Orkney Rd ICF Home

In this project, our client wanted to create a strong and durable structure that provided privacy while also allowing for passive, sustainable principles to be implemented. This excellent brief enabled us to explore ways to utilise Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF) as the main construction material. 

Instead of conforming to a stereotypical suburban house, our design solution was to provide a building that is a distinct juxtaposition to the norm. 

The design provides for simplicity of construction - another key criteria – with main loadbearing walls located over one another. This basic construction principle means that the form of the building imparts a bold effect and highlights the strength and durability of the ICF. 

This semi-brutalist appearance is softened by the warmth of hardwood timbers and the overall palette is rounded off with feature 4mm powdercoated aluminium screens with a waterjet cut pattern which provides privacy to spaces when viewed from the street yet still allows plenty of light into those bedrooms for the inhabitants. 

Thanks to the ICF construction and solid design form, this home has a quiet but resilient presence in what is a busy suburban location. 

Orkney Rd ICF Home
Orkney Rd ICF Home
Orkney Rd ICF Home
Orkney Rd ICF Home
Orkney Rd ICF Home
Orkney Rd ICF Home
Orkney Rd ICF Home
Orkney Rd ICF Home
Orkney Rd ICF Home
Orkney Rd ICF Home
Orkney Rd ICF Home

Testimonials

I just want to say to those of you who worked on our home - what a great place it has turned into. Just the feelings of space and style it gives. After a month here we have not found anything that we do not like, or anything that we think should have been different. The spaciousness is wonderful, the suitability to the site is fantastic. 

Simply, it is a great piece of design work which has brought only positive comment from all of our once-sceptical neighbours.

“Congratulations on a very good set of working drawings – the best I’ve seen for a long time.  Clear, well presented and concise.”

Grant Casey,
Operations Manager
Shawn Williamson Building Ltd