Foundation and Framing Well Under Way For the Slocan Cottage

Foundation and Framing:

Ellenwood Homes, a West Kootenay Design / Build company specialized in Built Green, High performance homes is pleased to announce that the The Insulated Concrete Forms were placed and ready for concrete in about 3 days. Not only does this system yield an effective thermal resistance value of R24, it saves a considerable amount of time in forming and you don’t have to strip the forms once the concrete is poured. Dampproofing consists of peel and stick membrane self adhered directly to the foam.

ICF Formwork (Insulated Concrete Forms)

Peel and Stick Dampproofing Membrane

Framing has also started now that the services and backfill are complete. For the wall panels, a crew of three carpenters can put up about 1000 square feet per day. What we have found is that the cost is essentially the same as stick framing with 2×6 and plywood. The SIP panels go up much faster and the insulation is done simultaneously.