ICF prices on par with timber frame

Leading Insulating Concrete Formwork (ICF) supplier Ballantine Building Solutions, a Belfast based company that supplies IntegraSpec, tells Selfbuild that with timber prices increasing 50 per cent since January, in part due to shortages, ICF is now as cost effective as alternative building methods.

“Building with timber frame or traditional blocks and mortar used to cost less upfront, but now they are all on par with ICF,” says John Boyd, commercial director with Ballantine.

Building with ICF means using just five components, and up to 50 per cent less skilled labour as a percentage of your workforce on site. These efficiencies translate into a more streamlined construction process, fewer conflicts, and less potential for scheduling delays.

“Building with IntegraSpec also leads to at least 70 per cent saving in energy bills,” adds John. “We have a client who built an IntegraSpec five bedroomed house and his heating cost is £1 per day.”

For more about ICF construction, which is inherently insulated and airtight, visit ballantinebuildingsolutions.com or ring tel. (prefix with 048 calling from ROI) 90 686 756

About Ballantine Building Solutions:

With Ballantine Building Solutions our focus is mainly on Insulated Concrete Formwork (ICF) Construction. We supply, install and build using ICF and have worked on many successful ICF projects over the last 17 years.

We love what we do and it shows. With more than 50 years of experience in the field, we know our industry like the back of our hands. There’s no challenge too big or too small and we dedicate our utmost energy to every project we take on.

This post is sponsored content and first appeared in the Autumn 2021 edition of Selfbuild magazine.

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Written by Astrid Madsen

Astrid Madsen is the editor of SelfBuild & Improve Your Home 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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