• ICF house build in Adelaide

    G'day everyone.
    I am an owner builder in Adelaide, building a large ICF (Insulated Concrete Forms) house, using a system from Danish Constructions Insulbrick
    After seeing sundancewfs ICF extension project thread I thought I better start my own rather than hijack his.
    I will start with a few pictures of the work to date and go from there.
    If anyone has any comments or questions I will be happy to discuss them with you.
    So here goes.




    The start of the first slab, sewer trench cut and mid level main beam (27/8/2007)


    Bottom level slab (2/10/2007)


    First two beams in place, formwork stripped off drop piers, first row of blocks started


    Walls up to row 5 ready to be poured (6/6/2008)


    Ready for pour to full height (2/10/2008)


    Veranda columns and beams up (3/11/2008)


    Dwarf walls, ready for Bondek between slab on ground and suspended slab.


    I am true owner builder and I am doing as much of the construction myself as I can. These are the braces I made (50 of them) to hold the ICF in place until the concrete has been poured and set. They have already be hired out to 3 other jobs since my pour, so they are now paying for themselves. The material cost to make them was less than the hire cost in the first place so I think the time was well spent.


    Lifting steel beams using a 2 tonne chain block and a gantry frame that will eventually be cut down into veranda columns.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: ICF house build in Adelaide started by Belair_Boy View original post
    Comments 115 Comments
    1. SlowMick's Avatar
      SlowMick -
      enjoyed looking through this again. looking forward to more updates.
    1. phild01's Avatar
      phild01 -
      Have emailed BB, hope he comes back.
    1. SlowMick's Avatar
      SlowMick -
      Cheers Phild01. let's hope.
    1. Belair_Boy's Avatar
      Belair_Boy -
      Not dead yet
    1. SlowMick's Avatar
      SlowMick -
      yay. good to hear.
      I get the same messages from my sister when she travels. mum said, let us now you're ok. so she just sends "Not dead yet".
    1. CraigandKate's Avatar
      CraigandKate -
      We are waiting with bated breath for an update!
    1. SlowMick's Avatar
      SlowMick -
      you must be typing one hell of an update sir
    1. Sir Stinkalot's Avatar
      Sir Stinkalot -
      I think that I may have driven past today .... unfortunately Photobucket has basically destroyed the effort put into this thread.
    1. SlowMick's Avatar
      SlowMick -
      Is it finished?
    1. Sir Stinkalot's Avatar
      Sir Stinkalot -
      Not 100% sure it was the same house. I was running off memory of the photos I had seen some time ago in this thread. I was hoping to look through again to see if it was the same.

      If it was the same house it appeared to be occupied- not sure about finished
    1. turnstiles's Avatar
      turnstiles -
      Quote Originally Posted by Sir Stinkalot View Post
      I think that I may have driven past today .... unfortunately Photobucket has basically destroyed the effort put into this thread.
      All of the photos are still visible to me.

      This is worse than waiting for the next series of Game of Thrones to air!!!
    1. phild01's Avatar
      phild01 -
      Photobucket restores photos “taken hostage,” hopes to lure back customers with cheaper plans after last year’s $399 debacle

      https://www.denverpost.com/2018/05/17/photobucket-image-hosting-plans/



      http://www.techrockies.com/photobuck...s-0074931.html
    1. Bigboboz's Avatar
      Bigboboz -
      Looks like a week later Photobucket is hacked again or still hacked but they don't realise it yet!

      If a internet business can't keep their servers secure, what hope does an individual? Every time we have unexplained slow internet speeds my paranoia sets in and I think we've been hacked

      It's usually later explained but crappy Telstra service or it's just Sunday night and the interwebs are getting slammed...but who knows...
    1. Sir Stinkalot's Avatar
      Sir Stinkalot -
      Quote Originally Posted by turnstiles View Post
      All of the photos are still visible to me.
      Photobucket, which appears to be the hosting service used for the majority of the thread, was a very popular external hosting service for members - it was free. Then a while back out of the blue Photobucket turned around and rolled out a payed subscription service at some highly inflated price. They then blocked access to any of the photos that were hosted under the previous business model, breaking the links to many forums - such as this one (they were broken last time I looked at the thread). They did this in the hope everybody would pay the annual fee.

      It would appear that the way Photobucket went about this was a huge mistake and there was huge backlash as users went to other hosting services. Some forum users re-linked their photos - often using the forum hosting server - others didn't. Photobucket seem to have now realised that they have shot themselves in the foot and now seemed to have unblocked access and introduced a more reasonable fee structure. One would expect that their horse has already bolted however.
    1. commodorenut's Avatar
      commodorenut -
      There are add-ons or extensions for FF & Chrome to fix the PB issue.

      2 examples:

      Firefox: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir...obucket-fixer/
      Chrome:https://chrome.google.com/webstore/d...bifiaedg?hl=en