ICF Castles as unique as they are, have been quite popular lately for BuildBlock Building Systems. This Scottish Castle in New Canaan, Connecticut is now our second ICF castle. This BuildBlock ICF Castle in Connecticut is 6,200 sq ft and is made entirely of ICFs including the obvious castle features like the turret, battlement, parapet and crow step gables. The architect of this castle was Leigh Overland. This project was featured on local Channel 12 news see that video here:
Castles were created for protection against invaders. ICFs create this same feeling especially in ICF Castles. The castle was recently completed in December 2015 after battling a cold Connecticut winter.
“ We had a very severe winter but the ICF was poured nun the less as the Styrofoam kept the concrete warm to cure. The exterior ICF walls went up fairly quickly allowing the builder and trades to work in comfort as the house stayed warm in the winter and cool in the summer.”Leigh Overland, Architect
Leigh also describes the interior design,” The in-floor radiant heat was installed in a stained concrete slab floor throughout the entire main level. This created a beautiful natural look that the client was looking for. The windows are set into the wall providing nice shadow lines inside and out. The interior jambs were angled for a lovely look. The exterior is a limestone finish on a Dryvit synthetic system which was extremely economical. The EPS foam in the ICF was ready for the mesh and finish coat. This system is also maintenance free. The castle uses a slate roof and Rheinzinc gutter and leader system which is long lasting in keeping with the long life of the ICF.”
BuildBlock ICFs were perfect construction material for this project. Just as castles throughout history were created to create a peace of mind and provide safety, ICF homes surrounded you and your family with the strength of reinforced concrete and dense high performance EPS foam insulation. Both with stand the test of time for centuries to come. Build it once, build it for life.
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See our other castle project video series 1-4 on our blog!