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AES Homes Is Proud To Be The First Certified Formcraft Builder In Canberra

When it comes to building using Formcraft’s “Total Building System”,
we know what we’re doing.

Formcraft offers an innovative construction system using energy efficient materials. Using Insulated Concrete Formwork (ICF), Formcraft provides a fast, strong and cost-effective building option for any sized project. It also supports environmental sustainability with sophisticated insulation technology aimed to minimise energy consumption.

The Formcraft system uses high-density Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) panels to accept steel reinforced concrete. Once the concrete hardens, the wall system outperforms traditional construction methods. Cutting edge design and technology has made Formcraft ICF the leading product of its type in Australia. 

How do ICFs work?

ICFs are used as an alternative to tilt panels, precast panels, and brick or stud frame walls. They stay in place as permanent building insulation for energy-efficient, cast-in-place, reinforced concrete walls, floors, and roofs.

The forms are interlocking modular units that are dry-stacked (without mortar) and filled with concrete. Reinforcing steel is often added before the concrete is poured to give the walls flexural strength, similar to bridges and high-rise buildings made of concrete.

ICF’s simple construction process:

  • Stack
    Modules are assembled using the Formcraft connection system.  It's simply a matter of stacking blocks on a pre-poured footing to form walls. The corner blocks add strength and the modular design of the Formcraft building system means that panel heights coincide with standard window, door and roof plate heights.

  • Brace
    A lightweight bracing and scaffold system is used to prop the walls and provide a platform for pouring of the concrete. Reinforcement bars are easily snapped into place to further increase the strength of the walls.

  • Pour
    Concrete is poured in the cavity between the formwork panels with a concrete pump and the panels stay in place to become the insulating element of the walls.

  • Accessories
    Formcraft provides a variety of products that provide further support to the construction process. Accessories include two-in-one bracing and scaffolding systems, C Channel for the base of walls, corner alignment rods and aluminium window and door sub framing systems, as well as FormDeck (insulated suspended slab systems).

Formcraft provides an easy means of achieving high standards in building when it comes to cost, speed, structure, energy, acoustics, and fire protection.

To find out more, talk to AES Homes

Or you can download the documents below

Formcraft Residential Brochure Formcraft Residential Brochure (957 KB)

Formcraft Comparison of Energy Efficiency Formcraft Comparison of Energy Efficiency (262 KB)

Formcraft Brochure Formcraft Brochure (2224 KB)

Formcraft Design Manual Formcraft Design Manual (631 KB)

Formcraft Construction Manual Formcraft Construction Manual (1202 KB)