Harmony House is the winning entry in the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CHMC) EQuilibrium™ Sustainable Housing Demonstration Initiative. This project is designed to be built to the next generation green building standard and will ultimately be a Net Zero Energy home. Harmony House will include features such as: Quad-Lock Super-Insulated ICF Basement Walls. High levels of energy efficiency A healthy indoor environment An extremely comfortable, safe and quiet structure Si...Read More
Rock Solid Home on a Hill
The Challenge: Multiple elevation changes and customized footings and pads created a series of challenging steel reinforcement and forming details. Drops in footing levels, as much as six feet, had created virtual “windows” in the foundation which generated another set of challenges during concrete placement. The Quad-Lock Solution: [gview file="http://www.quadlock.com/insulated-concrete-forms/ICF-projects/Rock_Solid_ICF_House_on_the_Hill.pdf" height="1200px" save="0"]Read More
Moonstone Project with Insulated Concrete Forms Basement Achieves Zero Carbon Rating & Zero Heating Standard
The expansive home in the Cotswolds, England, not only exceeds the UK's Code 6 Sustainable Homes Guide, it surpasses the German 'Passivhaus' energy efficiency standards by over 65%! This is quite a feat, especially when you consider that the home is over 21 times bigger than the average UK home, at 1,500 sqm (16,000 sqft). The entire construction process has been documented by the home's owner & builder, John Croft. Quad-Lock was chosen for the basement and some of the interior walls ...Read More
A Full Basement Ready to Pour in a Day! Are you kidding?
The experienced crew on this Quad-Lock ICF project finished the formwork for a full basement and garage in one day. The concrete was successfully poured the next morning in a few hours. The metal track was attached to the footing the previous day in a few hours. Though barely visible in this time-lapse, corner brackets and rebar were installed. Note that inexperienced crews will take longer for the first few projects but usually achieve 'experienced' speed after just two projects. Spec...Read More