ECO-Block ICFS are hollow blocks or panels made of Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) that a construction crew stacks to create the exterior walls of a residential or commercial building. Workers then add reinforcing steel and fill the gap (typically 100mm to 200mm) between the two layers of foam with concrete. This combination of concrete, steel and foam creates a very strong and energy-efficient structure. After the concrete has hardened, the forms stay in place and become the insulation for the walls.
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Temperature control from superior insulation:
ECO Block is double insulated, minimising thermal heat loss when a room is at optimum temperature, providing a stable ambient living environment.
Superior acoustics providing quieter spaces. Walls constructed with ECO Block dramatically reduce noise pollution.
Improved air quality:
ECO Block walls are airtight, preventing the infiltration of dust, mites, insects and pollen into your home, offering greater control of interior air quality without drafts or cold spots.
Reduction in energy:
ECO Block homes are comparable to that of other energy efficient structures. Any additional building costs are recovered in energy savings within a short time.
Safer, stronger homes made from solid concrete:
ECO Block homes have been tested in real fire, hurricane and cyclone conditions and have maintained full structural integrity, outperforming every other wall system available on the market. Steel reinforced continuous concrete walls are the strongest and most economical method of construction known today and have been used effectively for many years.
ECO Block wall systems reduce pressure on precious natural resources. By replacing timber frame constructions which require additional insulation to reach the same thermal performance and structural integrity, the amount of fuel needed for heating and cooling is significantly reduced. In addition, an environmentally clean process is used for manufacturing with no CFCs (chlorofluorocarbons) used and a large percentage of the plastic web and connectors made from recycled material.