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Straight Forward, Strong and Functional
I came across Nexcem to fulfill a clients wish to build a High Performing building, with out compromising air quality. Nexcem was a perfect match. Installation was straight forward, and intuitive. The perfect substrate for our Lime plaster Interior. Any… hesitations or questions we had during the installation were addressed promptly. No question I will use it again in the future. Read more “Straight Forward, Strong and Functional”
Predictable service and solid support
As a builder, I rely on many people to make good on promises in order to complete a project on time. I’ve had the pleasure to work with Nexcem a couple of times, and they do what they say they… will do. The quote process was informative, the delivery schedule was accurate, and the technical support was solid. Nexcem was very responsive and helpful as we worked through installation in the field. Thanks Nexcem! Read more “Predictable service and solid support”
The best decision I ever made
Building with Nexcem is the best decision that I ever made. The building material itself is outstanding. It is an easy, quick build and the end result is remarkable. The team at Nexcem is very willing to help people. l… had no prior experience with this material. They guided me every step of the way. They are very helpful and very thorough. I selected materials for the exterior shell and the inside finish to take advantage of the breathable quality but there are so many options on how to finish. Visitors remark at how sturdy and sound proof the house is. It is located in a windy place and people are always saying “this house isn’t going anywhere”. We all notice something difficult to describe which is how good it feels to be inside this house. I like Nexcem so much that I used it for the garage as well. Read more “The best decision I ever made”
Building with Nexcem has been a dream come true
Thank you so much for your expert support during the planning; the walls are now cemented in place for my new home in Blanding, Utah.
It has been my dream since 1999 when I visited your factory to live… in my own home made with Nexcem blocks. You shipped us exactly the right blocks; of sixteen pallets, we have about one and half left over; that’s 94% accuracy 🙂
I’ll be proudly showing off this house in the Four Corners area. It was my builder’s first experience with Nexcem, and he greatly appreciated your advice, availability, and attention to quality. The results are gorgeous. Everyone in the neighborhood is keeping an eye on the progress of this unique home. I will be grateful to you every day that I wake up in my beautiful, comfortable, fireproof, insect proof, mold proof house, so it’s appropriate for me to send you this message on Thanksgiving day. If you happen to find yourself in Utah, please come by to see the house and the views for yourself! Read more “Building with Nexcem has been a dream come true”
The Right Decision
In our custom Blue Mountain, Ontario home we elected to use Nexcem ICF products. We have been enjoying the comfort and peace of mind of this exceptional product since 2017. Nexcem excels in many situations such as hot weather, cold… weather, humid weather, but where we have noticed the difference is in extreme weather. Things like high winds, extreme cold and intense heat is where Nexcem shows its ability to out-perform any traditional stick frame build. There is no question that we made the right decision, especially with more and more extreme weather being part of reality. Read more “The Right Decision”
What an amazing product! We
What an amazing product! We built the stem wall for our foundation out of these blocks. They went up so quickly and easily that we saved tons of money on labor, not to mention how little form materials were needed…… and no stripping forms! And of course the fact that the blocks have some insulation built in, require less concrete than a typical stem wall, and rebar is so easy to place, makes this product a true revolution in building methods! Read more “What an amazing product! We”
Nexcem was excellent to work
Nexcem was excellent to work with. As a foam-based ICF installer for many years, we were hesitant to try Nexcem on a foam-free project. I can report that it really is a no-compromise product; easily addressing all energy, health, structural,… and durability concerns, and was simpler for the trades than we had expected. Read more “Nexcem was excellent to work”
Great system, and carbon conscious too.
We’ve used the nexcem system for years. It’s a great product if you’re looking for a straight forward install. Our favourite thing about it is that we’re reducing the amount of embodied carbon in our materials and providing a higher-performing… foundation wall with the insulated inserts. We still use this system when building full or partial foundation walls and are glad to be using a Canadian manufactured product. Read more “Great system, and carbon conscious too.”
A healthy build
My focus is on building healthy homes with natural materials, so was drawn to the idea of building walls with Nexcem block ICF’s and finishing them with clay plaster and cedar siding to create a breathable assembly. The blocks fit… together well and the walls went up without much hassle.
I would use this product again. Read more “A healthy build”
We love ICF
Building a custom home on the lake is a bit more of a challenge in terms of windows for view vs structural integrity for wind sheer and that sort of thing. ICF technology provided strength and versatility in terms of… design. Our home is warm and has a sense of solidness that previous homes we have built and lived in just don’t have. When the storms come in we just enjoy in comfort. Read more “We love ICF”
Very nice build, the system
Very nice build, the system goes together with ease and is very stout. During the concrete pumping it was a challenge because there was next to little light to see if the concrete was coming along in four foot lifts.… The system is so stout that even at seven feet it held the wet concrete with ease. Vipul was a guiding light during our build, very informative and offered the best technical support. Truly went above and beyond the call. I would recommend this product to anyone and definitely will plan on using it again. Five out of Five. Cheers; Kyle Farmer Read more “Very nice build, the system”
Nexcem – a great choice
There are many choices to make when embarking on a new build and I am so glad that we chose to use Nexcem Blocks. Part of our decision-making in choosing materials for our build was about our carbon footprint. Nexcem… blocks seemed like a good choice because you need less concrete with them than with comparable products.
Our builder was unsure about them at first because he had never used them before, but he was quickly won over by how easy they are to use. They require only wood-working construction tools – saws and screws – making them easy to cut to size and odd angled corners relatively easy to create. They come in easy lifting lengths. No specialized masonry skills are required. The blocks just sit one on top of the other and they interlock one end to the next one. To level, all you need are wood shims! All this meant that my partner and I, relatively unskilled labourers, could do this too. It was a very satisfying part of the build.
Finally, we got excellent and timely support from Vipul Acharya – engineer, technical information, sales, and general helpful person at Nexcem.
Two things I would have done differently:
First, I would have tied each of the two walls together at every layer rather than just the top layer to make the walls an integral whole. (Our house is double framed making the walls 18″ wide which meant we needed a double brick foundation wall as well).
Second, I would have used an actual membrane on the outside of the wall rather than just a paint-on bitumen product because I think a membrane would add durability for the life of the wall. Read more “Nexcem – a great choice”
Nexcem finally made it to south central Colorado
My architect David Beal of Boulder and project contractor Clark Johnson of Apex Mountain Homes had built a house in Summit County some years ago and they convinced me that the recording studio structure would benefit from this material in… a few central ways. While no one in the construction business around Chaffeè County had any knowledge, conversations I heard in the community (Salida and Buena Vista) we’re very positive, and that Nexcem blocks were the new building material on the block!
The local crew quickly adjusted to a new construction model and we totally love the result. Read more “Nexcem finally made it to south central Colorado”
Basement is warm and dry
Basement is warm and dry despite high amounts of moisture on the outside. I may actually need to put a humidifier in my basement