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ICF-Crete concrete in application
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Widely used in the USA, Canada and Continental Europe, ICF (Insulating Concrete Formwork) is a relatively new UK building technique which involves a series of hollow expanded polystyrene blocks into which ICF-Crete is poured. The system combines the inherent strength of concrete with the excellent thermal insulation properties of polystyrene to produce cost-effective and durable structures.

Key benefits

When correctly specified and constructed ICF-Crete:

  • Provides a sustainble walling element with Green Guide ratings of A+ and A dependant on walling thickness and finishes.
  • Can be designed to include recycled or secondary aggregate.
  • Enables quick build of watertight shells.
  • Systems are highly air tight improving comfort and reducing heat loss.
  • Acoustic performance easily exceeds the requirements of building regulations.
  • High structural integrity for better resistance to forces of nature.
  • Reduces HVAC operating costs by 30%-70%.
  • No vertical heat loss through ICF party walls.


Interior and exterior walls using an ICF (Insulating Concrete Formwork) systems in residential, commercial and institutional applications. ICF systems are eminently suitable for basement construction.


  • Buildings
  • Commercial
  • Residential
  • Industrial

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Technical Data Sheets


  • ICF-Crete™
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