Services: Insulated Concrete Forms

Sustainable Solutions, Solid Foundations

Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) building construction is a modern method of constructing walls and other structural elements using interlocking modular units made of expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam or other insulating materials.  These forms are stacked together to create the desired shape of the structure, and concrete is poured into the cavity formed by the interlocking units.  Once the concrete sets, the forms remain in place, providing insulation and structural support.

ICF Building Applications and Styles

This type of construction combines the strength of reinformed concrete with the thermal insulation properties of foam.  The foam insulation in ICF walls provides excellent thermal resistance, resulting in reducing heating and cooling costs.  The continuous insulation helps maintain a consistent indoor temperature by minimizing heat transfer through the walls.

ICF walls have superior soundproofing capabilities compared to traditional construction methods.  The combination of concrete and insulation significantly reduces noise transmission from outside sources, resulting in a quieter indoor environment.

Concrete is a strong and durable material, providing long-lasting structural integrity to ICF buildings.  They are resistant to fire, insects, and rot, making them more resilient than conventional wood-framed structures.

ICF construction is a fast process due to the prefabricated nature of the interlocking forms.  The stacking and interlocking system makes assembly relatively quick and straightforward, reducing construction time and labour costs.

These forms can be easily cut and shaped to accommodate various architectural designs, allowing for greater design flexibility.  The versatility of ICF construction allows for the creation of curved or angled walls, arches, and other unique features.

ICF construction promotes sustainability by utilizing materials that are recyclable and have low environmental impact.  The energy efficiency of ICF buildings also contributes to reducing carbon emissions associated with heating and cooling.

Overall, insulated concrete form construction offers a durable, energy-efficient, and versatile alternative to traditional building methods, making it an increasingly popular choice for residential and commercial projects.

Are you ready to elevate your commercial construction projects to a whole new level? Contact us today to discuss how our ICF buildings can take your ventures to greater heights.

Why Choose Northbrook for your Insulated Concrete Forms Project

20 years of experience

Northbrook Construction strives to utilize 20 years of experience to deliver clients with top-quality projects that serve your construction and renovation needs, big or small.

Convenient location

Easier to reach because of our convenient location in St. John’s, instead of outsourcing to other construction companies outside of the province.

Work with professionals

The team consists of Canadian professionals, who have studied at local post-secondary institutions and are familiar with the town and relevant building regulations.

LEED Green Associate accreditation

Northbrook Construction’s Project Manager has earned her LEED Green Associate accreditation, which shows that the company and its primary staff take environmental safety seriously.

ICF Projects We’ve Done Recently

Our mission is to deliver spaces that you can be proud of, but don’t just take our word for it. Take a look at some of our latest work for yourself.

New Build – ICF Construction

Choices for Youth – Young Parents Resource Centre