Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) Accessory Creates Continuous Insulation Aroung Window or Door


The Fox Buck is a fully integrated, continuous insulation window and door buck for residential and commercial applications. When installed properly, the concrete barrier protection is continuous around the entire opening.


Foundation waterproofing system battles basement water problems

For most homes with a basement or foundation, it's not a matter of if it will leak, but only when.

Secrets behind the walls of 3 high performance green homes

It's easy being green; after all, there are many ways to design and build a high performance green home.

Insulated concrete forms are the foundation of the Proud Green Home of Cincinnati high performance strategy

High performance homes start long before the groundbreaking. That's why the Proud Green Home of Cincinnati, an aspiring LEED Platinum and Passive House certified home is starting with insulated concrete forms.

Proud Green Home of Cincinnati will demonstrate high performance building techniques

The Proud Green Home of Cincinnati will be a high performance demonstration home with a goal of achieving some of the toughest green building certifications available.

Don't fall for greenwashing about your new home

Buyers beware: builders that simply make claims of great energy efficiency with no proof of testing or third party certification are Greenwashing!

Installer-friendly ICFs are strong and cut down on waste and labor time

As insulated concrete forms gain ground in the residential marketplace, contractors and installers are learning about the benefits of this building system.

New home plans position ICF for affordable, efficient, storm resistant housing

Four insulated concrete form houses in a low-income housing project in Louisville are among the first built with home plans for affordable housing that could be game changer for residential construction.

Foam window bucks deliver ICF construction for the whole wall

An ICF building project that uses traditional lumber for door and window openings won't deliver all the benefits that it could.

Innovative clips ensure ICF wall integrity

One of the keys to a successful insulated concrete form project is to end up with straight and true walls, and one manufacturer has addressed that problem.

Prepare for bad weather with a concrete form storm shelter kit

With severe storms becoming more common in many parts of the country, an easy-to-build concrete form storm shelter can provide peace of mind - and safety.

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Report: insulated concrete forms market to grow 27.5%

North America currently dominates the market for insulated concrete forms followed by Europe and Asia Pacific.

5 things you didn't know about insulated concrete form construction

As building codes demand homes with tighter building envelopes and continuous insulation, home builders and consumers are looking for building strategies that deliver that performance without paying a premium.

My Green Kitchen: Where Style & Sustainability Go Hand-in-Hand

A behind-the-scenes account of designing and building an award-winning green home.

Foam-cement block wall system passes hurricane testing

There's a new option for building homes to stand up to the worst that Mother Nature has to offer.

Connecticut net zero ICF home wins another award

The Shore Road Project, built by Murphy Brothers Contracting, in Greenwich, Connecticut, recently was recognized as one of the most innovative projects in the country at the ICF Builder Awards.

Green building market trends for 2015

From lower prices for solar power to an explosion of ductless mini split HVAC options, high performance home trends continue to develop.

Prefab concrete walls could lower price of green building for Habitat for Humanity

As Habitat for Humanity and other affordable homebuilders look for ways to go green and stay on budget, a new concrete wall system could be the answer.

Most homeowners want smart homes but want to do it themselves

More than 70 percent of smart phone users in America just wish they could control something in their home from their mobile device without getting out of bed.

ICFs form walls of a new Scottish castle

A majestic Scottish castle is taking shape in Connecticut, and it just may have the strength to withstand a siege, thanks to the insulated concrete forms that make up the walls.

Tropical island home construction built on concrete forms

Although insulated concrete forms are often used in cooler climates, builders are using them in tropical climates as well.

Fox Blocks expands ICF manufacturing

Reflecting the growing interest in insulated concrete form construction, Fox Blocks has expanded its manufacturing base to Texas and Missouri. Omaha-based Fox Blocks, the fastest growing manufacturer of insulated concrete forms (ICF) in North America, continues expansion of their added...

Insulated concrete form construction offers affordable green building

If you'd like to live in a green energy-efficient home but think it's too expensive, think again. Today homebuilders can use surprisingly affordable building technology that offers significant benefits in energy efficiency, safety and home comfort for little to no...

ICF construction cuts building time and manpower (video)

The Las Vegas Army Reserve Center Phase 2 project cost less and reduced building time with insulated concrete form construction. The 9,000-square-foot Army Reserve Center project in in Sloan, Nev., benefitted from the ease of stacking and quality interlocking corners...

How to build a green home using insulated concrete forms

Often when homeowners and builders consider investing in green elements for a home, the concept of payoff comes to mind. The perception is that building an energy-efficient home costs a lot more, and therefore should pay back the difference compared...

Hurricane-resistant home in Alabama ready to take on the weather

Proven in the harsh weather in the Philippines and 13 other countries over the last decade, a new affordable and resilient construction process is now available in the United States through Defender Technologies, LLC. Engineered to resist hurricane and tornado...

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