ICF on site: window and door openings

Your window openings including sills and reveals are junctions to pay close attention to when building with Insulating Concrete Formwork (ICF).

In this article we cover:

  • How to install window heads, sills and reveals in an ICF build
  • Cavity closers: what they are how they’re used with ICF
  • Sealing up around chimneys
  • Internal walls made of ICF
  • Main watchpoints for this stage with images


Written by Astrid Madsen

Astrid Madsen is the editor of the SelfBuild magazine. She previously held the same role in an Irish trade publication, before that she worked at the National Standards Authority of Ireland. She graduated with a BA in Urban Studies from Columbia University in New York and holds an MBA from the Instituto de Estudios Bursatiles in Madrid. France of origin, she now lives in Portarlington, County Laois, where she's taken on the task of renovating a listed building! Email astrid.madsen@selfbuild.ie

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