BecoWallform is the ideal method for building basements and earth sheltered dwellings as the system of interlocking components filled with concrete is extremely versatile and quick to build
A self-build garden basement constructed using BecoWallform
Reinforcement is incorporated into the formwork system as the blocks are assembled so that the structure will act as a retaining wall once concreted.
With a tanking membrane applied to the outside face of the wall, the structure below ground is protected against the ingress of moisture. Internal finishes may be applied directly to the Wallform.
Overall, the wall construction is thinner than normal masonry specifications and is already thermally insulated with the associated advantages of time, space and cost.
A Wallform basement creates a natural and comfortable extension of living space within the footprint of the home.
Recent Case Studies
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Earth-Sheltered Dwelling – Scottish Highlands - Earth-Sheltered dwelling, close to the Isle of Mull, built using the Wallform313 system. This beautiful home centres around a delightful courtyard, yet is virtually hidden from the side aspect and… Heol Rhyd – 4-storey dwelling with basement - Richard and Hollie Gaze’s project at Heol Rhyd started out as a 2-storey extension…then turned into a new build 4-storey dwelling with basement! Their home was built into a valley… Garden Basement, Oxford - A bright garden basement near Kidlington, Oxford. To minimise the problems of excavating within the existing building, this basement was constructed in the garden area next to the house. A… Private House with Basement – Anglesey - This superb private house with basement is located in Anglesey and separated from the beach only by the local access road, this new home holds commanding views over the bay.… Earth-Sheltered Farmhouse, Rugby - This beautiful earth-sheltered farmhouse is situated just outside Rugby, near to the Draycote Water and Country Park and was partly self built. DESIGN: David Woods ENGINEERING: Tapsell Wade Earth-Sheltered Farmhouse, Rugby…
Tanking Membranes for ICF
Triton have a useful article on tanking systems for insulated concrete formwork such as BecoWallform.