Slagell’s Building ICF Home in Hydro, Oklahoma
The Slagell’s are Building their ICF home with BuildBlock ICFs in Hydro, Oklahoma.
The Slagell’s were drawn to the idea of ICFs because of the energy efficiency and long life construction ICFs provide. Doing all the work themselves, they had to choose very closely what materials to use. They chose to use BuildBlock ICFs for their home. Bethanie says,
“Everything has been very user friendly. We like that you can reverse the blocks.”
The BuildBlock construction phase is finished currently with the windows and doors installed. The home is going to be roughly 1600 sq.f with a very open floor plan for the living, kitchen, and dining areas. There is a full basement that has two bedrooms, a bathroom, bonus room, and storage closet.
They are also using some interesting technologies in the home such as hydronic radiant floor heat. The heat source will be solar panels with a water heater for backup.
“While we feel it is a superior product, we also chose build block for their Christian witness with scripture references in their literature and on the product packaging. “- Bethanie Slagell.