Durisol ICF could overcome bricklayer shortage

A recent independent review of house building commissioned by the government has highlighted that a bricklayer shortage will have a “significant biting constraint” on government plans to boost the number of new homes built from 220,000 a year to 300,000.

The current level of skilled bricklayers is almost a quarter of the size required to meet the government’s target of new homes. The review estimates that there is a need for 15,000 more trained bricklayers over the next five years to fill the gap and meet the required number of new homes.

However, Sir Oliver Letwin’s review does not consider different build methods which could have a significant impact on meeting government house building targets. Durisol ICF, for instance, offers a quick and reliable alternative to block and brick construction. If Durisol ICF became the main form of construction material, the targets could be easily achieved.

Benefits of Durisol ICF over block and brick construction

Speed of construction – Durisol ICF is fast to build especially compared to brick and block or timber frame construction. When using Durisol, it takes on average just seven days to complete the structure of a pair of three-bedroomed semi-detached houses.

Trained bricklayers not required – skilled operatives can be quickly and easily trained to build with Durisol ICF. Highly trained tradespeople are not necessary.

Free training – we offer free training sessions throughout the year to teach the skills needed to build with Durisol ICF. The one-day course is all that is required to understand the build method and be able to construct with Durisol ICF on-site successfully.

If you’re looking for a quick and reliable build method for your housing project, please call us on 01495 249 400 or email us. We can show how building with Durisol ICF would benefit your scheme and give you the opportunity to visit some live Durisol sites.