“Our legwork prior to deciding to use Nudura had taken us to 6 locations using other ICF systems only to discover that the products used had varying degrees of problems. However, esthetically the bulges were our deciding factor.
All of the walls appeared to have 3/4" waves in the walls that in our opinion would have been translated to the interior finish of the drywall. The only project that we had visited for Nudura, the installation contractor spoke very highly of the product, and his job was 100%, with little site mess, very few blemishes and straight walls.
During our meeting with the manager of Nudura head office, the balance of the benefits were pointed out, IE the web clips which prevent floating or separation of the units while pouring.
Our first experience with Nudura was on a customers cottage foundation in Muskoka. The project went quite smooth and with a crew of 2, the 1400 square foot foundation was completed within a week. Cleanup was a breeze.
Our second experience with Nudura was on our own building in Parry Sound. The following is our evaluation;
~ Building - 4000 square feet, 17'6" inside height ~ Exterior of the building is pre-finished steel siding Our 2nd project
- Costs approximately 25% more to construct than that of a standard pre-engineered building.
- Building walls were completed and poured using a crew of 3 within 7 days, ready to receive roof steel.
- Heat load originally required a 125kbtu heater for the warehouse + 25kbtu for the showroom
- Heat load with ICF was reduced to 77kbtu, using under-slab insulation and in-floor heating. (This alone translates into a 50-60% savings of natural gas.)
- ICF was used on this project to maintain low operational costs for our tenants.
Based on the experience of these project, our next 10 buildings (duplexes-48-unit buildings) will be completed with your
system. Thank you for all of your assistance.”
William McKinlay M C K Developments Barrie, ON
“Our 1st NUDURA home is a 3,600 sq' located in Southampton Ont. It is located 100' from the Lake Huron shoreline on a water front lot. Complimenting this home is the 10' main floor ceilings and 8' 6" in basement. There is approx 205 lin' of 6" NUDURA wall from footings to roof. We started building off the footing Monday morning with four guys that had only read the manual and one technician from IsoMatrixx and by noon Wednesday were pouring a 1,800 sq ft basement with six courses of NUDURA block. Eight 90 degree and two 45 degree corners with one tee wall were included. This was extremely fast for first timers!
We have since kept track of heating and hydro costs for 1 yr that totaled $865. This includes gas fixtures, which are forced air furnace, hot water, all cooking appliances, washer/dryer, BBQ and the fireplace. Hydro runs around $30 per month and gas around $42. THIS IS A HOME 100' FROM THE COLD WINDS OF LAKE HURON all winter long. Located 50' from the road, you cannot hear the traffic and to hear the lake rolling and blowing you need to open a window or door as the house is virtually soundproof. This one home has convinced me that to build a home conventionally is a thing of the past. Even additions are easily done without having to haul heavy forms around. The only limit is the length of the pump truck and your imagination.”
Vice-President, Terry Chappell Dales Carpentry, Port Elgin
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