The benefits of ICF to the future occupiers of your housing development
The benefits of ICF when building a housing development extend beyond the build itself. Thanks to your intelligent choice of construction material, the future occupiers of your ICF built housing development will enjoy several long-term rewards.
The benefits of ICF for future homeowners
Low energy costs
You can achieve u values as low as 0.15 w/m2k when building with Durisol ICF as the insulation is external to the concrete core and wraps around the full envelope of the wall. The resulting low thermal transmittance means reduced heating costs as the energy/heat in the wall is transferred back into the colder air.
Improved air quality
Durisol ICF is inert with no VOCs or off-gassing, and the cement content of each unit creates an above-average pH environment at the wall surface, which inhibits the growth of fungi and viruses. Furthermore, the Durisol material absorbs moisture from the air which keeps humidity low and further serves to curb any fungal growth that can negatively affect air quality.
The mineralisation process that the woodcrete goes through during its manufacture means it will not burn. Durisol ICF has attained European levels of fire resistance, which are considerably higher than the UK regulations and while it has a 90-minute certified fire rating it can withstand exposure to fire for up to four hours.
Good acoustic performance
Woodcrete, the composite material of Durisol ICF, is sound absorbing so building with Durisol creates quiet homes with reduced echo.
Rot and vermin resistance
Due to the mineralisation process, Durisol ICF does not rot and is highly resistant to vermin and wood-boring insects.
With so many long-term benefits that you can promote to the potential purchasers of your new homes, building with Durisol ICF makes good economic sense.
If you’d like to find out more about building your next housing development with Durisol, please call us on 01495 249 400 or email us here.