Insulated Concrete Form
Unlike existing homes that require costly maintenance, Landmark custom homes are built with energy efficiency and your family's comfort in mind. During the design process we help you identify your needs, and we look at energy features as well as cabinets, color and flooring. ICF (Insulated Concrete Forms) construction is always one of the option to consider in the building process.
Wouldn't you like a home that is bug resistant, mold resistant, Fire resistant, hurricane proof and twice as energy efficient all at no additional net cost to you?
ICF (Insulated Concrete Forms) construction offers:
Recycled Materials - NUDURA forms are manufactured from EPS (Expanded Polystyrene). NUDURA's patented folding web design is manufactured from 100% recycled polypropylene and steel.
Waste Reduction - The unique 4-Way Reversible System from NUDURA creates less waste during the construction process, sending less waste to our landfills. All waste is 100% recyclable*.
Mold Resistant - NUDURA forms have been laboratory tested and will not support mold growth unlike traditional wood frame structures providing healthier indoor living and working environments.
Energy Performance - NUDURA homes have been proven to reduce home operational energy demands by as much as 50% over standard frame construction methods. Ongoing laboratory and site testing has proven a home built with NUDURA can reduce thermal transfer to as low as 1.9 BTU/ft2/hr (5.99 W/m2.k) even at temperatures as low as -11 deg F (-23 deg C). Building your home with NUDURA Insulated Concrete Forms reduces the operational energy demands, and as a result, the home's carbon footprint on the environment. A NUDURA home's superior energy performance is the result of NUDURA forms working in conjunction with the thermal mass of a solid concrete core to provide one of the most energy efficient and airtight wall systems available today.
Improved Indoor Air Quality - The end result is an airtight structure that enables building mechanical systems to heat, cool and ventilate the structure more efficiently, creating a healthier living or working environment. NUDURA forms do not emit CFC's or HCFC's thereby improving indoor air quality.
Greater comfort & sound resistance - NUDURA offers superior performance when it comes to thermal bridging, resulting in even temperatures throughout your home with reduced drafts and cold spots, ensuring you are comfortable no matter what the temperature is outside. NUDURA also acts as an effective sound barrier by dampening sound vibrations from unwanted outside noise, such as traffic, trains, and neighbors providing STC (Sound Transmission Class) ratings as high as STC 50*.
Safety for your family - The strength of NUDURA comes from the solid concrete core. NUDURA walls are built with steel reinforced concrete and a non-toxic fire retardant Expanded Polystyrene foam, providing a fire protection rating of up to 4 hours (4 times that of a typical wood frame home). NUDURA also provides greater impact resistance and will withstand winds of up to 250 mph (402 kph) ensuring that your family and home are safe and secure in almost any situation. What if a tree fall on your home or a car veers off course and hits your home? Would you like to know the walls are built with steel reinforced concrete?
Building Durability - NUDURA forms offer a structure built out of concrete, one of the most durable building materials which result in buildings that stand the test of time. Building with NUDURA means high impact resistance and maximum safety in high wind areas.
Long-term Value - A NUDURA home is built to last and retains its value longer. The main structural element in a NUDURA home is reinforced concrete, which offers greater durability and requires less maintenance and repair over its lifetime compared to wood structures.
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