Concrete is made by combining only four ingredients: Sand, Cement (limestone), Aggregate and Water.
Concrete is often criticised for being less than ideal for the environment than other building materials, particularly in many ‘Green Building’ circles. However the criticisms are not necessarily based on fact and often ignore the many inherent attributes and advantages for ecologically sensitive development that concrete offers. Knowing a little more about concrete can help.
These attributes of concrete are well proven and are a formidable set of characteristics for modern residential construction. The benefits can be considered transformative, however the potential can only be released with the right approach to delivering finished structure. This needs to be efficient, easy to understand, flexible and well resolved. Our approach to site delivery of concrete structure is primarily based around ICF technologies which are introduced on the following page.