Lazarian Polystyrene Insulated Concrete Forms

Lazarian World Homes

Lazarian Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs) are blocks produced by Lazarian World Homes that are used in houses that are built by Lazarian World Homes. The blocks are formed from either expanded polystyrene (EPS) or expanded polyurethane (EPU). A machine is used to produce the blocks on site so that only the chemicals and the machine need to be shipped over and the rest of the materials can be obtained locally. ICFs are interlocking and therefore fast to assemble and high insulating making them cost effective and appropriate for extreme temperature conditions.

Product description

Lazarian Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs) are blocks produced by Lazarian World Homes that are used in houses that are built by Lazarian World Homes. The blocks are formed from either expanded polystyrene (EPS) or expanded polyurethane (EPU). A machine is used to produce the blocks on site so that only the chemicals and the machine need to be shipped over and the rest of the materials can be obtained locally. ICFs are interlocking and therefore fast to assemble and high insulating making them cost effective and appropriate for extreme temperature conditions.

Target region(s)

Lazarian World Homes has targeted projects on all continents.

Distributors/implementing organizations
Market suggested retail price

Lazarian World Homes outlines that it costs about $269 USD/sq. m. ($25/sq. ft.) or $17,000 USD to build their fully equipped 62 sq. m. (670 sq. ft.), 2 bedroom – 1 bath Lazarian World Home. This cost is based on a home that includes electrical, plumbing, cabinets, appliances and flooring. The price of the 55 gallon drums of isocyanate and polyol from E-Z Flow cost $1,542.80 USD and $1,260.00 USD respectively.

Competitive landscape

Similar products are available in North America such as the NRG Insulated Block, and internationally such as Reinforced Expanded Polystyrene panels.

SDG targeted

Goal 1 and 11: Aims to provide affordable, durable housing.

Target user(s)

Small communities looking to build small public infrastructure projects, such as schools and community centers.

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