Mullen and Sons are new build and home extension professionals, who specialise in traditional wood frame building methods, but we are also market leaders in Insulated Concrete Form [ICF] construction.
What is ICF? (Insulated Concrete Forms) are pre-made large interlocking blocks [forms] and during construction, the inside of those blocks are filled with concrete.
The forms are insulated on the inside and externally, providing extreme high levels of wall insulation, which is the complete opposite in standard wood frame construction.
An ICF home looks the same as a tradition build, but there are many green benefits, such as faster construction times, zero hot/cold spots, and high thermal mass… meaning there’s practically no heat loss.
ConcreteNetwork.com states; ICF walls require 44% less energy to heat and 32% less energy to cool in comparison to a wood-frame house; and this green Eco solution, allows property owners to virtually have any grand design they want constructed.
Mullen and Sons uses ‘Amvic ICF’ which is an Irish manufactured patented solution, and it’s also the most durable ICF product on the global market today
Amvic ICF increases speed of construction, reduces labour costs, has the highest levels of Eco Performance, produces the lowest CO2 footprint, uses non-biodegradable materials, is invulnerable to rot or deterioration, and the reinforced steel buried/protected by the concrete during construction, won’t ever rust or corrode.
A homeowner has an endless choice of surface textures to choose from including brick, stone, timber cladding, and coloured polymer renders to finish internal and external walls.
Amvic ICF is durable to extreme weather, seismic activity, fire, radiation, and pest infestation; because rats or termites can’t enter due to the ducktight nature of the build.
There’s also less repair or maintenance with ICF construction, and when used alongside heat pumps, Solar PV or underfloor heating… your Eco home enjoys massive fuel savings of up to 80%.
Contact Mullen and Sons today… we are the new build and home extension specialists that make your dreams a reality.