At Build Homes Better we believe in helping our customers build low energy, eco-friendly homes that will stand the test of time.
For architects and engineers, Build Homes Better’s range of insulated concrete formwork systems for external walls and foundations offer a way to build sustainable and beautiful buildings that offer superior performance benefits.
BuildBetter Flooring | Our insulated raft slab is the ultimate foundation for insulated, energy efficient homes and suitable for SIPS, Timber Frame, Concrete and Block structures with cost saving options for lightweight buildings.
BuildBetter Walling | An Insulating Concrete Formwork (ICF) system that can be used to construct almost any kind of building.
Build Home Better’s range of concrete formwork systems allow for maximum design flexibility to bring your vision to life. All our formworks can be cut to the shape or radius you specify, meaning ultimate flexibility of design.
Our wall and foundation systems offer a choice of insulation levels, starting at a level 30% better than building regulations require, going through to products which exceed the requirements of the ultra-low energy Passivhaus building standard. Combined, Build Homes Better products create the structure for a robust, energy efficient and peaceful home with a reduction of up to 70% on energy bills.
Our systems are rated A or A+ in the BRE green guide for construction and all Build Homes Better products use recycled materials and are fully recyclable.
All Build Homes Better products are designed to be sustainable from start to finish. From manufacture, to delivery, to construction, to running costs – meeting the needs of occupants and the environment.
Open plan living with plenty of light is the dream for many home owners today. To achieve this light and spacious feel without any internal walls means can mean expensive steel frames are required to break up the span into smaller elements. But thanks to the strength of BuildBetter Walling (5 times stronger than masonry) steel posts can be eliminated and the floor loads easily supported without compromising thermal performance.
A Contemporary Self-Build in the Forest of Dean
Products used: BuildBetter Walling and BuildBetter Flooring
The transformation from tumbledown cottage to contemporary self-build is a pretty spectacular one. This beautiful new property near the Forest of Dean sits within the historic village of Kempley in West Gloucestershire.
By using BuildBetter Flooring and BuildBetter Walling our customers eliminated any chance of cold bridging. Combined with triple-glazed windows and an insulated, industrial metal cladding roof to make sealing the joints between roof and wall easier, they were able to achieve excellent airtightness levels with their air tight test scoring 0.23 m3/hr versus a “pass” figure of 10 m3/hr.