NUDURA

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Pro­vid­ing new homes with a more ef­fi­cient way to en­sure an en­vi­ron­men­tally friendly, en­ergy ef­fi­cient, and com­fort­able liv­ing en­vi­ron­ment, NUDURA in­su­lated con­crete forms (ICF’S) build bet­ter, stronger homes. ICF’S pro­vide greater en­ergy solutions for any struc­ture as the re­sult of NUDURA forms that work in con­junc­tion with the ther­mal mass of a solid con­crete core, af­ford­ing one of the most en­ergy ef­fi­cient and air­tight wall sys­tems avail­able to­day.

A Cana­dian com­pany and one of the largest ICF man­u­fac­tur­ers with dis­tri­bu­tion through­out the world, NUDURA cap­tures six build­ing steps in one sys­tem. Pro­vid­ing a con­crete form­ing sys­tem, wall struc­ture, in­su­la­tion, air and vapour bar­ri­ers, it also serves as an at­tach­ment for ex­te­rior and in­te­rior fin­ishes. This co­he­sive con­cept en­sures a solid, qual­ity so­lu­tion to is­sues of com­fort, safety and en­ergy sav­ings.

Also mold re­sis­tant, ICF’S pro­vide a very high R-value due to air tight­ness and the ther­mal mass of con­crete, im­prov­ing in­door air qual­ity and cre­at­ing a health­ier liv­ing en­vi­ron­ment. ICF’S also en­sures a qui­eter house, with sound re­sis­tance that is sig­nif­i­cantly higher than wood frame con­struc­tion. “The con­crete acts as a sound bar­rier by damp­en­ing un­wanted out­side noise such as traf­fic, trains, and neigh­bors,” cites John Slowski, Re­gional Sales Man­ager for Western Canada. NUDURA’S ICF sys­tem also acts as an ef­fec­tive party wall bar­rier be­tween multi-fam­ily units.

“Growth of its use from foun­da­tions to com­plete houses has in­creased as en­ergy codes change, mak­ing ICF a pop­u­lar choice amongst new home builders,” he adds. “Our prod­uct is now very close to cost neu­tral when com­pared with the cu­mu­la­tive cost of tra­di­tional con­crete foun­da­tion, walls, wood fram­ing, in­su­la­tion, and vapour bar­ri­ers.”

A prod­uct of ex­treme fire and weather re­sis­tance, such as hur­ri­canes and tor­na­dos, it is the nat­u­ral choice for the well built home. “Be­cause our prod­uct is made of ex­panded poly­styrene it is light and ships eas­ily, due to a hinged web that is unique to NUDURA,” states Slowski, con­clud­ing, “It’s a bet­ter way to build, pro­vid­ing long term value for the in­creas­ingly well-re­searched new home mar­ket.”

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