WHAT IS NUDURA SYSTEM BUILDING?
System building methods often employ stay-in-place forms that appear to offer a number of advantages over traditional building methods. They consist of two panels of expanded polystyrene connected together with a web system that can be made from recycled material.
Insulated Concrete Forms are stacked, steel reinforced and then filled with concrete making a very strong, well insulated and airtight building which is reflected in very low energy costs to heat & cool the finished building.
The novel construction method has been used throughout North America for more than 2 decades now and appears to be catching on in the UK and further afield.
They were first used for cellar/basement construction and have now grown to be used for builds all the way up to the eaves.
With ever increasing energy performance standards being required by Building Regulations, Insulated Concrete Forms are broadening into mainstream construction areas which include Schools, Hospitals, Multi-occupancy apartments, Commercial and Industrial buildings.
The technique is claimed to offer increased value compared with traditional methods due primarily to reduced labour costs during the construction phase.