ICF pros and cons

Insulating concrete formwork (ICF) is now a popular way to build Irish homes; here are the pros and cons.

In this article we cover:

  • What is ICF and how it’s competing with standard blockwork
  • Why it makes sense to build with ICF in Ireland today
  • What the drawbacks are, including environmental considerations
  • What you need to consider when choosing the building method that’s right for you

Daithi McGourty

Written by Daithi McGourty

Daithí is an architectural technologist working for MMA Architects, a practice located in Co Westmeath. He has over 20 years’ experience working on large scale commercial and residential projects, schools, private health care clinics, and one-off private dwellings. This guide is for information purposes only; professional guidance must be sought for your own specific project.

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