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Building Your Future From Our Past

Our Services

ICF Construction

Insulated Concrete Formwork

Thermal Bead Screed

Pourable Floor Insulation

Bentonite Enriched Soil

Low Hydraulic Conductivity Barrier

Decorend

Decorative Concrete Mixes

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No Project Too Big Or Too Small

The Ballantine Building Solutions team has over 17 years experience as ICF Builders suppliers, Installers & Builders using ICF and have worked on many successful ICF projects.

ICF is based on hollow lightweight block components that lock together to provide a formwork system into which concrete is poured. The blocks are made from expanded polystyrene panels fixed together with plastic webs (reducing thermal bridging) to create a formwork to which horizontal and vertical steel reinforcements can be easily added for extra strength. Once braced, concrete can be poured into the forms enabling fast construction one storey at a time.

The ICF walls as soon as built are waterproof even before the external finishes are applied, allowing internal work to commence sooner. This ensures for an incredibly fast & efficient construction that isn’t impacted by adverse weather in the same way traditional masonry is. Cold temperatures do not affect progress.

With an average saving of between 25% to 30% in both cost & building time and low ‘U’ Values from 0.23W/m2degk down to 0.11W/m2degk – When all factors & benefits are taken into consideration, ICF becomes extremely competitive compared to both traditional building methods and lightweight framing. 

 

Years Established

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No Project Too Big Or Too Small

The Ballantine Building Solutions team has over 17 years experience as ICF Builders suppliers, Installers & Builders using ICF and have worked on many successful ICF projects.

ICF is based on hollow lightweight block components that lock together to provide a formwork system into which concrete is poured. The blocks are made from expanded polystyrene panels fixed together with plastic webs (reducing thermal bridging) to create a formwork to which horizontal and vertical steel reinforcements can be easily added for extra strength. Once braced, concrete can be poured into the forms enabling fast construction one storey at a time.

The ICF walls as soon as built are waterproof even before the external finishes are applied, allowing internal work to commence sooner. This ensures for an incredibly fast & efficient construction that isn’t impacted by adverse weather in the same way traditional masonry is. Cold temperatures do not affect progress.

With an average saving of between 25% to 30% in both cost & building time and low ‘U’ Values from 0.23W/m2degk down to 0.11W/m2degk – When all factors & benefits are taken into consideration, ICF becomes extremely competitive compared to both traditional building methods and lightweight framing. 

 

Years Established

Completed Projects

We’ve Been Building For Over 67 Years

A.S. Ballantine Ltd. was founded in 1953 by the late Mr Albert Ballantine, and is now led by his three sons Stanley, Wesley and Jonathan. During the last 66 very successful years in the Quarry and Civil Engineering Contracting business, the company is established as one of the leading independent family businesses in the Quarry and Civil engineering industry as well as Plant hire. Ballantine Building Solutions is now one of the leading building company’s throughout Ireland and further afield.

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Wondering why you should choose us? Check out some of our most frequently asked questions. Better yet, get in touch for a consult!

Why choose us as ICF Suppliers/Installers?

Ballantine Building Solutions have over 17 years experience as Suppliers, Builders & Installation experts of ICF having completed many successful projects over our 67 years in the construction business.

What Is Insulated Concrete Formwork? (ICF)

ICF is based on hollow lightweight block components that lock together to provide a formwork system into which concrete is poured. The blocks are made from expanded polystyrene panels fixed together with plastic webs (reducing thermal bridging) to create a formwork to which horizontal and vertical steel reinforcements can be easily added for extra strength. Once braced, concrete can be poured into the forms enabling fast construction one storey at a time. The expanded polystyrene panels stay in place, resulting in a super-insulated monolithic solid concrete structure.

Is ICF suitable for a Sustainable Building?

If you are planning a Sustainable Building, regardless of the Energy Performance Standard that you wish to achieve, the two key requirements for the building envelope are the thermal efficiency and equally important but sometimes less obvious requirement of air-tightness then ICF construction is an ideal build method to achieve both of these goals.

Are build times faster with ICF?

Absolutely! The ICF walls as soon as built are waterproof even before the external finishes are applied, allowing internal works to commence sooner. ICF construction is not impacted by adverse weather in the same way that traditional masonry is. Cold temperatures do not affect progress. Services and cabling conduit can be quickly and easily chased into the interior of the ICF panels leading to a faster interior fit out.

Is it Cost Efficient?

With an average saving of between 25% to 30% in both cost & building time and low ‘U’ Values from 0.23W/m2degk down to 0.11W/m2degk – When all factors & benefits are taken into consideration, ICF becomes extremely competitive compared to both traditional building methods and lightweight framing.

Client Testimonials

“We couldn’t believe how quickly things came together with our new build. Using ICF really sped up the process and we had the walls up and ready within a few days. 

ANDREW WALKER

“We’ve been in the house for about a year now since Ballantine Building Solutions finished the project. The savings in heating are amazing compared to our last home.”

MARK THOMPSON

“Ballantine were very easy to work with and made the whole process of completing such a large scale  project hassle free and incredibly efficient”

JOHN SCOTT

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37A Upper Dunmurry Lane, Belfast, BT17 0AA

028 7034 8488

info@ballantinebuildingsolutions.com