Monthly archive for January 2015

Drew Castle Photo Documentary – Eastern Michigan

See the Drew Castle built with BuildBlock ICFs from start to finish through this photo gallery. Also see the Drew Castle video series part 1-4 on our blog!

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Project Spotlight: Building an ICF Castle Part 4

 Micheal and Sue Drew are building an ICF castle to last, but wish they would have done ICFs all the way up to the gables. Micheal and Sue Drew are building an ICF castle in eastern Michigan. Being the last video of the series, we learn why they initially chose to use ICFs and what they would have done differently. Mike says, ” The framing is never as good, is never as tight and is never as strong as ICFs, it just isn’t. That’s the one thing I regret is not doing the gables in ICF”. He demonstrates how the quality of

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Project Spotlight: Building an ICF Castle Part 3

BuildBlock ICFs were critical to hold up 150,000 pound slate & copper roof. The Drew Castle in southeastern Michigan tour continues.  In parts one and two Mike and Sue Drew showed us the inspiration for their dream castle and many of its features. Now we learn why BuildBlock ICFs  and other materials we used to make this castle stand for centuries.  Staying true to the traditional castle design, the Drews had to do plenty of research about slate roofing. Mike explains that the , “Slate Roof Bible” was his guide. It taught lessons about slate roofing must be nailed into at least 1″ thick

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BuildBlock at 2015 World of Concrete

BuildBlock ICFs is an exhibitor at the 2015 World of Concrete at the Las Vegas Convention Center North Hall Booth N1739 the week of FEB 3-6th. The  World of Concrete (WOC) is the industry’s only annual international event dedicated to the commercial concrete and masonry construction industries showcasing leading industry suppliers featuring innovative products, construction machinery, construction equipment, safety training courses and new technologies. BuildBlock ICFs displays all of its products in a hands-on manner. Visit our booth to meet our sales staff and learn more about the most energy-efficient and disaster resitant construction on the market. BuildBlock is your complete

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BuildBlock at 2015 NAHB International Builders Show

BuildBlock ICFs is an exhibitor once again at the 2015 National Association of Home Builders International Builders Show in Las Vegas. Visit us at the Las Vegas Convention Center South Hall Booth S2631 the week of January 20th – 22nd. The NAHB International Builders’ Show (IBS) is the largest annual light construction show in the world. During IBS 2014, attendees had access to the exhibit floors of two of the biggest trade shows for design and construction professionals. BuildBlock ICFs displays all of its products in a hands-on manner. Visit our booth to meet our sales staff and learn more

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