IQbloc is a modern Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) which acts as a formwork for reinforced concrete and later as a thermal insulation in buildings.
In addition, IQbloc is the only ICF which has a ventilation structure removing humidity from wall construction and effectively prevents mold formation in the structures.
IQbloc has a superior thermal insulation, prevents also human and technical errors and omissions during construction.
The best with IQbloc is the overwhelming speed in construction work. You save time and money by using IQbloc.
What is ICF?
Insulated Concrete from (ICF) as IQbloc is a system of formwork for reinforced concrete. It is made with a rigid thermal insulation that stays in place as a permanent interior and exterior substrate walls, floors, roofs and swimming pools. The strength and durability of ICF and IQbloc are based on reinforced concrete body with compressive strength (load bearing) 24N/mm2 which is three times higher than traditional hollow brick 7.3N/mm².
It all started in 2015 when two of our partners met up. One was searching for a new home due to various problems in Penthouse he was living in. The Penthouse was very humid and full of mold. Due to this he spend 5 week with a respiratory infection in hospital caused by the excessive mold in the Penthouse. Once recovered we found another Apartment and immediately vacated the Penthouse and moved in to the new Apartment. As a result of many discussion between the partners they decided to do something to the existing problems and quality of the local property construction. Now, two years later we can proudly present the greatest development in Malta to improve building and offer a truly higher quality of living.
FAST AND EASY TO BE BUILT
Simple structure – Prevents human and technical error and omissions.
IQbloc system is 3-4 times faster to build vs other systems. Two workers can build 70 – 100 m² wall in 8 hours! Compare: hollow brick 15 – 25m² in same time.
IQbloc requires no cranes, only a pump lorry for pouring concrete.
Easy to make ventilation, electric and plumbing installations with hot knife.
Reduces significantly the building weight in Penthouses and high-rise constructions.
WHAT IS A SAFE HOME?
A safe home provides humidity and mold free residential environment,
durability and lasts much longer than traditional home.
Additionally, it is airtight and weatherproof against earthquakes, heavy rains, hurricanes, corrosion, fire, insects and other pests.
IQbloc meets all these safe home requirements.
STRONG WALLS JOINED WITH SLAB
Creates an earthquake resistant “cage”, and the result is a real concrete house which lasts.
Thanks to the concrete and steelbars the insulated IQbloc walls are
thinner than traditional walls with insulation, required.
NEARLY ZERO ENERGY COST
Today required U-value, thermal insulation on Malta is 0.86 W/m2k. IQbloc has only 0.18 W/m2K. This great difference you can see in your energy bills – every month, year after year!
IQbloc is an excellent cornerstone to reach EU-Directive “Nearly Zero-energy Building” which is obligatory in the year 2020 for every new building.
Public building shall fulfill the above EU-directive already now, 2018.
In IQbloc house/apartment you cool/heat only the inside air, not the brick walls.
AT NO EXTRA COST CONTRARILY
Remarkable savings in labor cost during construction:
Less shutters means less dismantling and work phases.
Lightweight handing – less need for heavy tools & equipment.
The IQbloc system shortens the building time for many
months which means higher turnover/year and faster cash flow.
The resident respectively, can move in several months earlier.
Considerable annual savings in energy cost for the resident.
Better quality means higher sales price for the property.
LIVING QUALITY IN IQBLOC HOUSE/APARTMENT
IQbloc allows more freedom to design the building – the curved walls & stairs etc.
IQbloc is a foundation to create a comfortable living environment.
Provides a smooth steady inside temperature range all through the year.
Excellent sound insulation – no traffic noise or drilling and other construction sounds from the neighbors.
Applies to almost all buildings, houses, penthouses/air spaces and pools
SUSTAINABILITY & ENVIRONMENT
IQbloc is made of EPS (Expanded Polystyrene), more known “Jablo” on Malta.
It is easy to work with, reducing onsite waste, dust and noise.
We recycle – waste material is collected back to the manufacturing process.
Constructions obtain the highest rating within the
Green Guide to housing Specifications.
Low carbon footprint.
IQbloc is made in Malta.
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