COMMUNITY FORUM

jzwigger

02:54AM | 04/06/06
Member Since: 04/05/06
1 lifetime posts
Bvmisc
My wife and I plan on building a home by ourselves in the next year. We are very interested in icfs. We have found a company called VARIANTHOUSE which sells icfs made with neopor. Has anyone any information on what neopor is and how it is better than regular eps? Are there any other companys in the florida area which sell neopor or icfs?

Thanks


homelivingspaces

09:43PM | 07/09/06
Member Since: 06/19/06
26 lifetime posts
This company has info on EPS this might help

http://www.styro-tek.com

M C

Screen room Kits | http://www.HomeLivingSpaces.com | Do it Yourself Carports-Patio canopy covers


BuzzyG

06:27PM | 03/30/08
Member Since: 03/29/08
3 lifetime posts
Did you build this house?

BuzzyG

06:29PM | 03/30/08
Member Since: 03/29/08
3 lifetime posts
Did you build this house? I am preparing to do the same thing, and I would love to have some input.

ronsksartell

08:02AM | 02/18/09
Member Since: 02/17/09
1 lifetime posts
This probably won't answer your current question, but I thought I would add my two cents about the ICF home system.

We had great fun and luck working with the ARXX system. This was the first time building an ICF home even though we are seasoned custom builders.

The system went together with a snap (sorry for the pun). We had our homes walls done within a two day period.

The biggest hangup we encountered was the city building department. Even though the plans were engineered, it took them months to OK our permits because they had no idea what ICF was.

The education process was a long one for the beauracrats. Yet we perservered and have loved our concrete home for many years.

We have had national magazine coverage of our home. You can visit this house and see how we built it at http://www.sksartell.com
1297-sartells_concrete_ho
Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

With nothing more than a saw and some plywood, you can create your own Christmas tree cutout forest. Give the "tree" a coa... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... The Audubon Society inspired wallpaper in this Adirondack-styled entryway will get you in the outdoor mood. Grab your coat... Chalkboard paint opens up endless possibilities for customizing your dresser time and time again. Use chalk to label the c... A fireplace in the bathroom creates the ultimate setting for relaxation. Homeowners often choose electric or gas over wood... This roomy boot tray made from punched metal stands up to all the elements. Station it in your mudroom or at your back doo... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... FLOR carpet tiles are a simple and affordable way to customize a floor covering for any space. You can make anything from ... Chalkboard paint features prominently in this elegant yet unpretentious headboard design. Add a new message daily to reflec... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... The indecisive homeowner need not fret over choosing one (or even two) cabinet colors. The kitchen cabinets in this artist... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... First dress up your metal shelves with a coat of paint in an accent color that complements your kitchen decor. Then arrang... The vibrant green of Granny Smith apples make a beautifully natural alternative to the traditional evergreen wreath. Brigh...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon