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.

BES 6001    CE marking

Features and benefits

Provides a sustainable walling element with Green Guide ratings of A+ and A dependent on walling thickness and finishes

Can be designed to include recycled or secondary aggregate

Systems are highly air tight improving comfort and reducing heat loss

High structural integrity for better resistance to forces of nature and reduces HVAC operating costs by 30%-70%

Acoustic performance easily exceeds the requirements of building regulations

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

Sectors that ICF is frequently used in:


  • Buildings
  • Commercial
  • Residential
  • Industrial

Product information and BIM

  • ICF technical data sheet (pdf, 151.9 KB)
  • Concrete commitment brochure (pdf, 3.26 MB)

Case studies and press releases

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