Self-Build Success with Amvic ICF!
At Amvic we have incorporated your needs into the design of Amvic products and we continually strive to provide innovative solutions for strong, safe and healthy structures.
Why Amvic is a perfect building solution for your project.
The expanded polystyrene (EPS) panels used in Amvic ICF provide a U-Value of at least 0.22 W/m².K. When this is combined with concrete thermal mass, and excellent junction thermal performance temperature fluctuations inside the home are considerably minimized. This highly effective combination greatly reduces the amount of energy required for heating and cooling. When used in conjunction with other high quality systems such as windows and roofing, homeowners have historically experienced an average of approximately +75% savings on running costs annually. In addition, hot and cold spots are virtually eliminated and a room’s temperature remains consistent, providing exceptional comfort.
Amvic Insulated concrete forms provide exceptional sound attenuation. The mass of the concrete within the Amvic ICF system makes for amazing sound absorption with sound reduction of up to 57 dB across the finished wall. This is far in excess of the requirements of the building regulations and makes for comfortable homes and harmonious relations with the neighbors! This compares with a typical acoustic performance of 36 to 38dBa for timber frame houses.
In addition the structural strength of Amvic ICF walls allows the installation of concrete floors and stairs at first floor level, further reducing noise transmission and increasing the thermal mass of the structure.
With Amvic ICF, you will always enjoy peace and quiet in your home.
Amvic ICF system replaces commonly used fibre glass insulation with expanded polystyrene (EPS). Traditional fibre glass insulation is a network of intertwined fibres which allows air to move though the gaps in the insulation. Amvic ICFs on the other hand consist of closed plastic cells that together with concrete walls prevent air movement creating an airtight seal around the entire perimeter of a building.
Amvic ICF eliminates problems with insulation which are common to other systems of construction including, poor fit or incomplete installation of insulating medium, insulation sag, or heat convection losses arising from air movement between the house structure and the insulation medium.
Amvic ICF is the premium insulation choice for your long-term comfort.
High Indoor Air Quality
The use of EPS insulation in Amvic ICF eliminates all air-borne glass fibers and insulation settlement caused by fibreglass insulation. Also, the impermeable walls prevent the entry of dust, pollens and pollution. Amvic ICF homes provide the highest indoor air quality.
Unlike conventional homes, especially timber framed construction, where walls and floors loosen and shift over time creating warps and creaks, an Amvic ICF home will remain straight and solid throughout its long life, making your home more comfortable.
Wind and Storm Resistant
Amvic ICFs are constructed with solid concrete, which tremendously increases strength and maximizes resistance to high winds and storms. In addition, drafts typically found in conventional construction systems are eliminated due to the system’s tremendous airtightness.
Amvic ICFs are manufactured using only approved flame-retardant EPS and have a certified fire rating of up to 3 hours.
Amvic ICF homes provide much greater fire resistance than traditionally built homes, making your home safe for you and your family.
Traditional homes are prone to dampness caused by interstitial condensation, and are easily infiltrated by moisture which can result in the growth of mould and mildew.
Amvic ICF homes eliminate this problem since they are constructed using the highly effective combination of non organic materials, EPS and concrete.
In addition, the system has been assessed and is certified to be free from the risk of interstitial condensation
One of the major issues we are faced with today is global warming, which is negatively affecting the environment and weather patterns worldwide. Global warming is a direct result of harmful gas emissions into the earth’s atmosphere. An Amvic ICF home reduces energy consumption on average by +75% annually, with an equivalent reduction in harmful emissions.
Amvic products can also generate as little as 2% waste during construction. Furthermore, no CFC’s or HCFC’s used in Amvic’s manufacturing process.
Amvic ICF webs are manufactured using recycled polypropylene. This means that over 60% of the weight of an Amvic ICF block is comprised of recycled materials. All construction waste arising can be recycled by our Recycling partners. At the end of your home’s life the entire Amvic ICF structure can be recycled using readily available technology.
Over time, Amvic ICF homes become stronger, sturdier and require much less repair and maintenance than conventionally built homes. As a result, they retain their value for a longer period of time. Amvic ICF homes are built to last and get stronger every day.
For further assistance with your self-build project, call us now on 045 889276.