Insulated Concrete Formwork (ICF)

Insulated Concrete Formwork, known in the industry as ICF, is a mainstay in the self build journey and, in order to create your dream self build home, this complex construction technique is vital. As a high quality and low cost method, our Self Build Heroes team is well versed in using smartblock insulated concrete forms, with our builders dry stacking blocks together, in order to provide a solid formwork system, which can then be filled with concrete to form the structure of your self build.

Used for both external and internal wall builds, insulated concrete forms not only lead to faster build times, but are also cost and energy efficient, helping you save your pennies and the planet in the process.

Footings and concrete pour for Self build home

How to start a self build project

Download our 2 free essential guides below to make sure you get the best start to building your dream home. Then book a call with Matthew to make sure you have the best experience possible on your self build home journey!

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2 essential guides to get you started on the right path

There are multiple steps involved in getting from the idea of having a self build home to moving in to your dream.

These 2 essential free guides will help you make sure that self build is right for you and give you an understanding of the major steps involved in building your own home.

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Pricing is clear and value great

We used Self build Heroes to replace the soffit on our balcony and to repair part of our downpipe and roof tile. Their work is high quality compared to the soffit they replaced, which did not have all the trim and had started to sag because additional noggins had not been added to secure the soffit took. They worked efficiently, were friendly, polite and respectful on site, and cleaned up after themselves. They turned up promptly, when they said they would and did a full day of work. The manner in which they work fills you with confidence that they are going to do an excellent job. I know they are highly trained and always looking to perfect their trade. Prior to starting they took plenty of time to discuss what needed to happen and talk through solutions, as well as advising where we could do the work ourselves if we wanted in order to save some money. Pricing is clear and value great. I highly recommend them and will be using them again to fix more things around our house.

Ellie Phillips

Knowledgeable and honest

Self Build Heroes helped me out with a bespoke renovation project and I can’t recommend them highly enough. From the outset the advice was knowledgeable and honest, explaining clearly all the risks involved, which left me feeling confident to commission the project. Once the project started, Matt and his team were extremely reliable, something that is all too rare in his line of work! My project was finished to a fantastic standard, on time and to budget, so I couldn’t be happier.

Andrew Beasant