ICF construction doesn’t have to cost more
After several studies of ICF construction costs, HUD determined that using ICF wall construction generally adds about 3 to 5 percent to the total purchase price of a typical wood-frame home and land (about 5 to 10 percent of the house construction cost).
A few years ago, research from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development found that ICF construction cost about 3 to 5 percent more than a typical new home and land, or about 5 to 10 percent of house-only construction costs. An ICF home will be more expensive than a basic code-built home.
Similarly, how much does Nudura cost? Is $49 per Nudura block (8′ x 18″ x 8″) a fair price?
Insulated concrete forms (ICFs) are typically purchased from a local lumber yard or building material retailer. At the time of writing this article, the purchase price of a regular 16” x 48” ICF block from a local dealer is in the $21-$24 range, depending on what region/country it is purchased in.