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#1 Markspark81

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Posted 27 April 2016 - 07:12 AM

I'm starting my self build end of the year and I'm going for the nudura icf system!

Grand designs here we come!!!!

#2 recoveringacademic

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Posted 27 April 2016 - 07:19 AM

Welcome.

Excellent news. Hold on to that enthusiasm and energy. It's infectious. Yours made me smile this morning.

Lurk here, read here, ask here, giggle here, reply here. (Don't mind Joiner, he gets grumpy sometimes :ph34r: )

But keep hold of that enthusiasm.

#3 PeterStarck

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Posted 27 April 2016 - 07:27 AM

View Postrecoveringacademic, on 27 April 2016 - 07:19 AM, said:

But keep hold of that enthusiasm.

You're going to need it!

But seriously welcome and good luck with your project.

#4 alexphd1

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Posted 27 April 2016 - 08:27 AM

Welcome and good luck with your building.

Also building with ICF we are planning to start walls next month but still waiting for quote back from nudara before I pick supplier.

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Posted 27 April 2016 - 08:41 AM

Welcome to the forum.

That makes at least 3 on here building with ICF that I know of, so you will be in good comany.

Where abouts is your plot, there might be other members nearby.

#6 jayroc2k

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Posted 27 April 2016 - 01:07 PM

Have a look at Polarwall ICF, someone here is using them. The watertank house. looks impressive

#7 Nickfromwales

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Posted 27 April 2016 - 06:13 PM

View Postrecoveringacademic, on 27 April 2016 - 07:19 AM, said:

Welcome.
Lurk here, read here, ask here, giggle here, reply here. (Don't mind Joiner, he gets grumpy sometimes :ph34r: )
Being out resident caretaker is a demanding mistress, so watchit boyo or you'll have your collar felt.
The management.
B)

#8 Nickfromwales

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Posted 27 April 2016 - 06:15 PM

View PostMarkspark81, on 27 April 2016 - 07:12 AM, said:

I'm starting my self build end of the year and I'm going for the nudura icf system!

Grand designs here we come!!!!
Hi and welcome :)
What's the 'spark' bit about then? You exceptionally bright or connect wires for a living? Spill the beans :D
Regards, Nick.

#9 jsharris

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Posted 27 April 2016 - 06:27 PM

Welcome to the roller coaster ride that is self build.

Your are assured of frustration, irritation, extreme annoyance with the utility companies (and possibly the planners as well) but you are equally assured of support an help from here, even when all you want to do is bang your head on a wall.

The good news is that we have a few ICF builders, who can probably help a lot, as the collective knowledge here may well be greater than that in any single contractor.

Edited by jsharris, 27 April 2016 - 06:28 PM.


#10 recoveringacademic

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Posted 27 April 2016 - 06:50 PM

View PostNickfromwales, on 27 April 2016 - 06:13 PM, said:

Being out resident caretaker is a demanding mistress, so watchit boyo or you'll have your collar felt.
The management.
B)

Ouch.

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Posted 27 April 2016 - 06:57 PM

Yes, a warm welcome.

We are building with ICF although I'm taking the easy option and have appointed a contractor who has used ICF over a number of years. We will be starting very soon and I'll be posting details on my blog as things progress.

#12 Nickfromwales

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Posted 27 April 2016 - 10:09 PM

View Postrecoveringacademic, on 27 April 2016 - 06:50 PM, said:



Ouch.
I can't stay mad at you :rolleyes:
:D
Let's not destroy another introduction...,,,poor guy.
:ph34r: