BuildBlock Projects

The Cassel Cabin

icf log cabin

As Tina and Denny Cassel were planning for their future, they seized upon the unique opportunity to design and build their own vacation home. They had always been drawn to the rustic style of the log cabin but knew that in order to build the home they wanted, they would need an extremely strong base. The need for strength and the desire to learn about a new construction method lead them to BuildBlock ICFs.  The Project 3,000 square foot log cabin on top of an ICF foundation 1,232 square feet of ICF used 5 day of ICF installation time (saving over

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BuildBlock Projects Recognized at the 2018 ICF Builder Awards

Each year, dozens of ICF projects from all over the country are submitted to the ICF Builder Awards. This year was extremely competitive and BuildBlock is proud to have 3 projects recognized at the 2018 ceremony. These homes go above and beyond the already high standards of ICF construction. They are complicated builds that maximize the benefits of ICFs and are constructed with precision and great attention to detail.  The Drew Castle – 1st Runner-Up – Unlimited Residential The Drew Castle is a project that we’ve actively followed for several years. Located in eastern Michigan, this massive home is over 10,000 square

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The River House

A BuildBlock Home on the Mississippi River is Recognized as One of the Best Projects of the Year The River House in Scott City, Missouri has a very fitting name. It sits directly on the banks of the Mississippi River and offers tranquil views year round. The location is far from the most impressive aspect of this project. The River House, built by owner and general contractor Ivan Griffin, is a spectacle in and of itself. Constructed using BuildBlock ICFs, this home performs to the highest standards and offers strength and functionality that will last for generations. To top it

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The Dong – Rule Project

Oakland couple Nick Dong and Jeff Rule have successfully built one of the most beautiful and functional ICF homes ever. The house serves four distinct purposes; home, working artist studio, greenhouse, and art gallery. Each of these areas is built in a way that is unique but also cohesive and elegant. ICFs play a critical role in making this house everything that the homeowners needed it to be.  The Project 5,200 square foot home in Oakland, California 6,742 square feet of ICF used 15 days of ICF installation (saving several weeks on total construction time) Total construction time was 76 weeks

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The Graber Home

Perfect Location, Perfect Product, Perfect Home The Graber family loved their home and community but felt like it was time for a change. They had lived for years in a beautiful neighborhood that surrounds a lake in Oklahoma City. Their house was wood framed with an ICF addition and they felt like it was time to reap the benefits of a full ICF home. So what did they do? They found the perfect lot in the same neighborhood on the other side of the lake and built this 5,000 square foot dream home.  The Project:  5,000 SF house in Oklahoma

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The Daughtrey Residence

The first ICF home in Duncan, Oklahoma is recognized as a top project at the 2018 ICF Builder Awards Max Daughtrey wanted to build a home for himself that performed exceptionally well but looked like “a normal house”. To accomplish this goal, he chose to build with ICFs. Daughtry was familiar with the many benefits of building with ICFs and after extensive research, he felt that BuildBlock was the best block to meet his needs. Let’s take a look at his house. The Project: The Daughtry Residence 2,864 SF house in Duncan, Oklahoma 2,431 SF of ICF used 100% of exterior walls

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Habitat for Humanity & BuildBlock Prove that Anyone Can Build With ICFs

Volunteers in South Dakota are building amazing homes alongside deserving families by utilizing the strength, efficiency, and simple installation of BuildBlock ICFs.  Habitat for Humanity was founded in 1976 on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all. As of today they’ve helped build, renovate, repair, and increase access to improved shelter for over 5 million people worldwide. This is all accomplished through a dedicated network of volunteers and supporters from all

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The Lasting Effects of ICFs

lasting effects of icfs

In 2004, BuildBlock Building Systems was founded offering a better way to build with Insulating Concrete Forms and related products, making installation quick and easy. We know that ICFs create a wall system that outperforms any other, but let’s be honest, we’re a little biased. That’s why we love sharing the stories of people who build, live, and work in BuildBlock ICF structures. Life Long Benefits We recently had an opportunity to talk with Fred Scott, an ICF homeowner who has lived in his BuildBlock house for nearly a decade. We were excited to chat with him since he is

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BuildBlock Projects Recognized at the 2017 ICF Builder Awards

About the 2017 ICF Builder Awards The ICF Builder Awards are held annually to recognize the best in insulated concrete construction. This construction method uses rigid polystyrene foam and reinforced concrete to create structures that are beautiful, yet disaster-proof, energy-efficient, and remarkably affordable. Begun in 2005, the annual project-of-the-year competition showcases the innovation, quality, and craftsmanship possible with this construction method. It is the most prestigious award offered to ICF professionals. This year’s contest attracted more than 50 top-notch entries, including a mid-rise hotels, municipal buildings, schools, offices, churches, and residential projects of every shape, size and style. “The variety

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BuildBlock Project “Atlantic Beach House” Wins ICF Builder Award

The ICF Builder Awards are held annually to recognize the best in insulated concrete construction. This year, “Atlantic Beach House” was one of the BuildBlock projects receiving recognition at this prestigious event. The Atlantic Beach House in Atlantic Beach, Florida won first runner up in the Unlimited Residential category, which includes homes that are larger than 6,000 square feet. This ultra-modern, 3 story home, built by Joel Johns and his team at Green Built, is constructed with BuildBlock ICF walls and CIP concrete beams. This 6,850 square foot homes innovative design, outstanding performance, and scenic location made it one of the top

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