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Building Envelopes & Structure
The physical barrier (foundation, walls, roof, windows & doors) between the exterior and interior environments. It protects your home from the exterior elements and helps maintain the interior conditioned properties.
Build with Vleeming and we give you the option to choose what your home is built from. Our three structural methods are versatile and can even be combined to create a more unique situation or to help achieve a solution that fits your budget.
INSULATED COMPOSITE ENVELOPE (ICE)
An engineered combination of Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) and galvanized steel providing a 100% thermal break and effective R-values from 24 up to 42.
INSULATED CONCRETE FORM (ICF)
A combination of Expanded Polystyrene (EPS), concrete and rebar providing effective R-values from 25 up to 28.
CONVENTIONAL WOOD & CONCRETE
The most commonly seen type of construction. A combination of concrete foundation and wood framing providing an effective R-value of 19
Building With Insulated Composite Envelopes (ICE)
The Insulated Composite Envelope (ICE) panel is an engineered combination of Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) and galvanized steel – two well-known and accepted building materials. Its performance far exceeds what each component could achieve on its own. This combination results in a much lighter and stronger building envelope. The ICE Panel has impressive transverse and compression bearing capacities. The unique manufacturing process and connection details eliminate thermal bridging, making it the most efficient building envelope available on the market.
EPS: is a rigid cellular plastic that is up to 97% atmospheric air. EPS has no trapped gases which create inflated R-values; this means no toxic off-gassing and a maintained R-value.
Galvanized Steel: has a high strength to volume ratio; this makes it great for versatile designs. It is environmentally stable, completely recyclable and has a 200+ year life expectancy.
Doesn't provide any material contributing to mould, mildew or wood burrowing pests.
Your investment is protected with an engineer's stamp of approval
Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) is over 90% encapsulated air and can be recycled by reusing it in new panels.
Approved for use in non-combustible construction.
The complete ICE seal is the most important step in achieving a Net-Zero home.
Built with steel and designed for use in hurricane zones.