Designing with BuildBlock ICFs doesn't mean making sacrifices.
Choices are vast and ICFs are adaptable to any design!

BuildBlock ICFs are adaptable to any design, making them an architect’s dream!
Mild to wild, an ICF house can look like anything you want.

BuildBlock ICF Design Flexibility

Because BuildBlock ICFs Deliver Design Flexibility you can have unique footprints, arches, angles, and curves as part of your design at a lower construction cost than with traditional building methods. ICF homes can be designed in any style and will accept any traditional exterior finish including vinyl or wood siding, stucco, rock, and brick.


Proper planning and design mitigate most of the cost difference in choosing to build with ICFs. Currently in the ICFs cost 3-5% more to build a comparable size home, depending on the manufacturer and other factors impacting local building costs. Most Importantly, the increased construction costs are being offset by significantly lower utility bills.

What's Different?

Other than extremely lower utility bills and almost non-existent noise from the outside, an ICF home appears very much the same as any other home or building. The walls are thicker and so are the door jambs and window sills. Special care is taken when waterproofing below ground during the construction phase to use materials that won’t degrade the foam. In home design, the overall square footage of the house is typically increased to make up for the difference taken up by thicker walls and to keep room sizes larger.

The roof size will be slightly larger to support the larger dimensions and while the geometry of the roof will stay the same, ridge heights will increase slightly. The foundation of the home may change some as well. The ICF design creates a strong, sturdy structure that will be standing for generations to come.

BuildBlock has a dedicated technical staff to answer any questions as well as connect you with our network of designers, architects, and distributors across the country and around the world to ensure your ICF project goes smoothly.

See ICFs in action & learn more about building with icfs!

BuildBlock Interior Wall Model

Building with ICFs always looks this good!

Each of these designs were built using BuildBlock ICFs. Any size, any style, all yours forever.


ICFs can be used to build any structure and nearly any design.

Residential Homes

ICFs are perfect to build your entire home. This provides maximum energy efficiency and disaster resilience.

Stem Walls, Foundations, Basements & Safe Rooms

ICFs are the fastest way to build basements and foundations. Solid insulation, strong walls, and worry-free construction.

Multifamily, Duplexes, and High Density Residential

Building multi-family structures, hotels, motels, and other high-density housing is fast and safer than any other building method.

Commercial, Industrial, & Institutional Buildings

Freestanding office space, retail, and other structures all benefit from reduced lifecycle costs, maintenance, increased building safety and disaster resistance.

Schools, Churches &
Houses of Worship

BuildBlock ICFs deliver safe, comfortable, and disaster-resilient environment for schools, churches, hospitals, warehouses, and industrial buildings all benefit from ICF construction.

Swimming Pools &
Water Features

Build faster, extend your pool season with an insulated pool without sacrificing design options.

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