A superior architectural design pays considerable attention to the facade.
When first designing your dream home , you will undoubtedly be concerned with its appearance or what the estate agents call "Kerb Appeal" What sort of finish can be applied to the external walls of an Insulated Concrete Formwork building? The possibilities are endless.
By far , the most popular and economical method for the external finish is to apply a thin coat render system.
There are many reputable suppliers of thin coat render however , as always check that the system has gained either BBA or ETAG accreditation. This ensures that it will have the requisite lifespan to comply for your mortgage provider or that of future prospective purchasers.
Thin coat render systems consist of a proprietary silicone resin thin-coat render. A base coat is applied to the ICF to a thickness of approx 4-6mm. Fibre mesh is bedded into this layer as reinforcement and as a leveller. A finishing coat of silicone render is then applied to this giving a colour and texture to your requirements.
There are a wide variety of colours and textures to choose from, however you are not limited to a render finish. The ICF system can be clad in stone work , brickwork, brick slips(if you are limited for space) or a variety of sheet metal and timber cladding options.