the overall construction time since ICF is an all-in-one system which consists of insulation, framing and sheathing already pre-installed.  
Do I need special ICF home plans?
You can always use standard home plans, but we encourage that your architect takes the time to reconfigure them to ICF specifications. This will simplify the inspection process with local building officials and building engineers involved in the building process. 
What is the R value of ICF walls?
Insulated Concrete Forms start at R-25 but you can go up to R-40 or higher, if necessary. It all depends on your project goals and needs.  Contact us today to find out more!

F.A.Q.

The following are frequently asked questions about ICF technology. For other questions contact us directly at:
Email: bgbuildingconcepts@gmail.com
Tel: (617)-869-0680

How much does an ICF home cost?
If you are building to code, ICF construction will cost less than traditional wood frame construction.  Each project is different, but to build a high performance home with a dry and insulated basement, ICF construction is your solution!
How long does it take to build a ICF house?
Each project varies, however building with ICF will expedite the overall construction time since ICF is an all-in-one system which consists of insulation, framing and sheathing already pre-installed.  
Do I need special ICF home plans?
You can always use standard home plans, but we encourage that your architect takes the time to reconfigure them to ICF specifications. This will simplify the inspection process with local building officials and building engineers involved in the building process. 
What is the R value of ICF walls?
Insulated Concrete Forms start at R-25 but you can go up to R-40 or higher, if necessary. It all depends on your project goals and needs.  Contact us today to find out more!

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