ICF - Insulated Concrete Formwork Installer Information

As the material is flat packed it is easy to transport the material to site in various load sizes and to ensure the right quantity is on site. The material is manufactured in the UK so very short lead times (24 hours) is required for delivery. The flat pack materials are easy to transport around site too! This reduces the need for mechanical handling equipment on the site until much later in the process. It is always preferable to start the actual block laying from fixed points, usually corners. This is done following the accurate setting out of the building on the foundations. The blocks are located in place and the spacers are then installed into the integral channels. In this example starter bars have been shown. Starter bars are generally only recommended where there is some retaining requirement of the wall. Structural engineers advice should generally be sought to confirm this requirement. Having positioned the corner, standard panels are then installed moving away from the corners In this case, rebar is being located within the engineered spacers. These spacers easily accommodate H10 and H12 steels, and if positioned in a staggered configuration create the correct spacing for vertical steels, vastly reducing the amount of tying required. Steel reinforcement is optional and depends upon the individual project. It is always recommended that professional advice be sought before commencing on site. Unless you are very lucky, the wall length wont necessarily correspond exactly to the panel size, and youll have some infill pieces. This is easily achieved by cutting the panels to the required length, either by a hand saw, or preferably a table saw. These infill pieces are then installed as each course is completed. As each subsequent course is installed it is important to create a brick bond by reversing the long and short legs of the corners. This gives the wall an inherent 400mm offset to the course below. It is recommended that the approved bracing is installed when the wall is a maximum of 4 courses high. This allows the installer to ensure the walls remain in the correct location against the building perimeter, and also to allow for the wall to be made plumb during the construction process. As each subsequent course is installed it is important to create a brick bond by reversing the long and short legs of the corners. This gives the wall an inherent 400mm offset to the course below. It is recommended that the approved bracing is installed when the wall is a maximum of 4 courses high. This allows the installer to ensure the walls remain in the correct location against the building perimeter, and also to allow for the wall to be made plumb during the construction process. As each subsequent course is installed it is important to create a brick bond by reversing the long and short legs of the corners. This gives the wall an inherent 400mm offset to the course below. It is recommended that the approved bracing is installed when the wall is a maximum of 4 courses high. This allows the installer to ensure the walls remain in the correct location against the building perimeter, and also to allow for the wall to be made plumb during the construction process. Once the wall has been installed up to the height of the first pour, maximum 3.1m, the bracing is completed with the cantilevered working platform. This removes the need for scaffolding until much later in the construction process As each subsequent course is installed it is important to create a brick bond by reversing the long and short legs of the corners. This gives the wall an inherent 400mm offset to the course below. It is recommended that the approved bracing is installed when the wall is a maximum of 4 courses high. This allows the installer to ensure the walls remain in the correct location against the building perimeter, and also to allow for the wall to be made plumb during the construction process. As each subsequent course is installed it is important to create a brick bond by reversing the long and short legs of the corners. This gives the wall an inherent 400mm offset to the course below. It is recommended that the approved bracing is installed when the wall is a maximum of 4 courses high. This allows the installer to ensure the walls remain in the correct location against the building perimeter, and also to allow for the wall to be made plumb during the construction process.
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The easiest way to get to grips with how the IntegraSpec ICF system works is to see it being installed. For an overview of the key stages in a typical installation, simply browse through the above slide show.

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At IntegraSpec, our commitment to quality and great service goes way beyond the factory gate. That's why anyone intending to use the IntegraSpec ICF system must undergo our mandatory installation training. The training format is completely flexible, depending on the existing skills and experience of the participants. It can be carried out by one of our own experienced technical team, or by one of our approved training providers, and can be completed either on site, or at one of our local regional training centres.

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