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March 26, 2003

Quad-Lock Completes First Residential 100% ICF Home (walls and floors) in BC

Quad-Lock Home in B.C.Vancouver, BC - January 2003 marks the completion of the first fully built residential home out of Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs) made and distributed by Quad-Lock Building Systems. The custom designed, 3800 square foot home is located in West Vancouver and was built using ICF walls and floors, all the way up to the roof.

Quad-Lock's ICF System was chosen for a number of reasons, but namely because of the solidity and energy efficiency that it offers. With R-values of up to R-38, Quad-Lock buildings consume up to 90% less energy than conventional stick frame construction. With concrete poured walls, the finished product can never rot and is extremely safe, protecting its residents against natural disasters such as fire and hurricanes.

Contractor, Gregg Yanke of Yanke Development, confessed that this was his first project using the Quad-Lock system. He was impressed with the strength and uniformity of the walls and with the speed and ease with which the crew was able to form the walls. The walls were stacked and poured ten feet at a time and when all was said and done, the walls were extremely straight.

Yanke summarized the benefits of building with Quad-Lock saying that there was no compromise in design, increased insulation value, speed of construction with approximately 3800 square feet of house in ten days, and that the cost is comparable to traditional custom home building with greater built-in quality.

Quad-Lock Building Systems began in 1994 with the sole purpose of providing homeowners with an alternative system that would conserve energies, but still offer exceptional design versatility.

Quad-Lock panels are made from expanded polystyrene and offer a number of benefits when compared to other types of construction. Walls are inherently airtight and better insulated (lower energy costs), quieter (STC Rating of 57), fire proof (3-4 hour rating), resistant to natural disasters (earthquakes, tornados, hurricanes, etc.), non-toxic and not susceptible to rot.

Quad-Lock's unique system of only four components lent to the success of the first ICF built home in BC. Regardless of Paul Lebofsky and Matrix Architecture & Planning's design, Quad-Lock's patented panel and tie design easily accomplished all design elements without the need for any custom-made or specially ordered parts.

Quad-Lock Building Systems answered all of the needs for BC's first beautifully designed, custom built, energy efficient home - an everlasting marvel of security and value.

For more information on this project or Quad-Lock Building Systems visit www.quadlock.com or call 1-888-711-5625.


Project Details

Address: 998 Esquimalt Ave
West Vancouver, BC
Completion Date: January 2003
Architect: Paul Lebofsky
Matrix Architecture & Planning
Vancouver, BC
(604) 688-0333
Engineer: C.A. Boom
3014 Edgemont Blvd
North Vancouver, BC
(604) 251-4777
Contractor: Gregg Yanke
Yanke Development
3302 SE 122nd
North Vancouver, BC
(604) 724-6922
Concrete Supplier: Ocean Concrete
North Vancouver, BC
ICF System: Quad-Lock Building Systems
7398 132nd Street
Surrey, BC V3W 4M7
(888) 711-5625