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Get answers to all your questions about Nudura ICFs – from how your project can benefit, to how they work, to the best way to install. Plus, explore our completed projects to get creative inspiration and ideas.

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Did you know that you can build insulated concrete form swimming pools? ICFs improve in-ground swimming pools' energy efficiency and durability and speed of construction.

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Here are some practical tips from energy-efficient building experts on how you can retrofit your home using the latest energy-saving innovations to create a much greener home environment.

Safe rooms are created by building any room with ICF walls, pouring a “concrete lid” on top, and installing a steel door. Walls built using ICF have proven to withstand winds up to 250mph (402 kph) and protect against flying debris.

Mexico Beach was flattened by Hurricane Michael and amongst the devastating destruction, one home stood upright on stilts above all the apocalyptic destruction, appearing largely unscathed and shining majestically in the sun.

Home trends are about more than good design and aesthetics – they’re about creating spaces that reflect our values and are more comfortable and enjoyable to live in.

If you are in the market to build your new home from the ground up, then you are in an advantageous position of being able to choose all the materials to make up your dream home. Owners have the unique opportunity to research the latest advanced technologies for home construction to ensure they are building the most durable, healthy, energy-efficient and least wasteful house possible.

Here, we break down the most inspiring trends in materials, construction, and building philosophies we’re excited about in 2021.

Building a net-zero structure is an ambitious goal but designing to this caliber is not as complicated as it might sound. Constructing with energy efficiency in mind takes co-ordination between all the project team members and product research to determine the most long-lasting and cost-effective methods to achieve the necessary standards. While insulation is not the sole contributor to a net-zero building, insulated concrete form (ICF) technology.

To go beyond net-zero, or to become net positive, a building needs to generate more energy than it uses each year. According to Howland Green, this “raises the bar” in development, not only with regards to ensuring a clean ecological footprint but also in terms of economic efficiency by reducing energy-related costs with less-efficient buildings.

While your design plans do not have to be done specifically for our forms, it helps accelerate the construction process if the modular dimensions of the form unit are considered. However, Nudura ICFs are flexible enough to adapt to an existing design.

At Nudura, we will still receive questions or comments about how ICFs, as shape-molded forms, can satisfy architects’ custom designs. We know that every building comes with many sets of circumstances and different conditions that may require a specialty block or two.

To remain competitive, contractors and builders need to keep up with the latest design trends, including sustainability and energy efficiency. At the same time, they have to make sure costs remain low, especially when it comes to labor and materials.

One main reason why ICF has become popular among builders is that there is virtually no learning curve.

You can use Nudura to build as high as you please and as the building gets taller, the thickness of the wall will increase. Read more!

No, ICFs are not only used for basements. Just like this misconception, there are several other myths that persist. Learn more!

Questions about how to install an ICF system are quite common, even among experienced builders and contractors who may be interested in exploring the technology for the first time.

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