SVB specializes in insulated concrete forms (ICF) building techniques. ICF has been around in Europe for quite some time and is a common building material.
ICF has a lot of benefits, one of the big advantages of ICFs for homeowners is energy efficiency. ICF walls can have up to 60% less energy loss compared to orthodox building methods due to its concrete core and insulation on both the interior and exterior side – this together creates a very tight envelope.
One of the benefits of ICF homes is that the steel-reinforced concrete walls protect against fires, hurricanes and earthquakes. ICF walls, for instance, have a four-hour fire rating compared to wood-frame walls, which can burn down in minutes.
Another benefit of ICF homes is that they’re more comfortable – with consistent temperatures, no drafts and QUIET .