Building safe, disaster resilient, eco-friendly homes with NUDURA
CNW, Toronto, Canada, March 15, 2016
With rising energy requirements, fuel costs and extreme weather conditions, today’s homes need to be able to perform under the most strenuous of circumstances. With innovative technologies, NUDURA is offering just the solution.
“In order to be efficient and reliable, homes and other building structures need to have high thermal performance building envelopes that not only provide energy efficiency and prevent heat loss, but also eliminate thermal bridging and provide safety and comfort to our families. NUDURA provides this through our Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF’s) which allow builders, architects and engineers the ability to build and design commercial and residential structures with greater efficiency,” says Keven Rector, Technical Services Manager at NUDURA.
These high tech industry leading forms have proven technologies to make building easier and faster, and are available in all form types and sizes to accommodate all types of building and design requirements. Made from 100 percent recycled material, each form consists of two panels of Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) foam that are 2 5/8” (67 mm) in thickness and are connected together with a patented web system. They are then stacked, steel reinforced and filled with concrete to complete the building envelope of your home in one building step.
Beyond ease of construction, building with NUDURA offers your family maximum safety. This is because forms are built using steel reinforced concrete and a non-toxic fire retardant expanded polystyrene foam to provide a fire protection rating of up to 4 hours. Further, they will withstand winds of up to 402 kph (250 mph) ensuring that your family and home are safe and secure in almost any situation.
“When we talk about the energy efficiency of our forms, we are speaking about saving significant amounts of money year after year as well as reducing your carbon footprint. We are very proud of the fact that when you combine two panels of 2 5/8” EPS foam with the structural strength and thermal mass of concrete, a NUDURA insulated concrete form house can provide up to 50 percent savings in energy costs,” adds Mr. Rector.
Designing with NUDURA ICFs allows builders to provide their customers with a superior product that offers maximum benefits over traditional building methods, and it offers homeowners the opportunity to minimize the energy running costs of their home while maximizing its value.
Introduced to the market in 2001, NUDURA is now the world’s leading Insulated Concrete Forming (ICF) system. With a commitment to providing innovative products and unprecedented service, our ICF’s have become the preferred building method of installers and designers. NUDURA walls have met, and most often exceeded, statutory building codes around the globe. Tested to the highest standards, NUDURA provides customers with the safest, most comfortable project possible and has a wide variety of code approvals for North America and Europe.