SOURCE: Nudura

June 14, 2010 09:00 ET

Insulated Concrete Forms Turns One Family's Dream Home Into Reality

BARRIE, ON--(Marketwire - June 14, 2010) -  After touring the English and Italian countryside, Clark and Kelly Scott were taken by the dark gray limestone, radius turrets and central gatehouses and other features of the areas. Upon returning home to Louisville, Kentucky they set out to make their dream home a reality and build an Italian-English castle with ICF concrete construction

In Scott's design the front of the house reflects the family's love for the English castles, whereas the back of the house with its paler cream-colored stone showcased the family's love for the Tuscany region of Italy. The Scott family's concrete wall home features many modern luxuries, such as a home theatre and a swimming pool, but the decision to build with concrete mirrored the building practices of many ancient civilizations. Building with ICF made the castle's construction much easier. Energy efficiency, soundproofing, strength, and resistance to fire, wind and insects are just a few of Scott's praises regarding the use of ICF in his 11,500-square foot home. Scott commented that the utility bills are reasonable for a home of this size. 

Building a castle is no easy undertaking. It took over a year of thought and labor before the Scott family came up with the plan for their insulated concrete forms house. But with proper planning and a construction method like insulated concrete forms, a solid, energy efficient castle is doable. To meet the ICF and concrete needs for the house, Scott used 1,200 cubic yards of concrete and over 23,000 square feet of NUDURA ICF. The end result was a traditional style home with modern green efficiencies that has made the Scott family very happy.

For more information on home building with ICF construction contact NUDURA Corporation, an Insulated Concrete Form manufacturer sold through a distributor network throughout the world, at www.NUDURA.com.

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