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Integrated Series building envelope products from NUDURA

These products work in conjunction with NUDURA's line of Insulated Concrete Forms to provide maximum energy efficiency.

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October 29, 2015 by Steve Payne

The following is a Sponsored Post from NUDURA


The Integrated Series from NUDURA combines building envelope products that work in conjunction with our line of Insulated Concrete Forms to provide maximum energy efficiency.


HYDROFOAM® maximizes radiant heat insulation for residential projects by ensuring the heat is dispersed evenly throughout the entire floor area, providing home owners with a more comfortable living and working environment.

HYDROFOAMNUDURA has brought innovation to the market with our line of Insulated Concrete Forms and that innovation continues with HYDROFOAM®. Installation is fast and easy compared to traditional radiant heat insulation, which requires multiple steps to run radiant heat piping. The 4’ x 4’ (1.2 m x 1.2 m) boards are 2 1/2“ (64 mm) thick and easily installed with an overlapping interlock on all four sides, ensuring the boards are locked in place during installation. HYDROFOAM® utilizes a 360° multi-directional friction fit anchor system that eliminates the need for wire mesh. Radiant heat piping is easily stepped into place in any direction required.

HYDROFOAM® offers installers a lightweight high density expanded polystyrene (EPS) radiant heat insulation product that increases installation speeds, is easily cut to meet any angle or radius while providing R-10 of insulation value.

RETROFIT Insulation Technology

NUDURA RetroFit Insulation Technology is an easy–to-use insulation solution for insulating basement wall or insulating interior or exterior block walls. Installation is fast and effortless, compared to conventional multi-step finishing methods; NUDURA RetroFit Insulation Technology can provide basement wall insulation while creating fastening points in one simple step. 

Simply attach NUDURA’s standard 4’ x 8’ (1.2 m x 2.4 m) sheets. Basement Wall Insulation is easy using the embedded fastening strip and a concrete screw.  NUDURA RetroFit Insulation Technology panels fit seamlessly together with a shiplap system, electrical installation is easily completed, and drywall or Gypsum Board is attached using the 2 ½” (64 mm) fastening strip located on 16” (400 mm) centers providing basement wall insulation that is ready to be finished.

Insulating basement walls with NUDURA RetroFit Insulation Technology provides insulation performance ratings up to R-14.8, resulting in greater energy efficiency and comfort to any home or commercial structure.

The combination of rising energy requirements and fuel costs means that we need to make the most of building technology for insulating basment walls in homes and commercial structures. NUDURA RetroFit Insulation Technology for basement wall insulation is an ideal energy efficient solution that reduces energy consumption, provides additional comfort and increases energy savings in one easy step.


NUDURAL floor installAt NUDURA we understand the importance of a fully integrated building envelope. NUDURA provides energy efficient building materials that integrate with our Insulated Concrete Form wall to give you the most energy efficient home possible. To ensure the home you build saves the maximum amount of energy, integrating energy efficient building materials is a key aspect to any good design. NUDURA Ceiling and Floor Technology complete the building envelope, maximizing a home’s energy efficiency. Utilizing these energy efficient building materials results greater savings on your client’s monthly utility bill.

Energy efficient building materials also provide more than savings. By utilizing NUDURA Ceiling and Floor Technology you and your client will not only be saving money, but you will increase the comfort of their home.

Steve Payne

Steve Payne

Steve Payne is the editor of Canadian Contractor magazine
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